LG just launched the LG G8 ThinQ and it comes with a rather gimmicky feature – the phone unlocks by detecting your blood.
Yeah, I kid you not the phone can actually detect the haemoglobin in your veins and unlock almost immediately.
However, according to reviews I checked out from MBKHD and others, it doesn’t work everytime but you still have your fingerprint scanner (rather than the comparatively slower in-display fingerprint scanner) and a 3D facial recognition.
LG has also included something called Air Motion Gestures, which makes the camera recognize the shape and movement of your hand for gesture control.
LG G8 ThinQ – How The Unlocking Works
To detect and recognize your veins, the LG G8 has what LG calls a “Z” camera that detects a users’ veins with infrared light. There’s also a 3D sensing “time of flight” (ToF) camera on the front of the LG G8 that detects the shape, thickness, and other individual characteristics of a user’s palms.
To unlock the LG G8 using Hand ID, a user needs to hover their palm above the LG G8’s selfie camera, and raise it up slowly
The phone comes with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (that can be expanded), and a 3,500 mAh battery.
LG G8 ThinQ Specifications & Price
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie|
Gorilla Glass 6
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Expandable||microSD up to 2TB|
|Camera (Main)||12MP, 1.4µm pixels, ƒ/1.5, OIS
|Camera (Wide)||16MP, 1.0µm pixels, ƒ/1.9
107° lens, fixed focus
|Camera (Telephoto)||12MP, 1.0µm, ƒ/2.4, 56mm OIS|
|Front Camera||8MP, ƒ/1.7
80° lens, fixed focus
|Front Camera (Secondary)||ToF|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC
|Audio||32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
Crystal Sound OLED Stereo Speaker
Quick Charge 3.0
MIL-STD 810G certified
|Security||Rear fingerprint sensor
|Dimensions||151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm|
|Colors||Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray|