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Possible LG V50 pictured with 'second-screen' case in new leaks

The 'LG V50' alone and in its alleged dual-display case. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The 'LG V50' alone and in its alleged dual-display case. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The LG V series has a history of including secondary displays, which are often built into their large phablet-scale screens. If a new leak is to be believed, this feature has returned to the V50 ThinQ - sort of. It consists of images showing a case that gives the upcoming LG flagship an entire extra screen.

The LG V50 ThinQ may be a 5G device powered by the Snapdragon 855. If so, it could be launched at the imminent Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19). However, a leaker named Dimitri12 may have spoiled a significant new accessory reveal for the Korean company. His new images show what is claimed to be the V50 ThinQ in conjunction with a case that could turn the phablet into a dual-screen device.

The images clearly show a 'wallet-style' case that fit the phone also shown. This case has contacts which could line up with the device when it is placed in it. This, apparently, activates a full-sized screen built into the other half of the case, which faces the 'V50's' front panel. As a result, the phone could expand its features and functions into this case-display.

For example, one of the images suggests that the case could act as a gaming screen, while the phone is used as a control module with virtual buttons and a joystick. It is not clear from the images, but it seems that the case's screen is of an appreciable resolution. However, there are some slight inadequacies in this leak, which is spread across 2 new pages on SlashLeaks. The phone itself is referred to as the V50 throughout, whereas its real model name is more likely to be "V50 ThinQ".

In addition, this phone is likely to run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, yet both the phone and screen-case shown have very un-Pie-like on-screen navigation buttons. (However, this could be put down to LG's own UI).Finally, LG is significantly less likely to re-visit modularity of any kind following the complete fiasco that was the G5 and its attachable accessories. However, this leak's verification may not be far away at this point.

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More new images of the 'LG V50' and its apparent accessory. (Source: SlashLeaks)
More new images of the 'LG V50' and its apparent accessory. (Source: SlashLeaks)
 
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-24 (Update: 2019-02-24)