Remember the LG G8 – the phone with Hand ID and Air Motion gestures? At IFA 2019, LG is following it up with a slight rehash, called the G8X ThinQ, that to no surprise, drops both these features. Instead, LG has gone to the V50 for some inspiration. The result – the G8X ThinQ is a true-blue flagship trying hard to be a foldable. Enter, Dual Screen 2.0.
LG is launching a rehashed Dual Screen folio case for the G8X ThinQ that adds a second 6.4-inch OLED screen to it (with the same style and resolution) – you can say it’s LG’s take on the foldable concept. There’s one more 2.1-inch monochrome OLED display at the back. So, technically, the screen count becomes three when you snap on the Dual Screen folio through USB C.
Rest of the G8X ThinQ is familiar, although this one comes with an all-new waterdrop-style notched display – and minus the from ToF setup. The G8X ThinQ has a 6.4-inch OLED display with a 1080p+ resolution and in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also expandable. The software inside is LG’s UX 9.0 which is based on Android 9 Pie. There’s a 4,000mAh battery powering the whole thing.
On to the cameras, the G8X ThinQ has a dual rear camera system consisting of one 12MP main sensor with OIS and another 13MP ultra-wide camera with 136-degree field of view. On the front, the G8X ThinQ has a 32MP camera.
Speaking of design, LG’s minimalism is retained here as well. The G8X ThinQ has a glass and metal body – with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front as well as on the back. The G8X ThinQ is also IP68 and MIL-STD 810G-certified for water, dust and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. The G8X ThinQ futher comed with dual stereo speakers and LG’s signature quad DAC is sticking around as well, meaning yay points for the good old headphone jack.