When it comes to updating its phones (including flagships), LG is pretty terrible at it. However, the Korean manufacturer seems to be making moves to improve its poor track record. It has now been reported that the LG G8 ThinQ is receiving a stable Android 10 update. But that isn’t the only exciting news. You can also grab a brand new unit on Amazon for just $399!!! Awesome, right?
Last month, the LG G8 ThinQ, the LG V50 ThinQ, and the LG V50S ThinQ 5G began receiving Android 10 beta stable update in LG’s home country. Just a month later and a stable update is already rolling out to the 2019 flagship.
The update arrives with version number G820N20x and it comes bundled with November 2019’s security patch. There are no details on the new LG features the update brings but expect Android 10 features such as smart reply, a new navigation system, and dark mode.
The update is rolling out in Korea at the moment and may take a few weeks before it arrives in other markets.
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If you are on the search for a new phone under $500, then the LG G8 ThinQ is currently on sale on Amazon for just $399. That is a great deal considering the phone launched for $850. It is important to state that the phone has actually been discounted multiple times over the past couple of months but this seems to be its lowest price yet. We do not know how long the deal will last or how much stock Amazon has, so you may want to hurry.
The LG G8 ThinQ has a 6.1-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with a notch at the top. There is a Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. The phone has a 16MP primary camera paired with a 12MP ultrawide angle camera on the rear while the front is home to an 8MP camera. LG has also buried some sensors in the notch for what it calls Air Motion which allows you to control the phone with certain hand gestures.
There is a 3500mAh battery under the hood with support for 21W fast charging and wireless charging. It also has an IP68 rating, Crystal Sound OLED which uses the display as a speaker, NFC, and an audio jack. There is Face ID, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Amazon’s Alexa assistant on board.