The LG G8X launched last year as LG’s flagship for the second half. The Snapdragon 855-powered phone which comes with a dual-screen accessory launched for INR 49,999 (~$682) in India. When Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale begins later this week, it will sell for less than half the launch price. If you plan to pick it up, there is something you should know.
The official LG India Twitter account revealed in a tweet that the LG G8X will not come with a charger or adapter in the box during the festive sale. The tweet was a reply to an inquiry by Tech YouTuber, C4ETech, who asked for confirmation on the reports about the phone not shipping with a charger.
LG says users will have to purchase a charger separately at an LG service center. It also clarified that the phone is new and not refurbished even though it lacks a charger.
It is surprising that the phone isn’t shipping with a charger since that was not the case when it launched last year. The device is currently listed on Flipkart for INR 54,990 (~$750) but when the sales begin on October 16, the device will sell for INR 19,999 (~$273) with the Dual Screen accessory in the box.
The LG G8X has a 6.4-inch OLED FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The Snapdragon 855 processor is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
There is a 32MP camera in front for selfies while the back which is covered with Gorilla Glass 5 has a 12MP primary camera + 13MP ultrawide angle camera setup. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers with 3D surround sound, and Hi-Fi Quad DAC. It also has NFC, an IP68 rating, and a 4000mAh battery with support for 21W fast charging, Quick Charge 4.0, and 9W wireless charging.
For INR 19,999, the LG G8X seems like a really good deal with all it has to offer and you should be able to get a supported wired charger for under INR 2000 (~$27).
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