If you have been eager to see the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone since you first heard about it from Mobile World Congress in February, you'll be able to do just that, as the smartphone is now officially available in Canada.
The phone, the new flagship in LG's line-up, offers touchless controls, secure biometric authentication, advanced, cameras, and improved audio capabilities through Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology, which uses the phone's OLED display as an audio amplifier. It also includes DTS:X 3D Surround Sound to emulate a 7.1-channel system, both with and without earphones; along with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC that can up-sample most files, and MQA support. A Boombox Speaker, meanwhile, uses the internal space of the phone as a resonance chamber to generate more bass and volume.
Employing a minimalist design, it has a 6.1" display, 128GBstorage (accepts microSD cards up to 2TB), and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform and Android 9.1 Pie. The rear camera is 16MP wide, 12MP standard, and front is 8MP standard. The battery is 3,500mAh, and it charges via USB Type-C. Biometrics are available for hand ID, 3D Face Unlock, and a capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Additional features include an AI camera, Google Lens, Google Assistant key, Night View, super far field voice recognition, HDR10, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The phone is IP68 water and dust-resistant.
William Cho, President and CEO of LG North America, calls the G8 ThinQ "LG's most innovative smartphone to-date."
To celebrate the launch, LG Electronics Canada is announcing the LG Second Year Promise, a no-cost limited warranty program providing an additional year of customer service beyond the first year of ownership for LG G8 ThinQ smartphone users in Canada.
For an additional 12 months, Canadians will have the same coverage as the manufacturer's first year limited warranty. Registered users can easily file, track a claim, and receive a replacement device faster.
Starting today, the LG G8 ThinQ will be available for purchase in Canada through Bell, Best Buy, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, Tbooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop (TMS), The Source, Virgin Mobile, Videotron, WIRELESS-WAVE, WOW! mobile boutique, and Xplore Mobile. It comes in an aurora black finish and, as an added bonus, Canadians who purchase the device between April 12 and May 31, 2019 will receive a $200 pre-paid gift card offer.