LG launched its most important smartphone LG V50 ThinQ 5G in South Korea on May 10. The smartphone was scheduled to be launched in late April but delayed due to 5G connectivity. LG V50 ThinQ 5G is the second 5G smartphone after Samsung’s S10 5G that released in South Korea last month. South Korea’s major telecom – KT, SK and LG U+ are held responsible to sell the smartphones.
LG V50 comes with a price tag of KRW 1,199,000. However, the color variant is black for now. In addition, a second screen is also available along with a case that is priced for KRW 219,000. Meanwhile, to captivate customers, LG is giving the case for free till June.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Price and Specification
The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie and has a single sim. The screen size is 6.4-inch with OLED resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. Above all, the smartphone runs on Snapdragon 855 with 6 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery power.
The triple camera is on the rear and dual camera setup is at the front. The rear camera features a 12 megapixel primary with an aperture of f/1.5, another 12 megapixels for the telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.5 and 16 megapixel for wide angle. The front-facing setup includes 8 megapixels with RGB sensors and a 5-megapixel sensor.
Most importantly, the storage includes 128 GB which can be expanded up to 512 GB. It also has the additional feature of SD card slot with NFC, fingerprint, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB-C type charging dock. The device is dust and water resistant with an IP68 rating.
What made them late to market?
However, LG mobiles were unsuccessful to improve its sales number is the last five quarters. Likewise, this launch was most important for the company in 5G market consideration. The price was a little lower than the Samsung S10 5G that hit the market at KRW 1,139,000 in South Korea.
As earlier mentioned, the company failed to launch LG V50 ThinQ 5G in April due to 5G connectivity. Since South Korea made 5G available on April 4 it was hit with connectivity issue for two weeks. After that, the country acquired with 260,000 subscribers to give way to the next-generation network.