An LG executive has confirmed the next flagship phone of the company LG V60 is 5G-capable. It will be launched only in the markets of the United States and Europe. Moreover, other regions will get 5G phones in lower price categories. LG Mobile Communications Business lead, Shin Jae-suk said the company is moving strategy towards releasing its new top-end phone in areas with consumers that will pay higher prices for handsets and where carriers have more aggressive marketing. Shin added the company will launch a more affordable 5G phone (could be LG G9 or even more mid-range) in its home region of Korea. The LG V60 will potentially come to carriers similar to other 5G phones.
Point to be noted that the LG V40 was the first triple-camera phone. It isn’t a new strategy aiming at different phones at more suited territories, but more complicated by the developing 5G markets. The next-gen networks are still being built in order to work on different frequency bands once they go online. Most consumers are uncertain about 5G but excited for higher speeds. LG decided to plant its flag by launching the 5G-capable LG V50 ThinQ 5G in mid-2019 after a minimal renewal on the V40. It felt rushed out to be one of the first phones out there that could work on the advanced networks in the United States.
The LG V50 didn’t quite achieve the performance or download speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. it is noteworthy that the LG V50 ThinQ 5G was considered cheaper with the launch price of a new iPhone XS or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Unfortunately, the LG V50 wasn’t as widely available. People were only able to get the phone from Verizon 5G and Sprint 5G in the United States. The LG V60 will likely to follow in these footsteps by offering the marginal advancements and a new trick or two, LG’s signature at a price below other 5G flagships.