LG V50 ThinQ 5G, G8 ThinQ, and G8s ThinQ Unveiled at MWC 2019


LG is present at MWC 2019 and unveils the V50 ThinQ 5G as well as the G8 ThinQ and the G8s ThinQ. All three smartphones are compelling, and its first time that LG is releasing its two flagships all-together, so early.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Anyways, the main focus of LG’s event was on 5G. With that said, the company did announce its flagship LG V50 ThinQ 5G. The phone comes with Qualcomm X50 modem that offers 20 times the speed of 4G. Above all, the phone runs on Snapdragon 855 SoC to support the 5G modems.

The LG V50 ThinQ looks no different from its predecessor. It supersedes the V40 ThinQ with an identical 6.4-inch 3120x1440px OLED FullVision display. That means the large notch on the front of the display still exists. It houses two selfie cameras – a standard 8MP one and a 5MP wide-angle one.

The story of cameras on the LG V50 ThinQ is not different from the LG V40 ThinQ. Well, the phone carries the same triple cameras set up. The primary camera on the phone is a 12MP f/1.5 conventional camera. The secondary sensor is a12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens along with a third 16MP f/1.9 ultrawide camera.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G, G8 ThinQ, and G8s ThinQ Unveiled at MWC 20191

The phone has got subtle upgrades in the battery. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G has got a 4,000mAh battery that is a 20% gain over its predecessor. Even more, the phone has got stereo speakers along with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, FM Radio, and a body that’s MIL-STD 810G compliant.

Sadly, there’s no under-display fingerprint reader on the phone. Instead, the company implements the conventional fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. The front camera on the front helps in locking the phone, as well.

While companies like Samsung, Huawei, and TCL made a focus on the foldable phone at MWC 2019, LG has created a wacky second screen case for the V50 ThinQ 5G. Now that is something like the case for the Asus ROG gaming phone. Anyways, the screen on the case is a second 6.2-inch 2160x1080px OLED screen that connects to the LG V50 ThinQ 5G through the pogo pins on its back.

The dual screen case makes the phone chunky. But, it can be an elegant productivity tool with enhanced multitasking. Also, it will give an awesome experience of gaming on the phone.

LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ

Additionally, the company also announced the G8 ThinQ and G8s ThinQ. Again, the phone looks identical to the LG G7 ThinQ, but now the cameras on the phone don’t protrude. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC along with 6GB of RAM. Both the phones have got no 5G modem and support 6GB of RAM in common.

The LG G8 ThinQ has two versions in its vanilla variant. Both the variants have got a 6.1-inch 3120x1440px OLED display and a 3,500mAh battery as a standard. Most of the markets get a 12MP primary + 12MP telephoto + 16MP ultrawide triple camera setup on the rear.LG will also have a G8 ThinQ with a dual rear camera for specific regions and markets.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G, G8 ThinQ, and G8s ThinQ Unveiled at MWC 20191

The LG G8s ThinQ rocks a larger 6.2-inch OLED of inferior 2248x1080px resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs a 3,550mAh battery and an SD855 SoC. The triple cameras on the rear include a 12MP standard + 12MP telephoto and 13MP ultrawide camera.

Both the phones get an 8MP selfie camera along with a 3D ToF camera that implements an all-new Hand ID. Interestingly, it reads the thickness and other characteristics of the veins in your palm to unlock the phone. Additionally, the 3D camera on the phone will enable the Face Unlock, and it will work almost similar to the Face ID on Apple phones. The Air Motion is an interesting feature on the phone. It allows you to wave the hand or pinch in the air to take calls, increase or decrease the volume, skip your playlists and more.

Lastly, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G will get a single color – Aurora Black. The LG G8 ThinQ, on the other hand, will het three colors – Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, and New Moroccan Blue. We still have no information on the pricing and availability of these phones.