With the Mobile World Congress 2019 underway, smartphone majors are launching several new devices. Joining the club is South Korean tech major LG Electronics, which also launched a few of its smartphones. These included LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ, the latter being a 5G offering from the company.
To straightaway plunge into the specifications of the first 5G phone from LG, the V50 ThinQ has a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ FullVision OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC. The 5G capability is through the provision of the Qualcomm X50 modem. For a 5G phone, the RAM is modest at 6GB and the internal storage is pegged at 128GB. A microSD card can be inserted and the storage lifted to 2TB. The Android Pie is the operating system.
For optics, you have 5 cameras on board. In the rear, there are three shooters, 16MP+12MP+12MP. The dual camera setup in the front for selfies consists of an 8MP and a 5MP sensor. A 4,000mAh battery packs up the power for this device. It has been announced that the phone will be made available in select markets like the US, Australia, South Korea and some countries in Europe and that too later in the year.
LG has added some spice to this model by releasing a secondary 6.2-inch display for the LG V50 ThinQ which can be attached to the main phone and used independently.
With almost identical specs as the 5G phone, LG has released its main G series flagship successor, the LG G8 ThinQ. While the display size is marginally lower at 6.1iicnhes the processor, RAM and storage capacities are the same as the LG V50 ThinQ. The OS will be the same Android pie and even the rear camera setup is the same triple 16MP+12MP+12MP arrangement.
On the front, however, there is a single 8MP camera. The phone comes with water and dust resistance IP68 certification. As rumours had suggested earlier, the LG G8 ThinQ comes with the display being converted into a speaker through the crystal sound OLED display technology though there are speakers present as well.
The battery on this phone is a lower 3500mAh one with the Quick charge 3.0 technology.
In addition to these two phones, LG has also released another LG G8s ThinQ phone with most specifications being the same and some minor tweaks here and there.
Still to be disclosed by LG are the exact launch schedules for these devices, territory-wise and their prices.