A week after launching the V40 ThinQ in India for a price of Rs 49,990, LG appears to be ready to announce its next batch of flagships as it prepares for the Mobile World Congress. Having already hinted the LG G8 flagship device, it’s now believed that the South Korean company will also be unveiling the LG V50 ThinQ.
The latest news comes from the people at ETNews who are of the belief that LG will announce the LG V50 ThinQ alongside the LG G8 at the MWC 2019 event. If that’s true, this will be the first time LG will be unveiling its G-series and V-series devices together, with the latter making a welcome change in terms of connectivity.
The LG V50 ThinQ is expected to feature a 6-inch QHD+ display and will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset which is manufactured on a 7nm process. The V-series flagship will also equip a vapour chamber for cooling the insides and will be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery.
However, the biggest addition to the device will support 5G technologies. While the LG G8 is expected to come with 4G LTE, its V-series sibling will come with a 5G modem. This comes at the same time Samsung promised its first 5G phone before H1 2019. If any of this is true, the LG V50 ThinQ will come as an intermediate device between the V40 ThinQ and the next V-series smartphone with just a change in modem and processor. It reminds us of a familiar device or do you not remember the V35 ThinQ?
For those of you who don’t know, LG announced the V40 ThinQ smartphone in India earlier this month. The LG V40 ThinQ has a 6.4-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) FullVision OLED display.with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with 537 ppi of pixel density. It packs a Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The LG V40 ThinQ comes equipped with three cameras at the back – 12MP with f/1.5 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation, a 16MP super wide camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 12MP telephoto. There’s a dual front camera setup which comprises of an 8-megapixel primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. There’s also a 3,300 mAh battery packed inside with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 support and USB-C. It initially came running Android 8.1 (Oreo) with LG UX but has recently been updated to Android 9 Pie.