LG’s G8X ThinQ is finally out as the cheapest dual-screen folding phone in the market at just $700. The G8X ThinQ rivals Microsoft’s Surface Duo and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold with its debut release set for 1 November.
LG’s G8X just adds a second display to a normal phone via a foldable case and thus making it significantly cheaper than its competitors in the bendable display segment. Galaxy Fold costs you $1980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at a whopping $2,400.
Unlike the actual phones with bendable displays, the G8X gives you the enormous screen space for a seamless multi-tasking experience without burning a hole in your pocket. The LG offering may not satisfy you with its looks though.
On the brighter side, the G8X’s dual-screen foldable displays are far more durable and offer you a bigger screen space than the real bendable displays on the Galaxy Fold.
Multitasking will be a breeze on the G8X ThinQ as it gives you a bigger real estate when needed. Furthermore, you can also turn off the second panel when it’s not in use.
LG G8X comes with power-packed features, despite its lower pricing strategy. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor and packs 6GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 4,000mAh battery. That should make it a better deal than most of its rivals in its price range including Pixel 4.
AT&T is now offering the LG foldable phone for just $300 as upfront cost, followed by monthly rental instalments. Those opting for the carrier-based offers from AT&T or Sprint in the US can get the device at a cheaper price if you buy their annual subscription plans.
The LG G8X will go up on sales via AT&T on 1 November and Sprint on 8 November. Prospective buyers may check out the G8X’s launch video (below) before making their buying decision: