LG said that they would introduce the world’s first 5G smartphone in early 2019. According to the famous leaker, Evan Blass, the 5G smartphone in question was none other than LG V50 ThinQ.
Through the @evleaks Twitter account, Blass displays a rendering photo that shows the bundled version of LG V50 ThinQ with telecom operator Sprint.
At first glance, this handset has a design similar to its predecessor, the LG V40 ThinQ.
Quoting Android Authority, LG V50 ThinQ seems to still have a similar notch or bangs, thin bezel, a fingerprint scanner on the back, and three rear cameras (triple-camera) arranged horizontally.
However, if noted carefully, differences appear in the triple-camera design that is now more flat with the body. On the LG V40 ThinQ, the camera is somewhat inflated.
LG seems to have found a way to flatten the camera on the body with a thickness of 7.5mm. Or, it could be that the LG V50 ThinQ body is thicker because there is no visible photo rendering from the side.
LG V50 ThinQ for Sprint 5G pic.twitter.com/TNLQsYPgPS
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 16, 2019
However, in general, V50 ThinQ is still fairly identical to V40 ThinQ. This is not surprising, because V40 ThinQ was still just introduced a few months ago.
LG seems to still use the same platform on the ThinQ V50 series, only pinned support for 5G networks.
Most likely the LG V50 ThinQ will launch in a series of MWC 2019 events. Because, LG had said that they wanted to introduce the first 5G smartphone at the annual event held in Barcelona, Spain.
In the outstanding photo rendering, it appears that the calendar is set for February 24, 2019, or coincides with the opening of the MWC 2019.