LG's bonkers dual-screen 5G smartphone - AKA the V50 ThinQ - is finally available to buy in Australia through Telstra. Here are the specs, pricing and available plans for those who dare to be different.
The V50 ThinQ is actually a single-screen handset with a detachable secondary display that will be supplied to Telstra customers free of charge. The display data is transmitted from the main phone to the second display using a very short-range wireless communication method supplied by Keyssa
Telstra and Optus are in the throes of rolling out their respective 5G networks and a number of smartphone makers are already pushing their new handsets, hoping to grab the first early adopters. At a string of events at Telstra's flagship store in Sydney, three handsets were put to the test to find Australia's fastest 5G handset. Here's what happened.
LG V50 ThinQ Australian plans and pricing
The LG V50 ThinQ costs $1728 to buy outright in Australia. But the smart way to get your hands on the phone is via a mobile plan. Here are your current options:
For our money, the $79 plan has the best data-to-cost ratio. Mind you, 20GB probably won't last you very long in a 5G-enabled area. With alleged download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, you could churn through your data allowance in minutes. With that in mind, the $99 50GB plan might be a better option.
LG V50 ThinQ Specifications
As mentioned, the V50 ThinQ boasts a detachable second screen and is compatible with Telstra's 5G network. But it's a pretty solid handset even if you discount these chief selling points.
Noteworthy specs include fingerprint and facial recognition scanners, Qualcomm aptX and aptXH audio support, a patented Boombox speaker and a total of four cameras. (A 12-megapixel main and 16-megapixel wide-angle in the rear, and a 8MP main and 5MP wide-angle in the front.) Here's the full list of specs:
|LG V50 ThinQ|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Display||Built-in: 6.4" OLED running at 3120 x 1440
Optional: 6.2” OLED running at 2160 x 1080
|Camera||Rear: Main: 12MP, Telephoto: 12MP, Wide: 16MP
|Body||76.1 X 159.2 X 8.3, 183g|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
GPU: Adreno 640
|Memory||6 GB RAM + 128 GB|
|Network||Two nano-SIMs with support for 5G|
|Wireless Comms||802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
LG V50 ThinQ release date
The LG V50 ThinQ is available now and is currently exclusive to the Telstra network. You can find out more about the phone here.