When the device is closed it shows on the front cover, some essential data, such as time and date, notifications or battery charge
LG bets on the double screen. This company has presented at the IFA fair in the German city of Berlin the new G8X Thinq model, with a double screen that allows multitasking and different ways to interact with video games
The team has two screens of 6.4 inches each that, when folded, close one in front of the other. Unlike the VG50 model launched at the Mobile World Congress last February in the Catalan city of Barcelona, which also had a double screen, when it is closed it shows on the front cover, some essential data, such as time and date, notifications or battery charging .
It is a good improvement over the previous generation, which left the user without information unless he used both hands to open the device like a book. One of the difficulties that these types of devices are going to encounter is not only the size, which already makes them impracticable for most pockets, but also in the matter of weight.
How much is an average user willing to charge? One of the great virtues of the current generation of mobiles is that they have reduced to a minimum weight the ability to have many functions that previously depended on individual devices and disconnected from each other.
There is a factor that plays that against these new devices: the price. To put in everything that requires a double or folding screen brings mobile phones closer to the 2,000 dollar barrier, much more expensive than a tablet and that most computers. It is necessary to see how these considerations will influence the decision of purchase of the users.
The LG G8X Thinq will be released in the last quarter of this year. It carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, one of the most capable of the current generation in the high-end Android, and three rear cameras (wide angle, standard and zoom) in addition to a quality front camera (32 megapixels). All components that offer good performance and, therefore, contribute to raising the price.
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