LG blames 5G connectivity for delayed V50 ThinQ 5G launch

first_imgLG blames 5G connectivity for delayed V50 ThinQ 5G launchLG said that it is working with Qualcomm and local mobile operators to improve 5G connectivity and smartphone completeness.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 09:33 IST LG V50 ThinQHIGHLIGHTSLG unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ at MWC 2019.LG V50 ThinQ was slated to launch in South Korea on April 19.The launch of LG V50 ThinQ in South Korea has been delayed.LG unveiled its 5G-enabled smartphone — the LG V50 ThinQ — at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona back in February this year. The phone, which was unveiled alongside the LG G8 ThinQ, was slated to launch in South Korea on April 19. However, the Korean tech giant has now announced that the launch of its 5G phone has been postponed indefinitely.LG, in a press note, in its Korean newsroom announced that the company has postponed the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ in its home country owing to faulty 5G connectivity. “We intend to concentrate on the completeness of 5G smartphone in order to enhance customer satisfaction with 5G service which is commercialised for the first time in the world,” LG wrote in its press note, as translated by Google Translate from Korean.The company further said that it is working with Qualcomm, which has supplied its 5G-enabled chipset and modem – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 modem – and local mobile operators to optimise its 5G phone further and improve 5G connectivity before it launches the phone in its maiden market.It is worth noting that the Korean smartphone giant did not mention any tentative date for the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ. However, it has confirmed that the phone would be launched soon. With the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ delayed in South Korea, it is possible that the phone’s availability could be delayed in the global markets as well. However, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about its global availability yet. So, we will have to wait and watch till LG makes an official announcement about the phone.advertisementMeanwhile, if you have forgotten all about the LG V50 ThinQ since it was unveiled at MWC 2019, here’s a crash course for you: The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD FullVision OLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it has Qualcomm’s 5G modem, X50, in its core and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone sports 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that can be expanded further using a 2TB microSD card.In terms of camera, the 5G enabled phone comes with a triple rear camera setup at the back with a 16MP super wide-angle lens, a 12MP standard lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. In the front, it sports a dual-camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens. It runs on a 4,000 mAh battery and it comes with a secondary 6.2-inch Full HD+ Full Vision OLED attachable display that attaches itself to the side of the phone.ALSO READ: | LG V50 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG to launch a second attachable screen along with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | Foldable phones: With V50 ThinQ, LG brings knife to a gun fight with Samsung and HuaweiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG 5G smartphoneFollow LG V50 ThinQFollow LG G8 ThinQFollow MWC 2019last_img read more

Martin Jones makes 39 saves as San Jose Sharks top Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL — Martin Jones made 39 saves as the San Jose Sharks snapped a four-game losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night.Justin Braun, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks (13-10-5). Jones improved to 7-1-0 in his career against Montreal.Jeff Petry scored the lone goal for the Canadiens (12-10-5), who fell to 1-3-0 on their current five-game homestand. Carey Price, making his fourth consecutive start in goal, stopped 26-of-29 shots in defeat.Both teams were playing a second game in as many nights. The Canadiens downed the New York Rangers 5-2 on Saturday while the Sharks lost 6-2 in Ottawa.The Sharks have won seven straight, and 11 of their last 12, against Montreal.San Jose was imposing, fast and physical during the game and Claude Julien’s men struggled to keep up. The Canadiens were better in the third period, outshooting San Jose 22-7, but they couldn’t beat Jones.The visitors needed just 2:55 to find the back of the net, with Braun beating Price after a bad giveaway by Petry in his own end.With San Jose playing 5-on-3 hockey, Burns made it 2-0 with a wrist shot from the slot at 10:29 of the first to extend his point streak to four games.The Sharks finished 1 for 4 with the man advantage.Petry made up for his earlier turnover when he scored at 12:15 of the second to cut the deficit in half. Just moments after shooting the puck off Jones’ mask, the Canadiens defenceman got his stick on a pass from Jonathan Drouin for his third of the season.Shaw had an assist on Petry’s goal for his 200th career NHL point.Pavelski capped off a give-and-go with Burns and Logan Couture to make it 3-1 at 15:51 of the second — the Sharks captain’s team-leading 17th goal of the year.Jones stopped 22 shots in the third period alone for his 10th victory of the season.Notes: Radim Simek made his NHL debut. … Timo Meier missed his third straight game with an undisclosed injury. … Former first-round draft pick Nikita Scherbak is no longer with the Montreal Canadiens after being claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings earlier on Sunday.Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press read more