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LG’s next flagship phone, the V60 ThinQ, leaks after MWC cancellation

LG’s next flagship phone, the LG V60 ThinQ, which was expected to launch next week at the now-canceled Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona, has broken cover in a leaked press render published by Android Headlines.

LG V60 ThinQ press render leak

The leak offers the first look at the LG V60 ThinQ’s front, which is largely dominated by a large screen that features a tiny notch. The notch appears to be thinner than the V50 ThinQ‘s, which hints at the absence of additional sensors for hands-free air gestures. The image also reveals a familiar design in a gold frame, although it’s unclear whether the phone features a dual-tone color similar to what LG has done in the past. The V60 ThinQ also inherits its predecessor’s dedicated Google Assistant hardware key on the left.

While this report doesn’t shed light on the specifications, earlier leaks have suggested that the LG V60 ThinQ will have a monstrous 5000mAh battery and a quad-camera setup on the rear. It will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chipset and at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It will come preloaded with Android 10 with have a handful of custom LG features.

LG will again position its flagship for content creators with a total of four microphones for better vlogs and video recordings. On top of that, the company will retain the standard headphone jack and a microSD card slot, the former of which even Samsung has ditched on its new Galaxy S20 series.

The presence of the Snapdragon 865 and 5000mAh battery, combined with the fact that LG already has a 5G-equipped phone in its lineup, makes it likely that the V60 ThinQ will also be 5G-capable, or at least have a separate variant.

LG was supposed to officially take the wraps off the V60 ThinQ on February 24 at the MWC. However, the phone maker had to cancel its plans over coronavirus, now officially called Covid-19, concerns. (The plug was eventually pulled on the entire event for the same reason.) LG hasn’t announced when it plans to officially reveal its next flagship, but it’s possible the company could, like many of it competitors, launch the phone through a livestream event sometime in the next few weeks.

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Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal is a freelance technology journalist from Ahmedabad, India. His work has previously appeared in Firstpost…
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