Dual screen LG V50ThinQ 5G launched at MWC 2019

By Xite - February 25, 2019
While LG V50ThinQ 5G brings blazing fast 5G experience to consumers, the LG G8ThinQ elevates smartphone fundamentals and introduces advanced biometrics such as Hand ID, which is more secure than the f....

South Korean giant LG Electronics has launched V50ThinQ 5G, alongside the new G8ThinQ. The LG V50ThinQ 5G features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and comes with DTS:X technology onboard.

LG’s first 5G device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and features the Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The phone is also equipped with a 4,000mAh battery – 20 per cent larger than the one in the V40ThinQ – and a new ‘Vapor Chamber’ heat-dissipation system that is more effective than conventional heat pipes in keeping internal temperatures low.

The LG V50ThinQ 5G is only 8.3 millimetres in thickness and weighs only 183 grams and complies with 14 US military MIL-STD 810G standards. The V50ThinQ 5G also supports Qualcomm aptX and aptX HD audio technology for premium Bluetooth audio quality and low latency ideal for immersive listening experiences with headphones or earbuds.

To take user immersion and convenience to new heights with its first 5G smartphone, LG has developed Dual Screen as an optional accessory for the LG V50ThinQ 5G. Designed to resemble a cover case, Dual Screen opens up to give LG V50ThinQ 5G owners a second 6.2-inch OLED display, enhancing the viewing, gaming and multitasking experience. The Dual Screen display and the LG V50ThinQ 5G can be used independently, allowing for many interesting usage scenarios. For example, users can watch a movie on one screen and simultaneously browse IMDB on the other.

With Dual Screen attached, an icon appears on the display of the LG V50ThinQ 5G that can be tapped to power on the second display or switch effortlessly between the two screens.

A multi-window feature divides each screen in two, making it possible to display and use multiple applications at the same time. In select games, the Dual Screen can be used as a dedicated controller, resolving the age-old problem of thumbs getting in the way of the action.

The Dual Screen can be positioned in two convenient angles – 104 and 180 degrees – and because it uses the phone’s battery, there’s no need to charge it separately.

The LG V50ThinQ 5G packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For photography, it sports three cameras at the rear –16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚), 12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚) and a 12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 45˚). At the front, there is an 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12μm / 80˚) and a 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12μm / 90˚) lens.

The LG G8ThinQ follows the tradition of offering consumers worldwide a palette of convenience-enhancing features with a focus on delivering advanced optics and audio capabilities.

The LG G8ThinQ is the world’s first smartphone with advanced palm vein authentication, made possible by the combination of the ToF Z camera and infrared sensors. More secure than fingerprint recognition technology, LG’s Hand ID identifies owners by recognising the shape, thickness and other individual characteristics of the veins in the palms of their hands. Simply placing a pre-registered hand in front of the front-facing camera for a split second is all it takes to unlock the LG G8ThinQ and all its content.

There is a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚), a 12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚) and a 12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 45˚) lens. At the front, there is an 8MP Standard (F1.7 / 1.22μm / 80˚ with AF) and a Z Camera (with ToF Technology).

The advanced Z camera comes into play when capturing eye-catching selfies in portrait mode. The Z Camera measures infrared rays reflected off a subject to calculate depth faster and more accurately than other image sensors, making exciting features such as Face Unlock possible.

Beside optics, LG G8ThinQ also excels in terms of multimedia performance, as the first G series device from LG features OLED display technology. The large QHD+ FullVision Display measures 6.1 inches with 564 pixels per inch, allowing for an incredible amount of detail.

Another member of LG’s G family will be available in the months following MWC for markets seeking something unique in a package that offers premium fit-and-finish without sacrificing performance or essentials that make the LG G8ThinQ so special.

The LG G8sThinQ features Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a vibrant 6.2-inch OLED display and a 3,350mAh battery. Three rear-facing cameras, a dedicated night shot mode and low-light HDR technology make this device a content creation powerhouse, while the Z Camera allows for enhanced security through Hand ID and Face Unlock features.

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