LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of a new dual-screen smartphone – the G8X ThinQ.
Kyle Yoon, Mobile Product Manager for the Korean electronics giant presented the new dual OLED screen device to media at the show, touting the device’s numerous selling points, among which is an in-display fingerprint sensor.
LG has signed an agreement with Whale for the development of a new bespoke web browser, which allows users to scroll through search engine results on one screen, while consulting individual web pages on the other. Other advantages include a smart extended keyboard that takes up one of the displays, increasing user comfort for creating documents and using social media. For gamers, there is a custom game pad – including a virtual joystick, on one screen, while the other displays the game itself.
Mr Yoon added that “instant shopping” will be another new application made possible with the G8X ThinQ: “When there is an item on social media or YouTube that grabs your attention, you can search the item on one screen without closing the app window, and check out product reviews or compare prices on another,” he stated.
Other applications include checking a golf course map and doing other things while on a video call. For photos and videos, the G8X boasts big pixel sensors both front and back, enabling brighter and clearer pictures.
In terms of sturdiness, the G8X has passed 14 categories of military-standard testing, including high temperature, low temperature, impact, and dust.
All in all, said Mr Yoon, the G8X has enhanced design for better usability, up-levelled multi-tasking, is faster and more efficient, and enables more creativity and joy for users.
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Photo: Kyle Yoon, Mobile Product Manager, LG Electronics, with the new G8X ThinQ phone