According to foreign media koreatimes report, LG launched the G series of smartphones in the first half of last year, and launched the V series phones in the second half of the year. However, LG said it will launch the V50 ThinQ 5G and G8 ThinQ smartphones at MWC, which will be held from February 25th to 28th this year.
“The latest V-series smartphones will support 5G networks, while G-series smartphones will become premium LTE (4G) smartphone products,” said Brain Kwon, LG’s president and head of the mobile communications (MC) division and home entertainment (HE) division. He previously served as the head of the LG TV business, and in November 2018 was appointed the dual role of the (mobile communications) MC division, with LG changing the troubled smartphone business.
While LG competitors such as Samsung Electronics and Huawei will launch foldable smartphones, Kwon said it is too early to release it.
Brain Kwon said “At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, LG launched a rollable TV. This is an advanced technology. We have already considered launching a foldable smartphone when launching a 5G smartphone, but we decided not to produce it’. Kwon also mentioned that “LG’s main problem in the smartphone business is to regain its original market position. Considering this situation, it is still too early for LG to launch a collapsible smartphone. In terms of technology, we will be based on consumers’ foldable smartphones. The reaction is well prepared.”
In other words, LG can release a foldable phone at the same time as the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ, but considering LG’s recent situation, LG decided to temporarily “shelve.”