LG Sets Launch Date For 5G Phone

There has been a lot of chatter about the new range of exciting  smartphones and their 5G capabilities. Many new phones including the Samsung S10 are expected to have this feature. However, non have set an official launch date for the public. Phone companies have been trying to outdo themselves for a while now and LG has taken a big leap. The South Korean  company officially announced that it would launch its 5G phone at the WMC (World Mobile Congress) 2019. The event is slated to hold from 25 – 28, February.

Other features of the phone that have been leaked include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU and a powerful 4,000mAh battery. There is no confirmation on whether it will be the ThinQ V50 which would be an improvement of the LG V40 ThinQ or another phone entirely.

LG V40 Thinq

LG V40 ThinQ Specs

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2018, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, October
BODYDimensions158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm (6.25 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)
Weight169 g (5.96 oz)
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– MIL-STD-810G compliant
DISPLAYTypeP-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– Always-on display
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo); LG UX 7.1
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERATriple12 MP, 27mm (standard), f/1.5, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, 3-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF
16 MP, 16mm (ultrawide), f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, no AF
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERADual8 MP, 26mm (standard), f/1.9, 1.4µm
5 MP, 21mm (wide), f/2.2, 1.4µm
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– 24-bit/48kHz audio recording
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DTS: X Surround Sound
– Tuned with Meridian Audio
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Fast wireless charging 10W
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Bola Johnson

Bola is a freelance writer, he is fascinated about mobile technology and its increasing impact on Nigerians and the World in general.

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