- LG India will start retailing this smartphone starting 21 December 2019 here
- This LG smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
LG Electronics today unveiled the LG G8X ThinQ, its newest G series smartphone in India. The bottom display of this smartphone transforms into a full-screen virtual keyboard informed LG.
“We are delighted to introduce LG G8X ThinQ to our consumers with dual screen as a differentiated factor. It comes with two displays allowing two apps running parallel on each screen thus making multitasking much easier for its users. I am sure, this phone will redefine the way our consumers interact with the device,” said Advait Vaidya, business head, mobile division, LG Electronics India.
The LG Mobile communications company reported sales of KRW 1.52 trillion (USD 1.27 billion) in the third quarter 2019. Compared with the previous quarter, operating loss, as per LG, narrowed significantly to KRW 161.2 billion (USD 135 million) due to production efficiencies and cost improvements.
Able to lock at any angle
The company informed that a 360-degree free stop hinge makes this LG dual screen able to lock at any angle, making it practical for use as a game controller at 120 degree, a mini-laptop at 140 degree, flat at 180 degree, a stand or tent at 270 degree, or to take a call flipped back on itself at 360° degree.
“Without the hassle of going back and forth from thumbnail to full-sized photo, one can use the Dual Screen to see thumbnails on one screen and large pictures on another. Online shopping is more convenient with the web browser being optimised for Dual screen. Instead of the inconveniently small keyboard, one can use the Dual Screen to launch a full-screen keyboard on one display. The custom Game Pad is specialized for shooting, racing, action, sports games or get recommendations. One can also fully see themselves on one screen and everyone else on the other with the Dual video call,” read LG’s official statement.
“The LG G8XThinQ is a shutterbug’s dream come true, sporting a 32MP front super wide angle 136-degree shooter with a 1.6μm sensor that rivals the impressive cameras on the back for stellar shots whichever way the phone is facing. Also, for the perfect selfie, reflector mode ensures clearer, sharper portraits even in dark environments letting users adjust the lighting colour to match their mood or preference,” it continued.
It is powered by Snapdragon 855. The operating OS is based on Android 9.0.