Sprint details LG G8X ThinQ release schedule and introductory deal

Sprint details LG G8X ThinQ release schedule and introductory deal
The LG G8X ThinQ is one of the most unconventional new high-end smartphones, tackling the trendy foldable concept in a radically different way than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X. Paired with a unique second screen attachment, the Snapdragon 855 powerhouse is arguably not as fancy-looking as the two aforementioned foldable devices, but it is much cheaper and easier to produce in the numbers needed to widely hit US carriers.

Up for pre-order at AT&T starting last week, the "dual-screen-capable" handset is officially expanding to Sprint this Friday, November 1. The "Now Network" will begin accepting pre-orders of its own on that date ahead of an actual November 8 commercial release. That means Sprint customers are scheduled to receive their first G8X ThinQ units a full seven days after their AT&T counterparts, although that's still better than T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, which may never get a chance to buy this bad boy directly from their wireless service providers of choice.

Sprint is also not able to match AT&T's incredible introductory deal allowing you to score the LG G8X completely free of charge (with monthly installments and bill credits), but if you're a fan of the former's Flex lease arrangements, you can still shave quite a bit of money off the phone's already reasonable list price. Your savings will be offered as $16.21 monthly credits, which means you'll be left having to pay just $15 a month for a year and a half, bringing the grand total up to a phenomenally affordable 270 bucks. Keep in mind, though, that you won't technically own the device once the 18-month lease is up.

On top of Sprint's discount, you're eligible for a free Dual Screen case from LG as well if you remember to claim the offer at this web address between November 1, 2019, and January 9, 2020. Even with just the one 6.4-inch OLED display, the G8X ThinQ is clearly no pushover, packing a large 4,000mAh battery, 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage space in addition to the aforementioned top-notch Qualcomm SoC. Speaking of notches, the phone does have one, but it's much smaller and sleeker than that of the original G8 ThinQ. An in-display fingerprint sensor is also added into the mix, along with a 32MP front-facing camera and a 136-degree ultra-wide-angle lens accompanying the 12MP main shooter on the back.

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