While other smartphone manufacturers are looking for ways on how to compete with Google in terms of rolling out security and firmware updates, there is LG which – like some other OEMs – is still stuck at pushing the August 2019 security update to their devices.

The latest one is meant for the Sprint variant of the LG G8 ThinQ. This should not come as a surprise as the South Korean company, has been performing the same lately. Take for example LG G8 ThinQ’s predecessor LG G7 that received the August OTA recently.

LG G7 Thinq August update
LG G7 Thinq August update

We are already halfway past the September month and here the Sprint LG G8 ThinQ users reporting they have started receiving the August 2019 security update.

For a quick recap, the LG G8 ThinQ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device comes with a battery capacity of 3500 mAh and supports Quick Charge 3.0. Out of the box, the device runs on the LG UX 8.0 which is based on the Android 9 Pie.

Talking about the camera, the LG G8 ThinQ sports a dual-rear camera setup that houses 12MP + 16MP camera and in the front also it houses a dual-camera setup with an 8MP + TOF 3D camera. Moreover, the device also feature one of a kind hand gestures. In the display department, the device has a 6.1-inch QHD+ OLED display.

As for the update, it carries the build number PKQ1.181203.001 and software version G820U10K. This update is based on the Android 9 Pie and adds the August 2019 security update. Below is the screenshot shared by one of the users on Reddit;

However, it’s worth mentioning that some users on Reddit have reported there comes along a a bug with this update, where the WiFi connection cuts off frequently. Though how widespread the issue is, it’s yet to be seen.

If you have not received this update on your Sprint LG G8 ThinQ then, you can manually check for it by heading to Settings>>About Phone>>System Updates>>Update. If there is any update, you will be notified of it and you can tap it to install the latest update on your device. 

However, note that the update is rolled out in batches and will take some time to reach your device. So, you have to be patient and let the update arrive on your device via OTA.

Since the official changelog for this update is not available, we are not sure of what new this update brings for the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone on the Sprint carrier network. 

Note: You can check out our LG Section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around LG smartphones.


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