LG’s First 5G Phone is Coming Out on May 10 in South Korea


LG’s all set to launch its first 5G phone, the V50 ThinQ in South Korea next week. The V50 ThinQ is LG’s flagship device, combined with 5G tech.

The V50 runs on Snapdragon 845 and has Qualcomm’s X55 modem. The 5G commercial rollout in South Korea is not really efficient. LG thinks that people would blame the V50 instead of the inefficient network.

The V50 is sort of a foldable 5G phone, with two different screens, which makes it more practical in use than the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mates X.  Other specs include a 6.4-inch OLED QHD+ display, three cameras on the back, two on the front, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery. It also carries on with the LG’s tradition of high-quality audio, making use of a 32-bit DAC and the Boombox speaker.

The V50 ThinQ will be available on three domestic carriers and is priced at 1,199,000 won or about $1,035 USD. That makes it 200,000 won (or $173 USD) cheaper than the Galaxy S10 5G.