Though compatibility with networks will vary.
A week before Mobile World Congress (MWC) commences next week, we’re now being treated to a plethora of announcements including a new one from LG who’s launching a 5G-enabled smartphone in partnership with US carrier Sprint. The upcoming V50 ThinQ will be LG’s next flagship (apart from the G8) that has been well-received thanks to its top-of-the-line hardware.
There are still some doubts about the 5G branding on the new smartphone since 5G is still an early technology and no one is sure fast download speeds will be. There’s also the question about pricing and the like since new hardware to support 5G will be expensive when it first releases.
The LG V50 ThinQ image leaked by Evan Blass showcases a familiar V-series design. We do get early details about the smartphone’s hardware, including the Snapdragon 855 CPU along with a new vapor chamber that’s larger than the one found on the V40. There’s also a massive 4,000 mAh battery that should give you enough juice for a day or two.
At the moment, the LG V50 ThinQ has been confirmed in the US but considering that the previous generations have been released here in the Middle East. there’s a good chance we’ll see it in retail stores shortly after its launch.
LG V50 ThinQ for Sprint 5G pic.twitter.com/TNLQsYPgPS
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 16, 2019