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LG V50 ThinQ 5G Smartphone Launch Date Confirmed

At the MWC 2019, LG launched the LG V50 ThinQ and LG G8 ThinQ smartphones. While the company already launched the LG G8 ThinQ, it recently postponed the LG V50 ThinQ launch in South Korea. The LG V50 ThinQ along with LG Dual Screen case will be available from May 10th in South Korea. At KRW  1,199,000 (approx USD 1030 / INR 71,500), LG’s 5G smartphone is also cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G. Initially, the company was supposed to launch the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone in the month of April. LG then indefinitely postponed the launch saying it needs more to better optimize the device for 5G connectivity.

Even the Galaxy S10 5G users in South Korea are facing issues when switching between 5G and 4G networks. Also, the 5G rollout is still in its initial stage and the carriers are now focused on early adopters for further optimizing. Later this year, the company will also launch the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone in the US. It comes with a 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display with Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform comes coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of  UFS 2.1 flash storage.

The device sports triple camera setup featuring a 12MP primary sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor. On the front, the wider notch features 8MP + 5MP dual camera setup. It also sports stereo speakers with DTS-X technology and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. There is also a dedicated hardware button for Google Assistant on this device. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with LG UX skin on the top. The LG V50 ThinQ is also MIL-STD 810G certified for its durability and IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. LG also added a new Vapor Chamber to offer better heat-dissipation than the earlier used heat pipes.

It measures 159.1 x 76.1 x 8.3 mm and weighs around 183 grams. While all the 2019 flagship smartphones are featuring the in-display fingerprint scanner, the LG V50 ThinQ still comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. Unlike other 5G smartphones, the LG V50 ThinQ also supports MicroSD card for further expansion of storage up to 2TB. While we don’t expect the LG V50 ThinQ to launch in India, the company hasn’t even confirmed the availability of LG G8 ThinQ. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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