LG plans to introduce the new flagship smartphones LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Thus, compared to previous years, the company’s schedule is completely changing – usually new G-series devices were released in the spring, and the V-series followed in the fall with even more impressive updates.
|LG Flexible Smartphones|
According to the newly appointed head of the mobile division, Brian Kwon, while Samsung is expected to introduce its foldable smartphone in a matter of days, LG believes that currently, it’s not worth making its own flexible device. According to The Korea Times, the company “decided not to release” a folding smartphone, which was under development.
In fact, LG does not think that at the moment there is a great demand for folding mobile devices, such as the Galaxy Fold or the appealing prototype from Xiaomi, but if the reaction to models from competitors is positive, the company is “ready to respond” with its own smartphone. In other words, LG may release a competitor Galaxy Fold along with the LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ but prefers not to do this because of its pragmatic approach. The company assumes that in the case of a flexible smartphone will not work to make a profit.
It is expected that the range of mobile products LG, whose popularity has recently dropped significantly, will be updated using 5G technology. The company believes that it can create a “better 5G smartphone” than its competitors, which will allow it to “lead the market”. However, it is worth considering that only one of the two new flagship smartphones will offer 5G, since the LG G8 ThinQ will be a “premium class LTE smartphone” brand, contributing to the company’s diverse product range and maintaining a lower price than the LG 5G smartphone. V50 ThinQ.