LG has had a waxing and waning presence in South African mobile market over the past few years, having churned out some interesting premium plays while its lower-end phones have typically been left to suffer next to the likes of Samsung and Huawei. However, it’s perhaps the strategy behind those premium phones that’s been the most confounding, as LG has alternately produced its flagship G line next to the performance-focused V range. Now, in new leaks from Evan Blass, it appears that LG is ready to leave the G range behind with the imminent release of the LG V60 in its place.
Where the LG G lineup has mostly married fashion with function, the V series has instead been positioned as a performance powerhouse – in the past, the device has employed larger, utilitarian looks and has been positioned as a media lover’s smartphone.
Though it may be sad to kiss the G lineup goodbye, the V60 is apparently set to arrive with a massive 5,000mAh battery in tow, and a display that sits somewhere between 6.7″ and 6.9″. The device will accordingly use a Snapdragon 835 processor, and is said to ship with a number of 5G variants for different markets around the world.
According to sources, the device will be the forerunner of a new mobile strategy from the South Korean brand, which will now pivot to only list its V devices as its flagship products. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely certain when LG will proceed to make this potential announcement, given that the company has pulled out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year over fears of the Coronavirus.
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