LG Will Not Launch Any Foldable Smartphone, Says It’s Too Early

Yolanda Curtis
February 18, 2019

Recently images of LG's 5G ready smartphone V50 ThinQ were leaked and if rumours are to be believed then the company could showcase the phone on February 24 ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.

Samsung and Huawei past year announced their intentions to launch their first ever "foldable" smartphones in 2019.

Now, LG Electronics mobile communications division Kwon Bong-seok has doused expectations of an LG foldable arriving any time soon.

Kwon also noted that "This year will be the first year of 5G commercialization, and carriers in major countries, including Korea and the United States, will start to provide the service".

Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 chipset will power the V50 to support high-resolution games and data-heavy applications without latency. These are attached with 3D sensors by Infineon and apart from these;, these devices got some gesture features.

The 4G flagship phone utilizes its OLED display as an audio amplifier for better sound quality during playback.

On the foldable phone, Kwon was quoted as saying, "We will decide whether to launch a foldable phone after we see customer and market reactions to the product".

LG launched its impressive rollable TV during the Consumer Electronics Show back in January this year, so it's not like the company isn't technologically equipped to release a foldable smartphone. Should the public demand for foldable phones increase, Kwon said they are fully capable and ready to respond in kind.

Compatriot Samsung, which is holding its own media event in San Francisco, has opted for a different strategy and will launch a foldable phone alongside its new Galaxy S10 smartphones.

LG is well known for its experiments on the mobile. LG is expecting good responses from the users and consumers. Lastly, the smartphone will run on Android 9 Pie OS with custom LG skin on top. "We will put all available resources into enhancing consumer value to make a leap forward".

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