LG already made it clear that they want to release a 5G smartphone. The well known leakster, Evan Blass, has given us an image that seems to confirm all the rumors that are circulating so far about this device. However, there’s no confirmation about the actual hardware configurations. It is believed that the V50 ThinQ will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and 4,000mAh battery. There’s also vapour chamber cooling system to compensate for the hot, high performance hardware.
A source in South Korea stated last month that the 5G smartphone from LG will be unveiled in the MWC 2019 event on February 24th. This confirmation shouldn’t be surprising, because LG was among the first manufacturers that announce their commitment to 5G technology. So, it won’t be appropriate for the company to postpone their release of the device until the second half of 2019. The announcement from LG has refuted previous speculations that the South Korean manufacturer will retire the G series devices in favour of the V series.
In fact, it appears that LG is consolidating their products around the G and V models. They also retain the Q series for mid-range segment and K series for entry-level models. There’s an indication that LG will quit the race for the best hardware specs. Instead, they will focus on offering the best customer value through product differentiation and stronger identity. Other than the V50 ThinQ, LG will also unveil the G8 ThinQ. It appears that these devices will have dual-screen design, with the flip cover display.
It could be a bit disappointing for LG fans that the company won’t showcase a foldable model at the MWC event. The LG spokesman said that although the company has the technology to make one, there’s still little demand for such device. In the United States, LG V50 ThinQ will be available on the Spring Network. Earlier, Evan Blass posted an image of the device with Spring 5G logo. The smartphone has dual front-facing camera and triple rear-facing camera.