Subsequent month’s Cellular World Congress is shaping as much as be an fascinating one for LG, with the South Korean firm now rumored to be unveiling two handsets on the present: the LG G8 ThinQ and a second, higher-end, 5G-enabled system, probably the LG V50 ThinQ 5G.
This latter rumor comes from Korea’s ETNews, which says the LG V50 will function a 6-inch show, 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset with vapor-chamber cooling, and 4,000mAh battery. Extra importantly, says ETNews, it’ll have a 5G modem.
If the V50 does land at MWC, it’ll be arriving ahead of anticipated. The V40 and its 5 cameras solely launched last fall, and we weren’t anticipating an replace to LG’s highest-end line till the identical time this yr. However, dashing up the launch cadence would make sense if LG desires to maintain up with Samsung, which has promised a 5G system in the first half of 2019. And LG stated it’s going to push “5G merchandise and smartphones” this yr in its newest earnings report.
A fast turnaround, although, might find yourself disappointing some. If LG is barely altering the processor and modem for the V50, the tip end result could possibly be an iterative system just like the V35.
ETNews says the V50 might be obtainable in choose North American and European markets from March. This matches what we’ve heard from provider Dash, which stated last August it was working with LG to launch a 5G handset a while within the first half of this yr. We’ll know extra at LG’s MWC occasion, February 24th.