LG G8 ThinQ & V50 ThinQ 5G unveiled at MWC Barcelona

LG’s first 5G phone is the V50 ThinQ

Foldable devices aren't the same for every phone maker, and LG is showing it's thinking out of the box, possibly for more cost effective reasons. When connected, this 6.2-inch OLED panel can be used as a normal screen, but you can do anything else on the main display of the phone at the same time. Among the three, the LG G8s ThinQ is the affordable version of LG G8 ThinQ.

LG's dual-screen capable V50 alongside the G8.

Further, the V50 features a 6.4-inch QHD (1440x3120 pixels) OLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and HDR10 support.

This was a long time coming, as talks about an optional second screen attachment for an LG phone started since January. It packs a 3500mAh battery and 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Considering that the LG V40 only just launched in markets like the US and South Africa for R12 499, expect a premium.

Apart from this, LG V50 ThinQ is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with Adreno 640 GPU.

Exact availability or pricing details are yet a mystery now.

Folding Displays Or Dual Screens?

Air Motion was a pretty hard feature to master while we were using the phone in the limited hands on time, so this may have a slight learning curve.

LG's latest smartphone, the G8 ThinQ, brings quite a bit of change to the G Series. So what does all of this mean?

Due to the fact that the front-facing camera of LG G8 can track and read hand movements, users can easily interact with the phone in a completely new way, without needing to touch to device at all.

It's a little awkward to use, but it could make it easier to unlock the phone while it's resting on a table.

As announced, LG has launched its first ever 5G phone: The LG V50 ThinQ. In a world where talking to phones and speakers is now normal, touchless control could finally be ready.

Whether anyone wants a sort-of folding smartphone without the big screen tablet functionality is uncertain, though one presumes LG has done its market research.

Mobile World Congress looks to be all about funky form factors this year, and following the and the, LG is (sort of) tossing its hat into the foldable smartphone ring. With a 6.4 inch OLED display, 20% improved battery efficiency, and 40% quicker charging speed, this new smartphone addresses many issues of current generation phones while embracing the 5G era. The company has been reported to operate one of the most reliable wireless networks in America as well as the nation's premier all-fiber network. Our guess is April to May, though with Samsung's S10 landing in early March, we could see LG push to release sooner.

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