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LG G8X ThinQ with its second screen is crazy cheap (Update: Buy unlocked in US)

You can now buy of the more innovative phones of the year unlocked for less than you'd pay for the Google Pixel 4.

Published onNovember 13, 2019

Update, November 13, 2019 (09:28 AM ET): You can now finally buy the LG G8X ThinQ unlocked in the United States. As of right now, the device only appears to be available unlocked from B&H Photo, but we expect it will land at other retail outlets — including Amazon and Best Buy — very soon.

In the meantime, you can buy the innovative dual-screen device unlocked from B&H for $700 or buy carrier-locked versions from Sprint and AT&T. Click one of the three buttons below to grab your device!

Original article, October 22, 2019 (03:07 PM ET): LG isn’t a company known for aggressively pricing its phones. Quite the opposite, actually: many of its devices are pretty overpriced for what you get. However, when it comes to the LG G8X ThinQ price, we’re pleasantly surprised to reveal that it is not only fairly priced but downright cheap considering what you get.

The LG G8X, as its name suggests, is a slightly modified version of its 2019 flagship, the LG G8 ThinQ. It has some upgrades to it — most notably the addition of an in-display fingerprint sensor and an upgraded selfie lens — while also downgrading some of the more frivolous features of the G8 (Hand ID, anyone?).

The real selling point of the G8X, though, is the innovative second display. This accessory snaps onto the phone and basically turns the device into a pseudo-foldable. The display allows for new capabilities such as gaming controls and interesting camera tricks by using the secondary display as your preview panel.

Even if you don’t care about the secondary display, the LG G8X ThinQ is still a great phone on its own merit. Check out the official specs below:

LG G8X ThinQ
6.4-inch OLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Adreno 640
128GB internal
microSD card slot (up to 2TB)
USB-C connector (USB 3.1)
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless charging
12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚)
13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 136˚)

32MP Standard (F1.9 / 0.8μm / 79˚)
In-display fingerprint sensor (optical)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth 5.0
3.5mm headphone jack
2.4W Balanced Stereo Speakers
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio
DTS:X 3D Surround Sound
IP68 certified
Dimensions and weight
159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm
Aurora Black

Additionally, here are the specs for just the secondary display accessory:

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen
6.4-inch OLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi)
Dimensions and weight
165.96 x 84.63 x 14.99mm
Aurora Black

Considering the G8X comes with the secondary display in the box, what would you expect the LG G8X ThinQ price to be? Surprisingly, the device will only set you back $699, or $100 less than the starting price of the Google Pixel 4.

Related: Here are the best LG phones you can buy

A 2019 smartphone with the specs listed above for just $699 is not a bad deal on its own, but when you throw in that secondary display you have yourself an unbeatable bargain. If LG is able to deliver Android 10 to this device and keep up with future Android updates — which its promised it will try to do going forward — the LG G8X ThinQ could be one of the best buys of the year.

The LG G8X ThinQ price will be $699 for the unlocked version which hits store shelves on November 1, 2019. Pre-orders will open on October 25 — stay tuned for purchase links!

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