LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch

LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch

LG's last few V-series phones have been pretty similar to each other, but it looks like the upcoming V50 is going to have something special up its sleeve: 5G.

The only pricing rumor that we have involving the LG V50 ThinQ 5G (say that 5 times fast) has the device priced in South Korea between 1.3 million won and 1.5 million won ($1,165 USD-$1,354 USD). It is possible LG launches the V50 ThinQ in the US exclusively through Sprint, but other carriers might agree to sell the flagship if things pan out.

The V50 ThinQ will have a new vapour chamber to better dissipate heat and is a strong candidate to become the first 5G phone to be launched in the US and South Korea.

The image itself reveals a triple-camera setup at the rear, and a dual-camera setup at the front. The fingerprint scanner also seems to be firmly planted at the back of the device, meaning that it won't be following in the footsteps of Huawei's Mate 20 Pro, or the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S10.

Rumours suggest it's likely to be sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with the X50 modem, but there's very little confirmed about this handset outside of this image. Bear in mind that the 2020 lineup of iPhones are reportedly getting the same camera to upgrade the Face ID security metric. There is no visible slit for the speaker, so we presume the V50 ThinQ will also come with the G8 ThinQ's Crystal Sound OLED technology which uses the display to pump out audio. Firstly, the display has a notch to the top that looks a lot like the LG V40 ThinQ. Previously, it was leaked that the G8 will cost around $900 Dollars, so expect the V50 ThinQ to venture in the $1000 category of smartphones fairly easily.

Both the G8 and V50 are reportedly getting announced on February 24, so the missing details will be unveiled at the aforementioned date. Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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