LG’s New V50 ThinQ Is the Company’s 5G Handset With a Foldable Twist

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 6 Comments

At MWC 2019, LG has announced a new 5G phone, much like most other Android phone makers. The company’s new V50 ThinQ is its first 5G phone that will be available in the coming months.

LG’s V50 ThinQ is much like the company’s existing V40, which means much of the design of the device is identical. LG did introduce a bunch of upgrades under the hood to support 5G and offer more power that is required for 5G, however. The device now comes with the Snapdragon 855 platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, a larger 4,000mAh battery, and a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system for better cooling. The device comes with a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display and has a thickness of 8.3mm which is a little thicker than the regular V40.

Oh, and, the device apparently has a glowing 5G logo on the back to let you know that it actually has 5G connectivity.

And then there is one more thing — LG is introducing its take on the foldable phone with an accessory that you can buy separately for the V50 ThinQ. The accessory adds a second 6.2-inch OLED display to the V50 ThinQ, allowing for foldable phone functionality and letting you use two apps at a time. You can only use the dual screen in two different angles — 104 and 180 degrees and uses the phone’s battery to power the display. It’s nothing like some of the other foldable phones we have seen at MWC this year, but it’s certainly an interesting take.

The V50 ThinQ will be available exclusively from Sprint in the United States, and it will later be available at Verizon. The device will also be available in some other areas, including some European countries, later this year. As for the Dual Screen accessory, you won’t be able to purchase it in the United States and it’s not exactly clear which specific regions the accessory will go on sale.

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6 responses to “LG’s New V50 ThinQ Is the Company’s 5G Handset With a Foldable Twist”

  1. jimchamplin

    A glowing 5G logo on the back.


    There are a number of legitimate reasons to put a case on your phone. Horrible design choices are one of those reasons. Is 5G gonna be like people in the 50s thinking that “television” was some kind of megatech and thus stuffed it into every story?


    ”They invaded from Mars... and one brave scientist saved the world with FIVE GEE!!!”

  2. locust infested orchard inc

    It would appear there are two LG products referenced in this article, one named, whilst the other, well not exactly, so I'm here to give some guidance.


    (1) LG V50 ThinQ


    (2) LG V50 ThickQ (foldable version)


    Such a disappointment from LG when they are pioneers of the flexible display.

  3. harmjr

    "...exclusively from Sprint"  Not a good sign this will sell.

  4. mrvinny

    This new 5G Phone looking awesome and this phone features also fantastic. Waiting for this 5G mobile. best regards - GHD SPORTS

  5. CompUser

    Are you sure this isn't a new buttonless/controllerless, touchscreen Nintendo DSi XL? 'Cause that's what it looks like. :-)

  6. motuaurpatlukijodi

    This phone is looking like card holder.I don't know why LG evan trying to being in a competition. Samsung already vanished all its market from India.I think lg should not go with foldable smartphone. They must try on camera setup.What should i do with large foldable screen ? Do you want me to watch motu patlu

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