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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered LG V50 ThinQ 5G coming on April 19

LG V50 ThinQ 5G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Source: ZDNet)
LG V50 ThinQ 5G (Source: ZDNet)
Two weeks after the announced release date of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, LG will unleash its first 5G flagship upon the South Korean market. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is expected to come with a free dual-screen flip cover, an improved cooling system for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 6.4-inch OLED display, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

Although Samsung will probably become the first brand to launch a 5G handset in just a few days, it seems that LG is not that far behind, either. According to ZDNet, the South Korean tech giant will launch the V50 ThinQ 5G in its home market on April 19. As usual, this handset is expected to have a lower price than its Samsung-made competitor.

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G will launch with the following highlights: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with vapor chamber cooling, 6 GB of memory, 128 GB of internal storage space, microSD support up to 2 TB, 6.4-inch OLED touchscreen, 16 + 12 + 13 MP main camera, 8 + 5 MP selfie shooter, 4,000 mAh battery, and Android 9.0 Pie firmware.

While the 8/256 GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G model will start at the equivalent of US$1,230, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G is expected to hit the South Korean market for around US$1,050. Unfortunately, this difference also comes with a 500 mAh smaller battery, half the internal storage space, and 2 GB less memory. We cannot say anything about the cameras, durability, and real-life cooling performance yet, but it will be interesting to see which one of these two upcoming 5G handsets provides the best bang for the buck.

Considering all the above, would you go with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, or just wait for the price of the 5G handsets to go down? After all, nowadays there are still many markets where 4G coverage is also lacking in most areas, so it might take a few years until demand for 5G handsets will take off.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04- 1 (Update: 2019-04- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.