LG has been launching its flagship phones every year but somehow fails to garner traction and trade. This year the company could be aiming to turn things around with its upcoming flagship – LG ThinQ. The South-Korean Chaebol is expected to unveil phones and cutting edge technology in the MWC 2019. A slew of LG G8 leaks and rumors are already made a headline and the latest one suggest enhanced selfie camera.

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LG has officially partnered with Infineon Technologies AG to introduce Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to the LG G8ThinQ’s selfie snapper. The ToF sensor would facilitate better bokeh effect in your portrait photos. Moreover, it improves the scope for 3D applications using the camera. It works by calculating an object’s distance from the camera lens by capturing infrared light as it is reflected off the subject.

Other interesting application of this cutting edge tech would be faster Face Unlock. This is all thanks to the reduced impact of light from outside sources, which enhances the facial recognition.

The famed Animoji feature in iPhones works on the TOF principle. So, you could expect LG to come up with its own rendition as event its homeland rival, Samsung also has one to boast.

LG at MWC 2019

LG had previously sent out a “save the date” invitation for an unveiling event at MWC 2019 (Mobile World Congress) later this month. The invitation delivered via Youtube exhibits the aforementioned message along with a “Goodbye Touch” message, and LG’s MWC Barcelona premiere date. LG would be lifting the veil on February 24th, 2019.

The new LG G8ThinQ rumor indicates that LG could have surprises up its sleeve. So, more reasons to glue our eyes to the MWC stage.


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