First unveiled to the world in early September, the LG G8X ThinQ is now ready to be released in the US. As announced last week, this new LG smartphone is coming soon to AT&T and Sprint, and will also be available unlocked. AT&T is already accepting pre-orders for the G8X ThinQ, allowing you to get the handset for free in certain conditions.
Normally, AT&T's LG G8X ThinQ costs $779.99 outright, or $26 per month over 30 months. But the phone can be free for customers who add a line to a new or existing account and choose a 30-month AT&T installment plan (new customers must activate postpaid wireless service of minimum $50 per month). The full cost of the G8X will be reimbursed via monthly bill credits over 30 months.
If you pre-order the G8X ThinQ today, AT&T says it can deliver it between October 29 and October 31.
The LG G8X ThinQ is a bit larger than its predecessor (G8 ThinQ), accommodating a 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 4000 mAh battery. But the rest of its specs haven't changed much compared to the G8, so they include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage space, and a dual rear camera.
What sets the G8X aside from all other G-series smartphones is its accompanying LG Dual Display - a detachable folio case that has its own 6.4-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels OLED screen, plus a smaller 2.1-inch monochrome display (good for showing notifications). AT&T customers who qualify for the free LG G8X offer mentioned above will receive the LG Dual Display for free. The accessory will also be available to buy separately, but AT&T doesn't mention its price.
The LG Dual Screen will allow you to easily multitask on the G8X ThinQ, although some people may find this snap-on accessory to be cumbersome rather than useful. You can take a closer look at how the LG G8X and its Dual Screen function together in our hands-on article below.