‘This is the V50 ThinQ: the first 5G smartphone from LG’

LG V50 ThinQLG’s first 5G smartphone has leaked. The LG V50 ThinQ is officially unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2019, but the first image shows the device.

LG V50 ThinQ image shows a device

Mobile World Congress 2019 will take place over a large week and LG will show its 5G device V50 ThinQ. This smartphone is now already leaked by professional Evan Blass. In this case, it is the version that is released in the United States by provider Sprint. It is still unclear whether the device comes to the Netherlands. We do not have a 5G network yet.

In terms of design, the smartphone is very similar to predecessor LG V40 ThinQ. LG is still going for a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. That while many modern devices this scanner more subtly elaborate, such as in a button on the side or even under the screen.

LG V50 ThinQ preview

A striking difference between the V40 and V50 is that the cameras on the back do not provide a bump. It is still unclear whether this is due to better camera hardware, or whether LG opts for a slightly thicker device.

That second seems likely. LG released details about the 5G phone a month ago. The device gets a big battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. In addition, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 855.

Compared to the V40, the device also gets a Vapor Chamber instead of a Heat Pipe. That is a new cooling method that makes the 5G equipment not too hot. The Vapor Chamber is clearly larger, which increases the chance that the device is indeed a bit thicker.

In addition to this 5G smartphone, LG may also show a more traditional LG G8 device with two screens at Mobile World Congress.

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