LG bets big on gaming with the upcoming G8X ThinQ flagship

LG bets big on gaming with the upcoming G8X ThinQ flagship
Gaming is surely one of those entertainment industries that has grown rapidly in the last couple of years, so everyone wants a piece of the pie. Samsung, Apple, Google, and many other smartphone manufacturers emphasize the importance of gaming features in their products.

The launch of Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass brings the rivalry between these companies to a whole new level. LG has been rather mum on the gaming aspects that many of its smartphones are capable of, but that's probably about to change.

Early this month, the South Korean company revealed its new flagship smartphone, a dual-screen device that goes by the name of LG G8X. While this is an unusual device, LG has found a way to advertise it before the G8X hits the shelves next month.

In a recent statement, LG admits that it's looking at the gaming segment as a huge opportunity, and the upcoming LG G8X ThinQ, which is the successor to the LG V50 ThinQ, is ready to offer gamers the perfect platform for enhanced user experience in mobile gaming.

There are six main reasons why the G8X ThinQ is the perfect gaming device for mobile gamers, LG believes. The first one is the option to customize the LG Game Pad, which comes embedded in the phone's second display. The LG Dual Screen comes with a full-sized touchscreen controller, which can be used in different configurations specialized for shooting, racing, action, and sports.

Secondly, the Game Launcher app on the LG Dual Screen includes a shortcut to YouTube's Gaming Channel for faster access. Also, thanks to the two displays, LG G8X ThinQ users can level up their gaming skills by keep playing the game on one screen while receiving tips from other players on the other one.

The same goes for answering messages while you're playing. The LG Dual Screen allows users to reply to an urgent message without having to interrupt their game.

The fourth reason is the customization options offered by the display, which lets users make gamma correction, which brightens the dark and shadowed areas in games and video without washing out the rest of the screen.



LG also mentions the two 1.2W speakers on both ends of the display and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio, which should offer a crisp audio experience with 3D effect. When gaming on the flagship, spatial audio allows players to sense which direction the enemy is approaching from.

Last but not least, the G8X ThinQ surely offers the right hardware that recommends it as the perfect gaming smartphone, LG claims. The phone is equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor that enables fast data transfer without latency or lag for running multiple apps at the same time on the LG Dual Screen.

LG announced early this month that the G8X ThinQ will be available in key markets in the fourth quarter of 2019, but an exact release date has yet to be confirmed.

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G8X ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. gadgetpower

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

This is cool

2. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Yeah, then you want to buy one and realise LG wont tell you when it gets released. Q4 starts no news. Halfway through Q4 still no news. Its December now, wow! the phone get released out of nowhere. But wait....... its only in 1 country, not where you live....... you wait...no news....januari passes no news....March the phone pops up in your region. FINALY. You buy it....1 month later price is down..... 6 months later half price ...1 year later you phone has no resell value basically. While using it you realise: UI is really boring. Updates are really slow. Its a nice phone but still rough around the edges....dammit should have gone with something else.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Would've bought one after a year, if the screen was color accurate, but apparently, it's not possible to do, although there are quite a lot of color adjustment settings.

3. yalokiy

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Might be popular for gamers in places where rog 2 is not sold.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1161; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

It will be out in early 2020. LG and Sony loves taking their sweet time releasing phones.

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