LG announced its new G8 ThinQ smartphone on Sunday, and it comes with a unique trick to unlock the phone: vein recognition.
Indeed, the LG G8 uses the veins in the palms of your hands to unlock the phone, which the company calls “Hand ID.” It’s a novel method, but it’s the same idea as advanced facial recognition.
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:
Under the hood, you’ll find things like a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (that can be expanded), and a 3,500 mAh battery.
Look at the spec Sheet below;
LG G8 Specifications & Price
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie|
6.1-inch OLED |
Gorilla Glass 6
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Expandable||microSD up to 2TB|
12MP, 1.4µm pixels, ƒ/1.5, OIS|
16MP, 1.0µm pixels, ƒ/1.9|
107° lens, fixed focus
|Camera (Telephoto)||12MP, 1.0µm, ƒ/2.4, 56mm OIS|
80° lens, fixed focus
|Front Camera (Secondary)||ToF|
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE,
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC |
Crystal Sound OLED Stereo Speaker
Quick Charge 3.0
MIL-STD 810G certified
Rear fingerprint sensor |
|Dimensions||151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm|
|Colors||Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray|