LG G8 ThinQ Available in Canada on April 12

LG Electronics Canada announced the availability of the LG G8 ThinQ, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

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TORONTOApril 12, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, LG Electronics Canada announced the availability of the LG G8 ThinQ, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. Unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, the LG G8 ThinQ features a refined minimalist design, enhanced front and rear cameras, innovative audio experience, and state-of-the-art touchless controls and biometric security features.

“The LG G8 ThinQ is LG’s most innovative smartphone to-date and was meticulously designed to give consumers the latest technology from LG,” said William Cho, president and CEO of LG North America. “With touchless control via Air Motion; advanced security with Hand ID, Face Unlock, and a Fingerprint Sensor; advanced front and back cameras, and improved audio via Crystal Sound OLED, LG G8 ThinQ has features never before seen on a phone.”

Second Year Promise Introduction in Canada
To celebrate the launch of the LG G8 ThinQ, LG Electronics Canada is pleased to announce the LG Second Year Promise, a unique, 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. While many smartphone owners may be familiar with third-party extended service programs available at an additional cost, the LG Second Year Promise program fills the gap with complimentary second-year, brand-level limited warranty coverage – more than what other manufacturers typically offer.

Canadian owners of the LG G8 ThinQ can learn more and view the program terms and conditions at www.LGPromiseCanada.ca.

Starting today, the LG G8 ThinQ will be available to purchase through the following Canadian carriers: Bell, Best Buy, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, Tbooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop (TMS), The Source, Virgin Mobile, Videotron, WIRELESSWAVE, WOW! mobile boutique and Xplore Mobile. Consumers should check with local retailers for availability and pricing details.

As an added bonus, Canadians who purchase the device between April 12 and May 31, 2019 will enjoy a $200 pre-paid gift card offer. To learn more about the offer, including the terms and conditions, or to redeem it, visit www.LG8Gift.ca.


  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform
  • Display: 6.1″, 19.5:9, QHD+ OLED FullVision, 3120×1440, 564ppi
  • Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB internal storage (at least 104 GB actual usable memory available)** / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:
    • Rear:  16MP Wide (f1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚)            12MP Standard (f1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚)
    • Front: 8MP Standard (f1.7 / 1.22μm / 80˚)            Z Camera (ToF)
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Measurements: 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4mm / 5.98″ x 2.82″ x 0.33″
  • Weight: 167g / 5.89oz
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C
  • Biometrics: Hand ID / 3D Face Unlock / Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor
  • Colour: New Aurora Black
  • Other: Boombox Speaker + Crystal Sound OLED Stereo Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant Key / Night View / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound*** / HDR10 / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance**** / MIL-STD-810G*****

**Usable storage will vary by carrier and will be reflected in all communications accordingly. At least 103 GB available on the LG G8 ThinQ

***Wired headphones or speakers required

****Tested under controlled laboratory conditions with an IP68 rating. Water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Dry before using. Do not charge while wet.

*****Compliant with the following methods for MIL-STD-810G: 500.5, 501.5, 502.5, 503.5, 505.5, 506.5, 507.5, 509.5, 510.5, 512.5, 514.5, 516.5.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications 
LG Electronics is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs by continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, camera optics, audio and battery. LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of consumers all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics Canada Inc.
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Electronics Canada Inc. is comprised of five business units – Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Electronics Canada Inc. is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit http://www.lg.com/ca_en.

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada

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