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LG V40 ThinQ camera confirmed: 5 eyes on the prize

Update: Officially launched!

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...

Are you ready for an eventful October?

A busy October awaits us as far as the presentation of new smartphones is concerned. The Pixel 3, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the One Plus 6T... LG doesn't want to be left behind and is coming out a few days ahead of all of them!

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LG's new flagship will be launched in Korea next month. / © AndroidPIT

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.

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Here's what the new LG V40 ThinQ should look like. © My Smart Price

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.

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A button dedicated to a digital assistant seems to be part of the design. © My Smart Price

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.

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The camera urgently needs a revision (pictured: LG V30S). / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

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.

What do you think about LG's upcoming V40 flagship? Leave a comment.

Source: MySmartPrice

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  • Mark
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    6 months ago

    I just hope it has a storm of a removable battery. Then the phone would be a major hit.

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  • Does this have a retractable battery


  • I'm holding onto my LG V20 for as long as possible because it has a removable battery. I walk around with a fistful of batteries with me. I dont care about glass back B.S. or that its a micro mm thinner. Make phones with removable batteries so we are not slaves to having to be near an outlet! I use my phone heavily for work and play and no phone will take me through the day. Rediculous that they took that away.


    • I agree with you on this one. I have batteries at work and in my backpack. The stares I get when I pop out a battery and replace it with a fully charged one... priceless. Heck I even put my phone in the car and do not worry about plugging it in. Why should I? This and the IR for remote devices is why I stick with LG. Apple users and Samsung users just stare in amazement.


      • THANK YOU! You get it! I get the same reactions....especially on a plane or in the airport. All the other people are gathered around the outlets. Admittedly, my LG V20 processor has slowed down but Verizon is sending me a new one today. I came very close to upgrading to the LGV30 (no removable battery) until I found out they would send me a new LG V20 for free. I'm hanging with it for as along as I can! By the way, the last couple of lines on my original post sound like a rap. I can hear Eminem doing it. "I use my phone heavily for work and play and no phone will take me through the day. Ridiculous that they took that away." Lol.


  • If this phone has the proposed notch I have no interest. The V35 is 900.00 bucks so what will this one cost. A g-whizz for an LG phone, I don't think so?


  • Abrar 2 months ago Link to comment

    Why not to put 12 camera lenses at once? instead increasing one every year. And be 12 years ahead.


  • Sorin 2 months ago Link to comment

    It seems that LG's have not learned much from the experience of other companies who did not know how to adapt to the wishes of the general public, and who eventually had to significantly reduce their phone production.
    The interest for LG gradually decreases, on the table, that the outgoing models are increasingly exclusive, and the high price does not fully justify the performance.
    LG phones are good, interesting, but too priced. The <i>madness of the big prices</i> has now been covered by all the producers who want to stand out with anything at all costs!
    It has a dual meaning (it has two sharp cut edges) - the risk is so much the higher the asking price is and the expectations are the same. And if they also consider their name, rather uninspired, then the recipe of failure is as well solved.


  • Screw camera's..make better antennas for your product..got a brand new v10 and v20 sitting on the shelf collecting dusk because can even make are receive call in my home with a tower 4 miles down the road on Verizon. Had to buy a Samsung product to use cell service..LG your product sucks!!!


  • The only question I have is why was the V35 made an exclusive to one particular carrier? Isn't it bad enough when listed on all carrier's they still have problems with sales? Plus their updates to any of their line is horrendous! Just how good is the OLED display on the V35? Is this the one that Apple has contracted for?


  • Woww...Amazing information


  • Removable batteries can prolong the lifespan of a device, and that's something that no serious company would allow. People just do not take this thing into consideration and prefer trendy design, good luck.


  • Sorry, I'm waiting for the phone with 6 lenses in the back LOL.


  • João 6 months ago Link to comment

    The V series don't have in Brazil.
    I love smartphones with infrared (irblaster) Like v20, G5...
    But... It's (infrared) as abandoned by LG...


  • Mark
    • Admin
    6 months ago Link to comment

    I just hope it has a storm of a removable battery. Then the phone would be a major hit.


    • This feature has never been a strong selling point for any phone. I only hope it doesn't have a notch.


    • Jens L 6 months ago Link to comment

      I beg to differ. A water resistant smartphone is a more usable and demanded feature these days.


      • Mark
        • Admin
        6 months ago Link to comment

        Jens L, Removable battery does not prevent the IP68 rating the Galaxy S5 had both. Also if you have a removable battery you do not need IP68 rating because if you remove the power source the you prevent damage. My Note 4 has been drowned 3 time still going strong. Non removable batteries are all about planed obsolescence and nothing else.


      • Jens L 6 months ago Link to comment

        If both is an option then fine, but removable batteries does just not seem to be a very strong selling point for most smartphone buyers these days. The design choices made for the S5 was made when the market demands and competition looked completley different. But if LG could make it work with removable batteries, wireless fast charging and water resistance all in the same phone that would definetly be uniqe.


      • Well said. Those who feel the need to carry an extra phone battery need a new hobby....seriously!

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