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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6 Comments

1. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V60 need: 48MPx main camera, new back design, no notch or hole, better battery 4500mAh better, and price 900euro and come in EU and all no Only few country.

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Hope so. The V50 Is/was a fail in my opinion.

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 393; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Just kill the Notch off for good LG, you make OLED panels just figure out a way to punch a hole through it.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why though?

5. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I'd take a teardrop notch. Even though LG updates are terrible I love my v35. Only Huawei can make me switch. I hope LG gives us something good.

6. AlienKiss

Posts: 137; Member since: May 21, 2019

Seems interesting. Especially for coding and programming, not only gaming. But I've never been an LG fan.. Their update service is probably the worst of all. Hell, even those cheap c brands have better update services. Let's hope other brands come with something similar. I'm not really interested in folding phones now. Maybe in 3-4 years when they figure it out.

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