After the arrival of the LG G7 ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ, it is now time for the V40 ThinQ. LG is fine-tuning its new flagship, and we it is now confirmed that it will be presented on October 4th. We already had a good idea of what it will look like, thanks to several leaks, and now the phone has been officially launched.
LG V40 officially launched with five cameras
The LG V40 is official! The launch event took place on October 4, 2018, and we now have all the details about LG's new flagship device. The reveal confirmed the first five-camera smartphone and a familiar design. We also have details about the AI tech that the cameras are using and more about battery life, price and the official release date. Prices start at $900. You can read all the news from the official launch at the link below.
The official teaser trailer shows us its definitive design
And if we had any doubt, the following video confirms the new LG V40 and what will be its main feature. The fact that the number 5 is constantly shown throughout the teaser has to be a reference to the 5 camera sensors we have long-suspected the phone to have. A triple rear camera, the first LG smartphone with this feature, will accompany a dual front-facing camera.
In addition, the video refers to a "soft touch" finish, showing off the back of the device, which looks matte instead of glossy...
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LG V40 ThinQ: design revealed
The first LG V40 ThingQ renders have leaked and confirm a couple of things we already suspected. LG latest flagship will pack three cameras into the back of the device, plus a single LED flash. The triple sensor will take on the Huawei P20 Pro. The circular fingerprint sensor is also on the back, centered below the horizontal camera housing. it is difficult to tell from the images, but it also looks like the camera lenses will be slightly raised from the back of the phone.
On the front, it looks like yet another notched screen and the display appears to have curved edges. LG has been using OLED screens on its V series but there is still the possibility of a P-OLED screen coming to this V40. It also looks like you will be able to hide the notch, similar to how it is done on the LG G7 ThinQ. The two cameras in the notch (bringing us to a grand total of five cameras in the V40) could be used for 3D facial recognition.
The power button and SIM-card slot sit on the right-hand side of the phone, and there also appears to be a button dedicated to the digital assistant on the left, just below the volume buttons. Down the bottom, we have a speaker, a microphone, a USB Type-C port and A 3.5mm headphone jack.
The third lens question
It seems relatively certain that there will be the classic LG configuration with a standard and a wide-angle lens. But what is the third camera for? Clearly, a lens with telephoto function would be ideal, but a sensor for better photos in the dark is also available. Both were confirmed at the official launch.
The notch will celebrate its V-series debut with the LG V40. Overall, the design will be based on the LG G7 ThinQ. If we consider LG's statements on the subject of displays, the LG V40 should be equipped with an OLED panel. LG named display technology as the most important distinguishing feature between the G and V series. A Snapdragon 845 should also be taken for granted at this point in the year.
If you are looking for a fast LG phone without the notch, the LG V35 is the best choice. Let's hope for the LG V40 that LG is planning something special with the camera. The past G and V smartphones had to give way to the competition. We would expect the phone to launch with Android 9 Pie, by the time it releases.
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