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LG Likely To Be The First To Market In Australia With A 5G Flagship Smartphone

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By the end of this year it is quite likely that every flagship smartphone will be fifth generation (5G) capable. Whilst mobile networks will not quite be ready to support the technology nationally early adopters will probably flock to one of the first options on the market which is LG’s V50 ThinQ. LG has telegraphed the impending release of this phone for quite some time and leaked images have already appeared online.

A lot like last year’s model

The LG V50 ThinQ looks remarkably similar to last year’s LGV40, however there is an old adage that beauty is only skin deep and it is what’s on the inside that counts. According to Korean news report the LG V50 ThinkQ will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor, a triple-camera array on the rear and a bigger vapor-chamber cooling system. However, what is most fascinating about the leaked images of the phone is the 5G logo emblazoned across it.

Ten times faster than 4G

This of course is a huge deal. The 5G networks being rolled out across Australia will have ten times the bandwidth of 4G networks by making utilised as yet unused spectrum. This of course means super-fast phone speeds, particularly during the early phase of 5G network rollout when few people will be using the network. Users should be able to download and large apps and upload multiple photos within seconds. Online gamers will also benefit greatly with latency falling to a minimum in most situations.

More secure than Wi-Fi

For many though, public Wi-Fi is a lifesaver, because it allows them to escape miserable reception and quickly contact friends or remain organised over the course of the day. However, it is also a massive security risk. People do however rely a lot on public hotspots across Australia because even an insecure internet connection that works well is still preferable to poor or nor reception. That might all change with 5G.

No info on launch date

LG unveiled the V50 ThinQ during this year’s Mobile World Congress held in earlier in the year, and there is no exact date given for when the company will roll out the model in Australia. We also do not know whether the device will be exclusive, however its launch really depends on Australian mobile phone carriers getting their 5G networks up and running in time before the phone hits the market. We will however be sure to keep you posted as and when we get more information.