The LG V50ThinQ 5G smartphone which was launched in South Korea on May 10 saw an impressive 100,000 units snapped up by early adopters in its first week of availability, quadruple the sales of its predecessor, V40ThinQ, says the company.
While most customers are interested in the speed benefits of 5G, the phone's smooth rear glass design and performance enhancement (thanks to improved cooling) certainly adds to its appeal factor.
With all three South Korean operators offering the LG V50ThinQ 5G with their 5G service launch, consumers have been inundated with a crash course on all things 5G. The V50ThinQ also made its public debut in the United Kingdom at a London event hosted by carrier EE at the end of May.
LG's 5G phone is now running on the first 5G network in the UK starting in the cities of London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. V50ThinQ is also available in Australia as of earlier this month on the country's leading mobile operator, Telstra.
LG launched the 5g smartphone on May 31 on Sprint's 5G network in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City. Verizon, the largest mobile operator in the US, this week announced that will also launch the smartphone on its 5G network on on June 20th.