South Korean tech giant LG released the G8X ThinQ in the US, it is available on sale from November 1st and comes with the bundled second screen case which makes the phone a dual-screen phone starting at $699.99 for the unlocked variant.
Update: LG G8X ThinQ is launched in India at Rs. 49,999 and is available from December 21st both online and offline markets,
LG has played a big game as its dual-screen phone uses an additional flip phone case with a secondary screen that connects to the single screen phone and makes the phone a dual-screen phone unlike the fixed screen in Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Microsoft Surface Duo. The price of LG G8X ThinQ at $699 also puts it ahead of other dual-screen phones.
It has a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) OLED display with an 83.3% screen-to-body ratio with a dewdrop notch that holds a 32MP (f/1.9) selfie camera. It includes an under-display fingerprint sensor that works relatively fast than some other devices.
It is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset and Adreno 640 GPU, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
It has a dual-lens rear camera with a 12MP (f/1.8) primary camera and a 13MP ultra-wide lens with 136-degree FOV which includes multiple camera features.
It comes with Android 9.0 (Pie) running out-of-the-box it includes an unremovable 4,000 mAh battery with 21W fast charging (Quick Charge 4.0) support and it also supports wireless charging at 9W. It includes Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
The battery seems low for dual-screen display but the company says that it can run for a full day in a single charge with one screen.