The LG V60 and G9 ThinQ might be different versions of the same phone

The LG V60 and G9 ThinQ might be different versions of the same phone
The LG G8X ThinQ and LG V50S ThinQ 5G launched late last year as different versions of the same phone. Now, with the company reportedly developing the LG G9 ThinQ and LG V60 ThinQ, a new leak suggests the strategy could soon be replicated.

5G and 4G LTE versions of the same phone


Just days after CAD-based renders of the LG G9 ThinQ emerged online, several glass panels belonging to the LG V60 ThinQ have leaked out. These reveal a few details about the upcoming smartphone, including the fact it may be released in three colors – black, blue, and white. 

LG has already confirmed that all future V-branded phones will support 5G as standard, meaning the V60 ThinQ will do too. But if today’s glass panels are the real deal, it appears the company is planning to put less emphasis on emphasis on the compatibility by ditching the light-up 5G logo that graced the LG V50 ThinQ.
 
Other changes include the removal of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a noticeably wider camera setup which suggests LG is planning to add more sensors to the phone. Interestingly, these last two details line up perfectly with the recently leaked LG G9 ThinQ.

This means there’s a good chance the LG V60 ThinQ and LG G9 ThinQ are being developed as 5G and 4G LTE versions of the same phone. If true, the former will probably arrive powered by the Snapdragon 865 whereas the latter may have to settle for the Snapdragon 855 or a Snapdragon 700-series chipset.

Lots of cameras, huge display, and a headphone jack


Everything about these phones aside from the internal configuration should be identical. Therefore, if the previously leaked LG G9 ThinQ renders are accurate, consumers can expect to find a 6.8-inch OLED display up front coupled with the company’s flavor of Android 10.

The panel itself looks set to incorporate an in-screen fingerprint scanner similar to the one used on the LG G8X ThinQ and V50S ThinQ. It should also be paired with a small notch, decently sized bezels, and an aluminum frame.

Other external features include a dedicated Google Assistant button, a bottom-firing speaker, and a headphone jack. The latter means LG remains as one of the very few smartphone brands committed to the legacy port.

Completing the overall package will be an updated quadruple-camera setup that should give LG the opportunity to better compete with Samsung and Huawei. It’s expected to house an upgraded main camera that’s paired with the usual ultra-wide-angle shooter.

Also rumored is a telephoto camera instead of the more advanced periscope alternatives and a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor for improved AR content representation and more accurate background blur with portrait shots.

LG V60 ThinQ and G9 ThinQ announcement, release date, price


The LG V60 ThinQ and LG G9 ThinQ are currently expected to make their debut at MWC 2020 in late February. Pricing and availability information should be announced alongside the phones, but it’s unclear when sales and pre-orders will start.

Last year, the G8 ThinQ didn’t hit shelves until early April while customers hoping the purchase the V50 ThinQ 5G had to wait until late May. There shouldn’t be any delay for LG’s 5G flagship this year, but a release before April for either phone does seem unlikely considering the company’s history.

As for pricing, expect LG to position the G9 ThinQ as an iPhone 11 competitor. The V60 ThinQ, on the other hand, should compete more directly with the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro.

Related phones

V60 ThinQ
  • Display 6.6"
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
G9 ThinQ
  • Display 6.7"
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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17 Comments

1. shield

Posts: 890; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G9 and V60 both S865, no old cpu.

2. HarysViewty

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

S10 note10 lite

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 748; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If the G9 is a 4G LTE model it can't use the S865. That's only sold with the X55 5G modem.

8. shield

Posts: 890; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

No, LG G9 is 5G smartphone.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 748; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

LG announced last year that G-series will only be 4G

14. shield

Posts: 890; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Yes, but LG say Only V Series with dual scree, but G8x with dual screen, MWC He says more.

12. ZARTAN99

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

this!

3. HarysViewty

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

I hate that they go with camera hump, well at least it's symmetrical. Please no USB type c for DualScreen, it's just too big already. Pogo pin on left side will be better

4. Elvis358

Posts: 288; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Ussles. They should release V60 in fall as a different smartphone. Dumbass LG!

7. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol yes dumbasses as far as release schedule and logic but I want one. Hopefully the V60 one IF they turn out to be two different phones which I wouldn't dispute with it being LG.

6. Skizzo

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Hate to admit it, but as someone who touted the V30 as a sleeper hit and almost bought one myself, I've lost all interest in LG phones ever since. While still I love the audio aspect of their phones (dedicated DAC, 3.5mm jack, strong speakers, etc.), but too many other things like uninteresting and uninspired boring design, useless "features", outdated software skin, unreliable support, etc...all make it so that their products are a firm "meh" on the excitement scale. It's not a competitive device at all, including the price, and it's a shame that LG may go the way of HTC.

9. hazard1

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Same here. i loved the V30. But LG seems to be figuring out how to fail spectacularly and suceeding at it.

13. ZARTAN99

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

I hate to agree but it seems like LG is basically the Dallas Cowboys: somehow or some way they will find a way to screw up a device which is why their sales are way down!

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1296; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Definitely getting this.

15. J2017

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

I had many LG's upto the G6. I loved my V10 I think it was the first phone with the wide angle camera. LG used to be innovative too bad they fell off.

16. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The G5 introduced the wide angle and the V20 followed behind it. The V10 had just one sensor. It did however have two front facing cameras, one being a wide angle.

17. KingSam

Posts: 1521; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I still use the v35. Major bummers are the cameras. They are decent but flare a lot and not up to scratch today. The front can is just awful. And no updates. I did flash 9.0 but 10 is seemingly a no show.

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