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.
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.
The system starts with the LG G8X itself, a high-end phone with a robust set of specs.
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.
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.
Close the case and you'll see the time and notifications at the top of its mirrored surface.
There's a large cutout at the back to make plenty of room for the dual-camera array.
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.
Here are some examples.
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.
The phone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset and on Android 9.
LG is one of the last phone makers to keep the headphone jack.
Here's another look at the Dual Screen case.
It's got a shiny exterior on one side, but is otherwise made of plastic.
Here's the side view.