Leaks gave us a pretty good idea of what the LG V40 ThinQ was going to be. At a New York event, the South Korean brand officially took the curtains off its flagship-level phone with a crazy five-camera setup.
LG V40 ThinQ: All those cameras
Every phone manufacturer is trying its hand at a differentiator. LG has come out guns blazing with a five-camera setup. The three rear cameras sport a 12MP main lens, 16MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP 2X zoom telephoto lens. The standard camera is a notable upgrade from the LG’s G7. This one has a 1.4-micron pixels and a f/1.5 lens. The wide-angle is the same as the G7. It comes with a unique field of view but for some reason lacks OIS and the sensor quality is just average. The telephoto camera enables the ever-popular portrait mode and lossless zooming at 2X.
LG V40 ThinQ: Design and spec sheet
Nothing too out of the ordinary here for the V40. It’s powered by Snapdragon’s 845 processor and 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, no variations on this front. The battery affords a decent 3,300mAh and a significant 6.4-inch OLED display with a 3,120×1,440 resolution (and super-tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio). Of course it has a notch.
The design of the V40 is LG’s G7 scaled to fit a larger screen. The year of the phablets doesn’t make the phone stand out too much. It’s a tall phone, similar to what Samsung did with the Note 9 and iPhone’s Xs Max. It can also be described as a narrow, thin and light device, making up for its height. The metal frame has a high-gloss finish on its rounded exterior that flows directly into the glass curves on the front and back. This is coupled with a brand-new matte finish that reduces smudgy fingerprints and adds grip.
The V40 comes with an IP68 resistance and will launch with Android 8.1 out of the box. Thanks to LG’s close ties with Google; the Google Feed on the stock launcher, Google Assistant button, Google Lens in the camera and Google Calendar will come pre-installed.
There’s no word on when it will make it debut on this side of the world but expect the price ranges to be similar to other recent Android flagships.