LG’s new V60 ThinQ 5G coming to SA in May

LG has announced that their newest V series smartphone is coming to South Africa’s shores next week.

The LG V60 ThinQ supports 5G connectivity and LG’s Dual Screen attachment, which adds a second screen to the device.

It is also the second phone to launch in South Africa that offers 5G support — with the first being LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G launched earlier this year. While Samsung and some other smartphone companies have launched 5G smartphones, only LTE versions of the devices have been sold in South Africa.

The launch of the V60 will take advantage of Vodacom’s newly launched 5G network, available in certain parts of Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town.

LG V60 ThinQ features and specs

Besides the 5G support and Dual Screen accessory, what are some of the other highlights of the V60?

The smartphone includes a large battery, a triple-lens rear camera, and a hefty amount of RAM.

A few of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G’s key specifications include:

  • Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
  • 6.8-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080p) display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB on-board storage
  • Triple-lens rear camera with a 64MP standard lens, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP time-of-flight/depth-sensing lens
  • 10MP front-facing camera
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Android 10 operating system

Just like the LG G8X ThinQ, the V60 will include a detachable second screen that also functions as a case for the smartphone.

Credit: LG

This secondary screen can be used for content viewing, mobile gaming, photography, and more.

LG V60 ThinQ launch date and price

While LG has not given an exact date in its announcement on 8 May, the company said that the smartphone would “be available from Vodacom within the next week”.

The phone will be available at a recommended retail price of R20 999.99, LG says.

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