LG has finally joined in on the 5G wagon with the launch of its LG V50 ThinQ 5G. The newly launched smartphone is currently selling only in South Korea right now through the country’s three major telecom operators – KT, SK and LG U+. With this, LG has become the second smartphone company to bring out a commercial 5G phone for the users, with the first being the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. LG V50 ThinQ 5G has become the second 5G smartphone to be sold for commercial use. Other than these two devices, Oppo’s Reno is the third in this ranking as it too is selling its Reno 5G smartphone. But the Oppo Reno 5G is currently selling only in Switzerland.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G price and availability
The newly launched LG V50 ThinQ 5G was to be launched and sold commercially from April onwards. But the company delayed the launch of the device for unknown reasons. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G can be purchased through the three telecom operators mentioned above along with LG’s own retail shops in South Korea.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is selling for a price tag of KRW 1,119,000 (approximately Rs 67,000) and it comes in only one colour option – Black.
With the purchase of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G the users will also get a compatible second screen attachment. The attachment can be used as a second screen and enhance the multitasking and can be used to run two applications at the same time. Currently the second screen attachment-cum-case it is being offered for a price of KRW 219,000 (approximately Rs 13,000).
LG V50 ThinQ 5G specifications and features
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G sports a 6.4-inch OLED QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) display. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. It runs Android 9 Pie and supports single-SIM (Nano) and packs a 4,000mAh battery with wireless charging support. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G comes with 128GB of internal storage with microSD card support. It houses a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
On the camera front, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G features a triple-rear camera comprising of a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.5 aperture and 78-degree lens. It is paired with a 12MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and 45-degree telephoto lens. The third camera is a 16MP sensor with an f/1.9 apertuer and 107-degree wide-angle lens. While on the front houses a dual-camera setup comprises of an 8MP RGB sensor paired with a 5MP sensor.
Other features of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G includes 5G support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB Type-C port in the smartphone. There is also an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance on the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and it features a MIL-STD 810G certified build.