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LG's 5G flagship might be called the V50 ThinQ 5G; could cost a small fortune

LG's 5G flagship might be called the V50 ThinQ 5G; could cost a small fortune
The LG V40 ThinQ

LG’s first 5G smartphone will make its international debut at MWC 2019 towards the end of next month and, according to a new report by ETNews, the flagship will have a pretty long name.

More specifically, ETNews believes the company’s 5G device will be marketed as the LG V50 ThinQ 5G – a pretty big mouthful that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue – and should be available to purchase sometime in March.

Once launched, the device points towards a price that sits between 1.3 million won ($1165) and 1.5 million won ($1354) in South Korea. In the US, Sprint has confirmed that it’ll offer the device – presumably at a slightly lower price – while other international carriers should carry the device in Europe.

Historically, LG has reserved V-series models for fall announcements but from the look of things, earlier unveilings could become a permanent thing. After all, the same report suggests that the 4G LTE-ready LG G8 ThinQ could be the final model in the series. Moreover, the South Korean brand doesn’t appear interested in creating a totally new brand just for 5G models.

At the moment, only a few key details are known about LG’s flagship. For one, the smartphone will arrive powered by the Snapdragon 855 and a very respectable 4,000mAh battery. This, according to LG itself, will arrive paired with dedicated vapor chamber that should help avoid any overheating issues.

Design-wise, the company has previously confirmed that the model will include a unique design. Considering it could arrive as part of the LG V-series, though, the smartphone could resemble last year’s LG V40 ThinQ quite closely.

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