LG Announces The V50 ThinQ 5G At MWC 2019
159.2 x 76.1 x 8.3 mm
6.4 inch AMOLED
3120 x 1440 px
Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
microSD, up to 512 GB
Android 9 (Pie)
12 MP standard (f/1.5)
12 MP telephoto (f/2.4)
16 MP ultrawide (f/1.9)
8 MP standard (f/1.9)
5 MP wide (f/2.2)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0
Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
18W fast charging
Amidst the plethora of smartphones being showcased at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona, LG announced its flagship smartphones for this season, which are the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and the LG G8 ThinQ. The much-anticipated devices are out in the open and their first impressions are very promising. Both the smartphones pack Snapdragon 855 chipsets with multiple rear cameras and are aiming towards targeting the premium smartphone segment. The V50 ThinQ is LG’s next big leap after the V40 ThinQ. The smartphone gathered a lot of attention at the event.
Design And Display
The V50 ThinQ is a dual glass smartphone with a glass-sandwich design, which gives the smartphone an elegant look. The device sports a 6.4 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 px and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display panel has a pixel density of 537 ppi, and supports HDR 10. It has a similar notch to the iPhone X and very narrow bezels that allow the display to seamlessly blend into the aluminium frame of the device. The device has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a regular USB-C port, and a stereo-speakers setup.
Specifications And Memory
The LG V50 ThinQ runs on the 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which consists of an octa-core processor (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4×8 GHz Kryo 485) and the Adreno 640 GPU. The device also features Qualcomm’s 5G modem. In addition, the V50 has an advanced cooling system to keep the temperature of the device under check. It runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box, with a layer of LG UX on top. The device has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via the microSD slot.
The V50 ThinQ features a triple rear camera setup, which comprises of a 12MP (f/1.5) camera sensor, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle snapper. The camera also supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for taking high quality blur free images. In addition, the smartphone sports a dual front camera module which is housed in the notch along with the earpiece. The selfie camera setup consists of an 8MP (f/1.9) standard sensor and a 5MP (f/2.2) wide-angle camera.
Unlike its premium contenders, the LG V50 ThinQ does not support an in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead, it has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock for security purposes. The device is IP68 dust and water resistant and meets 14 MIL-STD 810G standards, which means that it can survive drops of over 8 feet without taking any damage.
The smartphone packs a large 4,000 mAh battery, which is surprising considering the fact that the V50 ThinQ is just 8mm thin. Furthermore, the device promises to deliver high quality audio using 2-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS and Surround sound. LG has also introduced a dual screen accessory with the smartphone, which enables the LG V50 ThinQ to essentially act as a foldable device. It is actually a case with a 6.2 inch 2160 x 1080 px display that can be attached to the V50 ThinQ via the pogo pins present on the rear end of the device. Although the case adds an extra 131 g of weight to the device, it can enhance multitasking experience and act as a gaming controller – of sorts.
LG has not provided an official statement regarding the availability date/price of the device, but the device may be purchasable soon.