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LG V50 ThinQ Launch Delayed Due to Issues with 5G Optimization

At the MWC 2018, LG unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ along and LG G8 ThinQ smartphones with flagship hardware. The LG V50 ThinQ comes with 5G supports and the company also introduced a new case which brings secondary display that can be easily attached or detached. A few back back, LG is rumored to introduce its first 5G smartphone in its home country on April 19th. On the other hand, Samsung is already taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in South Korea. However, LG now announced to indefinitely postpone the commercial launch of the LG V50 ThinQ.

The company said it needs time to further optimize the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem to offer best in class experience for the very first users to try out this new technology. LG is currently working with the Qualcomm and local mobile operators to bring out the LG V50 ThinQ as a better 5G smartphone. The company will be announcing a new release date for the LG V50 ThinQ very soon. Even the Galaxy S10 5G users in Korea faced connectivity issues when switching between 5G to LTE networks.

Since these are the first-gen devices in the 5G era, it’s obvious to expect some sort of issues in the beginning. The LG G8 ThinQ which also comes powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform went on sale earlier this month in selected markets. Unlike the LG V50 ThinQ, the LG G8 ThinQ settles with the 4G LTE connectivity. Talking about the LG V50 ThinQ’s hardware, it sports a 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display with Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform comes coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of  UFS 2.1 flash storage.

Unlike the other 5G smartphones, LG is offering expandable storage option with the LG V50 ThinQ. The device comes with 12MP + 16MP + 12MP triple camera setup on the rear and 8MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the front for selfies. With this device, the company also introduced new Vapor Chamber which offers better heat-dissipation than the earlier used heat pipes. It also comes with MIL-STD 810G certification for its durability and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar to know more details bout the upcoming LG smartphones!

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