LG Electronics will unveil a new ThinQ V50 smartphone alongside other high-end devices, at Mobile World Congress. The LG’s V50 which could be the company’s first 5G phone is something to anticipate.

About LG

LG, a South Korean multinational electronic company, which was founded in October 1958 by Koo In-Hwoi and built its headquarters at Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul, in South Korea is all set towards unveiling a new device as a road map toward the upcoming Trend in 5G mobile technologies.

Lg is the largest mobile company in South Korean and one of the most popular mobile phone companies in the world that have produced many phones of different specifications and price.

Though LG is very popular for their Electrical Home Appliances product they are also one of the G5 (Great 5)  in the Mobile market. LG Electronics has Produced a wide range of smartphones and tablet devices in different series e.g the X-series, K-Series, G-Series, Q- series and lastly, the most importantly V-Series which will soon receive a new baby expected to drive the mobile world.

LG V50 ThinQ Overview

The LG V50 is a long anticipating device with a lot of attention.This device according to different news source and rumour is said to be launched as LG first 5G smartphone.

Bong-seok head of LG mobile and TV business, elaborated that the LG V50 ThinQ will be launched “betweenMarch and April” with support for 5G connectivity. However, since MWC 2019 will be the hotbed for 5G innovation, the company does not want to wait until the later this year to launch the LG V50 ThinQ and be left behind the competitors.

 LG V50 thinq

Although, the main trending and highly expected upgrade in the tech device now is the innovation of the foldable devices, LG president stated that foldable phones are “too early for LG” to be released.

Obviously, LG has decided to sail the ship towards the 5G innovation direction. Confirming this is a previous report from Korean media, Evan Blass just published a press render allegedly showing the Sprint version of the LG V50 ThinQ.

According to the leak by sprint, the giant yellow logo on the back and the very over-the-top wallpaper of the device hinted the 5G capabilities. The Picture of this device also leads us to believe that LG V50 will clearly resembles its V40 ThinQ predecessor quite a bit leaving any major update the the internal hardware.

The only immediately noticeable change is to the three rear cameras, which no longer sit on a raised glass module. Instead, they appear to be flush with the back of the phone, which is an interesting design choice.

According to leaks, the V50 ThinQ will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset with a vapor chamber to keep it cool and also opt for the additional X50 5G modem for better performance.

The device is said to feature a 6” QHD display and boost a 4,000mAh battery juice to feed on.
In a news release by LG, it suggested that the battery in particular would help address fears that 5G phones might have lower battery life, which is a pretty dang valid one considering how poor the first 4G LTE phones’ batteries were.

LG V50 Features

Although, from Blass’s image we couldn’t confirm how thin the LG V50 ThinQ might be or whether it’ll still have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but we can see a few notable features nonetheless. Obviously, there is a Fingerprint sensor at the back of the device right below the cameras, though this might be disappointing for those who are hoping LG migrates to in-display fingerprint sensors.

The LG V50 from Blass leak also exposed how impressive LG may have managed to cram the LG V40’s three rear cameras with wide angle, normal, and telephoto zoom into a package that lays flat instead of bulging out the back of the phone.

Finally, the major specs have not been confirmed yet, however, i believe we’ll certainly find out more at LG’s event at Mobile World Congress on February 24 which has been scheduled to unveil this phone and other premium devices with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10, hence, we can expect the V50 ThinQ to be available some time in March, just in time to go up against the Samsung Galaxy S10 X 5G variant.

LG V50 Price

The LG V50 ThinQ price in Nigeria vary depends on the deal, due to the fact that the LG V40 cost about ₦350,000 as at the time of this writing, threfore, more is automatically expected for the V50 thinq, therefore, the V50 could cost up to ‎₦380-₦400 after launch.

LG V50 ThinQ Specifications

General Features

Launch Date : February 24, 2019 (Unofficial)

Performance

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Processor: Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485)
  • Chipset: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM: 6GB
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Screen Size: 6.4 inches
  • Touch Screen: capacitive touchscreen,
  • Display Type: OLED
  • Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9 with Notch Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera:  12 MP + 16 MP + 12 MP Triple Cameras
  • Rear Camera Features:  Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, (HDR), Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera:  13 MP + 5 MP Dual Cameras

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 2TB

Network Support

4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3) 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 MHz

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes with A-GPS
  • EDGE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Features: Mobile Hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • USB Connectivity: Mass storage device, USB charging
  • USB Type-C: (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Gyroscope: – Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: – Yes
  • Wireless Charging: – Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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