LG V60 ThinQ promo leak: quad-cameras, 5000mAh battery and earphone jack

LG V60 ThinQ promo leak: quad-cameras, 5000mAh battery and earphone jack
Before the coronavirus forced LG to cancel its annual appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the manufacturer planned on unveiling the LG V60 ThinQ during the event. Instead, the device and other LG products will be introduced at separate events that will take place in the coming months. Meanwhile, tipster Evan Blass posted today a pair of LG promotional images for the phone which reveals some information about the handset.

First, the LG V60 ThinQ will not have a transparent back panel despite what you see in the images that accompany this story. This was done by LG to make it easier to show some of the features of the phone. For example, we now know that LG will pack a 5000mAh capacity battery inside the phone matching the size of the battery inside the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. The same image reveals that the LG V60 ThinQ will be equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack, speakers on the bottom of the handset and a Type-C port. The other image shows that the phone will have four microphones and a quad-camera setup on the back. And since the images don't appear to show a fingerprint scanner, there will probably be an in-display fingerprint reader.

LG is going to have another tough year competing with Samsung


The LG V60 ThinQ could feature a flat-screen in the neighborhood of 6.7-inches to 6.9-inches with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform under the hood. A "U" shaped notch is at the top center of the screen and the Hand ID feature found on the LG G8 ThinQ is not included with this model. With this feature, users put their hands up to the front-facing camera to unlock the device. The phone recognizes the shape, thickness and other physical characteristics of the user's veins located in his palm. And that probably means that unlike the LG G8 ThinQ, the LG V60 ThinQ won't respond to hand gestures to answer calls, dismiss an alarm, control streaming music, and take a selfie.


Speaking of the LG G8 ThinQ, the sequel would normally be unveiled at around the same time as Samsung's Galaxy S20 line. But instead of the LG G9 ThinQ, the manufacturer is reportedly changing up its release schedule and could close out the "G" series and replace it with a brand new line during the second half of the year. Or, LG might have decided just to move the release of the LG G9 ThinQ to the fall. There is no denying that LG needs to make some changes to its money-losing smartphone business. The manufacturer's mobile division posted red ink amounting to $858.34 million for all of 2019. LG blamed sluggish overseas sales for the $280 million loss it announced for the fourth quarter of 2019 alone.


Although not exactly in the same ballpark as HTC, which has apparently given up after spilling gallons of red ink trying to take on Samsung, LG has been running into a similar problem of being unable to capture the attention of the public. And with Android users already dreaming about the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, 2020 will not be the year that LG closes the gap.


The LG V60 ThinQ won't be foldable but LG will offer a Dual Screen accessory with a redesigned hinge. Last year's Dual Screen accessory for the LG V50 ThinQ featured a 360-degree hinge and allows users to play a mobile video game in landscape using the top screen while the bottom screen displays virtual controls. The redesign will try to narrow the wide borders between the two displays to provide a more seamless experience for users. There is still a big difference between the foldable phones that are just hitting the marketplace these days and a dual-screen phone.

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V60 ThinQ
  • Display 6.7 inches
  • Camera (Quad camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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24 Comments

26. Rocket

Posts: 744; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Looking good so far, a lot better than the s20.

25. Duncdawg26

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

LG can compete with Samsung this year if they finally start their price low. They inevitably will have to lower regardless as they always do but if they would just start with a lower price they would get a ton of positive press from the tech community. Just think, if they sold it for $700 they could say it's literally half the price of Samsung. More and more of the market is moving towards the "affordable flagship." LG could capitalize on a year that Samsung is overlooking that segment...

27. rkoforever90

Posts: 498; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

design is one factor which people consider while buying a phone , imagine a joe walk into a store to get a new phone will he get an S20 plus or one plus 8 pro with minimal bezels or an LG which look like a nokia low end.LG "s dreadful sales prove me not being wrong

17. rsiders

Posts: 2058; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is sure to be the content creator's device especially with the mic setup and headphone jack. Of course the S20 is gonna be unavoidable in the tech space but I think I'm going to wait until LG unveils this before making a decision. The V series has been my favorite series of phones with the least amount of compromise and the manual camera suite. They really need to take a huge chance at marketing their products this year if they want to have a chance at competing.

19. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I agree. I want one really bad. They just have to market it really hard, keep the price reasonable, as someone said, price it closer to OnePlus devices, and not samsung. I think $700 for the best tier version of this would be reasonable. Maybe $650, if they could afford to do so. I miss the noise cancellation mics from LG (actually never got a chance to get one with it, but I owned their previous high-end smartphones), I'd appreciate a headphone jack, even though I don't need it, would love a USB-C port that can do Rapid Charging via Power Delivery 2.0 because I have multiple USB-C rapid wall chargers,and would definitely appreciate a 5000mAh battery, as I'm an active smartphone users.

20. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 793; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

$700 for the best tier version of this? Wow. Keep dreaming. Although, check again 4-6 months after launch & you'll likely get your wish.

15. kouav1

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2020

The V60 ThinQ better have a 90hertz display or more because all these competitors are optioning 90hertz and 120hertz and even one plus. this why LG is horrible in competition in the smartphone market.

21. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 172; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

stop. I'm already seeing so many YouTubers now talking about how overrated and unnecessary 90 Hz, 120 Hz screens are

24. MrMalignance

Posts: 363; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Lg is horrible in competition because the lack of support and updates, not because they lack a screen that some competition is possibly using. I can honestly say that refresh rate is not a deal breaker for me, if a phone works the way I want it to. Quite a few people don't even notice a difference.

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

LG should now compete with OnePlus in Price and NOT Samsung, imho... Still many may go for OnePlus mostly due to their relatively faster Android updates..

16. kouav1

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2020

well not if they still use 60hz displays because one plus and samsung are going with 90hz and 120hz displays

18. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Agreed,

11. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Any info if its screen will be 90hrtz refresh rate or only the 60 hrtz?

8. Rashaan75

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

Looking decent! If they price it at 899 and give timely updates, then maybe they will turn the corner.

7. RoryBreaker

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Priced right this could make sense, but I'm guessing that won't be what happens here.

5. torr310

Posts: 1734; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hope LG could succeed this year... I am so tired of those curved screens!

6. androiduser

Posts: 569; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Seems like 18:9 wasn't a good aspect ratio I guess, cause companies sure didn't stick to it for even 2 years, some skipped it, and they're moving to 21:9, this year 20:9 is the norm, a full screen phone should be 18:9 at most, yeah I will not buy a 20:9 phone.

3. rkoforever90

Posts: 498; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

The phone look exactly like entry level Nokia smartphones , how are they expecting this phone to take on s20. They better sell it for 600$ atleast some potential one plus owners would consider it

4. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 21; Member since: May 16, 2014

How is Samsung S20 futuristic design when what it has is a curved screen ( that will break when u drop it on the ground) & display with camera holes? S20 is not coming out with underdisplay technology as it is still in development. So anything that doesn't have curved screen is s**t to people. Yeah. f**king morons.

9. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

If it still had the Quad DAC with excellent sound, I'll get one. I'm done with the audio jackless phone, i can't enjoy a good music with these wireless headphones and earphone anymore.

23. MrMalignance

Posts: 363; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

To be fair, most phones look essentially the same currently. Best options you can hope for is flat or curved screen, shiny or matte glass back, ugly camera array or slightly less ugly camera array

1. CEDEOTB

Posts: 491; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Not sure if I want to buy a phone that'll be stuck on Android 10 during its life.

10. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

If software update matters to you the most get the iPhone 11 or 11 pro. It's guaranteed to have 4 years software update.

22. MrMalignance

Posts: 363; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Make sure to buy direct then. Most of the LG update issues (beyond their usual tardiness) came from the carriers. Key example: the pie update for the LG v30. The carriers lagged it even more, then Sprint basically didn't even bother

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