After the launch of the LG Stylo 5 in US, the company has now announced the G8X ThinQ (V50S ThinQ 5G in Korea) at the IFA 2019. The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch OLED display as well as 2.1-inch Mono Cover Display, Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM, Dual Rear Cameras and In-display fingerprint sensor.
Price and Availability
The LG G8X ThinQ price and exact availability will be available later. It will be available in key markets in the fourth quarter. In Korea, it will be sold as V50S ThinQ with 5G support.
LG G8X ThinQ Specifications
The LG G8X ThinQ features a 6.4-inch OLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 LG Dual Screen has an additional 2.1-inch Mono Cover Display that lets users check the time, date, battery charge, notifications, and other useful information without opening the Dual Screen. The new Dual Screen adopts a new 360 Freestop Hinge to allow for viewing at any angle (0, 104° and 180°), just like a laptop. It can connect to the phone via USB instead of Pogo Pins in the previous generation.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm octa-core processor which supported with Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage (V50S ThinQ 5G), expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD. On the camera front, the LG G8X ThinQ has dual rear cameras: a 13-megapixel 136-degree super wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 136° lens, LED flash and 12-megapixel standard sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, 78° lens.
For selfie, there is a 32-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture, 0.8μm pixel size, 79° lens and that merges four pixels to form large 1.6μm pixels for better output. There is a Reflector Mode ensures clearer, sharper portraits even in dark environments letting users adjust the lighting color to match their mood or preference. AI Action Shot recognizes and compensates for movement with a shutter speed of 1/480 of a second to keep subjects fully in focus. 4K Time Lapse lets users create artistic time-lapse videos in 4K resolution, while LG Steady Cam provides enhanced image stability for footage. Switching between front and rear cameras while recording video is possible.
The LG G8X ThinQ comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and runs Android Pie with an improved user interface with a cleaner design, refreshed icons, and tabs such as Dial, Call logs, and Contacts moving to the bottom of the display so that users can get even more done with only one hand. It has Two 1.2W speakers, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio, features a microphone which is automatically turned up when capturing video to ensure that sounds are recorded in vivid detail for the most captivating, ASMR recordings.
The device packs a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. For connectivity includes 5G (V50S ThinQ), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible). The LG G8X ThinQ is also Water, dust resistant (IP68), and MIL-STD 810G certified. It measures 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm and weighs 192 grams.