past, models with a QWERTY keyboard, slide mechanism body models, etc. have been sold some what unique models, but most LG G8X ThinQ Smartphone has a flat plate-like body The personality of the Smartphone shape is difficult to launch.
According to latest news, products have emerged that are trying to find new possibilities in a
completely different way from folding. That's LG Electronics Smartphone "LG G8X ThinQ". The LG G8X
ThinQ is a model that realizes a new “dual-screen” style that allows two screens to be used
simultaneously by combining a case with a display that can be attached to a flat-shaped body.
As is well known, LG Electronics has a group of LG displays that produce liquid crystal panels and organic
EL, and it is easier to procure new devices (parts) than other companies, and it is said that there is an
advantage in price. LG G8X ThinQ is a product that takes advantage of this. LG Electronics is supplying LG
G8X ThinQ for Softbank this time, but in fact, LG V50 ThinQ 5G with the same dual-screen design
(announced in February 2019) This is the second model for the domestic market.
Like a design with these two displays, NTT Do Como’s NEC-made "MEDIAS W", a successor model jointly
developed with ZTE, etc. have been released in India. Unfortunately, it is a shape that goes outside, and
it has ended without becoming established in the market.
In addition, a Smartphone that combines two similar displays is being planned, and at a new memory, an
event held in New York in October in the United States, Microsoft is developing for the 2020 holiday
season “Surface Duo”. In the mobile industry, it is known that the shape will change drastically when the
generation of communication technology and services changes, and this two-screen style and folding
design is aimed at the era of 5G services, which is about to start in earnest in 2020 It is fully conceivable
that will become the next Smartphone form.
And the other thing that attracts attention for this LG G8X ThinQ is its pricing. Many of you may know
that sales have already started, but with the enforcement of the revised Telecommunications Business
Law from October 2019, LG G8X ThinQ sales and line contracts will be completely separated, and sales
of high-end models will slow down. While it is said that it will use a chipset equivalent to the flagship
model of other companies, and with a display case attached, the selling price at Softbank Online Shop is
set at 36,000 Indian Rupee (tax included).
2 Screens With Display Case
First, let's check the appearance of the main unit. The body is slightly wider than a rival model equipped
with a display of the same class but has a slim design of 8.4mm. The back is also flat, including the rear
camera section, which will be described later. Although limited to Smartphone only, IPX5 / IPX8
waterproof, IP6X dustproof, and MIL-STD-810G shock resistant function corresponding to 14 items.
The display is equipped with an organic EL display of approximately 6.4 inches, and a design that
incorporates an in-camera in a water droplet notch at the top of the display is adopted. The display on
the case side is also the same 6.4 inches organic EL display since there is no in-camera, it is displayed
almost on the whole surface, but the display is small and missing as if there is a water drop type notch.
Both resolutions are full HD + compatible with 2340 x 1080 dots. In addition to these two displays, a
display is also built in the cover part with the main body closed, and the date and time, weather,
notification icons, etc. are displayed. Speaking of a sub-display on a mobile phone, it's easy to
By the way, the display case has a mechanism that rotates 360 degrees, and the display on the case side
can be rotated to the backside of the main body from the dual-screen state with the Smartphone
opened. At this time, the display that wraps around the backside does not light up.
The body weighs about 193g, which is a standard weight for a Smartphone of this class, but with a case
with a display, it's about 331g, making it quite heavyweight. The other day, we picked up the “Smart
Battery Case” for the iPhone 11 Pro Max in the “Today's dish” corner of this magazine. It will be.
As something that is always carried around, over 300g is certainly heavy, but if you have enough content
to carry it, you can carry it. Speaking of the iPhone, the battery life is about 1.5 times, and the LG G8X
ThinQ has the advantage of a dual-screen environment.
The battery is equipped with a 4000mAh large-capacity battery. When only the main unit is connected,
it can be charged via the USB Type-C external connection smart phone and Qi-compatible wireless
charging. By the way, depending on the shape of the wireless charger, there may be some differences,
but wireless charging is possible even with the display case attached.