LG G8X ThinQ With Dual Screen, Snapdragon 855 SoC and Dual Rear Camera


The IFA 2019 is not being precisely quiet. Despite not being an event designed for mobile phones, but there have been few brands that have taken advantage of the event to announce new devices. One of them has been LG, which has shown us the new LG G8X ThinQ, a kind of brother of the LG G8 ThinQ, but with an important addition inherited from the LG V50 ThinQ: the LG Dual Screen.

The new Korean device is a high range with all the letters. Proof of this is its Snapdragon 855 and the 6.4-inch OLED screen it has on its front.

A renovated design and a fingerprint reader is hidden under the panel


We start with the aesthetic section, where we find some very own design lines of LG, but that little or nothing has to do with the previous model. The device has a clean rear in a single color (Aurora Black) in which we find the "module" with the double camera and LED flash. Quotation marks because it is not a module as such since the cameras are integrated into the chassis of the device.

If we turn it around we will see the screen, a FullVision 6.4-inch OLED in 19.5: 9 format whose resolution remains in FullHD + (2,340 x 1,080 pixels), that is, 403 pixels per inch. We have notch again, only this time it is shaped like a drop.

The LG G8X ThinQ is somewhat larger than the LG G8 Thinq, but it has a lower resolution.

The fingerprint reader, following in the wake of other high-end markets, has been implemented under the screen. Its technology has not been mentioned, but the most normal thing is that it was of the optical type. To top it off, note that the LG G8X ThinQ has a stereo speaker, IP68 certification and military resistance MIL-STD 810G. Even so, the highlight is the compatibility with the double screen, but we'll talk about it later.

The same processor of the LG G8 ThinQ


The LG G8X ThinQ collects the witness of the LG G8 ThinQ in terms of power. Thus, we found the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor (not the Plus model ) accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, this being the only version available. The internal storage can be expanded up to 2TB using microSD memory cards.

The device has the Snapdragon 855 processor accompanied by 6 GB of RAM.
The operating system is Android 9 Pie made up with the feature customization layer of LG and will move with the 4,000 mAh battery, which has Quick Charge 3.0. Finally, we can talk about connectivity, a section in which LG has not forgotten anything. We have WiFi ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB type C 3.1.

Although in this section we talk about performance, we will take the opportunity to mention the sound. LG has bet very strongly on this section in its last smartphone, and this flagship was not going to be otherwise. The LG G8X ThinQ has a 1.2W speaker customized by Meridian Audio, Quad DAC high definition and 32 bits and DTS sound: X 3D Surround, proper names that we already know and that, at least on paper, promise a good experience.

Two rear cameras and one in the notch


Before talking about the double screen, let's stop at the photographic section. In the rear, we have a double camera of 12 + 13 megapixels that fulfill the function of the main and wide-angle sensor. The first one, the 12 megapixels one, has 1.4-micron pixels, a 78º angle of view and f / 1.8 aperture. The second, on the other hand, has 136º the angle of vision, pixels of a micron and aperture f / 2.4.

We find again elements such as AI Cam or Google Lens, as well as some interesting implementations. The device is capable of recording time-lapses in 4K, you can switch from the rear camera to the front without cutting the video and it has AI Action Shot, which recognizes the movement of the photo and compensates with a speed of 1/480 seconds.

From the photographic section highlights the camera for selfies of 32 megapixels

Where there is an important leap is in the selfie. The LG G8X ThinQ has, in the words of LG, "the best front camera to date of its entire portfolio", and the device has a 32-megapixel sensor with 1.6-micron pixels. Beyond its resolution, the "Reflector" mode stands out, which adjusts the lighting in dark situations to extract some more light.

LG Dual Screen: now in the G range and rotating completely


The double screen deserves its section. The first time we saw the LG Dual Screen was in the LG V50 ThinQ as a kind of competitor for the Huawei and Samsung folding phones, and now the Korean firm takes this screen from the V range to take it to the G. On this occasion , we have a screen of the same size as the device to which it is attached, notch included.


The double screen now rotates 360 degrees


But there is some interesting news. On the one hand, a small 2.1-inch screen has been added on the back of the Dual Screen, so that when the phone is "folded" you can check the time, date, battery charge and notifications received. On the other, the screen now bends 360 degrees with a hinge baptized as Freestop 360º, which convertible laptop.

By the way, this Dual Screen no longer adheres with some Pogo pins, but via USB. That allows it to be used more comfortably when the phone has a case, for example. To mention its specifications, it weighs 134 grams, it comes in the same color as the phone (Aurora Black) and its screen is the same as that of the LG G8X ThinQ.

Versions and price of LG G8X ThinQ


LG has not disclosed the price of its device, but there will be a single version of 6/128 GB of internal storage. The LG G8X ThinQ and the new LG Dual Screen will be available in "key markets" for the fourth quarter of the year, leaving us a window between October and December.


Full Specifications
Brand and Model 
Brand 
  LG
Model 
G8X ThinQ
Model Alias
Stylo5
 LM-Q720CS
 Q720CS
LG G8X Operating System (OS) 
 Android 9.0 Pie
   System on  Chip (SOC)    
SOC 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Process Technology 
 7 nm 
CPU
1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485
3x 2.42 GHz 485
 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485
CPU Bits 
 64 bits 
Instruction Set  
 ARMv8-A
CPU Frequency 
 2840 MHz  
CPU Cores 
  8
GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 640
LG G8X RAM Capacity 
  6 GB
RAM Type  
 LPDDR4X
RAM Channels  
Double channel
RAM Frequency  
 2133 MHz
LG G8X Storage
128 GB 
UFS 2.1
LG G8X Memory Cards
  microSD
 microSDHC
 microSDXC
LG G8X Display
Type / Technology 
OLED
Diagonal Size 
  6.4 in 
  162.56 mm 
  16.26 cm 
Width 
  2.68 in 
  68.12 mm 
  6.81 cm 
Height 
  5.81 in 
  147.6 mm 
  14.76 cm 
Aspect Ratio 
 2.167:1 
Resolution 
1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 
  403 ppi 
  158 ppcm 
Color Depth 
  24 bits  
  16777216 colors 
Display Area 
  83.54 % 
Other Features 
 Capacitive 
 Multi-touch 
 Scratch resistant
 HDR10
LG G8X Sensors 
 Proximity
 Light
 Accelerometer
Compass 
 Gyroscope
 Barometer
 Fingerprint 
 Hall
LG G8X Primary Camera
Sensor Model 
 Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Sensor type 
CMOS
Aperture
 f/1.8
 Focal Length
 4.4 mm
Flash Type
 Dual LED
 Image Resolution 
4032 x 3024 pixels
 12.19 MP 
Video resolution
 38400 x 2160 pixels
 8.29 MP
Video FPS
 30 fps
Features 
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom
 Digital image stabilization
Geotagging 
Panorama 
HDR 
Touch focus 
Face detection
White balance setting  
ISO setting 
Exposure compensation 
Self-timer 
Scene mode 
Phase detection
Sensor size-1/2.55”
 Pixel size- 1.4 um
Angle of view- 78 degree
 Secondary rear camera- 13 MP (super-wide)
 Pixel size- 1.0 um (#2)
 Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
 Angle of view- 136 degree (#2)
LG G8X Front Camera
Sensor Type
CMOS 
Aperture
 f/1.9
Image Resolution 
6528 x 4896 pixels
31.96 MP
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080 pixels
 2.07 MP
Video FPS
 60 fps
Features 
Pixel size- 0.8 um
 Pixel size- 1.6 um (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Angle of view- 79 degree 
Face unlock
LG G8X Audio
Loudspeaker 
Earpiece
DTS:X 3D Surround 
2x 1.2W speakers
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
192 kHz / 24-bit
LG G8X Radio
Yes
RDS
LG G8X Tracking /  Positioning
 GPS 
 A-GPS 
GLONASS 
 Galileo
LG G8X Wi-Fi
 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)  
 802.11n (IEEE 802.1n-2009)  
 802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
 Dual band
 Wi-Fi Hotspot 
 Wi-Fi-Direct
 Wi-Fi Display
LG G8X Bluetooth
Version 
5
Features 
A2DP 
 AVRCP
 EDR
 HFP
 HID
 HSP
 LE
 MAP
HOGP
OPP
PAN
PBAP/PAB
SPP/SIM/rSAP
LG G8X USB
Connector Type  
USB Type-C
Version 
  2.0
Features 
Charging 
Mass Storage 
USB 3.1 compatible 
On-The-Go
LG G8X Headphone Jack
 Yes
LG G8X Connectivity
 Computer sync 
 OTA sync 
 Tethering
 NFC
DLNA
 Infrared
LG G8X Browser
HTML 
HTML5 
CSS 3 
   LG G8X Audio File Formats /  Codecs    
AAC 
ACC+ / aacplus / HE-AAC v1
AC3 / AC-3 
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR 
AMR-WB
 aptX / apt-X
 aptX HD / apt-X HD / aptX Lossless
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC 
MIDI 
MP3 
OGG 
WMA 
WAV 
LG G8X    Video File Formats /  Codecs    
3GPP 
AVI 
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC Video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP9
VP8
WebM
 WMV
Xvid
LG G8X Battery
Capacity
 4000 mAh
Type 
 Li-Polymer
Features 
 Non-removable 
Fast charging 
Charger Output Power
9 V / 1.8 A
Quick Charge Technology
 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
LG G8X Launch
Announced 
 2019, Sept.
Status 
Exp. Release Oct. 2019
LG G8X Price

LG G8X Design
Colors 
Aurora Black
 Certification
 IP68
MIL-STD-810G 
Width 
  75.8 mm 
  7.58 cm 
  0.25 ft 
  2.98 in 
Height 
 159.3 mm 
 15.93 cm 
  0.52 ft 
  6.27 in 
Thickness 
  8.4 mm 
  0.84 cm 
  0.03 ft 
  0.33 in 
Weight 
 192 g
 0.42 lbs
 6.77 oz
Volume 
  101.43 cm3
  6.16 in3
Body Materials
Aluminium alloy
 Glass
LG G8X SIM Card
SIM Card Type  
Nano-SIM (4FF-fourth form factor, since 2012, 12.30 x 8.80 x 0.67 mm) 
 Nano-Sim / microSD
Number of SIM Cards 
  2
Features
 Dual SIM stand-by
LG G8X Networks
GSM / LTE / TD-SCDMA / UMTS
LG G8X Mobile Network Technology and Bandwidth
 UMTS (384 kbit/s) 
 EDGE 
 GPRS  
HSP+ 
LTE Cat 16 (150.0 Mbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)
 TD-SCDMA
 TD-HSDPA
   Networks    
GSM
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTS
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
 UMTS 1900 MHz  
 UMTS 2100 MHz  
 TD-SCDMA
 TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
 TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
LTE
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700-2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

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