When the LG G8 ThinQ was announced earlier this year, LG also introduced a variant called the G8s ThinQ that had a few changes. We haven't heard much about the device since then, but now LG is breaking its silence and announcing the global launch of the G8s.
The LG G8s ThinQ is launching this month in select markets around the globe. LG says it'll appear in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. There's no word yet on how much the G8s ThinQ will cost when it arrives in those regions.
As we mentioned before, the LG G8s ThinQ has a few changes to distinguish it from the flagship LG G8 ThinQ. One of them is a 6.2-inch 2248x1080 OLED screen, which is slightly larger but slightly lower-res than the LG G8 ThinQ's 6.1-inch 3120x1440 OLED screen. The cameras have been changed as well, with the LG G8s ThinQ getting a 13MP wide, 12MP standard, and 12MP telephoto sensor and missing out on the G8 ThinQ's 16MP ultra wide rear camera.
The LG G8s ThinQ has a slightly larger battery than its non-S sibling, 3550mAh versus 3500mAh, and LG makes no mention of a microSD card slot on the G8s ThinQ, which is a feature that's included in the standard G8.
Besides those mixed changes, the LG G8s ThinQ does have several of the same features of the G8. It's got a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and stereo speakers, as well as face unlock and a fingerprint scanner. The LG G8s ThinQ also has Hand ID, one of the G8 ThinQ's new features that allows you to unlock your phone by placing your hand above it and having the front camera scan your unique circulatory pattern using infrared light.