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LG Unveils Touchless Smartphone

LG’s new phone is not as flashy as the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Fold or the newest Huawei Mate X but it’s definitely cutting edge technology.

The company has just unveiled the LG G8, which it teased just last month. The new phone is a typical flagship phone from LG, with a specs sheet that can rival the flagships of other phone makers. It’s actually quite similar to its predecessor, the LG G7, except this one has a few more tricks up its sleeve.

The LG G8 has a 6.1 inch OLED display, with a resolution of 3120×1440. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 855 and 6GB of RAM, offering 128GB of storage. Camera-wise, it’s pretty good. It has a dual-rear camera setup consisting of a 16MP wide-lens shooter and a 12MP standard camera, while the front camera features a fairly average 8MP camera. The phone is backed by 3,500 mAH of battery – not too shabby but could be better.

What makes this phone stand out though is the ability to control the phone without having to touch it. Yes, that’s right. It makes use of the special HandID feature, which makes use of the user’s biometrics in order to unlock the phone. This is the first phone from LG that offers AirMotion, a new feature that allows users to ‘touch’ the phone without really touching it. For example, you can unlock the phone by just waving your hand over it, and you can also control basic commands on the navigational system by using gestures. Some of these commands include switching songs on the music player, opening apps, and answering calls.

Right now, there’s still a lot of room for improvement with the AirMotion, but it’s an exciting step towards the future of technology, nonetheless.