LG to Not Launch Foldable Phone at MWC, Will Unveil Flip-Cover Display For V50 ThinQ Instead: Reports

LG is set to host an MWC 2019 event on February 24, and it is expected to launch Either the LG G8 ThinQ along with the LG V50 ThinQ smartphones at the event.

New reports now suggest that LG will not be launching a foldable device in the event as a result of uncertain market scenario for the segment. It is going to instead, reportedly launch an attachable display screen for the LG V50 ThinQ that will convert it into a tablet computer, if users want it to. A different render leak of the LG V50 ThinQ has also been leaked showing design details.

A new report from South Korea asserts that LG won’t be launching a foldable cellphone at its MWC 2019 occasion on February 24. LG Electronics mobile and TV mind Brian Kwon states that the tech to create a mobile is prepared, but the provider is unsure of consumer response and would like to watch it out prior to launching a device like that in the market.

“During the Consumer Electronics Show in January, LG introduced a rollable TV. This is an advanced technology one step forward of foldable technology. We’ve reviewed releasing the foldable smartphone when launch 5G smartphone but decided not to create it. The industry requirement for smartphones will probably be at around 1 million but LG’s most important problem in smartphone business is to regain its market place. Considering this situation, it is too premature for LG to launch a foldable smartphone. In terms of technology, we are fully ready to respond depending on consumers’ reactions (to foldable smartphones),” Kwon said to this publication.

Separately, ZDNet reports which LG will try to fill the foldable phone emptiness by launching a brand new flip-cover attachable screen for the V50 ThinQ smartphone. This flip-cover can help LG V50 ThinQ buyers to effectively produce a”dual screen” phone. Kwon made all these confirmations in a media conference held at the LG Science Park in Seoul last week.

Evan Blass has also leaked a leave (pictured above) of the LG V50 ThinQ and it’s seen to match a broad screen notch, a triple camera set in the back, and a rear fingerprint detector. There’s also 5G composed on the back panel reiterating that the phone will support 5G.

LG V50 cost, specifications, availability (rumoured)

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is tipped to pack a 6-inch display, be powered by the Snapdragon 855 chip, and pack a 4,000mAh battery. It may also feature a vapour chamber cooling system for more efficient heat management. In terms of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G’s market availability, it will reportedly be established in North America and Europe in March. Moreover, it is going to be available from four carriers viz. SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ in the domestic market while Sprint will handle the telecom responsibilities for the LG V50 ThinQ 5G buyers from the USA. In terms of the pricing, LG’s upcoming 5G smartphone will allegedly be priced between KRW 1.3 million (approximately Rs. 83,000) and KRW 1.5 million (roughly Rs. 98,800).

LG G8 ThinQ cost, specifications, layout (rumoured)

Renders of those LG G8 ThinQ have leaked on many events, and the telephone is largely expected to match with a double back camera set up, a fingerprint scanner in the back, glossy rear panel finishes in various colours, and broad top up front. The LG G8 ThinQ will package Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technologies that utilises the cellphone’s OLED display as an audio amplifier. The specifications include ToF (Time-of-Flight) technology-backed front camera for more precise 3D facial recognition and greater thickness estimation for bokeh impacts, a 3,400mAh battery, and a 6.1-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The LG G8 ThinQ will allegedly be priced at CAD 1,199.99 (approximately Rs. 64,300) for its 128GB version.

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