Looking at the march of Android-related announcements stomping out of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this week, it's hard not to feel like you're watching a really weird high-tech circus — a parade of attention-grabbing oddities and eccentric abilities, all on display because the ringmaster knows you'll look.

On one side of the big top, you've got the LG G8 ThinQ (gesundheit!), with its wild new trick that lets you unlock your phone or even control the device by waving your palm just so or making odd claw shapes with your fingers (because that's apparently something people want to do). Elsewhere, you see the V50 ThinQ 5G (gesundheit — my goodness!), a chunky phone with a built-in cooling system, a glowing 5G logo on its back, and an awkward secondary screen that attaches via a separate case.

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