LG unveiled its 5G-enabled smartphone — the LG V50 ThinQ — at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona back in February this year. The phone, which was unveiled alongside the LG G8 ThinQ, was slated to launch in South Korea on April 19. However, the Korean tech giant has now announced that the launch of its 5G phone has been postponed indefinitely.
LG, in a press note, in its Korean newsroom announced that the company has postponed the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ in its home country owing to faulty 5G connectivity. “We intend to concentrate on the completeness of 5G smartphone in order to enhance customer satisfaction with 5G service which is commercialised for the first time in the world,” LG wrote in its press note, as translated by Google Translate from Korean.
The company further said that it is working with Qualcomm, which has supplied its 5G-enabled chipset and modem – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 modem – and local mobile operators to optimise its 5G phone further and improve 5G connectivity before it launches the phone in its maiden market.
It is worth noting that the Korean smartphone giant did not mention any tentative date for the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ. However, it has confirmed that the phone would be launched soon. With the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ delayed in South Korea, it is possible that the phone’s availability could be delayed in the global markets as well. However, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about its global availability yet. So, we will have to wait and watch till LG makes an official announcement about the phone.
Meanwhile, if you have forgotten all about the LG V50 ThinQ since it was unveiled at MWC 2019, here’s a crash course for you: The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD FullVision OLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it has Qualcomm’s 5G modem, X50, in its core and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone sports 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that can be expanded further using a 2TB microSD card.
In terms of camera, the 5G enabled phone comes with a triple rear camera setup at the back with a 16MP super wide-angle lens, a 12MP standard lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. In the front, it sports a dual-camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens. It runs on a 4,000 mAh battery and it comes with a secondary 6.2-inch Full HD+ Full Vision OLED attachable display that attaches itself to the side of the phone.