LG isn't ready to give up on its Dual Screen approach, announces the V60 ThinQ 5G

LG's latest smartphone launches next month.
Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer on

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G.

Image: LG

LG on Wednesday announced the V60 ThinQ 5G. The latest smartphone from the Korean company checks all of the boxes for a flagship phone in 2020. Only, instead of releasing a phone with a foldable display like Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip, LG is staying the course with its Dual Screen approach. 

The V60 ThinQ 5G's main display is 6.8-inches, with the Dual Screen case adding another 6.8-inch display. The second screen allows you to use two apps at the same time, or when in landscape mode use the V60 more like a miniature laptop, with a full-screen digital keyboard. 

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Inside the V60 ThinQ 5G is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 processor with X55 5G modem, 5,000 milliamp-hour battery, 8GB of memory, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and expandable storage of up to 2TB via a MicroSD card slot. 

There are two rear-facing cameras. The main camera is 64-megapixels at f/1.8, and the super-wide camera is 13-megapixels at f/1.9. There's also a time of flight (ToF) sensor on the back of the phone. The front-facing camera is 10-megapixels at f/1.9. 

LG hasn't announced pricing but has said the V60 ThinQ 5G will launch next month in "key markets" in North America, Europe, and Asia. 


The LG V60 ThinQ 5G with Dual Screen case. 

Image: LG

With the rise of foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold, Motorola Razr, and Galaxy Z Flip, we've also seen the challenges of bringing that new technology to market. While I think that phones that fold or open into a larger form factor are likely the future, I appreciate LG's effort in finding a viable solution. 

I never had the chance to use LG's first Dual Screen device, the LG G8X ThinQ, but the approach is somewhat appealing to me. By making the second screen optional, I could double the screen size in just a few seconds by attaching the case, and I don't have to worry about babying the device as much as I would the Z Flip or Razr, for example. 

What do you think? Is LG's Dual Screen approach going to win out over foldable displays, or is it just a temporary solution?


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