With Samsung taking a second chance at launching the Galaxy Fold, LG has come with a different approach to discovering a phone’s potential, dual screens.
The company is launching the LG G8X ThinQ, which comes with an altered take on the “Dual Screen” snap-on case that LG started in Korea previously this year.
What’s New About LG’s Device?
LG says it had been working on this idea much longer before foldables became the buzzy thing of 2019.
The secondary screen presently connects over USB-C instead of the support of pogo pins.
It is now the same size as the phone’s main 6.4-inch FHD+ display, so they seem like a more natural pair.
The hinge is notably improved and offers complete 360-degree tilt range with excellent sturdiness.
The outer part is a small 2.1-inch screen for quickly seeing the time or your notifications, using less power this time around.
Using DeX, Samsung is attempting to extend the phone by allowing you to plug it into a desktop monitor or laptop, making it a traditional computer.
However, LG is assuming that all of this screen real estate will indicate that this one device can be your primary computer.
And when you do not require that, you are left with a regular, sleek phone.
The Phone’s Specifications
The phone itself is the secondary story here, but it is got the makings of a precise 2019 Android device.
It also abandons the motion control gimmicks of the G8 launched earlier this year.
The G8X has the typical Snapdragon 855 and capable storage (128GB) and RAM (6GB) specs.
The second screen is the entire draw here for all the opportunities and possibilities that it opens up.
Users can do the obvious things like watch Netflix or YouTube on one screen while browsing the web or writing emails on the other.
LG’s apps can also use both the screens at once.
Hence in the gallery, a user can scroll through the thumbnails on the left and view them at full size on the right.
LG understands that it needs to sell the G8X at vital volume to get developers to join with the Dual Screen.
It’s assuming that carriers will prefer to bundle the screen case with the phone.
Expecting consumers to pay for it separately might be a hard sell.
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