LG’s Wild Dual-Screen 5G Phone Just Dropped In Australia

LG’s Wild Dual-Screen 5G Phone Just Dropped In Australia
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The 5G train continues to chug along as yet another new device gets launched in Australia.

LG has now joined the party with its dual-screen V50 ThinQ 5G that is absolutely not reminiscent of a foldable without it actually being a foldable.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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The V50 has a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. In terms of weight it comes in at 183 grams.

On the rear you’ll find dual cameras – a 12MP and a 16MP wide-angle. On the front you’ll find another pair of cameras – a 8MP main and 5MP wide-angle.

In terms of biometric security it has both facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner.

Under the hood there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, X50 5G model with Wi-Fi 6 support, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and a 4,000mAh battery.

The vapour chamber cooling system has also been increased by 40 per cent to accommodate the additional processing requirements that come with a dual-screen device.

LG is also placing an emphasis on audio, with the V50 supporting Qualcomm aptX and aptXHaudio tech for low-latency bluetooth audio performance.

Also, the Boombox speaker from last year’s G7 is back. This basically means that when the device is placed on a solid surface (such as the box it comes in) it takes advantage of its internal resonance chamber to amplify the bass.

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Of course, wildest aspect of the V50 is of course the dual screen, which is an optional add-on.

It means that you can add an additional 6.2-inch OLED display to the side of the device is order to make it not-quite a foldable.

It also runs off the battery of the primary device, so it doesn’t need to be charged separately.

In addition to multitasking, such as multiple app use, LG is positioning this added screen as a way to push mobile gaming.

The second screen can be used as a dedicated touch controller, which ties nicely into the overall 5G latency narrative and how it will be great for gamers.

If you’re thinking that its reminiscent of a Nintendo DS, you definitely aren’t the only one.

LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G will be available to buy outright from June 11 for $1,728, with the second screen being thrown in for free.

It will also be available on plans exclusively through Telstra.