IFA 2019: LG G8X ThinQ unveiled alongside updated LG Dual Screen

LG has today unveiled the newest edition to its G series line up, the LG G8X ThinQ. The new device launches alongside an updated LG Dual Screen which is connectable via USB. The G8X ThinQ also includes several nice features including an in-display fingerprint sensor and a light sensor that adjusts contrast to maximise image details and lessen eye strain.

The new high-end device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which includes eight cores. While the Snapdragon 855 chipset can be paired with Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem, it seems that LG has decided to exclude that component meaning it’s only capable of connections up to LTE-A (4G+), which is a bit of a disappointment.

The complete specifications for the LG G8X ThinQ and updated LG Dual Screen are as follows:

Device LG G8X ThinQ LG Dual Screen
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
Display 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi) 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi)
Memory 6GB RAM / 128GB / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera Rear: 12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚) / 13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 136˚) Front: 32MP Standard (F1.9 / 0.8μm / 79˚)
Battery 4,000mAh
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
Size 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm 165.96 x 84.63 x 14.99mm
Weight 192g 134g
Network 3G / 4G LTE-A
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, b, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
Biometrics: In-Display Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Colour Aurora Black Aurora Black
Others Stereo Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio
Cover Display 2.1-inch Mono
Contact Type USB
Folding Type 360 Freestop Hinge

Commenting on the new device, Brian Kwon, president of LG’s Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies, said:

“LG Dual Screen is now a proven form factor, highly regarded for its practicality and the world of multitasking possibilities it opens up. We’ll continue to expand the LG Dual Screen ecosystem through strategic partnerships and upgrade our innovation in meaningful ways to bring consumers a differentiated user experience.”

If you’re lucky enough to be attending IFA 2019, you can find the LG G8X ThinQ in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin. The device will be available in “key markets” in the fourth quarter for an unspecified price.

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