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LG will announce a 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC at MWC

LG will partner up with Sprint to bring 5G smartphones to NA. (Source: ZDNet)
LG will partner up with Sprint to bring 5G smartphones to NA. (Source: ZDNet)
The first 5G smartphone made by LG will be revealed at MWC on February 24. It will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC and will feature a bigger vapor chamber, suggesting the SoC will probably run at overclocked frequencies. Additionally, it will come with a 4,000 mAh battery, so there is a possibility of seeing a larger screen, as well.
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The two most prominent technologies that will be showcased at MWC this year have to be foldable phones and 5G-compatible devices. We already know that LG is working on foldable phones, but it looked like the South Korean company may not showcase any 5G devices this year, since the G8 model was already announced without 5G support. However, LG has just announced that it will introduce a separate lineup of 5G smartphones later this year and it will showcase them at MWC next month.

In the press release, LG also mentioned a few interesting specs for the new 5G smartphone. Besides being powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC from Qualcomm, the phone will also feature a new vapor chamber 2.7 times the size of the one from the V40 ThinQ model. This probably means that the new 5G model will get factory overclocked frequencies for increased performance.

LG’s 5G smartphone will get a 4,000 mAh battery, which is 20% larger than the 3,300 one from the LG V40 ThinQ. The South Korean company is looking to strengthen its partnership with the Far East, North American and European partners that are ready to launch 5G networks this year. Moreover, LG promises that the 5G connections will not drain the batteries faster, so the bigger batteries may actually be added for larger displays and faster SoCs.

The press release ends by mentioning that the LG MWC 2019 Premier event will take place in the CCIB building on February 24 at 8 AM GMT.

Vapor chamber size comparison on V40 ThinQ and the new 5G phone. (Source: LG)
Vapor chamber size comparison on V40 ThinQ and the new 5G phone. (Source: LG)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1577 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-01-26 (Update: 2019-01-26)