LG V50 ThinQ: a first 5G smartphone, and almost collapsible

LG V50 ThinQ: a first 5G Smartphone, And Almost Collapsible

LG took advantage of the MWC 2019 to present its new range of smartphones. Among them, the V50 ThinQ, the first of the brand to be compatible with 5G networks, and with a "foldable" design. More or less.

During the MWC 2019, LG did not introduce that G8 ThinQ, its smartphone with vein detection. The South Korean manufacturer also took the opportunity to present the V50 ThinQ. If the range is accustomed to novelties wacky, it is finally the G8 that has marked the spirits with its scanner veins, but the V50 is not traditional so far.

5G and high end

The LG V50 ThinQ is first and foremost presented as the first 5G smartphone of the brand and therefore serves as a flagship for this technology on all booths of the MWC 2019. As a result, the V50 is the perfect representative of 2019 and its record technique is up to it:

Snapdragon 855
5G Snapdragon X50 Modem
6.4-inch QHD + OLED display
6 GB of RAM
128 GB of storage
Triple APN:
Standard 12 Mpx (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚)
Telephoto 12 Mpx (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 45˚)
Wide angle 16 MP (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚)
Double front camera (8 + 5 Mpx)
Android 9 Pie
Bluetooth 5.0
159.2 x 76.1 x 8.3 mm for 183 g
We also find the usual fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, IP68 certification and fast charging, but also a 32-bit Quad-DAC and compatibility DTS: X 3D Surround, a specialty of LG.

A hinged accessory
But one of the biggest features of the LG V50 ThinQ, it is ultimately not the smartphone itself, but its accessory that serves as a second screen. Like Asus on the ROG Phone, LG is launching a protective shell with a 6.1-inch FHD + screen for a wider gaming area.

This accessory is indeed oriented towards the middle of gaming with the ability to display more touch controls and thus simulate a gamepad a little larger. While Samsung and Huawei have not hesitated to draw their foldable smartphones (the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X), LG offers here an alternative, but reminiscent of the much disappointing ZTE Axon M.

Price and release date of the LG V50 ThinQ are not yet known, but we imagine that it will not be available in France.


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