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LG G8X with Dual Screen: A foldable phone alternative

This high-end phone doubles your screen with a separate case that comes with its own display.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Foldable phones are wild and intriguing because they double your screen size with a device that's easier to carry around than a tablet. But they're not widely available yet, and they're not for everyone. The LG G8X with Dual Screen case offers a different approach.

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It'll give you access to two 6.4-inch screens in one place, and when you don't want to use it, you can pop out the phone to slim down your profile.

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The system starts with the LG G8X itself, a high-end phone with a robust set of specs.

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Then, you attach it to this plastic case, using a USB-C jack. LG's first version of this case brought a phone and case together using pogo pins.

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The Dual Screen attachment comes with its own 6.4-inch screen, on the left. Since it doesn't have its own battery source, the right side (where the phone is) is heavier.

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Close the case and you'll see the time and notifications at the top of its mirrored surface.

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There's a large cutout at the back to make plenty of room for the dual-camera array.

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There are several things you can do with the dual screen, including mirroring the two lobes in some cases, and multitasking with two different apps in other scenarios.

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Here are some examples.

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Here's another look at the G8X itself, which has a 12- and 13-megapixel duo to take photos. You'll find a 32-megapixel camera up front.

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The phone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset and on Android 9.

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LG is one of the last phone makers to keep the headphone jack.

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Here's another look at the Dual Screen case.

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It's got a shiny exterior on one side, but is otherwise made of plastic.

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Here's the side view.

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Read up on all the details about the LG G8X with Dual Screen case

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