If you are looking forward to joining the foldable phone thread at a price that doesn’t burn a hole through your pocket, then you don’t have to wait long. LG confirms that the new LG G8X ThinQ will be released simultaneously at all major US retailers and mobile carriers, including Amazon, AT&T, and Sprite, on November 1st. The phone can also be pre-ordered from midnight, October 25th.
With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the hype for foldable phones in the market is increasing, but the price tag of $1,980 on it might be a heavy blow on the pockets of many. Although the LG G8X ThinQ does not flaunt the seamless foldable screen that Samsung does, it provides the customers with the satisfaction of Duality.
The dual-screen display can double as either a gamepad for hardcore gamers or a keyboard for writers and allows you to multitask on two apps at the same time. Each screen of the phone offers a space of 6.4 inches. The phone does have a cover display like Samsung that displays date, time, battery life, and notifications. The additional feature that you get in LG is that since the dual-screen is a removable component, you can just remove the screen when not needed to reduce the bulkiness.
Now to talk about power, the phone runs on a Snapdragon 855 chipset and has a RAM of 6GB. The phone does support Android 9 pie instead of Android 10, but the updates by LG are on their way. With a whopping 4000mAh battery, the device features a 12MP f/1.8 standard lens and 13MP f/2.4 super wide on the back, and a 32MP f/1.9 front-facing camera.
The LG G8X ThinQ will cost $699.99, which still might be a lot for some, but the phone comes with a case that includes a flip-out second screen. It does make sense for the company to sell the smartphone with the free secondary screen, as the phone is just a regular smartphone without one. Also, AT&T has mentioned that the Dual Screen will be available for $200 separately after the paid promotion. So, it might be a smart move for people to buy the phone before the promotion period ends.
Although the phone is not quite as impressive as Samsung Galaxy Fold and might be a bit bland in comparison to the amazing camera quality and display the other smartphone features, for a price of $700, the phone is pretty incredible nonetheless.
The LG G8X ThinQ will only be available in the US on November 1st, but LG will release the device in other countries, including Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey, in the following weeks. There are no reports as to when the phone will hit the shelves in the UK and Australia.
According to Counterpoint Research, LG’s smartphone sales have been taking a dip in the US lately, and G8X seems to be their attempt to pick up their sales over the holiday season. With such amazing features and that too at a price this low, LG just might hit that goal.