LG UNVEILS TWO GROUNDBREAKING SMARTPHONES AT MWC 2019 TO USHER IN NEW ERA OF MOBILITY

LG UNVEILS TWO GROUNDBREAKING SMARTPHONES AT MWC 2019 TO USHER IN NEW ERA OF MOBILITY
LG G8 ThinQ Elevates Smartphone Fundamentals and Introduces Advanced Biometrics; LG V50 ThinQ 5G Brings Blazing Fast First 5G Experience to Consumers

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 24, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) has captured the imaginations of consumers the world over at Mobile World Congress 2019 with the simultaneous unveiling of its newest G and V series flagship smartphones. At the Center de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, LG introduced the new LG G8 ThinQ, alongside its first 5G phone, LG V50 ThinQ 5G for a double dose of excitement.

A Fresh Mobile Experience LG G8 ThinQ carries the tradition of offering consumers worldwide a palette of convenience-enhancing features with a focus on delivering advanced optics and audio capabilities. What’s more, the subtle, understated design philosophy that discards all nonessential design elements gives the LG G8 ThinQ an undeniably stylish appearance. Flawless aesthetics are not limited to the front of the device as its zero-protrusion rear camera creates a satisfyingly smooth surface. Crystal Sound OLED, an audio advancement that uses the smartphone’s display as a speaker diaphragm, eliminates the need for a front speaker, adding to the minimalist aesthetic.

LG G8 ThinQ is the world’s first smartphone with advanced palm vein authentication, made possible by the combination of the Z Camera backed up by ToF technology. LG’s Hand ID identifies owners by recognizing the shape, thickness and other individual characteristics of the veins in the palms of their hands. Simply placing a pre-registered hand in front of the front-facing camera for a split second is all it takes to unlock the LG G8 ThinQ and all its content. Since ToF technology in LG’s Z Camera sees objects in 3D and is not affected by ambient light, accuracy is unaffected by light from external sources. Further, Face Unlock cannot be fooled by two dimensional images of a face as photographs have no depth. With multiple forms of biometric authentication, LG is delivering more options for smartphone

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security than any other manufacturer, allowing consumers to choose which option is most convenient for them.

The Z Camera is also implemented to advance the user experience with Air Motion gesture recognition. Without ever touching the phone – useful in scenarios like cooking or cleaning – users can answer or end calls, take screenshots, switch between applications or adjust the volume. Controlling the LG G8 ThinQ is as simple as waving a hand or swiping the air, adding convenience to consumers who are increasingly doing more at home and on-the-go.

Video Portrait makes its debut on the LG G8 ThinQ, giving users control of bokeh while filming video in Portrait Mode with the rear camera. By analyzing distance and depth with Dual FOV technology, users can capture exactly what they see making it possible to produce videos that look incredibly polished and professional.

Beyond optics, LG G8 ThinQ excels when it comes to multimedia performance as the first G series device from LG to feature OLED display technology. The large QHD+ FullVision Display measures 6.1-inches with 564 pixels per inch, allowing for an incredible amount of detail, while the AI display engine optimizes color and brightness for different environments, helping to reduce eye fatigue.

The LG G8 ThinQ will be available in the coming weeks in the United States. Pricing and availability will be announced by major carriers and national retailers. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g8-thinq.

The Perfect Smartphone for the 5G Generation Giving consumers the ability to enjoy all 5G has to offer as soon as service becomes available, the groundbreaking LG V50 ThinQ 5G has been carefully crafted to provide an exceptional user experience. LG’s first 5G handset will exceed expectations, offering uncompromising reliability and allowing users to experience high-quality content at 5G speeds.

LG has gone all out to boost the display and audio performance of LG V50 ThinQ 5G so

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consumers can enjoy more immersive content as they watch more and play more on 5G. A 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio offers users a heightened sense of immersion whether they’re viewing a video or enjoying a game. Plus, with DTS:X technology onboard, LG V50 ThinQ 5G provides a surround sound experience that enhances the content quality to create a realistic soundscape with suburb clarity and depth.

LG’s 5G smartphone features optical innovations that enable users to take extraordinary pictures and videos of the highest quality. Looking beyond still images, LG implemented Portrait Video in both the front and rear cameras, building on video bokeh effect found on the rear camera of the LG G8 ThinQ.

LG’s first 5G device is powered by the newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, and LG’s optimized software delivers the advanced processing power required for 5G. The phone is also equipped with a 4,000mAh battery and a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system which is more effective than conventional heat pipes at keeping internal temperatures low – even when multitasking.

Inheriting the V series’ thin, stylish design, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G is just 8.3 millimeters thin and weighs only 183 grams. To maintain its sleek profile with uninterrupted lines, the rear lens housing is completely flush with the back of the phone. This engineering is achieved without sacrificing durability as LG V50 ThinQ is compliant with U.S. military MIL-STD 810G standards.

MWC 2018 attendees are encouraged to visit LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via from February 25-28 for more information on LG’s newest smartphones as well as other exciting mobile innovations.

Key Specifications:

LG G8 ThinQ
• Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform • Display: 6.1-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ OLED FullVision (3120 x 1440 / 564ppi)

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• Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM / 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: 3500mAh • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie • Size: 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4mm • Weight: 167g • Network: 3G / 4G LTE-A • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible) • Biometrics: Hand ID / Face Unlock / Fingerprint Sensor • Colors: Carmine Red / New Aurora Black / New Platinum Gray • Other: Boombox Speaker + Crystal Sound OLED Stereo Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio

LG V50 ThinQ 5G
• Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform • Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ OLED FullVision (3120 x 1440 / 564ppi) • Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB) • Camera: – Rear 16MP Wide (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚) 12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚) 12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 47˚) – Front 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12μm / 80˚) 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.0μm / 90˚) • Battery: 4000mAh • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie • Size: 159.2 x 76.1 x 8.3mm • Weight: 183g • Network: 3G / 4G LTE-A / 5G • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible) • Colors: Astro Black • Other: Full-range Stereo Speakers / Boombox Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD-810G Compliance / FM Radio

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About LG Electronics USA LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. The “Life’s Good” marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people’s happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. www.LG.com.

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