After making its official debut at MWC last month, we now know when the LG G8 ThinQ will land in stores and in your hands.
The LG G8 ThinQ will launch in the U.S. on April 11th. It'll be available from all major carriers, meaning AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon as well as U.S. Cellular and Xfinity Mobile, and you'll be able to get LG's new flagship from retailers like Best Buy and B&H, too. Pre-orders begin tomorrow, March 29th, and pricing will start at $819.99, but limited time promos will offer up to $150 off the G8.
Speaking of promos, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have already announced deals on the LG G8. T-Mobile will sell the device for $200 off MSRP, making it $619.99, and will give you half off when you trade in an eligible device or add a new line.
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 when you switch and buy the LG G8. You'll get up to $450 when you add a new line and trade in your phone ($200 for existing customers who trade in a phone and buy the G8), and Verizon will add a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to Verizon and buy the G8 on a device payment plan with an eligible unlimited plan. Finally, you can get $350 off a G8 when you buy it on a device payment plan and activate a new line. All three deals can be combined, meaning you can get savings up to $1,000.
AT&T has confirmed that it'll sell the LG G8 ThinQ for $27.67 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next. For a limited time, though, customers can get a free LG G8 ThinQ when they buy it on AT&T Next with eligible service and a new line of service. The price of the LG G8 ThinQ will be covered via 30 monthly bill credits.
As a refresher, the LG G8 ThinQ feature list includes the Z Camera, a Time-of-Flight sensor on the front of the device that enables palm vein authentication for unlocking the G8 as well as portrait mode selfies. The Z Camera also enables Air Motion, which lets you perform actions like answering and ending calls, taking screenshots, switching apps, and adjusting volume by waiving your hand your pinching your fingers above the display.
Speaking of the display, the LG G8 features a 6.1-inch 3120x1440 OLED display with Crystal Sound OLED tech that enables the screen to act as a front speaker. Other features of the LG G8 ThinQ include a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3500mAh battery. There's face unlock and a fingerprint reader for added security, and Android 9 Pie comes preloaded. The whole package is IP68 water and dust resistant, too.
What do you think of the LG G8 ThinQ? Are you thinking about picking one up when it launches next month?