LG V50 to be released this week after an 'optimization' delay bests the S10 5G performance

LG V50 to be released this week after an 'optimization' delay bests the S10 5G performance
Just as rumored, the new LG V50 ThinQ release date is May 10, reports Korean media today. One of the first 5G phones was supposed to ship at the end of April, but LG cancelled the launch three days prior, citing its desire to improve the stability and power draw of the 5G connectivity feature.

We don't blame it, as the current generation of 5G phones doesn't have the modem integrated into the Snapdragon 855 chipset, but rather extra modules tacked on to add the next-gen standard. These extra components take extra space and tax the battery extra, too, so if LG found a way to synchronize them for better performance and decided to postpone the V50 launch because of that, hat tip.

LG V50 release date on US carriers

A local carrier representative even claims that the new LG V50 is now better optimized to take on the 5G networks of this world than the Galaxy S10 5G which has been strutting along uncontested as the world's first in its home turf. 

As for the US release date of the LG V50, the report only says "this month," so it shouldn't be that much longer of a wait before Sprint, Verizon, and the rest of the local 5G gang widens their portfolio.

In Europe, the LG V50 ThinQ is facing much stiffer competition. The Oppo Reno 5G was already outed for Swisscom, and the carrier will also have Samsung, Xiaomi, and other 5G phones in its roster, so the battle for the consumers' hearts and minds will be more uphill.

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V50 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy S10 5G
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4500 mAh



1. gsengillo

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

i want this phone

2. Knownhost

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

I liked the G4, despite the bootloops, and loved the V20. Sadly, poor battery life and lack of updates forced me to go back to Sammy. I still miss the V20, though. It was a tank.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 424; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the v20 was there best phone, went downhill from there. Longing for those days to return. There devices are good they, for some unknown reason, refuse to modernize their software look and feel. It is customizable but the stock look and UI leave MUCH to be desired.

4. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The V20 was great but the V30 was even better. Better cameras. Better battery life by a longshot. Better screen. And better size. Also just better looking. Losing the IR blaster and removable battery cover was well worth the improvements they made to it. All my opinion of course from having both phones and still using the V30 currently.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Remind me, when our LG V30 saw an update oruch needed bug fix? OH, never, that's right.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

*shivers* stay away from LG phones, bad battery, no updates. No customer service!

7. MrMalignance

Posts: 300; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

It's funny you mention that. I know I'm still waiting on an update, but my battery life is great and my customer service experiences have been good.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Lucky you my LG experience is exactly as he describes minus the bad battery.

6. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

If the price is right, I'll get it over the Fold.

8. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I absolutely love my V40, so I imagine that V50 is going to make a lot of folks happy.

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

That was the last update you will ever see LG v50 owners.

12. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

The truth have been spoken...

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