The LG V60 ThinQ is the most elegant flagship we’ve seen from LG, and with its free Dual Screen peripheral/case, 5G connectivity, and great specs, the phone stands out from its competitors. But its extra display space is clunkier in performance than foldable available in the market. Keep on reading to know what this handset has in store for us.
The LG V60 is itself a worthy flagship, but the detachable Dual Screen paired with it is a unique accessory that may sincerely please to the multitaskers, gamers, and screen enthusiasts of the world.
LG V60 ThinQ
The LG V60 ThinQ is also one of the most economic 5G smartphones so far. This year’s market of flagship Android phones using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset brings with connectivity to the growing next-gen networks – and a corresponding price bump.
The LG V60’s standout characteristic is the Dual Screen, which works much like the identically-named peripherals that come with the LG V50 ThinQ and LG G8X ThinQ. The Dual Screen works like a firm folio case, opening up to show a secondary display with the same dimensions as the V60’s screen – plug the phone into the Dual Screen’s USB-C plug and lock it into place, and you have double the screen size.
To turn on the Dual Screen’s display, you tap the little white dual-arrow icon (by default this is on the right side of the display) to open a small menu with options to swap screens or to put the main screen to sleep – let say, you needed to watch videos on the second display and dim the first to preserve battery.
The LG V60 comes with a 6.8-inch OLED display with a slim 20.5:9 ratio. While its FHD+ resolution (2460 x 1080) is technically less dense than the WQHD+ (3200 x 1440) panels on the Samsung Galaxy S20 line.
The V60 has an in-display fingerprint sensor, and, like those on earlier LG phones, it’s not quite as satisfying as those on rival smartphones.
The LG V60 carries a decent camera array, although it’s less powerful than the industry-leading setups like those on the Samsung Galaxy S20, for example. There are just two rear cameras here, with no telephoto lens nor any kind of depth sensor.
The LG V60’s 64MP f/1.98 main shooter is a competent lens with a 0.8-micron sensor that can maximize light in photos by ‘pixel binning,’ a method that merges four pixels into one. The V60’s other rear camera is a 13MP f/1.9 ultra-wide shooter that captures a 117-degree field of view.
The phone’s prominent peculiarity, cameras-wise, is its capability to capture video at 8K at 24fps (a 7680 x 4320 resolution), rivaling the Galaxy S20 line.
The LG V60 features an octa-core Snapdragon 865 chipset, which can be found in most of the advance flagships of 2020, as well as 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256Gb of storage (expandable up to 2TB via microSD). In common use, the phone is active and doesn’t trip up when operating intensive processing tasks like gaming or streaming media.
This is exceptionally powerful when you’re using the Dual Screen: the V60 is pretty competent in running two apps at once and doesn’t drag even when concurrently playing two shows on different media apps.
The V60 uses a 5,000mAh battery, that can efficiently run you through a day of normal usage, with change. In terms of absolute potential, this is on standard with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The LG V60 was expected to be revealed during MWC 2020, but following the show’s cancellation at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, LG opted for a low-key online launch – something several other brands have followed.
The LG V60 officially released in the US on March 16, pricing for $899 (UK and AU pricing TBC).