LG’s V60 ThinkQ 5G Debuts: 6.8-Inch Display, Snapdragon 865, 8 GB RAMby Anton Shilov on February 26, 2020 2:30 PM EST
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Although Mobile World Congress has been cancelled, companies still have their product cycles and have to reveal new devices ahead of launch in the coming months. LG today announced its new high-end smartphone, the V60 ThinQ 5G, which is based on Qualcomm’s newest flagship platform, features a new camera setup, and has one of the largest displays on the market.
As one would expect from a premium 2020 Google Android smartphone, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC alongside the Snapdragon X55 modem as well as the FastConnect 6800 subsystem that supports Wi-Fi 6. Meanwhile, the device also has 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as 128 GB of NAND flash storage (expandable with a microSD card).
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G comes equipped with a 6.8-inch FullVision P-OLED display featuring a 2460×1080 resolution along with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio (which reminds us of Sony’s Xperia 1 with its distinguished 21:9 screen), one of the largest smartphone display around as far as high-end handsets are concerned. It's a bit odd to see LG use a lower resolution screen than the V50 last year, even at such a large device size and certainly won't be optimal for some users.
Meanwhile, for those who feel that one monitor is not enough, LG will offer a new Dual Screen accessory (featuring a similar size and resolution) for the new phone.
One of the key improvements that the LG V60 ThinQ 5G has over its predecessor is without any doubts its new main camera setup comprising of a 64 MP main sensor, a 13 MP module with a 117º super-wide-angle lens, a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, and a dual-LED flash. The main camera supports 8K (and 4K60) with HDR10+ video recording, along with various modes to make proper photographs in various conditions. On the front, the smartphone has a 10 MP camera housed inside a dewdrop notch design.
On the audio side of matters, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G comes equipped with stereo speakers, 32-bit quad DACs, and a quad-microphone array. Meanwhile the handset has a 3.5-mm audio jack, making this one of the last Android flagships with the feature, as well as a dedicated Google Assistant button.
Yet another prominent advantage of the new V60 ThinQ 5G is its massive 5000 mAh battery that promises a 21-hour talk time as well as a 590-hour standby time on one charge. The battery can be charged using a Qi wireless charger supporting Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0+ or a USB-C wired charger.
Traditionally for numerous modern high-end handsets, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G features an aluminum frame with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as Gorilla Glass 6 on the back. Meanwhile, the device is MIL-STD-810G tested as well as IP68 dust and water resistant (up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes). The product weighs a quite heavy 219 grams (7.72 ounces) and will be available in Classy Blue as well as Classy White finishes.
Other notable hardware features of LG’s latest smartphone are Bluetooth 5.1, an under-display fingerprint reader, and a host of sensors.
|LG V60 ThinQ 5G|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.80GHz
|GPU||Adreno 650 @ 587 MHz|
|Display||6.8" FullVision AMOLED
2460 x 1080 (19.5:9)
|Weight||218 grams (7.69 ounces)|
|Battery Capacity||5000 mAh (Typical)|
|Main||64 MP 1/7" 0.8µm
|Wide||13 MP 1/3.4" 1µm
117° super-wide angle
|ToF||HQVGA 1/4" 14µm
117° super-wide angle
|Front Camera||10 MP 1/3.1" 1.22μm
|I/O||USB 2.0 Type-C
|Wireless (local)||Wi-Fi 6
|Cellular||GSM, CDMA, HSPA, 4G/LTE, 5G|
|Splash, Water, Dust Resistance||IP68|
|Launch OS||Android 10|
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon in the coming weeks. Pricing is something that has yet to be disclosed.
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shabby - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkLast years v50 had 1440p and a zoom camera and this year's v60 doesn't? *clap clap clap*
Quantumz0d - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkWow WTF ?!
Downgraded bs - FHD display on a pentile panel at 6.8" with USB2.0 what the actual fuck is this ?
I have a V30S and it lacks 2 most important things. ESS9218 is great along with massive battery but why cost cutting on essential panel and I/O.
LG is really retarded. I liked their V30 as it has everything that I wished for including that Pro grade Audio recording with Manual controls and DAC and simple bloat free UI. They copied Samsung UI and now downgraded. With that retarded notch. Even moved away from Pogo pins. And what's with that ugly gold color for frame..
Above is more info on their HiFi Audio recording not just Playback (below)
Very bad. Makes Xperia 1 Mark ii better. As LG doesn't even allow BL unlock.
Alistair - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkwhere is our S20 with a headphone jack and without the rest of the useless extras for $699? i might even buy a Chinese phone for the first time this year at this rate (so far the A71 from Samsung is WAY more expensive than the A70, over 33 percent more, so I didn't buy that either)
shabby - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkThe mi 10 pro looks interesting, just don't like that front camera, it's even farther away from the edge compared to the s10.
Quantumz0d - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkDamn it Anandtech got it Wrong on USB2.0, XDA is reporting 3.1USB C.
eastcoast_pete - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkUnless LG publicly states that they will provide speedy updates (security and generational) until at least the end of 2024, stay away from it! LG has amongst the worst track record for lacking support beyond the moment you bought a smartphone from them. I speak from experience, bought an unlocked, not-carrier bound "flagship" phone from them, and received a grand total of 1 security update in 3 years. And that was within 6 months of purchase. So, potential buyer beware!
zodiacfml - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkLG should give it up, not trying hard enough but charge unreasonable prices. They're in a worse position now than Sony.
brucethemoose - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkThey need a clean slate launch. Run near bone stock AOSP, change the branding and cut the number of phones so they can actually be updated and cut back development costs.
watzupken - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - linkWhile the hardware have improved (though still catching up), the speed of software updates on LG phone is one thing I would surely flag up as a deal breaker. Historically, they are extremely slow when it comes to software updates. Generally if you are considering to get an LG phone, it is best you assume that there will be no software updates. There may only be 1 major Android upgrade, and is usually after waiting for many months. In one of my experience with LG G4, it took them a solid 9 months to deliver the upgrade.
Zagor Te Nay - Sunday, March 1, 2020 - linkEh.
My G7 ThinQ has received Android 9 upgrade in August 2019... and that was last security update as well.
LG support was downright rude and dishonest, first telling me that I have the latest update, then telling me that it is Google's fault (somehow) that there are no new security patches... while some versions of G7 ThinQ (mine is for Asiz-Pacific) have received one or more patches since my last one.
Can't see myself getting another LG, regardless of how decent and reasonably priced their hardware might be...