South Korean telephone manufacturer LG is releasing the Dual Screen G8X ThinQ in the Netherlands on 14 November. It is a smartphone and a separate case that contains an extra screen, into which the phone can be clicked.
The second screen of the new smartphone can rotate 360 degrees, which means that it can be closed. It can also be folded open with a screen on both sides. Hereby only the case is folded and not the screen itself, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X.
The phone connects to the second screen when it is slid into the case via a USB connection. In this way the screens can be used together, but the phone can also be used in its smaller form when it is removed from the case.
The two screens can mainly be used for multitasking, for example when taking notes during a presentation, or when sending a message while watching a video.
Cameras and other specifications
The G8X ThinQ has a 32 megapixel camera on the front. The phone has two cameras on the back: a normal lens with 12 megapixels, and a large lens with 13 megapixels. The wide-angle lens can be used to take a more zoomed-out photo.
Both screens are 6.4 inch oled screens with a resolution of 2,340 by 1,080 pixels. A fingerprint scanner has been incorporated in the screen to unlock the phone.
The smartphone is controlled by a Snapdragon 855 processor and has 6 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The storage memory of 128 GB can be expanded with a microSD card to a maximum of 2 terabytes. The phone also has a battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh, which can be charged with fast charging technology.
The new device from LG costs 949 euros.
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