MWC 2020 may not be happening, but that isn't stopping LG from announcing its latest flagship smartphone.
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G features a design similar to last year's V50 ThinQ, but LG has made several improvements inside and out. The display on the V60 is a larger 6.8-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 2460x1080 and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. There's still a notch at the top of the display, but it's much smaller than the one on the V50. It's home to a 10MP selfie cam.
LG has brought back the Dual Screen attachment found on the V50, but it's also got the larger 6.8-inch screen found on the V60 itself. The outside of the Dual Screen attachment features a 2.1-inch monochrome display that can always show you important info.
Around back, LG has made more improvements. The main camera of the V60 has been bumped up to a 64MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 0.8μm pixels, anmd there's a 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 1.0μm pixels, and a 117-degree field of view. LG has also added a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor to help gather depth info. The front of the phone
LG also touts that the V60 ThinQ 5G offers 8K video capture, a first for any LG phone.
Inside the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage. There's also a microSD card slot in case you want more storage. And the battery on the V60 ThinQ has been upgraded to a 5000mAh pack, up from 4000mAh on the V50.
There are some features of the LG V60 that've stuck around from last year's model, but we don't think anyone will be complaining about it. 5G connectivity is here once again, as is the IP68 water and dust resistance and MIL-STD 810G compliance. There's an in-display fingerprint reader present on the V60, too.
What's more, LG has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack on the V60 ThinQ when it's been disappearing from many other flagship phones. There's a 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC present, too, for folks who want higher quality audio with wired headphones.
LG says that the V60 ThinQ 5G will launch in "key markets" of North America, Europe, and Asia starting next month. There's no word on pricing yet, but LG told Wired that the V60 will cost around the same price as previous devices. Also of note is that the LG V60's Dual Screen attachment will come bundled with the phone from at least some retailers.
In the U.S., the LG V60 ThinQ 5G will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. LG also says that the V60 will support both Verizon's mmWave and low-band 5G networks. Specific pricing and launch dates for these carriers will be announced later.