LG G8X ThinQ unveils with DualScreen accessory

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LG has unveiled another ThinQ smartphone – the LG G8X ThinQ. The new smartphone seems to be a successor to the LG G8 even though the company didn’t specify that.

The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a new DualScreen accessory which holds an extra display. This gives users the option of either having a foldable double-display smartphone or a regular smartphone.

The extra display is detachable and can be left at home, it measures 6.4-inch with no notch whatsoever. The DualScreen accessory weighs a hefty 134 gram and considering the smartphone on its own weighs 192 grams, not sure many people will be so inclined in pairing them together.

LG G8X ThinQ

Also, the accessory doesn’t have its own battery, it acts as a parasite with the smartphone acting as the host. The connection is through a USB-C port.

The LG G8X ThinQ will be known as V50S in South Korea. The device sports a 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Underneath the OLED panel is a fingerprint scanner. The teardrop notch on the display features a 32MP selfie camera.

At the back, the LG G8X ThinQ comes with a dual-camera (it’s hard to see a smartphone of this standard with just two rear cameras in 2019). LG is known for being a minimalist company. The dual rear camera module consisting of a 12MP f/1.8 main sensor and a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle sensor. The 13MP sensor covers a 136° field of view.

The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC laced with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

There is a microSD slot available if the 128GB storage isn’t enough for you. The battery capacity is 4,000 mAh. The phone comes with IP68 rating and MIL-STD 810G standard. LG has an updated version of their UI, the LG UX 9.0 based on Android Pie promises simpler shapes, built-in dark mode and bolder icons.

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