LG G8 ThinQ: Where to buy, when, and for how much

LG formally revealed the LG G8 ThinQ at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. As expected, the device is a specs powerhouse rivaling other new flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S10. However, it also features a design that’s very similar to last year’s LG G7 ThinQ, which could be either a bad or good thing depending on your preference.

If you want to grab an LG G8 ThinQ for yourself, we have information below on the price, availability, and release dates for various countries.

Want to learn more about the LG G8 ThinQ? Scroll to the bottom for links to our additional coverage, such as specs sheets, hands-on reviews, and more.

LG G8 ThinQ release date

LG G8 ThinQ

LG officially revealed the LG G8 ThinQ on February 24, 2019. The device will launch unlocked as well as on various carriers at different times throughout the next few weeks.

Editor’s Pick

Unfortunately, LG didn’t divulge exactly when we will be able to get the device. We expect LG will make a formal announcement either by the end of Mobile World Congress or shortly thereafter. Since the G7 ThinQ was released in May of last year, we can’t even use the previous device to speculate when the G8 will hit stores.

As an interesting side note, LG told us it is also launching a variant of the LG G8 with three rear cameras in some markets (as seen above, the standard G8 has two rear cameras). We also don’t have any availability information for this device, but we do have the specs and know it will get a release at some point. It’ll come with the same cameras as the LG V50 ThinQ 5G: 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP wide, and 12MP telephoto lenses.

LG G8 ThinQ price and availability — U.S.

LG G8 ThinQ

Once LG makes a formal announcement of when we can buy the LG G8 ThinQ, you will be able to do so directly from the company at LG.com. Usually, LG also sells unlocked versions of its devices at major American retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, and more.

The LG G8 will also likely be available from all four major wireless carriers in the United States. It certainly is coming to T-Mobile, which has already announced its intention to carry the device — although without pricing or a release date.

There is a slim possibility that AT&T will not carry the LG G8 as it did not carry the LG G7 (opting for the LG V35 ThinQ instead). However, there’s no evidence to suggest that will be the case this time around.

Either way, pricing and availability for each carrier, unfortunately, are not yet known. We expect carriers will launch the device right around the same time as the unlocked version hits stores.

LG G8 ThinQ price and availability — Global

LG G8 ThinQ

It’s possible that the LG G8 ThinQ will hit store shelves in the company’s native South Korea before it lands anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, though, LG hasn’t divulged any information about global release details, so it very well could be that the U.S. will see the device first (or any country, really). At this point, we simply have to wait until LG makes the information public.

LG G8 ThinQ additional coverage

Leave a Reply