LG G8X ThinQ goes on sale in the US for US$779 with dual-screen case included
LG hasn’t been on a two-year losing streak as the company struggles to find a product that manages to gain traction in the market. That said, the Korean company managed to keep its losses to US$130.5 million in its recently reported Q3 results with signs that it might be slowly starting to turn things back around. While its smartphones on their own may not really stand out from the pack, the company has been banking on differentiating itself with some interesting dual-screen case accessories, first seen on the global version of the LG V50 ThinQ.
The new LG G8X ThinQ, now official out of pre-order and hitting store shelves, builds on this formula. This time around, however, the company has tweaked its formula with the G8X ThinQ, the first to feature the company’s customized UX 9.0 built on Android 9 Pie. While the dual-screen case on the LG V50 ThinQ used a different size and featured a different resolution, the second screen on the G8X ThinQ is exactly the same OLED panel as the main display, right down to the notch.
Another area that LG has managed to differentiate itself with its flagship models is its ongoing utilization of high-end 32-bit DACs which audiophiles particularly appreciate. It also remains one of the few flagship smartphones with both support for 3.5 mm audio jack and microSD card storage expansion. The question now remains whether its aggressive US$779 price (dual-screen accessory included) will be enough to convince customers to give it a look.