In case you missed it, LG’s new V50 ThinQ 5G has a second clip on OLED second screen that offers something different in the GGGGG (5G) market.

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G (website here) offers a most practical solution to screen real estate – or lack thereof. The phone can act as a standalone, or you simply clip on the extras screen as you would a folding folio case. All of a sudden, you have a new canvas to use. To create, multi-task, play games, watch Netflix and YouTube at the same time … the use cases are endless.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

In fact, that is what Angus Jones, General Manager Marketing, said, “We truly don’t know the killer use cases yet. All we know is that you are no longer face single screen constraints. We are anxiously awaiting the media and user’s responses. We think this is a lot more practical and durable alternative to a foldable phone.”

GadgetGuy will be reviewing the innovative dual-screen LG V50 ThinQ 5G soon.

So, for the moment, here are a few of the more impressive LG V50 ThinQ 5G specifications.

Price

$1728 includes the screen. Available from 11 June, you can buy it outright and use it on any network as a 4G phone or buy/lease it on a plan with Telstra (and we presume Optus when its 5G network is ready).

And 4G is an important point. This is one of the best, fastest, fully featured, most awesome 4G phones on the planet and oh, it can use 5G when you can get it.

Under the bonnet

  • The fastest Qualcomm SD855, 6GB RAM/128GB storage and expandable microSD to 2TB.
  • 4000 mAh battery, Qualcomm fast charge, Qi Wireless charge
  • Fingerprint and face recognition security
  • Android 9 and all Google apps, Google Assistant and Google Lens
  • 159.2 x 76.1 x 8.3mm x 183g
  • IP68
  • Manual here

Screens, glorious OLED screens

  • Main screen is 6.4-inch, 3120 x 1440 OLED
  • Clip on screen is 6.2-inch, 2160 x 1080 OLED (adds 131g)
LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Comms – got it all

  • Single sim and separate microSD slot
  • 4G: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41
    5G: N78, TD 3500
  • Wi-Fi AC
  • BT 5.0 and hi-res codecs
  • NFC

Sound – audiophile heaven

  • Hi-Fi quality Quad DAC
  • Meridan Tuned
  • Stereo speakers
  • BoomBox sound (added bass)
  • DTS:X 7.1 channel (headphones)
LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Camera – rear

1: 16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 107°)
2: 12MP Standard (F1.5 / 78°)
3: 12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 45°)

Camera – front
1: 8MP Standard (F1.5 / 80°)
2: 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 90°)

What is more important is the huge range of AI and post-processing options that you can achieve with the powerful Qualcomm SD855.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

GadgetGuys’ take: LG V50 ThinQ is the best 4G phone that works on 5G as well

This phone has everything – great camera (with ultra-wide angle), dual screen, powerhouse specs and you can buy it outright if you want.

You can read more about the LG V50 ThinQ 5G from the CES 2019 announcement.

And you can read more about 5G and Telstra here.