This is what LG's 5G dual-screen smartphone will look like

  • This is what LG's 5G dual-screen smartphone will look like

This is what LG's 5G dual-screen smartphone will look like

LG hopes to make a dent in the premium smartphone market with a new mysterious dual-screen smartphone which it plans to launch at IFA 2019 in Berlin. The South Korean OEM looks set to launch an updated version of the LG G8 from earlier in the year alongside the dual-screen V60 it teased last week. Additionally, the enhanced "Dual Screen" accessory that LG has been teasing recently will apparently be more widely available and may even be released in the U.S. this time around. Now a Korean news media outlet claims that the dual-screen phone will reportedly be called the V50S ThinQ in South Korea, although the phone will be known as the G8X ThinQ in worldwide markets.

The report said that both the phones will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor. Instead, the company has reportedly settled for the V50S ThinQ branding, although this will only be used within LG's home market.

The first difference is that there's no visible fingerprint scanner here, and with there seemingly not being enough space in the notch for a decent facial recognition system, it's likely that the LG G8X has an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

The 15-second video titled "Dual, the Better" shows an hour hand move from 6 O' clock to 12 O' clock in a half-face watch screen, indicating an upgraded movement of the second screen of V50, which can be positioned at either 104 degree or 180 degree, Yonhap news agency has reported. It shows when folded, the dual screen will likely also show the traditional front notification screen much like regular smartphones.