The LG V50 ThinQ 5G was initially announced a day before MWC 2019 and scheduled to release on April 19 before LG decided to put it on hold for a while. The company decided to do so due to optimization issues with the processor and 5G modem but now LG has officially announced the phone will hit shelves in South Korea on May 10.
According to sources, LG has agreed to schedule the release alongside the three main domestic carriers as it wants to provide consumers a no-compromise 5G experience. We’ve seen reports that Galaxy S10 5G users have complained about poor connectivity issues such as slow speeds and problems when switching between LTE and 5G.
The rollout of the new generation network has been challenging and it's good that LG has taken its time to tweak out its device rather than ushering a half baked product. The device will release alongside its secondary screen case which LG claims offers the functionality and feel of a foldable phone.
Pricing for the V50 ThinQ 5G will start at KRW 1,199,000 ($1,030/€920) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version. If you want to know more about LG’s first 5G phone check out our hands on review.