The ongoing MWC event saw LG releasing three new smartphones along with a fancy Dual Screen accessory. LG at ist event unveiled the V50 ThinQ 5G along with G8 THinQ and G8s ThinQ. Pricing and availability on the devices are yet to be revealed.
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
The LG V50 ThinQ looks similar to LG’s last year’s smartphone, the G7 Plus ThinQ. The device features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullView display and features the typical notch. The notch on the V50 ThinQ accommodates two front-facing cameras with the primary being an 8-megapixel sensor and the secondary being a 5-megapixel sensor, similar to its predecessor, the LG V40 ThinQ.
On the back, the device features a triple-camera setup compromising of a 12-megapixel standard wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor, which again is pretty much in line with its predecessor.
Notably, LG has not included an in-display fingerprint scanner with the device and has gone with the traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner coupled with a regular face unlock feature available using the front camera.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is fueled by a 4000mAh battery.
At the event, LG also released its Dual Screen Display accessory. The said accessory is basically a case which adds a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display to the V50 ThinQ 5G connecting via the special pogo pins placed on the back of the smartphone.
The dual-screen accessory turns the LG V50 ThinQ into a foldable smartphone that, according to LG, will help users multitask better. Besides the basic use of the Dual Screen accessory like watching a movie on one screen and browsing the web on the second screen, LG also lets users utilize the second screen as a virtual controller while gaming, appealing to mobile gaming enthusiast.
LG also announced the successor to its last year smartphone, LG G7 ThinQ, that features a 6.1-inch QHD+ display. The Device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and is fueled by a 3500mAh battery. Like the V50 ThinQ, the G8 ThinQ also features a triple camera module with a 12 MP wide, 12 MP telephoto lens and a 16 MP ultra-wide camera.
LG G8s ThinQ
The LG G8s ThinQ comes with a larger 6.2-inch FHD Oled display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 6GB of RAM. Apart from a slightly larger display, the G8s ThinQ features a smaller 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, while the rest of the phone remains the same.
The highlight of the G8 devices from LG is the ToF sensor which adds a new Hand ID feature to the phone. Hand ID is said to read the thickness of a user’s palm and scans the veins to unlock the phone. The same 3D camera can be used for more secure face Unlock.