LG’s subsequent flagship telephone, the 5G-capable LG V60, is barely headed for 2 markets – the US and Europe – in keeping with an LG govt. In the meantime, different areas will get 5G telephones in lower cost tiers.
LG is shifting its technique to solely launch its new top-end telephone in areas with shoppers that may pay greater costs for handsets and the place carriers have extra aggressive advertising, LG Cellular Communications Enterprise lead Shin Jae-suk stated in an earnings name, reported by TheElec.
LG will launch a extra reasonably priced 5G telephone in its dwelling area of Korea, Shin stated within the name. This might be referring to the upcoming LG G9 in the more budget flagship G-series tier – or perhaps something even more mid-range.
- The LG V60 will certainly come to carriers, like other 5G phones
- Hopefully more features will make the LG V60 reach our best phones list
- The LG V40 was the first triple-camera phone, perhaps its successor will make our best camera phones list
Splitting 5G phones between different 5G markets
Aiming different phones at territories they’re more suited for isn’t a new strategy, but it’s further complicated by the nascent 5G markets. The next-gen networks are still being built, and will work on different frequency bands once they go online.
Consumers are unclear about 5G, but excited for higher speeds, and this is where LG has decided to plant its flag by releasing the 5G-capable LG V50 ThinQ 5G in mid-2019 as a minimal iteration on the V40 that felt rushed out to be one of the first phones out there that could work on the advanced networks – or at least Verizon’s in the US.
While the phone didn’t quite achieve the performance or download speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the LG V50 was notably cheaper, with the launch price of a new iPhone XS or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. But the LG V50 wasn’t as widely available, only coming to Verizon 5G and Sprint 5G in the US.
Conceivably, the LG V60 will follow in these footsteps, offering the marginal advancements and perhaps a new trick or two – LG’s signature – at a price below other 5G flagships. But as those prices are still beyond what other markets will pay (especially those flooded with more affordable Chinese phone brands), it makes sense to send a cheaper 5G-capable phone there.
- Depending on its price, a cheaper flagship 5G like the V60 could make our best Android phones list