The LG V60 is now on sale if you want a cheaper, weirder Galaxy S20

LG V60 with Dual Screen
LG V60 with Dual Screen (Image credit: Andrew Martonik / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is now on sale in the U.S.
  • Pricing starts at a fairly reasonable $799.
  • You can purchase it from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is now on sale in the U.S. It's LG's 2020 flagship and is meant to sit with the Galaxy S20, Pixel 4, and Huawei P40's as one of 2020's top phones.

Specs-wise, all the necessities are there. You'll be getting an Android 10 powered handset with a Snapdragon 865 processor. There's 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Even a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro SD card make their return.

Design-wise, it's nothing special, recalling the Samsung Galaxy S10 of the beforetimes in 2019. Its USP is its dual-screen attachment display which lets it cosplay as a semi-foldable if you'd like. With its 6.8-inch pOLED display, that's a lot of phone to carry around. What is especially notable is the pricing. It'll set you $799, which sounds like a lot but is a steal when you look at prices that start at $999 for Samsung's equivalent handset.

Android Central's Andrew Martonik said in his hands-on:

Given the specs, hardware and price, people would be silly not to consider the LG V60 when they're looking for a high-end Android phone. But honestly, that's been the case for a lot of LG's phones, and yet nobody seems to want to buy them. The V60 obviously isn't a perfect spec-for-spec or feature-for-feature competitor to the Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra, but it isn't far off, and it's $200 (or more) cheaper — even if you don't care about the Dual Screen attachment.

If you're interested in getting it, now's probably a good time to do so.

  • I love LG phones.I have had the G3 , G4 , G5 , G6 , V20 and the V30. I have also had Samsung phones S2, S3, S4 and S5 and though they have put some nice phones out my heart belongs to LG.
    Also have had Moto Z2 Force , E5plus and G7 and G6.
    Still can not beat an LG phone , they just don't get the media attention.
  • Interesting on the LG website it shows 4,000mAh battery not the 5,000mAh that Android central and others have listed.
  • For the V60? I doubt it.
  • You probably looking at the g8x they look the same lol. The LG v60 has 5000mah in the lg website
  • I loved my V30 but the lack of updates ended up causing the divorce. If they learn from this and listen to the majority of expressed concerns and start updating regularly, then I will easily reconsider down the road.
  • My V40 was updated regularly
  • I'm totally down for a cheaper weirder s20.
  • Where's the forum for this phone? All the galaxies got their dedicated forums well ahead of the release
  • Man I just went from a V30 to a OnePlus 7t and am so disappointed. I just miss little features the V30 had that this one doesn't. Really wish I would have waited another month. Might have to take the hit and trade in.
  • By 'features' you mean bloat? I have a S20U 16/512GB and OP 7 Pro 12/256GB, Oxygen OS is by far superior in terms of daily usage. OneUI 2+ from Samsung is turning into TW again with the bloat and nonsense I doubt anyone actually uses. I've owned many LG phones but none since my V20. Their software is akin to Samsung's TW and bloated more than a beached whale. When I upgrade my OP 7 Pro it'll either be to the OP 8 Pro or McLaren Edition because they know how to make a solid phone for the money. My S20U is overpriced but the periscope camera is excellent. LG can't touch Samsung or even OP in that department let alone daily usability. Granted they do have a headphone jack and good DAC but I don't use wired headphones with my phone. My expensive cans stay at home with my PC and audio set up there
  • if only it had a 3rd telephoto camera, I'd have been in 100%. So close!
  • If the phone is now released, where is the V60 in the LG Forums?