LG G8X ThinQ will be here in Canada November 1st

There was a lot of discussion around "dual displays" for a while.  Then there was some ... issues and it's been silent.

LG was having a bit of a new take and working on a specifically dual screen situation, rather than a folded display - their LG G8X ThinQ Dual ... man that's a mouthful.

The idea is that this is their LG G8 but then enhanced and allows you to have a dual screen based on essentially an accessory.

The device is going to be available as of November 1st here in Canada.  This has so much potential, and no worrying about a new tech of foldable display... plus, it's optional.  You can just disconnect it when you don't need it or want to carry the bulk.

Really excited how this might even take me away from my tablet, as it could be a great complement to my home use.  Check out how the Game Pad works:


 Latest LG Dual Screen smartphone lets consumers do more of what they love

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 — Today, LG Electronics Canada, announced the arrival of the new LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen. Unveiled at IFA 2019 in Berlin, the latest G series smartphone features a new form factor – a detachable second display designed to enhance consumers' mobile capabilities.

With the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously on both screens, the LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen provides a new level of on-the-go multitasking excellence. The LG Dual Screen adopts a 360 Freestop Hinge to allow for viewing at any angle. This new feature provides users the ability to experience common mobile activities, such as photography and texting, at the same time and in a whole new way.

The LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen also offers an enhanced user experience in mobile gaming through the addition of the new customizable LG Game Pad. Users can take advantage of the LG Game Pad with any mobile game that supports an external controller via Bluetooth to enjoy an unobstructed view of the main display and the action taking place on it. Users can choose from a range of configurations specialized for shooting, racing, action, and sports or they can design their own game pad in minutes.

“The mobile needs of our consumers are evolving. They need to be able to do more, and one screen doesn’t always suffice,” said Richard White, VP of Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. “Whether it’s texting while gaming or live streaming a sporting event while taking photos, the LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen lets users do more in the palm of their hand.”

Starting November 1, the LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen will be available to purchase through the following Canadian retail partners: Bell, Eastlink, Freedom Mobile, Koodo, SaskTel, Tbooth Wireless, Telus, The Mobile Shop, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, Wireless Wave, and Xplore Mobile. Consumers should check with local retailers for exact availability and pricing details. 

Canadian customers can purchase the new LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen for as low as $0 on select two-year plans. Check with local retail providers for more information.

Key Specifications:* 

LG G8XThinQ 
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform 
  • Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi) 
  • Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB / microSD (up to 2TB) 
  • Camera: 
    • Rear: 12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚) / 13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 136˚) 
    • Front: 32MP Standard (F1.9 / 0.8μm / 79˚) 
  • Battery: 4,000mAh 
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie 
  • Size: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm 
  • Weight: 192g 
  • Network: 3G / 4G LTE-A 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible) 
  • Biometrics: In-Display Fingerprint Sensor 
  • Colour: Aurora Black 
  • Others: Stereo Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio 

LG Dual Screen  
  • Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi) 
  • Cover Display: 2.1-inch Mono 
  • Size: 165.96 x 84.63 x 14.99mm 
  • Weight: 134g 
  • Contact Type: USB Type-C via dongle (included in box) 
  • Folding Type: 360 Freestop Hinge  
  • Colour: Aurora Black