Although LG has announced and confirmed some of the features of LG G8 ThinQ, details for their other flagship model LG V50 ThinQ is still vague.
LG is one of the markets leading electronic brand. Whether it is a refrigerator, air conditioners, audio system, LED TVs, washing machines, ovens or any other home appliance, they always have something innovative.
The South Korea based company emerged with an exclusive range of phones in May 2007. Since then it has presented some of the most innovative and appreciated smartphone. It has competed with some of the all-time hit brands like Nokia, Samsung, Apple and a lot more. So, to stay ahead in the competition, it kept on innovating and redesigning its devices, making them more and more advanced every time.
However, nothing remains a secret in this world of technology. The images of their new model got out and verified a lot of doubts. The LG V50 ThinQ is not as mystical as it was; there are a lot of features like the following that came out with the leaked photographs and information. This leaked data may not be enough to create a whole review and judge the phone’s performance, but it is sufficient to prepare an overview of it.
Overview Of The LG V50 ThinQ Smartphone
There is not much that you will get about the LG V50 ThinQ from the internet or other sources. So, there is no news of additional features except for the following:
Design And Aesthetics
The latest news about the LG V50 ThinQ suggests that the smartphone is somewhat similar to the existing LG V40 ThinQ. Of course, with some minor changes, and some upgrade.
When the first 4G phone came into light, it was bulky, which isn’t the case with this smartphone. It is elegant, slim, and like all other LG phones, cleanly finished. The front part of the smartphone presents a thin edge display with a screen to body ratio of approximately 83 percent. This high impact resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 5 based display is 6.4-inch in size.
The smartphone doesn’t have any physical button on the front side, but it does have a small notch at the top side. This notch fits two high-resolution front cameras that the user can use from selfies, video calls as well as HD video shooting. The main framework of the smartphone is made from sturdy and robust aluminum which has a layer of Gorilla glass for a smooth finish.
Further, there is a 5G logo on the back side, which glows. Under this logo are the three back camera, the LED flash, and a fingerprint sensor. Moreover, there are also some grooves for holding the external display cover that comes with the smartphone. This back cover has an attached screen which integrates with the screw points giving you a foldable display feature.
Processor And Memory
LG has not confirmed any critical fact about their upcoming models. However, the leaked data present a lot of details about it. According to the rumors, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a powerful Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 processor chipset and an Adreno 640 Graphical processor. The central processor is octa core with one core of 2.84GHz, three centers of 2.42GHz and four cores with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. This processor combined with the 6GB RAM ensures seamless multitasking without any lag. This device also should have 128 GB internal storage for storing all the essential games and application. The user can further increase the device storage up to 512GB with the dedicated SD card provided on the mobile phone.
Display And Resolution
LG V50 ThinQ should have a 6.4-inch notch display with HD resolution. It should have 16M colors and supports 1440X3120 resolutions with approximately 537ppi density. The screen is a capacitive touch type and supports multiple touch spots at the same time. It works on a ratio of 19:5:9, which is ideal for video streaming, gaming and a lot more. Moreover, it’s a P-OLED screen with Gorilla Glass 5 coating. You can trust it for sustaining a lot of bumps and fall with ease.
The buzz also says that LG V50 ThinQ comes with an additional foldable type screen. This screen is available in the form of a detachable back cover that the user can attach according to their will. This screen too should have the same properties as the main screen, but it’s a bit smaller in size and measures 6.2-inch.
Speakers and Mic
LG built all its smartphones for convenient and comfortable all round usage experience, which includes video/audio calling, streaming and a lot more. The smartphone comes complimented with a large screen and an equally good sound system. This sound system is ideal for playing music at high volume and can handle a high range of frequencies. This system comes with a setup that offers surround sound with active noise cancellation. It is further tuned with Meridian Audio to ensure quality audio at high volume and bass music.
LG V50 ThinQ not only plays sound, but it can also record audios. There are dedicated microphones in the phone that supports audio record at 24-bit or 48KHz.
Additionally, there is a standard 3.5 mm audio jack in the phone that you can use for connecting wired headsets.
Water and Dust Resistance
This ultimate smartphone also should have added resistance for dust and water. It is a MIL-STD-810G complaint device with IP68 certification. It can sustain a pool of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, which is very impressive.
Networking And Connectivity
The LG V50 ThinQ should have most of the connectivity features of a typical smartphone. It has a standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac type Wi-Fi adaptor and supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. It also has DLNA and hotspot features along with a dedicated high-speed Bluetooth 5.0 chipset.
Further, the smartphone should have GLONASS, GALILEO and GPS that the user can use for navigation, position finding, weather condition finding and a lot more. It also has a system for NFC and radio wave receiving. As for the wired part, there is a C-type USB port that is compatible with mass storage file transfer and power input.
LG manufactures the smartphone in two variant one with a single and dual SIM models. In both cases, the SIM is a Nano type with 2G, 3G, and 4G support. You can use them for UMTS 1900, 2100, 850, 900 MHz, as well as GPRS and edge connectivity.
LG has also taken a future leap by introducing 5G support in their smartphone. At this networking, it will hit a speed of 1GB to 10GB per second. Of course, your spectrum will affect the rate, but then it is doing the same with 4G speed too.
Battery And Charging
The biggest problem while leveling up a smartphone from one generation to another is power consumption. When the first 4G phone came to markets, the customers faced a considerable amount of inconvenience because of this battery problem. However, according to the latest reports, the LG V50 ThinQ should have a 4000mAh Li-Po battery that is enough for the new generation of cellular connectivity.
Moreover, the phone supports Quick charging 3.0 that ensure that you get maximum battery level in minimum time. The high-speed USB type C port at the bottom part of the phone is enough for powering this device.
Further, LG builds this smartphone with Qi standards in mind, so it is compatible with all Qi standard wireless chargers too. It will accept a high power input of up to 18W.
Front and Rear Cameras
The camera of LG V50 ThinQ is very similar to that of LG v40 ThinQ. There are three cameras on the rear and two cameras on the front side of the phone. The back camera set combines a standard 12MP camera, a 12MP telephoto camera, and an ultrawide 16MP camera. These cameras have an aperture of 1.5, 2.4 and 1.9 respectively. Each of them should have its significance in forming an HDR image. The standard lens should have a 3-axis OIS with dual pixel PDAf; the telephoto lens has a 2X optical zoom while the wide-angle lens offers an angle to cover a large area without any problem.
Further, the front set includes an 8MP standard and a 5MP wide angle lenses. These lenses too offer HDR images with full details of tints and shades forming a realistic copy of every view.
Additionally, both the camera sets come with a dedicated LED flashlight that enables you to shot in low light scenarios. The camera sets are also flexible for making HD videos and taking Bokeh pictures.
LG V50 ThinQ Specs
- Build: Front/Back Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum
- Display: 6.4-inch P-OLED Capacitive with 16M colors
- Resolution: 1440X3120pixels at 537ppi density
- Bezel type: Notch
- Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
- CPU: Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB expandable
- Dedicated SD slot: yes
- Sensors: Rear mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer
- Rear Camera: 12MP standard, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultrawide angle
- Rear camera video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps
- Front Camera: 8MP standard, 5MP wide HDR
- Front camera Video: [email protected]
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh
- Charging: USB type C, fast charging 18W, Quick charging 3.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
Though the mystery about the basic functionality and features of the latest LG smartphone is somewhat solved, some questions still remain. The following are some rumors that never got any confirmation.
When Will It Arrive?
Though LG hasn’t officially confirmed the arrival date or launching of their LG V50 ThinQ device, there is a surety that it will hit the market by this year.
But, then there is no official statement about not releasing it in particular countries, which leaves the windows for the possibility that LG V50 ThinQ will arrive.
LG V50 ThinQ Pricing
When customers look for a smartphone, they need an advanced device at an affordable price, so, the price detail is one of the most important news about a releasing smartphone. No wonder, LG made sure that no one knows the price of LG V50 ThinQ before it hits the market. Quite an impressive strategy for increasing the craze for their device and enhance business.
However, the last V series phone from the company, the LG V40 ThinQ, came out with a tag of $900. So, there are reasons to believe that the cost of LG V50 ThinQ will be around $1000.
Will it Support 5G Networking?
The world of communication and connectivity met the biggest revolution when the connectivity channel shifted from the 3G technology to 4G tech. It reached another revolution with the introduction of a new and better connectivity channel, the fifth generation or 5G.
The rumors suggest that LG is working on installing the support for this technology in their devices. There are also some rumors that LG is starting the 5G tech, from this device. There is no confirmation from the brand but 5G is the latest trend, so a little suspense is pretty much typical.
What Is New In Their Cameras?
The leaked images of LG V50 ThinQ made it somewhat clear that the smartphone will come with triple rear and dual front camera. There is also some news about the quality of these cameras, but there are some features that no one is still certain about.
There are some gossips that the rear camera will offer a wide angle of 107-degrees and an optical zoom of 2X, before flipping to digital form. The user can also expect switch for smooth circulations from one camera to the other.
LG has presented very distinct cameras in their recent phone sand the LG V50 ThinQ can offer you an exclusive video bokeh feature. It will also enhance the video depth and subject focusing for all moving scenes. The users can also expect 4K HDR video with a straightforward camera to YouTube live button in the LG V50 ThinQ.
Will It Support For Fast And Wireless Charging?
Well, the last thing anyone wants is to spend a considerable part of their day waiting for their smartphone to charge. Obviously, the 5G devices will need more juice than an average device so the charging will be a bigger issue for them.
The sources say that LG might try to adapt their LG V50 ThinQ for this problem too. This smartphone will support quick charge 3.0 and also support wireless charging. The interesting fact is that the wireless charging of this phone is ideal for an input power of up to 18W.
How Will They Deal With Heating Issues?
The 5G technology is somewhat new, and if this phone really comes with it, no one knows about its overall performance. The fact that the phone will offer a lot better speed is sure, but what about the chipset requirements.
There is also some talk that the smartphone will come with an advanced version of Snapdragon processor-based chipset. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor is a lot faster than its existing versions, fast enough to match the speed of 5G networking. Moreover, it should have 2.7-times larger in surface area than an average processor chip. It also should have a vapor chamber for better cooling.
Will LG Use Dual Screen?
Many brands are working on smartphone screens for providing foldable displays, which is an excellent option for stepping up in technology standard. However, LG sees this opportunity from a completely different perspective. They say that, why to restrict the dual screen to complimentary use only.
LG suggested that they will introduce dual screens with multitasking support. These new screens will come in a folio type case which the user can open to extend the phone screen to use multiple applications at the same time. There is a massive chance that the foldable screen revolution will start with their LG V50 ThinQ smartphone.
The news became more controversial after the Korean press released about the LG dignitaries telling that the foldable screen is still a way out of time technology.
Are LG G8 ThinQ And LG V50 ThinQ Going To Be A Single Phone?
Each year LG launches two types of smartphone, the G-series and the V-series. The G-series got out by the first half of the year and was the mainstream flagship. On the other hand, the V-series was an upgraded version of the G-series smartphone, which got introduced in the second part of the year. The aim for launching V-series was to manage the rival handset like Samsung’s notes and S line smartphones.
However, compared to the V-series, the mainstream slayer wasn’t doing too well. A short time ago there were rumors that the company wants to end the G-series and merge it to the V-series. So, it is possible that the much awaited LG V50 ThinQ and LG G8 ThinQ are one single set.
But, it’s a theory with no hard evidence, except for the fact that no company will launch a smartphone of G-series with its better V-series version at the same time.
Will It Support 3D Scanning?
Most of the smartphone nowadays comes with a fingerprint sensor for unlocking, but there are some devices which are more focused on facial recognition systems. No wonder, customers are expecting LG V50 ThinQ with this feature. Some random pages and leaked data on the internet are also supporting the idea.
There are dual front cameras, and according to the buzz, one of them is for 3D scanning. This camera will help the users to scan a face with all the attributed ensuring safe unlocking and handling with their face. There are a significant number of news that the 3D scanning system will be ahead of what other companies are giving and will not limit the user’s options. Though there are minor chances of the advanced scanning system, facial recognition can surely find a place in this new LG smartphone model.
What Type Of Cameras Could it have?
There are some references that LG V50 ThinQ will have AI camera with enhanced picture quality. The 8MP and 5MP camera combo will adapt to different conditions, adjusting the lighting and other factors according to the circumstances. The new smartphone’s camera will also have the capability to add colored backgrounds to pictures. However, there is some buzz that the camera gives a slight yellowish tint to all the pictures. The background changer is also leaving some harsh edges around hair flanges and minor details. But then, they are just rumors.
Even if they are correct, there is no guarantee that the smartphone will offer the same. The company hasn’t started the mass production of the smartphone, so most of these leaks are from the initial pre-production unit.
LG V50 ThinQ Release Date
Since the first images of LG’s new model the V50 got out on the internet, the suspense of its release date is there. Till now there is no confirmation of its release date or the countries where it will be getting introduced first.
The only thing anyone knows is the fact, the company revealed at the press conference for the Korea Times. LG said that it’s too early for foldable phones. They also talked about their futuristic approach in the field of better networking and more reliable smartphones. Since this conference, there are hear says that the advanced smartphone is V50 and will be coming into light during the event at Mobile World Congress. The MWC was on February 24 of 2019.
Since then the only news about the release of this smartphone is that it will arrive somewhat during the first half of 2019.
These are just a few of the rumors about the upcoming LG smartphone, and none of them is fully confirmed. It’s supposed to be the first 5G phone, so there is no chance that LG will confirm anything this easily. All you can do is to wait until the reality unravels before your eyes.
The fact that is known for sure is that this smartphone is a step toward a world of faster and more reliable networking type. So, just wait and get ready for what’s coming ahead.