Looks like LG will launch another dual-screen smartphone at MWC 2020. The news comes from Korea Herald which reports that LG will launch the V60 ThinQ at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The yearly mobile technology event happens in Barcelona and is scheduled start on February 24, 2020.
Quoting industry sources, the Korea Herald writes that the LG V60 ThinQ will be a 5G-enabled smartphone. It will be accompanied by a secondary display just like last year’s LG G8X ThinQ. However, this time around, the company will reportedly redesign the hinge mechanism that attaches the second display.
Currently, the hinge on the LG G8X ThinQ moves 180-degrees, allowing the second screen to wrap all the way around. However, it separates the two displays by close to an inch, which does not make for a seamless viewing experience. Maybe LG wants to fix that. Although, where there’s a hinge, there’s bound to be some amount of visual interruption between the two displays. Unless, LG plans to use some software trickery to get rid of it.
Why not make a true foldable phone?
On the other hand, patents filed by LG have suggested that it’s thinking on the lines of a phone with a fold-out display and one with a rollable screen. LG Display is also in the market this year for supplying foldable OLEDs for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. So maybe the company is taking foldables seriously, but probably wants to test out its second-screen concept for a little longer.
A recent leak revealed some of the specs of the upcoming LG V60 ThinQ, but hopefully we’ll know more closer to MWC 2020.