It’s LG’s turn under the spotlight for its 2018 flagship: the LG V40 ThinQ. We know a lot about the V40 ThinQ already thanks to a variety of leaks. The latest comes from prolific tech leaker Evan Blass. His tweet confirms the five-camera setup that’s been heavily rumoured for the South Korean brand’s latest phone. LG even added it to its press invite with the heading: “Take 5. Come and see what’s next”.
LG V40 ThinQ: Specs
The V40 will most likely be powered by Qualcomm’s 845 Snapdragon processor as it’s been the chipset of choice for 2018’s flagships. The screen will be an OLED as LG has already confirmed it reserves its OLED panels for entries in the V series. Thankfully LG has decided to skip the notch even though earlier rumours had suggested the notch will be present. The screen looks very sleek with no discernible side bezels and just the top and bottom bumps.
The rest of the design seems to follow its V-series predecessors with a glass back, metal frame and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The V40 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, and a third hardware button that’ll likely be used to launch Google Assistant.
The photography system as confirmed in the above renders will be a five-camera setup with three snappers at the back and two on the front. The rear cameras will consist of a 20MP primary, 16MP wide-angle and a 13MP telephoto. The two cameras on the front are to facilitate LG’s new facial ID system will incorporate 3D mapping technology, similar to what the iPhone X’s Face ID does.
LG V40 ThinQ: Release
LG plans to unveil the V40 ThinQ at an event in New York on October 3 where we’ll find out all the juicy details about LG’s flagship of the year and the epic five-camera system.