Back in September at IFA, LG announced a dual-screened phone called the LG G8X. At the time, they weren’t ready to share specific launch details for the US and left us wondering if the phone would come here at all. Today, they cleared that up by announcing November 1 availability at AT&T, Sprint, and Amazon.
To recap, the LG G8X is not a foldable, but is instead a phone that attaches to a case to inherit a secondary display. That secondary display is called LG Dual Screen (sold separately) and it doubles the screen real estate of the G8X. In fact, it’s the exact same screen type (OLED) and resolution (1080p) as the phone, so you get a matching experience between the two. Additionally, there is a small cover display that can show you notifications or incoming calls.
The major selling point of the G8X is that you don’t get all of the hell that is a fragile foldable (ahem, Galaxy Fold), yet you do get similar functionality. You can text away on one screen while watching video on the other. The secondary Dual Screen could act as a gamepad for video games. You get the idea.
As for specs, LG outfitted the phone with a Snapdragon 855, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, dual cameras (12MP standard + 16MP super wide), 4000mAh battery, in-display fingerprint reader, 32-bit DAC and stereo speakers, and IP68 water and dust resistance.
Pre-orders open October 25 before the phone arrives November 1. AT&T has a deal where they’ll sell you a G8X for $10/mo for 30 months and give you the Dual Screen for free.
LG G8X Specs
|LG G8X||LG Dual Screen|
|Display||6.4-inch 19.59: FHD + OLED FullVision (2340 x 1080, 403ppi)||Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2340 x 1080, 403ppi)
Cover Display: 2.1-inch Mono
|Memory||Storage: 128GB (microSD (up to 2TB)
RAM: 6GB RAM
-12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚)
-13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 136˚)
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology
|Size||159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm
|165.96 x 84.63 x 14.99mm
USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
|Color||Aurora Black||Aurora Black|
|Others||In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
2.4W Stereo Speaker
Google Assistant Key
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio
X 3D Surround Sound
IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
|Folding Type: 360 Freestop Hinge|