With the V50 ThinQ LG brings its first 5G smartphone on the market. The device stands out because of an optional second screen, which you can click on the device via an accessory. We tell you more about the smartphone.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G officially shown
LG showed its first 5G smartphone during a keynote at the Mobile World Congress 2019, where the G8 ThinQ was presented. The V50 ThinQ is LG’s first 5G phone and also the successor of the V40 ThinQ, which is only available in the Netherlands.
It is still unclear when the smartphone is released, but in the Benelux, we will probably have to wait a long time. The first 5G networks will only be available here in 2020.
LG also comes with an optional accessory for the V50 ThinQ 5G. It is a second screen, which you click with a kind of case on the phone. The extra display is 6.2 inches tall and makes multi-tasking easier. LG gives as an example that users can look up and read the IMDb information on the second display while watching a movie or series.
Via a button in the software, you can easily switch between screens and use multiple apps at the same time. In addition, it is possible to use the second display as a virtual controller in certain games, leaving more screen space for the game. The ‘normal’ screen measures 6.4 inches and has a resolution of 3120 by 1440 pixels.
Specs of the V50 ThinQ
Furthermore, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G is a reasonably straightforward Android flagship. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip with Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem and has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage (via micro-sd). At the back, there are three cameras: a regular lens of a 12-megapixel camera, a whole wide lens of 16 megapixel and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. On the front are two more camera lenses of 8 and 5 megapixel, where the second camera makes it possible to take selfies with a bokeh effect.
Furthermore, the V50 ThinQ is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery, which can be charged quickly via the USB port. The device also has improved stereo speakers, a waterproof housing, fingerprint scanner at the back and face recognition. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with LG’s sweeping UX skin.