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

LG today announced a new flagship smartphone called the V60 ThinQ 5G.

The new device ticks all the boxes for modern smartphones – 5G connectivity, multiple rear cameras, and a Snapdragon 865 processor. It even has a second screen that folds out.

However, that last point is a bit of an issue – it’s a little surprising that LG is still sticking to its guns on the fold-out second display when it seemed to be so ill-considered on the previous model. Usability problems were the main concern on the V50, such as the difficulty most humans have reaching a thumb across two displays to access a keyboard that only shows up on the primary screen in most apps.

The dual-display case has been upgraded to a slightly larger screen size without adding significant weight or thickness thanks to a thinner OLED panel.

Key hardware specs of the V60 include the aforementioned Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of expandable storage, and a large 5000 mAh battery. The rear camera array includes a 64MP f/1.8 primary lens paired with a 13MP f/1.9 wide angle and a ToF sensor. There’s also a headphone jack on the bottom edge of the device.

The display is a large 6.8-inch OLED with an under-screen fingerprint sensor and a small notch that houses a 10MP front-facing camera.

The V60 ThinQ is launching next month with pricing yet to be confirmed, however LG says it will undercut the Samsung Galaxy S20 which is priced at $1499 locally. Two colours are available, namely Classy Blue, and Classy White.

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