LG’s new V60 ThinQ 5G sticks with that weird second screen

Yolanda Curtis
February 27, 2020

The successor to the V50 ThinQ 5G comes bundled with a second-screen accessory for doubling the phone's screen real estate when it's convenient - a feature that was introduced by last year's G8X ThinQ Dual Screen.

The V60 also comes with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot which supports up to 2 terabytes of additional storage. The primary sensor is a 13MP shooter, accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP depth sensor along with an LED flash.

The big addition this time around: shooting in 8K at 24fps, even if there aren't even many displays capable of showing the footage in full resolution.

The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform that tags along X55 5G modem allows the LG V60 ThinQ to connect to sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. There's a USB-C port for charging, and unlike many other smartphones available nowadays, the LG V60 also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack. LG's newest V series phone features several upgrades over the V50 ThinQ, like a screen that's almost a half-inch larger but also has a smaller notch.

The new phone, as you'd expect from any other device in 2020, ships with Android 10 straight out of the box and, in this case, the brand's custom UI too.

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G will roll out in key markets of North America, Europe and Asia starting next month. The battery on the V60 has been increased to 5000mAh, and Quick Charge 4+ will help you refill that big battery in a hurry. The front-facing camera clocks in at 10MP with an f/1.9 aperture. There is also a ToF sensor placed at the back. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and supports Google Lens as well.

The Dual Screen accessory case has also been updated which now offers a 6.8-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a "360 Freestop Hinge" which can be bent at various angles so the phone can prop up be used as a laptop, or stand and tent modes.

In the audio department, users can look forward to four high-performance microphones, something called Voice Bokeh that separates a user's voice from background noise, a 32-bit quad digital-to-analog converter for top notch playback quality, and an audio technology from LG OLED TVs.

Using the camera remains physically awkward with Dual Screen case attached. As it can be seen in the above renders, the phone will be available in two colors such as Classy Blue and Classy White.

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