Sprint Presents New 5G Phone at MWC19 in Barcelona


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Sprint CEO Michel Combes, along with Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer announced their first 5G smartphone entry into the market, Sunday evening during a special event at MWC19 in Barcelona. The event was hosted by manufacturer LG.

The phone is called the LG V50 ThinQ 5G (thin because it has a profile of 8.3mm) and it is designed to connect, stream, browse, play, share and experience more, “without limits,” according to CEO Combes.

“After a year of close collaboration with aggressive timelines, I am incredibly proud to reach this milestone together with LG,” said Sprint CEO Michel Combes.

 “This device was designed to deliver a revolutionary 5G experience. I cannot wait for the first customers to experience this groundbreaking 5G device paired with the strength of our mobile 5G network.”

Powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, the carrier says the LG V50 ThinQ 5G will, “provide a consistent connection and lower latency with virtually buffer-less streaming, which is ideal for videos, music and gaming.”

The phone has three rear cameras and two on the front a stereo Boombox Speaker, 6.4-inch OLED screen and Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS: X 3D Surround. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G boasts a 4,000mAh battery with a cooling system.  The price of the phone is not yet available.

February 26, 2019

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