LG V60 ThinQ with dual screen and 5G likely to launch at MWC 2020
The year is coming to an end, and so is this current generation of smartphones. In just a few days, we expect to begin hearing more and more about upcoming smartphones, some of which might get teased at the CES 2020, and some others which we know will make an appearance closer to MWC 2020 which takes place in late February. LG marks its presence at MWC every year by announcing a flagship that goes neck-to-neck against Samsung’s flagship announcement. At MWC 2019, LG had announced the LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ, and now, it appears that the company is gearing up for the launch of its successor, the LG V60.
According to a report from Korea Herald citing industry sources, LG will showcase its newest flagship, the LG V60 ThinQ in Barcelona, during MWC 2020. This flagship will not only come along with a dual-screen, it will also come with 5G connectivity, much like its predecessor.
LG Electronics is planning to showcase V60 ThinQ as next year’s first smartphone to expand its presence in the 5G market. The company is expected to increase its shipments in South Korea, the United States and Japan.
The dual-screen experience on the V60 is expected to be handled through an accompanying second-screen accessory, which is a practical way of handling a dual-screen experience. It may not be as seamless as a foldable like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but as seen on the LG G8X, it does effectively double your screen real estate along with adding more battery capacity. According to the report, the phone will be “equipped with an upgraded folding structure“.
It isn’t immediately clear if LG is looking to release any more flagships at MWC 2020. LG usually launches a G-series device at MWC every year, but they broke their tradition by launching the LG V50 alongside the LG G8. Then, the LG G8X saw its release half a year later at IFA 2019. It remains unclear if there is an LG G9 coming too.
Source: Korea Herald