LG will postpone the launch of the V50 ThinQ 5G in its home country, South Korea. In a statement, the company confirmed that its first 5G smartphone will no longer be released on April 19, as would be expected, leaving for later announcement of a new date.
The Korean manufacturer justifies the decision in order to optimize both the Snapdragon 855 processor and Qualcomm's 5G X50 modem. LG adds that in addition to Qualcomm, it has also been working with Korean telecommunications companies to "improve the 5G service and device interoperability".
However, the move may have prevented LG from having major problems. Last week, Korean users of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G found connectivity failures, failing to move from the 4G LTE network to 5G.
As such, LG hopes to get the smartphone to work perfectly before launching it, avoiding problems like the one that the rival had to face, that neither with the launch of an update were totally solved. It is not yet known whether the internal deferral will affect the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ in the international market, which is scheduled for the summer.