BERLIN, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG G8X ThinQ™, its newest G-series smartphone, and a more advanced LG Dual Screen at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Both the LG G8X ThinQ and LG Dual Screen are designed to create a whole new way to multitask, enjoy content and socialize on mobile.
The LG Dual Screen was first introduced at MWC 2019 in Barcelona; it established an innovative form factor and a new level of on-the-go multitasking excellence. For its latest Dual Screen, LG sought out consumer feedback and implemented a number of improvements including an additional 2.1-inch Cover Display. This handy extra display lets users check the time, date, battery charge, notifications, and other useful information without opening the Dual Screen. What's more, while the initial Dual Screen offered viewing from two different angles, the improved Dual Screen adopts a new 360 Freestop Hinge to allow for viewing at any angle, just like a laptop.
LG's newest G-series smartphone shares the identical 6.4-inch display size of the LG Dual Screen for double the productivity and fun. An in-display fingerprint sensor makes locking and unlocking the LG G8X ThinQ easier than ever, even with the Dual Screen folded back. While automatic adjustment of a smartphone display's brightness using sensors is nothing new, in the G8X ThinQ, an ambient light sensor also adjusts the contrast to maximize image details and reduce eye strain. And the phone's front-facing camera sits within an unobtrusive waterdrop lens cutout, letting users appreciate the 6.4-inch FullVision display to the maximum.
When it comes to the camera, the LG G8X ThinQ is a shutterbug's dream come true: sporting a 32MP front-facing camera with a 1.6μm sensor that rivals the impressive cameras on the back for stellar shots whichever way the phone is facing. Also, for the perfect selfie, Reflector Mode ensures clear, sharp portraits even in dark environments letting users adjust the lighting color to match their mood or preference. AI Action Shot in the new LG G8X ThinQ recognizes and compensates for movement with a shutter speed of 1/480 of a second to keep subjects fully in focus; ideal for taking memorable shots of kids or pets playing. 4K Time Lapse lets users create artistic time lapse videos in stunning 4K resolution while LG Steady Cam provides enhanced image stability for footage that looks more polished and professional. Available for the first time, switching between front and rear cameras while recording video is possible with LG G8X ThinQ.
A proven leader in smartphone audio, LG doesn't disappoint with its G8X ThinQ. Two 1.2W speakers deliver bold, perfectly balanced stereo sound while the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio continues to make LG the benchmark for exceptional smartphone sound. On the recording end, the LG G8X ThinQ features a microphone which is automatically turned up when capturing video to ensure that sounds are recorded in vivid detail for the most captivating ASMR recordings.
And when it comes to looks, the LG G8X ThinQ shares much of the DNA of previous LG phones while forging its own identify. Connecting the phone to the Dual Screen is now achieved via USB instead of Pogo Pins for a sleek and clean-looking phone when used without the case. LG G8X ThinQ features an improved user interface with a cleaner design, refreshed icons and tabs such as Dial, Call logs, and Contacts moving to the bottom of the display so that users can get even more done with only one hand.
"LG Dual Screen is now a proven form factor, highly regarded for its practicality and the world of multitasking possibilities it opens up," said Brian Kwon, president of LG's Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies. "We'll continue to expand the LG Dual Screen ecosystem through strategic partnerships and upgrade our innovation in meaningful ways to bring consumers a differentiated user experience."
LG G8X ThinQ and LG Dual Screen will be available in key markets in the fourth quarter. From Sept. 6-11, visitors to IFA 2019 can be the first to experience the new LG G8X ThinQ and LG Dual Screen for themselves in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin.
LG G8X ThinQ
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* Specifications/features may vary depending on the market.
**Usable memory varies depending on software version and settings. At least 104GB available on the LG G8X ThinQ.
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