LG's MWC press occasion immediately unveiled its flagship 2019 flagship machine. The brand new LG G8 and the brand new LG V50 stand for LG's up to date product vary, with which new applied sciences are launched. Not solely has LG upgraded its to the newest technology of silicon, it additionally introduces new distinctive options similar to gesture management and hand vein ID. We additionally see the V50 as the corporate's first 5G cellphone and a technique change for the long run commercialization of the G and V Collection.
The brand new units comply with one for 201 relatively tough 2018. The G7 and the V40 have been comparatively good units, however our evaluation resulted in some uncompromising compromises, similar to disappointing cameras or lack of battery energy. For 2019 LG not solely has to convey new differentiating options to the desk, however above all, the corporate should meet the foundations to maintain up with the competitors.
The LG G8 & V50 ThinQ
3120 x 1440 (19.5: 9)
3120 x 1440 (19.5: 9)
12MP 1.Four μm (78 ° extensive)
f / 1.5
12MP 1.Zero um
(45 ° extensive – 2x telezoom)
f / 2,Four
16MP 1.Zero um
(107 ° – Tremendous Extensive Angle)
f / 1.9
Entrance digital camera
8MP 1,12μm (80º)
I / O
three.5mm Headphone Jack
802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.Zero LE + NFC
mmWave relying on the provider
Splashing water, water, mud resistance
2x nano SIM
The LG G8 ThinQ
The brand new LG G8 ThinQ is the successor to final 12 months's G7 – proper outdoors the door. Crucial function of the brand new cellphone is that for the primary time LG used an OLED show as an alternative of a traditional LCD show. LG has enormously improved its cell OLED show panels lately, however couldn’t fairly do it – it lacked neither the show high quality nor the ability consumption of the show. LG's introduction of an OLED panel within the new G8 could also be an indication of nice confidence within the new technology and hopefully represents a brand new uncompromising answer.
When it comes to design, the brand new G8 is similar to the G7 and continues to have a show notch and a shiny full physique design. With a 6.1-inch show and a decision of 3120 x 1440 pixels, the G8 additionally corresponds to the G7 on paper. The shape issue has not modified, and the cellphone continues to be a really usable width of 71.9mm – a sweetspot slightly below the 74-75mm type issue coated by the V-Collection.
LG was in a position to considerably improve the battery capability of the G8 to 3500 mAh, a bigger bounce from the 3000 mAh unit of the G7. Hopefully, the brand new SoC, the show and the rise in battery capability will clear up the battery issues of the G7.
The triple-camera setup LG launched on the V40 continues on the brand new G8 and V50. Right here you will see that an up to date 1.4μm 12MP sensor for the primary digital camera module. This represents a discount in megapixels, however ought to truly lead to an precise improve within the spatial decision of the units of the earlier 12 months because of the improve in pixel pitches. Apparently, LG go for a reasonably large aperture of 1: 1.5 for the brand new cellphone. Samsung additionally has such a big aperture in its units, however can fight some penalties with a second aperture setting. The brand new LG unit should subsequently have wonderful optics to keep away from chromatic aberrations carefully related to such excessive aperture lenses.
The second module is a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with 1.Zero micron pixel sensors and a 1: 2.Four aperture. LG initially used a zoom lens for the V40, and it's good to see that the setup continues with three cameras, as it’s a required function for many who wish to compete in 2019.
The third digital camera module is LG's attribute wide-angle lens with a 16-MP 1.Zero-μm sensor and a 1: 1.9 aperture.
The unusual factor is that LG familiarized us with two totally different items of the G8 – one with the three digital camera sensors and a unit with solely two modules. LG states that this may very well be a regional differentiation and declares that what’s going to find yourself out there will likely be decided by the wants of the carriers and prospects of that area.
The LG V50 ThinQ
Right now's announcement of the brand new LG V50 was fairly bizarre because the V40 has not been in the marketplace for therefore lengthy. In fact, the V50 will likely be on show this 12 months, and immediately's announcement appears to be like like only a style to indicate us what you may anticipate from LG's 2019 5G providing.
Just like the G8, the V50 is an iterative design over the earlier 12 months. When it comes to design, there haven’t been so many modifications besides fine-tuning of presumably smaller dimensions.
The display of the V50 will not be as a lot a deviation from the V40 unit because the G8 is in comparison with the G7. Right here you will see that a 6.Four-inch OLED display with a decision of 3140 x 1440. The particular function of the brand new screens of the G8 and V50 is the assist of HDR10 content material. LG claims large enhancements in features similar to the colour accuracy of the brand new telephones – one thing that we finally want to check in apply.
The V50 affords the identical digital camera setup as the brand new V50, so the cellphone definitely won’t be lacking. Additional enhancements to the brand new cellphone embrace the introduction of a bigger capability battery that reaches 4000 mAh.
There are three pogo pin connectors on the again of the V50. The ports are literally a key aspect of the cellphone because it permits LG to attach a particular accent to the V50: a second display.
The second display accent, merely known as "Twin Display screen for LG V50," is a 6.2-inch (2160 x 1080) OLED display connected to the V50. That is made potential by a helper case and makes use of the rear pogo pins of the V50. Apparently, the precise show knowledge will not be transmitted by means of the pins however by way of a really short-range wi-fi communication methodology offered by Keyssa.
The second display is LG's reply to foldable telephones this 12 months. The function gives an accessible method to among the advantages promised by foldable shows with out having to interrupt the piggy financial institution. LG says they merely can’t see the market's demand for a totally versatile show cellphone this 12 months – although the corporate has lengthy had the know-how for such versatile OLED panels.
The brand new LG G8 will likely be obtainable in a number of areas within the coming months. LG has not revealed any pricing on the occasion, as is the case with region-specific bulletins. The brand new V50 5G will likely be obtainable later within the 12 months. Within the US, the cellphone is initially powered solely by Dash with assist for sub-6GHz 5G networks. The V50 can even be obtainable in a while Verizon with mmWave compatibility and different time-shifted international releases, relying on the progress of the brand new 5G networks.