+ Saturday November 23rd, 2019

LG today announced that it’s dropping the price of its cursed dual-screen 5G smartphone through Telstra.

The LG V50 ThinQ will be available from $1,296 on a Telstra plan, which still seems like a lot when you consider the usability issues. At least it’s a significant drop from the previous price of around $1,700.

Unfortunately for LG, the new outright price is still within striking distance of better handsets like the Oppo Reno 5G at $1500 or the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G at $1400. With these two phones, you’re not paying for a questionable feature – the dual screen – that gets in your way all the time.

To be fair, though, if you don’t use the dual screen, the LG V50 ThinQ is quite a usable phone, it just lacks a bit of pizazz.

While the new pricing makes the LG V50 ThinQ one of the cheapest 5G smartphones, we’d still recommend opting for a different phone if you’re keen on 5G. Even better, wait for better 5G support from the telcos (because the current 5G coverage and offers are a bit rubbish).

Telstra’s deal on the LG V50 ThinQ will last until 13th January 2020, or while stocks last.

Scott Hunt   Freelance Contributor

Scott Hunt

Scott is a dual degree journalism/arts student at the University of Queensland and has been freelancing in the tech writing business for a few years now. He figured the best way to keep up with the latest tech news was to actually write about it. In his free time, Scott enjoys PC gaming, beer, and metal music.

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David Anderton
David Anderton

What usability issues?

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