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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5 Comments

1. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Great name LG! -Nobody

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

LG has been failing miserably when it comes to their sales figure for more than 3 years. And yet what astonishes me is they keep on rolling phones out that is more expensive than the predecessor!! Good luck with this, I for one will not buy it.

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That's way too expensive, what are they doing? IDC if it has 5g, it should not cost that much, not everyone wants 5g so they should give people an option. Same thing with other companies, I hope Samsung won't do this with the note 10

4. Nionx

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I love LG devices. They are second only to Samsung in my book but that name is absurd and that price outrageous. All 5G devices are rumored to cost a pretty penny so I see where they are coming from, but very few care to buy their devices. They are in no position to command this type of pricing. The device simply wont sell expected volumes unless they undercut the market leaders and sell at a substantially reduced rate.

5. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I still believe in the potential of LG.Maybe 2020, 2021...Technology they have to make a all new line of smartphones. A new management can to change the actual situation of LG.

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