G8X ThinQ instead of V60 ThinQ. LG's new dual-screen smartphone is based on the already available G8s, but bacoms the equipment a bit, but integrated for a same exact same second screen. Out is an interesting complete package for an unbeatable price below the four-digit mark.
Two screens with hole
LG is very pleased with the V50 ThinQ, the first dual-screen smartphone launched at the MWC 2019, but the smartphone has not made it beyond Asia. It is not a real dual-screen model, after all, the customer finally bought a normal smartphone, which can be connected to a second screen with a shell.
This screen, in turn, has been slightly smaller than that of the smartphone: 6.2 inches to 6.4 inches – exactly at the point LG is now on. In the new version, the second screen is identical to the main screen, even the Notch for the camera is adopted, although there is no camera stored there. This looks strange, but after a few minutes in hands-on but already forgotten.
The technology is not new
The G8X ThinQ relies on familiar technology. The 6.4-inch displays offer Full HD + resolution in 19.5: 9 format, powered by the Snapdragon 855 and 8 GB of RAM. 256 GB of storage plus expansion via microSD card are just as much as the already known and previously used 4,000 mAh battery. Adapted to the G8s was the camera equipment: Two instead of three lenses on the back, there is now only a front camera. Everything is packaged in a classy yet highly reflective housing that is protected against vibration and the like by IP68 water and dust certification and the US Military Military Standard MIL-STD-810G.
Thick and heavy
However, in terms of handling, it must be said straight out that the second-screen G8X ThinQ comes dangerously close to a brick. Hard, thick, and hard to hold for small hands in the open state, is the first impression – that has hardly changed compared to the V50 ThinQ. From the 159.2 × 75.8 × 8.4 millimeters and 192 grams of the smartphone become with second Dispaly 165.9 × 84.6 × 14.9 millimeters plus 134 grams. The complete package is therefore 326 grams. A perhaps not quite fitting comparison, but the sake of completeness nevertheless appropriate comparison, can be drawn to Samsung: The soon to be available “dual-screen phone” Galaxy Fold 5G is closed 17.1 mm thick and 276 grams and is heavy in the trouser pocket also more noticeable.
Global start planned, Germany still uncertain
Speaking to ComputerBase, LG's product managers in London said the plan for the G8X ThinQ was the global stage. However, the employees were unable to commit to a start in Germany, so dates and prices are therefore unknown. At LG, this has a long tradition, many models come to Germany only with massive delay – often they are then directly too late and have little chance in the market.
ComputerBase has received information about this article from LG at an event in London under NDA. The only requirement was the earliest possible publication date.