29 January 2019
It has been over five months since LG first revealed its plans to release a 5G phone in partnership with Sprint sometime in early 2019. And now, it has officially confirmed that the first LG 5G smartphone will be unveiled during MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The event will kick off on February 25th but LG will be releasing the phone at the same at as the LG G8 ThinQ.
LG said that the unnamed 5G phone will be showcased during the whole event for visitors to try it out. It is confirmed to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which means it will be a flagship offering. This new processor is claimed to offer 45% faster performance than the predecessor. And when combined with 5G connectivity, users can expect to get a faster and smoother video streaming and online gaming experience.
With the upcoming LG 5G phone, we will get to see company introducing Vapor Chamber cooling. This is basically an improvement over heat pipes used in the LG V40 ThinQ. It said that the Vapor Chamber's surface area is 2.7 times bigger and the amount of water stored is also twice than heat pipes. In theory, this should help the device dissipate heat and get cooler quickly.
Lastly, LG confirmed that they will be offering a 4000mAh battery with the 5G phone. This is about 20% bigger than what it offered with last flagship V40 ThinQ. This should allow the device to last longer on a single charge and reduce the times when recharging is required.
There is no doubt that LG has very high expectations from its upcoming 5G phone. It even said that the 5G release could make its smartphone division return to profitability. But only the time will tell whether LG will be able to achieve any of these goals or not.