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LG G8 coming April 11 for as low as $670

LG's flagship phone, with its new touchless-control interface, enters preorder tomorrow, March 29.

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LG's 2019 flagship, the G8 ThinQ, is almost ready for your pocket. It launched at MWC this year, but now we know that you'll be able to preorder it in the US starting March 29. 

The company's offering a limited-time promotion for $150 off the retail price of $820 (for qualified buyers), and it will start dropping into hands on April 11.

Initial sales will be through LG's usual suspects: AT&T, Best Buy, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.   

The G8's headline feature is its vein-reading hand-sign-in security with a limited set of touchless gesture controls using the front-facing camera. While we weren't impressed by the execution of these features -- they felt distinctly first-gen -- and it had to compete with more buzzworthy foldable phones like the Samsung's Galaxy Fold announced at the same time, we did see promise in the technology.

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