LG's first 5G-enabled smartphone, the V50 ThinQ 5G
was supposed to make its debut in South Korea on April 19. The phone has been priced quite decently, at least outside of the United States, as LG announced the V50 ThinQ
5G will be available in its homeland for the equivalent of around $1,100.
Unfortunately, the V50 ThinQ 5G won't hit the shelves on April 19
as previously announced, as LG has just released a statement
that confirms the delay of the flagship. Apparently, the South Korean smartphone maker needs more time to optimize the hardware, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 5G modem.
LG Electronics has been working closely with Qualcomm and domestic mobile operators to improve 5G service and smartphone optimization ranging from software, hardware, and network. Accordingly, we plan to confirm the release of LG V50 ThinQ 5G later.
The company also announced that it will do its best to ensure that customers who decide to purchase its first 5G-enabled smartphone won't experience any inconvenience. That being said, we're waiting for LG to confirm another release date for the V50 ThinQ 5G
, so stay tuned for more on the matter.
The good news is the delay won't affect the US launch of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which is slated for this summer
. Well, unless LG completely cuts out the smartphone from its portfolio, though we doubt the issues are so serious.