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LG's G8X ThinQ is a smart phone with a second screen that can be attached. The device will be available early next month

LG is launching a $ 699 phone with a attachable second screen that also serves as a phone case in November

  • The dual-screen phone from LG will be available on AT&T and Sprint next month
  • The phone costs $ 699, including a attachable second screen
  • The second screen has disadvantages, such as a 30 percent lower battery life
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LG doubles on screens with a new phone that comes with a attachable second screen.

The G8X ThinQ, as LG calls it, will be released next month after speculation for both Sprint and AT&T customers that dates from the beginning of the year.

The most striking selling point of the $ 699 is the option to attach a second screen to the side of the device.

LG's G8X ThinQ is a smart phone with a second screen that can be attached. The device will be available early next month

The second screen also acts as a sort of phone case and is included in the device's $ 699 price tag
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The second screen also acts as a sort of phone case and is included in the device's $ 699 price tag

LG's G8X ThinQ is a smart phone with a second screen that can be attached. The device will be available early next month

This extra screen, an OLED display that spans 6.1 inches, can be locked in any corner and can be used as a keyboard, a kind of multitasking tool – think of connecting a second display to the computer – or as a game controller.

Unlike other new innovative display technologies, such as a rise of folding devices by Samsung and Huawei, the second screen of the ThinQ is not a seamless extension of the primary screen.

Instead, when attached to the phone, the accessory is separated from the primary display by a center hinge and folds like a clam shell to turn into the case.

Although the attachable display is supplied with the phone for a limited period of time, the use of the accessory costs, at least for the life of the battery.

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According to PC Mag, the use of the extra screen shortens the battery life by no less than 30 percent.

LG is entering an increasingly busy market for phones with unique screens, including Samsung & Galaxy's and Folders Huawei Mate X.

LG is entering an increasingly busy market for phones with unique screens, including Samsung & Galaxy's and Folders Huawei Mate X.

LG is entering an increasingly busy market for phones with unique screens, including Samsung & Galaxy's and Folders Huawei Mate X.

GALAXY FOLD SPECIFICATIONS

Starting at $ 1,980

7.3-inch main display with Infinity Flex technology

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4.6-inch outer screen when folded

512 gb Universal Flash Storage 3.0

7 nanometer processor

12 GB RAM

Three rear-facing cameras & # 39; s

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Two forward-facing cameras & # 39; s on the main display, one camera when folded

& # 39; App continuity & # 39; technology to run three apps simultaneously

Comes in cosmic black, Martian Green, Astro Blue and Space Silver

LG says the ThinQ will be released on November 1 for customers using AT&T and will also be available for Sprint users on November 8.

The ThinQ will add to a growing number of devices with unique display styles, including a tandem foldable phone from Samsung and Huawei.

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Both the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X are already available to customers in markets around the world and advertise with one screen that can be folded out or on top of themselves to give users different configuration modes.

However, those devices are much more expensive than the current offer from LG, with the Fold retail at $ 1,980 and the Mate X at $ 2,400.

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