A 5G-enabled LG V60 ThinQ with an 'improved' second screen could be closer than you think

A 5G-enabled LG V60 ThinQ with an 'improved' second screen could be closer than you think
Originally envisioned as an answer to Samsung's Galaxy Note lineup, the ultra-high-end LG V family expanded to a little more than that when the V35 ThinQ was released months before the Note 9 and V40 ThinQ. With the V50 ThinQ 5G announcement earlier this year, LG consolidated the series as a rival for both Note and Galaxy S devices, although the G8 ThinQ also... exists, mainly going up against the S10e.

If you're wondering what might be next for the ever-expanding (and somewhat confusing) product portfolio, you're not alone. After all, the LG V60 name only made headlines once before, alongside V50, V70, V80, and V90 trademarks. The first specific rumor about a concrete handset expected to carry that label comes from Korean media today (translated), which believes the 5G-enabled flagship could see daylight as early as next month. More specifically, on September 6 in Berlin at the IFA trade show.

That's... certainly a possibility, but even though we don't have a particular reason to doubt the credibility of this one publication and its anonymous inside sources, there's just something that doesn't ring true. For one thing, the V50 ThinQ 5G went on sale in the US not very long ago, which makes the impending release of a sequel feel highly unlikely. Besides, while the V30 was unveiled at IFA 2017 in late August, the V40 ThinQ waited until October to break cover.

Of course, whether the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is scheduled to go official early next month or the month after that, what's far more important is the specs and upgrades in the pipeline. Unfortunately, very little is known at the moment, with this speculative report hinting at improvements in the "usability" of the detachable second screen offered by the V50 and pretty much nothing else.

The report is not entirely focused on the V60, mind you, also tackling (or rather reiterating) Galaxy Note 10 gossip, along with word on the "low-end" Galaxy A90, Galaxy Fold, and Huawei Mate X, all of which are likely to debut commercially in September with 5G connectivity on deck.

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