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LG G8X ThinQ becomes available for purchase on November 1

Foldable phones are most definitely the novelty of the year. While LG didn’t launch such a device, the company did manage to show off a device that doubles the screen space back at IFA. The LG G8X ThinQ will become available for purchase in the US starting November 1. Of course, this is nothing like the foldable phones, as it basically only allows users to snap on a second screen. The screen size may double, but it doesn’t offer the same feeling as the Samsugn Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Also, it will probably not encounter the same problems either and it is a lot more affordable than the previously mentioned models, so it might actually be to the liking of many smartphone users who just need more space to view their content on.

The LG G8X ThinQ has an aluminum frame with an IP68 grade water- and dust resistant body. The main screen, which is a 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED one, with a waterdrop notch for the 32MP selfie camera. Under the hood of the device, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with the Adreno 640 GPU, and the handset includes 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. On the back of the device, users will find a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13MP main sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The handset is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery which should be enough to take users through the day.

LG plans on doubling the screen size by adding an optional snap-on secondary display to the equation. This is also a 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED display, however, it doesn’t have its own battery so it will feed on the main device’s energy pack. Also, it weighs 134g on its own, so users should take that into consideration as well when opting for it. The hinge that allows users to add the secondary display to the smartphone has 360-degree mobility, so users can simply flip the secondary display on the back of the main device. Of course, in this position, the secondary display stops working, but at least they don’t have to take it off every time they only need one display. There is also a basic cover display that only shows important notifications when the combo is closed like a book.

The price set for the bundle is $699.99. Those who really want to own one of these devices can pre-order one starting October 25, however, the handset will become available for purchase only a week later, on November 1. The LG G8X ThinQ will reportedly be sold by major wireless providers and national retailers in the US, including Amazon, AT&T, and Sprint.

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