LG V50 ThinQ gets huge update with multiple new features

LG hasn’t been impressing anyone in the tech industry for the past few years with its phones. Most LG smartphones released recently have been lackluster and have had nothing to make them stand out. The LG V50 ThinQ is a fairly recent device that launched early last year.

It packs in some decent specifications including the Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM. It launched with Android 9 Pie running the show and since then has been updated to Android 10. Needless to say, the Android 10 update brought a host of new features along with the LG UX 9.0 skin.

Since the Android 10 release, there have been no major features added via a software update. Well, that seems to be changing now. LG is now releasing a new update for the LG V50 ThinQ which brings a huge number of improvements and features. It is currently live in Korea and is arriving as an OTA package.

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Sprint LG V50 ThinQ

The software version for the update is:

-S/W Version: V500N20t (LG U+) (7/7)
-S/W Version: V500N20t (KT) (7/7)
-S/W Version: V500N20t (SKT) (7/7)
-S/W Version: V500NO20t (Self-Support) (7/7)

Here is the changelog for this update:

Changelog:
-Button navigation bar hiding function has been added.
-The gesture navigation bar design has been improved.
-Message view function has been added to the call log settings.
-Recommended app settings have been added to the recent history screen.
-The screen rotation button and the keyboard have been improved so that they do not overlap.
-Improved so that the input window is not blocked when using the keyboard on the horizontal screen.
-The notification window size in the horizontal screen has been improved significantly.
-Volume function has been added to the notification window.
-A confirmation popup was added when registering a blocked number on the call end screen.
-Point color settings have been added.
-The volume control bar design provided on the screen when the volume button is pressed has been improved.
-Call popup size has been improved to be smaller.
-Android Beam function has been added.
-The screen brightness during a call has been improved by 16% compared to the previous one.
-Chat + message reservation transmission function has been added.(LG U+, KT, SKT)
-Google security update strengthens mobile phone security.

The announcement for the update was made on LG’s Korean website. However, it’s not clear yet if global variants of the LG V50 ThinQ will also receive the update carrying these changes. Moreover, LG has not made any official comment on the availability of the update in other regions.

Nonetheless, you can check out our LG Android 10 (LG UX 9.0) update tracker to know when your LG device will grab the Android 10 update.

Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to be informed when the new LG V50 ThinQ update arrives in other regions.

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Dwayne Cubbins

I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.