The development of 5G network is ongoing and South Korea is one of few regions that have been able to commercials the 5G network. While it is certain that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G version is the first 5G smartphone in South Korea, LG is trying all it can to be closely behind Samsung. At MWC 2019 which held in Barcelona, Spain in February, the South Korean manufacturer, unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ.
At the launch, the company stated that this 5G smartphone will be launched in South Korea on April 19. Now, LG has postponed the launch of this device saying that it needs to further work on the integration of Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 5G modem. According to LG, this needs to be done so that the LG V50 ThinQ 5G can offer a much better user experience. In addition, LG is collaborating with South Korean carriers and Qualcomm to offer better 5G services with its devices. As of now, there is no release date for this device but the company says that it will announce a new date as soon as possible.
The LG V50 ThinQ very much looks like the V40 from last year albeit a glowing yellow 5G logo that lights up whenever it hooks up with the 5G network. It gets the Snapdragon 855 chipset with an embedded Qualcomm X50 modem touted to offer up to 20 times the speed of 4G”
The device retains the V40 triple- rear camera array – a 12-megapixel standard shooter, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens for portraits and zoom, and a wide-angle lens that gives you 108 degrees of visibility to pack more into each shot. LG isn’t going the way of other OEMs here, it has to stick to the capacitive rear fingerprint scanner on the rear, while the selfie shooter has doubled to two -an 8-megapixel sensor and 5-megapixel sensor which work together for more impressive camera depth effects.
LG ignored the in-display fingerprint sensor, the punch hole display as well as the foldable display tech that is widely gaining traction. Although the V50 ThinQ isn’t by any way a foldable phone, it is also LGs way of competing with foldable phones from rival companies thanks to its Dual Screen accessory that attaches to the phone like a case and offers twice the screen real estate. The accessory has a 6.2-inch OLED display that depends on the V50’s internal battery, hence the reason the Korean stalwart has equipped the V50 with a 4000mAh battery. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G will come in a single Aurora Black color, and while we are not sure when it will hit the shelves, LG has partnered Sprint for the LG V50 ThinQ.