This February at MWC, the primary focus of all the major smartphone players was on their first 5G enabled flagship devices. Amongst them, LG Electronics has also showcased their first 5G smartphone – the 5G LG V50 ThinQ. The 5G phone is also paired with another screen accessory called – the LG Dual Screen that also acts as a case for the LG V50 ThniQ 5G phone. While the device was showcased at MWC, there wasn’t any official information of when the phone would reach the consumer base.
LG has now announced that it would be launching its first 5G LG V50 ThinQ starting in Korea and would be available for purchase from April 19. This comes a day after another Korean tech giant, Samsung had announced its first 5G smartphone debut to the Korean market as well – starting from 5th April. For the consumers who purchase the 5G LG V50 ThinQ smartphone, they will get the special accessory – the ‘LG Dual Screen’ for free until the end of May. Later the Dual Screen would be sold separately.
To recap the specifications of LG’s first 5G phone, the V50 ThinQ comes with 6.4-inch QHD OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem for the 5G connectivity support. In terms of storage, the 5G V50 ThinQ comes equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 2TB.
As for the optics, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with triple rear cameras with a 12MP primary sensor followed by a 16MP wide angle sensor and a 12MP Telephoto lens as well. The front of the 5G V50 ThinQ also comprises dual cameras with 8MP sensor and 5MP wide-angle lens as well. The 5G is kept alive by a decent 4000mAh battery that charges via USB Type-C and also supports Quick Charge 3.0 as well. And, lastly, the 5G V50 ThinQ offers a military grade MIL-STF 810G certified build and also IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.
For those who are unaware, the LG Dual Screen accessory, which is a 6.2-inch OLED screen that acts as a flip cover to the V50 ThinQ – can be used by consumers to watch movies, and can also be used a game screen and along with a controller screen simultaneously, for more enhanced gameplay. The company believes with the Dual Screen support; users can conveniently take advantage of two screens especially in experiencing AR and VR tasks.
As for the pricing of the LG’s first 5G smartphone – the LG V50 ThinQ, it will be available for purchase from 19th of April in South Korea and costs at WON [KRW 1119000 (approx. Rs 69000)] and the LG Dual Screen will be available for sale after May for WON [KRW 219000 (approx, Rs 14,000). Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.