LG's Dual Screen will be back with a vengeance on the V60 ThinQ

LG's Dual Screen will be back with a vengeance on the V60 ThinQ
In about three weeks, LG is planning to take centerstage and announce the LG V60 ThinQ at the IFA 2019 expo show, and we will be nearby to relay all the festivities to those hungry for ingenious ways to enlarge a phone's display that don't include bending it in the middle at exorbitant prices.

That's exactly what LG seems to be hinting at with its newest V60 teaser that just went out in Korea. The phone will apparently have an enhanced version of LG's Dual Screen accessory which the video teaser is referring to below.



When the V50 ThinQ was announced, it had been designed from the ground up to bring more tangible benefits to its owner than its top specs and 5G connectivity. What set the phone apart is an optional accessory you can pick, called LG Dual Screen. 

Instead of increasing complexity and prices with a folding display design, LG provided us with the choice to double the screen real estate of the V50 by adding a second display when you need it. Attached with sturdy hinges that rotate 360 degrees, it can be as useful as the second half of a bendy phone's display when unfurled, yet skimps on the drawbacks of designs like folding phones.

LG is betting that it can provide most of the added value of a foldable phone with the Dual Screen option, without breaking the user's bank and rushing into unproven technology, even though it has foldable displays in the lab, and even a TV with rollable screen battling for market glory.

Citing more than 90 usage scenarios in 20 different categories that are made possible by the Dual Screen paraphernalia and the accompanying software, LG gives a few examples of the daily life with the extra canvas, meaning now you can run up to 3 apps simultaneously.

As you can see, having two OLED displays to work on can be a godsend in a few precious ways. We'd put gaming at the top of the list, as we want to play Fortnite without our fat digits gumming up half of the screen, but yes, we can see how productivity, messaging and browsing scenarios can also be appealing for some, too.

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5 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Looking forward to this phone.

2. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I really want to see LG successful with one of their smartphones! Then I'd lke to see HTC make a little comeback too. Take some marketshare from Samsung and Huawei. Spread the love in the Android world!

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 467; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Just keep the HiFi DAC and headphone jack LG

4. TheBigE

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 17, 2019

Hope LG isn't buying into the whole 'legacy' attachment nonsense. Just got a Pixel--Note 10 threw me off for a number of reason$$$, and I decided to squash my Samsung habit and TRY Google. I have to say, I found buying UCB-C to 3.5mm dongles as one my first acts to be VERY annoying! I am not a regular headphone user and I cannot be bothered to babysit devices that need charging all the time--phone and watch keep me busy enough. I have several wireless headsets and am trying to stay open-minded. If LG cleans up what needs cleaning up in its phone designs, they will have me back in a heartbeat. I was G4 user.

5. boed1

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Dual screen back with a vengeance - is that like 3D came back with a vengeance? My dream next LG phone would be essentially a V20 - with a replaceable plastic back instead of metal so it could have wireless charging but still be one hell of a lot more durable than some stupid glass back phone. The end user could decide if they want plastic for wireless charging or metal for extreme durability. Make the screen 6.5" instead of 5.7" but none of that curved glass $#!+ since that just makes it more likely to break if you drop it. Make the removable battery 4000mah. I really don't care much about the CPU as I'm not gaming or the camera as I'm not some narcissistic teen that think people need to see 8 photos of me a day in front of different things or a screenshot of every meal I eat. Oh and keep the f'n headphone jack. This concept phone in the video is going to be a delicate flower that is going to require a bulky otter box to keep it safe. I've dropped my V20 about 30 times over the past 3 years and it still hasn't broken. LG is NOT winning the flagship phone group - they should focus on people who want a durable phone at a reasonable price. I'm sure they'd sell a ton of the V25 phone I described at $550.

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