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LG to launch V50 ThinQ 5G on May 10

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LG to launch V50 ThinQ 5G on May 10


LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone to launch on May 10: Price and specifications

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G was initially announced a day before MWC 2019 and scheduled to release on April 19 before LG decided to put it on hold for a while.

After introducing the LG V50 ThinQ 5G at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, LG is now planning to launch the device in South Korea on May 10, 2019. 

With the launch of the device, According to sources, LG has agreed to schedule the release alongside the three main domestic carriers as it wants to provide consumers a no-compromise 5G experience. We’ve seen reports that Galaxy S10 5G users have complained about poor connectivity issues such as slow speeds and problems when switching between LTE and 5G. 

LG has partnered with three domestic carriers to launch its 5G phone in Korea. However, those mobile operators are still in the early stages of the deployment of their 5G networks. And so, it is possible that users could face connectivity while trying to access 5G speeds in the country even if they use the LG V50 ThinQ.

The LG V50 ThinQ was initially scheduled to release in April but the company had to call off the launch due to optimization issues with the processor. 

Now, the company has finalised to bring the 5G-enabled device to the South Korean market on May 10. The 6GB RAM with 128GB storage V50 ThinQ 5G will cost KRW 1,199,000 (which is roughly Rs. 71,000). 

The upcoming premium LG device features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision (1440x3120 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a secondary display as well which sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ OLED (2160 x 1080 pixels) display. 

The secondary display comes with three Pogo Pin connectors. The biggest highlight of the device is the Snapdragon X50 modem which enables the device to support 5G connection

The rollout of the new generation network has been challenging and it's good that LG has taken its time to tweak out its device rather than ushering a half baked product. The device will release alongside its secondary screen case which LG claims offers the functionality and feel of a foldable phone.

Under the hood, the phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. 

For optics, it boasts of a triple rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.5 aperture and a 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture. On the front, it gets dual cameras consisting of an 8-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture.

Further, connectivity options include, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3G, 4G LTE-A, 5G, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and USB Type-C port. Additionally, the V50 ThinQ 5G packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge3.0 fast charging support. 

In terms of the camera, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a triple rear camera setup - a feature that was also present in the company's older V-series flagship device, the LG V40 ThinQ that we reviewed earlier this year - which includes a 16MP super wide angle lens, a 12MP standard lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. 

On the front, V50 ThinQ sports a dual camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens. It comes with a gigantic 4,000mAh battery and it features support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

As far as the phone's second attachable screen, or the dual screen, is concerned, it comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED FullVision display and it has three pogo ping slots that enable users to connect the display with the main device.

Main specifications

Display:- 6.40-inch

Processor:- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Front Camera:- 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel

Resolution:- 1440x3120 pixels

RAM:- 6GB

OS:- Android 9.0

Storage:- 128GB

Rear Camera:- 12-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 12-megapixel

Battery Capacity 4000mAh



All specifications

GENERAL

Form factor:- Touchscreen

Dimensions (mm):- 159.10 x 76.10 x 8.30

Weight (g):- 183.00

IP rating:- IP68

Battery capacity (mAh):- 4000

Fast charging:- Quick Charge 3.0

Colours:- Astro Black

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches):- 6.40

Touchscreen:- Yes

Resolution:- 1440x3120 pixels

Aspect ratio:- 19.5:9

Pixels per inch (PPI):- 538


HARDWARE

Processor:- octa-core

Processor make:- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

RAM:- 6GB

Internal storage:- 128GB

Expandable storage:- Yes

Expandable storage type:- microSD

Expandable storage up to (GB):- 200

CAMERA

Rear camera:- 12-megapixel (f/1.5, 1.4-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/1.9, 1-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1-micron)

Rear autofocus:- Yes

Rear flash:- Dual LED

Front camera:- 8-megapixel (f/1.9, 1.12-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)


SOFTWARE

Operating system:- Android 9.0


CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi:- Yes

Wi-Fi standards supported:- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

GPS:- Yes

Bluetooth:- Yes, v 5.00

NFC:- Yes

USB Type-C:- Yes

FM:- Yes

Number of SIMs:- 2

Active 4G on both SIM cards:- Yes


SIM 1 and SIM 2 

SIM Type:- Nano-SIM

GSM/CDMA:- GSM

3G:- Yes

4G/ LTE:- Yes


SENSORS

Face unlock:- Yes

Fingerprint sensor:- Yes

Compass/ Magnetometer:- Yes

Proximity sensor:- Yes

Accelerometer:- Yes

Ambient light sensor:- Yes

Gyroscope:- Yes