LG confirms launch date and venue for its next 'Dual Screen' flagship
LG doesn't like to waste any time, confirming the impending arrival of its next flagship smartphone mere hours after said device made its debut in the rumor mill. Just as expected, it seems that the LG V60 ThinQ 5G will be announced at IFA Berlin on September 6, although technically, the company is yet to even hint at the name of the upcoming high-end phone.
Of course, LG isn't quite as secretive when it comes to teasing the main feature that should help the V60 stand out from this fall's Android flagship crowd. A 20-second video invitation to the September 6 event makes it crystal clear the quirky Dual Screen attachment of the V50 ThinQ 5G will be returning with a vengeance and an interesting enhancement.
For those unfamiliar with the Dual Screen case (or even the V50 itself), the concept is pretty simple. You can easily slap that bad boy on for double the display action, which comes in handy in certain heavy gaming scenarios, not to mention general side-by-side multitasking use cases. Basically, this was LG's affordable (and somewhat rudimentary) answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, providing similar flexibility as an actual foldable device but in a far less seamless way.
On the bright side, the V50 ThinQ and its Dual Screen companion actually became available several months ago, although for some reason, LG never expanded the availability of the latter accessory to the US. Something tells us the whole world will be able to get in on the flexible dual display gaming action this time around, and what's even cooler is that it seems the V60 ThinQ will get a third screen as well.
We're talking about a tiny external panel you'll be able to check the time and date on without draining too much battery. This brings to mind the Second Screen implementation on 2015's V10 and 2016's V20, although it's currently unclear if the third display of the V60 ThinQ 5G will be capable of showing more information, like various notifications, alerts, calendar items, or previews of received messages. Either way, color us curious to check out exactly how LG intends to refine and improve the Dual Screen concept. Don't forget - September 6, 10 am Berlin time, which equates to 4 am ET (yeesh).