LG V60 rumor round-up: Specs, features, price, release date

Realize it or not, LG's V-series is due for an update - the LG V60 is due to be released relatively soon, and if history repeats itself, we are very likely to see this upcoming Android phone announced around MWC 2020, which is scheduled for late February 2020.

Now, what do we know about the LG V60? Not much apparently, as any major leaks are yet to make their way to our ears, but this can't stop us from coming up with some educated guesses as to what the upcoming flagship phone would carry on deck.

Design & Display


When it comes to the design, we don't really expect any surprises from LG and we think we have a pretty good understanding of what the phone will look like and what features it will offer. We expect the V60 to have a traditional design, with no foldable mumbo-jumbo involved, though there's a very high possibility of a Dual Screen version in the cards, similarly to the LG G8X ThinQ. The V60 or a spin-off will likely come with the second screen folio case that allows you to just snap your phone to the accessory and double your screen real estate. While this sounds like a great and ingenious solution to the foldable phone "problem", we found the whole dual-screen-as-an-accessory approach too clunky, buggy, and overall, unnecessary to say the least. Hopefully, if LG decides to utilize a similar strategy with the V60, it will be  more refined than the first attempt.

Aside from these dual-screen shenanigans, we are certainly looking at a mostly glass-metal sandwich that will be similar to just about any other flagship smartphone right now and in early 2020, so no surprises here. It seems as if phone manufacturers have happily settled with this combo, and the V60 is extremely unlikely to be the odd sheep. 

In terms of specific design oddities, we reckon that LG will either go with a notch or a punch-hole for the selfie camera depending on whether it opts to keep the gimmicky Hand ID and gesture navigation features. Speaking of the display, the LG V50 came along with a 6.4-inch display, which is not tiny by any means, but slimming some bezels and ditching the notch would open up space for a larger screen, probably in the ballpark of 6.6 inches or more. 

Anyways, here's what the LG V60 will most probably look like:


Features


Unlike Samsung's Note-series, which differs quite a lot from the regular Galaxy S-series, the LG V-series has way more similarities to the G-series. Aside from display & battery size, there simply aren't enough characteristic differences between LG's two phone series, which is a pity. Hopefully, LG will come forth with a new and intriguing feature or functionality that'd set it apart. Remember LG V10 and V20's secondary displays? Yes, those were pretty intriguing! 

One thing that better stay on board is the nearly extinct headphone jack. Everybody is ditching it these days, but LG could remain a beacon of light for those stubborn folks that still prefer wired instead of wireless headphones.


Camera


When it comes to the camera, the LG V60 will certainly have at least three cameras at the back. What do we base this on? Simple, the LG V50 had three cameras on deck, so the V60 reiterating that wouldn't be far-fetched at all. As it's now expected of just about any phone right now, the V60 will certainly come with a wide-angle, ultra wide-angle, and telephoto cameras, though additional sensors could be thrown in the mix as well. A depth sensor, for example, would help with portraiture - an area LG phones don't perform too well in.

Performance


No surprises here - the LG V60 will most likely come with the Snapdragon 865 chipset on board, which was officially detailed just a few days ago. In terms of hardware, Qualcomm's upcoming chip will be built on a 7nm process just like the Apple A13 Bionic, Snapdragon 855+, as well as the Samsung Exynos 990 chip that will power international versions of the Galaxy S11 family. The main specs are rather straightforwards, but the real kicker about the upcoming Snapdragon 865 is that it will support multi-mode 5G, up to 200MP cameras, as well as up to 144Hz refresh rate displays. Actually, there will be no LTE-only phones powered by this chip, which automatically means that the LG V60 will certainly be a 5G-ready device. Of course, provided that LG decides to use it.

In terms of RAM, storage, and battery size, our guess is just as good as yours, but an educated guess would be at least 8GB of RAM and at least 128 of storage in the base version. Hopefully, a >5,000mAh battery would be included in the mix as well - the LG V50 had one, so the V60 better come with such a large battery as well.


Expectations 


We expect the LG V60 to be unveiled at the upcoming MWC 2020 trade expo in Barcelona, Spain, alongside with the LG G9. This was the case last year and we have no reasons to believe LG wouldn't reiterate the deed next year as well.

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18 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Not bad .. but LG's UI skin just doesn't work for me an pushes me away from them

13. rush2112

Posts: 6; Member since: May 19, 2016

New skin on the G8X and future phones. Should take a look.

15. JustJosh00

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

Better than Lenovo's at least

17. galaxian

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

LG's UI is what I like in LG phones. I have tried pure Android, I have tried Sony, I have tried Xiaomi, I have tried Samsung. The only one I could live with apart from LG's UI is Samsung's UI. I don't like the rest. So UI tastes are subjective and up to every person.

3. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

LG is foolish. They have forgotten the a main purpose of the V series: shock resistance!!! Yes, add this again, and do not come with gimmicks, just make a durable phone damn it!

8. foreverNOOB

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Real main purpose of V series (V10-V40) is Multimedia powerhouse, that shock resistance thing were just added bonuses for V10 and V20. Then come 2019 where LG changed tunes about V series by stated that V series will focus on 5g connectivity from now on.

9. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes, there where 2 generations, and then...That was what it makes those phones really special, not the secondary screen :D Now there is not much difference between the V and G series you know. Also, if LG wants to stand out, they need to go back to the roots of the original V.

14. rush2112

Posts: 6; Member since: May 19, 2016

Shock Resistance? Wasn't that part of being Mill-Spec 810G certified? Um, all LG G and V series are certified for shock..... Unlike all other vendors on high end devices.

4. Venom

Posts: 3966; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I miss the V20. Such a great phone that stood out. LG has dropped the ball hard with their phones.

11. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I too loved the V20 but the V30 was by far my favorite despite the lack of removable battery. Small. Compact. Gorgeous with excellent battery life and the camera was better.

5. liteon163

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I'll be passing on high end phones until they come with integrated modems.

6. kplayon

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

Just make the bezel even around the top and the bottom. Any android device that does this first will win.

7. Mdkyes58

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 28, 2019

I'm anxious to see what the V60 brings, the V series just works for me as long as it has the head phone jack

19. challiott

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2019

I completely agree with you on the headphone jack. It needs to stay. Any phone can be a good smartphone tool, but for me, the greatest joy that I get from my phone is listening to music on my high end (wired) headphones with LG's DAC processing. I've heard they may re-brand the DAC this time, but it likely will be the same top end digital music processing. It's un-matched by anyone else who designs and builds phones. Bluetooth simply cannot compare. For this reason alone I will be a loyal LG owner.

10. andrewc31394

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

if they would just do STOCK ANDROID and get their s**t together with timely updates, i would switch back to LG in a heartbeat.

18. galaxian

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Let LG be LG. If you want stock you can go with Pixels, Xiaomi A series, Nokia.

12. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The OnePlus 7 Prohas been nice but I'm really looking forward to what LG has to offer. The V series is still my all time favorite series on any manufacturer. I may be going back.

16. MrMalignance

Posts: 352; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

@rsiders: I agree. I'm hoping they pick up the pace and get a good phone out there. I am going to call it now though, phonearena review for v60: 6.5. after the hit piece on the g8x, there's no way any lg phone will get a good rating

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