LG launches dual screen smartphone

Exclusive with Telstra.

LG has confirmed local availability and pricing for its V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone, which made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

The V50 ThinQ smartphone will be available through Telstra from June 11 for RRP $1,728 outright or on a range of Telstra plans.

The V50 ThinQ is LG’s first 5G device and a new category of smartphone for the Australian market. The dual screen is a separate in-box accessory that clicks into the V50 ThinQ smartphone. Designed to resemble a cover case that opens, the dual screen gives users a second 6.2-inch OLED display for viewing content, gaming and multitasking. It is only 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 183 grams.

The dual screen display and LG V50 ThinQ 5G can be used independently for watching YouTube videos on one screen while writing an email or text message on the other. In select games, the dual screen can be used as a dedicated controller. It can be positioned at an angle of 104 degrees and 180 degrees.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and LG optimised software. It also supports Qualcomm aptX and aptXHD audio technology for premium Bluetooth audio quality, and the Boombox Speaker feature from the LG G7 ThinQ makes a return.

The smartphone is equipped with 4,000mAh battery, 18% larger than its predecessor. With five cameras, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone implements video depth control in both front and rear cameras to ensure moving objects remain in-focus.

LG general manager marketing, Angus Jones said the new smartphone has been crafted to change the way consumers interact with their apps and one another.

“The dual screen option offers a streamlined approach to multi-tasking from gamers live-streaming their friends and using social media to business users reading documents while video conferencing,” he said.

“We are pleased to offer Australian consumers the first dual screen 5G smartphone in partnership with Telstra.”


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