The LG V60 ThinQ 5G goes on sale today, starting at US$799
Weeks after the almost unexpected unveiling event, LG has now put its latest flagship phone, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, on sale. While previous LG V-series phones were positioned against the Samsung Galaxy Note lineup, the V60 represents a smart step backwards by LG in an attempt to compete more effectively in the market.
The V60 ThinQ 5G features a 6.8-inch P-OLED display. It loses the QHD+ display that LG flagships have featured since the LG G3 was released back in 2014 in favor of a FHD+ panel. Unlike most other flagship phones this year, the V60 ThinQ also opts for a 60 Hz display, instead of a 90 Hz or 120 Hz panel.
The display also doesn't sport a hole punch as is becoming the norm. In its place is a waterdrop notch, housing a 10 MP selfie camera. At the back of the V60 ThinQ 5G is a triple camera sensor: a 64 MP main shooter, LG's bread and butter ultra-wide-angle lens, and a ToF sensor. Gone is the telephoto lens on the V40, V50, and G8. LG believes the main 64 MP sensor can deliver good enough short-range zoom due to its high-res nature.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. That storage appears to be UFS 2.1, which is disappointing considering most companies have moved on to the faster UFS 3.0. There is, of course, MicroSD support. A 5000 mAh battery promises to keep the V60 ThinQ 5G on for a long time, and Quick Charge 4+ keeps charge times down.
The V60 ThinQ 5G goes on sale today, starting at US$799. That's US$200 less than the cheapest Galaxy S20 phone, making it a good alternative. That US$799 deal appears to be exclusive to T-Mobile, and is only available if you opt out of the second screen accessory.
Adding the second screen takes the price up to US$900. That's the same price on AT$T, but Verizon will sell the phone for US$950. There's a reason for that, too: only Verizon models have mmWave support.