LG G8x ThinQ
Evolving the concept seen in the LG G8 ThinQ as evidenced by that 'x' in its name, the LG G8x ThinQ is a smartphone with a 6.4-inch OLED FHD + screen with a 19.5: 9 ratio that also implements a low fingerprint reader screen. The terminal has an IP68 certification and resistance lMIL-STD 810G to withstand possible blows and falls. The main aesthetic difference with the predecessor G8 is in a top notch for the front camera in the form of a drop of water. Being smaller eliminates the TOF camera (Time of Flight) and also the sensors that allowed us to make Air Motion gestures by hand. Although inside it is still a good beast.
Why? Because the G8x ThinQ mounts the same Snapdragon 855 processor, the top of Qualcomm that will mount all the high-end of 2019, accompanied by an Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal space expandable by microSD up to about 2 Terabytes. All this with Android 9 Pie fresh out of the box and a high battery for this type of phones, 4,000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support for fast charging. The reason? Feed the housing and the accessory screen that are most attractive.
2 screens in 1
The terminal comes with what looks like a regular case of those ‘book’ type so the phone is protected. We put the G8x ThinQ as it is in the hollow on the right, only that the flap on the left is a 6.4-inch secondary display exactly the same as that of the main mobile. Unlike the V50 ThinQ, the G8x ThinQ uses a type of mobile connection to the safer case, through the USB Type-C port, and has a hinge to display the screen in 360º.
In this way, with the mobile placed in the case we can activate a double screen with which to perform multitasking such as having Google open on the screen on the left and entering a website that we visualize on the screen on the right, or having 2 apps open at the same time and using them. But the set also equips a third screen, which is seen when we close the lid to look like a normal mobile. This is a 2.1 inch Mono panel for basic information such as:
- Battery level
- Incoming Notifications
- Less rear camera, more front
In the current era of putting more lenses and sensors better -we are going to move to the 5-sensor pentacamera-, LG has made a kind of 'downgrade', as a step back, since if the original G8 ThinQ mounted a triple Rear camera, the G8x mounts a Dual, and loses a sensor along the way. The main camera of the mobile has:
- 12 Mpx sensor with opening F / 1.8
- 13 Mpx Super Wide Angle Sensor 136º with opening f / 2.4
And what apparently loses back, wins in front, because now the front camera is 32 megapixels with f / 1.9 aperture capable of creating 'Time-Lapse' videos (those in which we can record a sunrise – entire sunset, or the step of a convoy) in 4K, and a Reflector mode to make sure the Selfies are great even in low light
With a planned release date before the end of the year in markets such as the United States and Spain, for now LG has not revealed the exact day, nor the price, although with the latter we must take into account that we talk about a mobile High end with an accessory that gives you a double screen.