LG has confirmed it’s delaying the release of the V50 ThinQ with 5G. The company confirmed in a statement spotted by Phone Arena that the V50 won’t come out this Friday and that a new release date would be announced “later.” This comes after the G8 ThinQ launched last week.
We don’t know why the V50 is being delayed. South Korea has its 5G network up, and giving customers a phone that can connect to it should be in LG’s best interest. My guess is the phone simply isn’t ready to go to market just yet. It isn’t like the press couldn’t play with it when it was announced (there are numerous hands-on articles and videos worth checking out), but there’s still a chance there was something wrong with the phone that didn’t quite meet LG’s standards.
With the delay in Korea, it’s hard to tell if LG will pull a similar stunt in the U.S. It’s slated to arrive on Sprint in the spring and on Verizon in the summer, but those dates could stretch to the end of June and early September, respectively. Right now, there’s just not enough information to solidify any expectations.
The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ OLED display, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, three rear cameras, dual front-facing cameras, Android Pie, stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner, a 4,00mAh battery, wireless charging, and 5G connectivity.