If there is one LG phone that managed to turn heads in recent times, it’s got to be the LG G8X ThinQ. It made its debut at IFA 2019 and now a few months later, it has launched in India. As given in the title, this one sports a Dual Screen. While the smartphone herd was moving towards the foldable territory, LG took a different route with its design philosophy.
Let’s see how the dual-display concept works here and have a look at the specs while we are into it.
LG G8X ThinQ features
To begin with, the main display is a 6.4-inch OLED panel with FHD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. But, the highlight reel is the secondary Mono Cover display, which is as the name suggests – a detachable accessory. It resembles the flip covers for our phones but is more than that. The two screens connect via USB and the design is possible thanks to a 360 Freestop Hinge mechanism. This opens up viewing at various angles like 0, 104° and 180°.
While its attached, it has the following applications –
- When the dual-screen is closed, on the surface, you get a peek at the time, date, battery percentage, notifications, etc.
- And when it’s like an open book, you get about double the real estate that you early had.
Moving to other things, you get Snapdragon 855 SoC inside which is paired with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB storage, which is further expandable up to 2TB. LG has offered a 4000mAh battery supported by 21W fast charger. The OS is Android 9 Pie-based for now, but with an upgrade promise to Android 10.
Rear cameras include a 12MP primary sensor followed by a 13MP ultra-wide snapper. Selfie comes out of a 32MP camera. Rest, amongst other things, you also get 3.5mm headphone jack, in-display fingerprint scanner, Stereo speakers, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, USB-C port, IP68 Water, and dust resistance, Bluetooth 5 and NFC.
LG G8X ThinQ Availability
The phone (along with the add-on display) comes at a price tag of Rs. 49,999 in India. It will be available from tomorrow in retail outlets across the country.
“We are delighted to introduce LG G8X ThinQ to our consumers with dual-screen as a differentiated factor. It comes with two displays allowing two apps running parallel on each screen thus making multitasking much easier for its users. I am sure, this phone will redefine the way our consumers interact with the device. We will continue to innovate and expand the world of our smartphones and the Dual Screen and continue our journey to help create the best user experience,” says Advait Vaidya, Business Head — Mobile Division, LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd.
LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Specs
|Model||LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen|
|Display||6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 FHD+ FullVision OLED , In-display fingerprint sensor|
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU|
|RAM + Internal Storage||6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB storage|
|Expandable Memory||Expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD|
|Software||Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10|
|Selfie Camera||32 MP (f/1.9 aperture)|
|Rear Camera||12 MP(f/1.8 aperture) + 13 MP (f/2.4 aperture) ultrawide lens|
|Battery||4000mAh with 21W Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano+nano) Dual-Standby (4G+4G)|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock|
|India Price||Rs. 49,999|