LG’s dual-screen 5G phone arrives in Australia this week. Sadly the 5G network is only available in select areas. Still, there’s a shiny new phone on the market that makes use of 4G and is ready to go once the faster network becomes widely available.
The LG V50 ThinQ smartphone stands out thanks to its detachable second screen that comes boxed as an accessory. Designed to resemble a cover case that opens, the dual screen gives you a second 6.2-inch OLED display, offering almost double the screen space for viewing, gaming and multitasking. The main display measures in at 6.4-inches with OLED picture quality.
LG pitched some scenarios where the second display would be useful. It’s possible for users to watch videos on one screen while Tweeting or drafting emails on the other. In select games, one screen can function as a dedicated controller resolving the era-old problem of thumbs getting in the way of the action. The second screen runs off the phone’s battery, so there’s no need to charge it separately although it’s possible that two displays will drain the battery extra quick.
The V50 smartphone has five cameras. LG implemented video depth control in both the front and rear cameras to ensure moving subjects remain in-focus. What’s more, users can choose between filters when recording to add cinematic flair to their videos.
The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile processor and modem along with LG software. The 4,000mAh battery is said to be 18 per cent larger than its predecessor.
Measuring 8.3 millimetres in thickness and weighing 183 grams, the phone maintains a sleek profile with uninterrupted lines. The rear lens housing is completely flush with the back of the phone. LG says this design is achieved without sacrificing durability.
The LG ThinQ V50 5G smartphone with dual screen accessory is available through Telstra stores from June 11 and retails for AUD$1,728 if purchased outright. The phone is also available on a range of Telstra plans.