Along with the LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ smartphones, LG also announced the V50 ThinQ 5G at the MWC 2019 event in Barcelona. LG V50 ThinQ 5G is the company’s first 5G-ready handset packs Snapdragon X50 5G Modem, Snapdragon 855 and has a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system that efficiently keeps the internal temperatures low.
The LG V50 ThinQ has been launched alongside a secondary display called ‘Dual Screen’ accessory for the phone to add a second 6.2-inch OLED (2160 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ display for better gaming and multitasking experience. Which can also acts as a case for the new smartphone and connects via Pogo pin connectors. In select games, the Dual Screen can be used as a dedicated controller. It can be tilted to 104 and 180 degrees.
The LG V50 ThinQ price is expected to hit the market later this year, and it comes in Astro Black color only. The company is yet to reveal its pricing, however LG has partnered with 10 major carriers in the United States, South Korea, Australia as well as a number of European countries where 5G service will be launched this year.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G Specifications
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G features a 6.4-inch QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) OLED FullVision display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 538ppi pixel density, and HDR10 support. As mentioned above, LG has also launched an accessory called the Dual Screen which has a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) OLED panel that has three Pogo pin connectors on the hollow housing adjacent to the display. It is powered by the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone and doesn’t come with its own battery.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU and also comes equipped with the Snapdragon X50 modem to facilitate 5G connectivity. The handset is paired with 6GB of RAM. The device offers a 128GB of inbuilt storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 2TB).
On the camera front, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G features a triple rear camera setup that comprises of a 12-megapixel primary 78-degree lens (f/1.5 aperture aperture and 1.4 micron pixel size), a 12-megapixel 45-degree telephoto lens (f/2.4 aperture and 1-micron pixel size), and a 16-megapixel 107-degree wide-angle lens (f/1.9 aperture and 1-micron pixel size). For selfie, there is a dual camera setup that includes an 8-megapixel RGB sensor (f/1.9 aperture, 1-micron pixel size, 80-degree lens) and a 5-megapixel 90-degree wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G also comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and features a MIL-STD 810G certified build. The handset comes equipped with full-range BoomBox stereo speakers, accompanied by 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS:X 3D surround sound support. The device also supports the Qualcomm aptX and aptX HD audio technology for better music listening experience over wireless audio accessories.
It is a dual SIM smartphone (Nano + Nano) and runs the latest Android 9 Pie operating system. For connectivity includes 3G, 4G LTE-A, 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C port for charging. The handset packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. It measures 159.10×76.10×8.30 mm and weighs 183 grams.