The LG G8 flagship could support an attachable second display

The LG G8 flagship could support an attachable second display
With the LG G8 ThinQ now expected to make its global debut at MWC 2019 next month, a new report out of South Korea and a separate one from CNET today suggests that the device’s design may surprise us all.

Rather than using just one large display with reduced bezels, as is typical nowadays, it’s claimed that LG’s next flagship will actually make use of a unique dual-display setup. But contrary to early LG-V series smartphones, this won’t involve any small, secondary screens.

In actual fact, it's claimed that the LG G8 ThinQ – CNET claims that it could use a different name – will support an optional display that can be added via a special case, thus producing a design which resembles that of the ZTE Axon M. Unlike the latter smartphone, though, LG’s concept won't be foldable and is said to include extremely thin side bezels, allowing for the gap between each display to be minimal. So minimal, in fact, that the smartphone will reportedly look like a single-screen device.

While on the topic of the displays, the South Korean report notes that LG’s next flagship will offer a large 7-inch display when the two displays are connected. This will be paired with a new user interface dubbed “Touchless” input which will allow users to utilize the phone using only hand gestures.

With the LG G8 ThinQ expected to make its debut next month, further information will probably leak over the course of the coming weeks. In the meantime, a price of 1 million won ($893) is estimated, allowing LG to undercut Samsung’s Galaxy Fold by a significant margin – this is expected to cost as much as 2 million won ($1,786).

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G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1 inches
    3120 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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