The G8X ThinQ could be LG's next 'Dual Screen' phone, not the V60 ThinQ

The G8X ThinQ could be LG's next 'Dual Screen' phone, not the V60 ThinQ
Over the past week or so, LG has been teasing a new ‘Dual Screen’ smartphone that’ll debut at IFA 2019 next month. Rumors have suggested this device could be the V60 ThinQ but a new report now indicates otherwise.

According to South Korean media, the 5G device LG is preparing won’t be marketed as the V60 ThinQ or V55 ThinQ despite both names being proposed. Instead, the company has reportedly settled for the V50S ThinQ branding, although this will only be used within LG’s home market. That’s because internationally the smartphone will lose its 5G capabilities and will, therefore, be marketed as part of the G-series under the LG G8X ThinQ name.

Per the information provided today, both the international and South Korean versions should arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. Additionally, the enhanced ‘Dual Screen’ accessory that LG has been teasing recently will apparently be more widely available and may even be released in the US this time around. Feature-wise, an improved hinge is to be expected alongside a new “front notification” system which allows you to check notifications without opening up the accessory.

In regards to the phone itself, recent CAD-based renders revealed a dual-camera setup on the rear accompanied by an updated 6.4-inch display up front which features a waterdrop-like notch and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. 

The LG V50S ThinQ and G8X ThinQ should make their international debut at IFA 2019 in early September. It’s unclear at this stage when shipments will begin but a launch will likely take place towards the end of the month.

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G8X ThinQ
  • Display 6.3"
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, Octa-core
  • Storage 128 GB

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5 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 570; Member since: May 02, 2016

let's agree that LG still the best at giving terrible names

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

ThinQ is the issue. LG G8X/V50S alone would sound much better

3. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

This also confirms that there is no real difference between V and G series.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Basically, yes. I'd expect future G/V launches to follow the example set by this one.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 571; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The matte frame looks good. I hope LG will update their cartoonish UI into something more neutral.

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