LG's release strategy is somewhat difficult to follow. Not so long ago, the brand stated that it would release devices only when necessary, but it has several phones in the works that are due for release this year. Next up, the LG V40, which will attempt to woo new fans with a five camera setup.
AndroidPolice has received some information about the LG V40. The successor to the V30 is to receive five cameras. Two cameras face forward and should be used for Face Unlock (and selfies). On the back of the LG V40 there will be three cameras.
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 conceivable, but a sensor for better photos in the dark is also possible. AndroidPolice has not received any reliable details.
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 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.
It's storming in at the end of summer
If you're an avid follower of LG, you'll know we're talking about the V40's code name: Storm. A strong name, so LG should deliver a device to match. We know this thanks to reliable leaker Evan Blass, who also gave us some more gossip regarding the release of the brand's lineup this year:
LG V40 is codenamed Storm. pic.twitter.com/fNqLUdNzsP— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 20, 2018
V35 ThinQ (Emma) is arriving around the same time as G7 ThinQ (Neo/Judy), while V40 ThinQ (Storm) is the late summer / early fall flagship. https://t.co/dDLeTYwKEf— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 20, 2018
So if you're dying to get your hands on the V40, you will have to wait until the end of summer, or even the beginning of fall and the presentation could be at IFA 2018 in Berlin, considering this is where LG held its event for the release of the V30. If you have your eye on the V35 ThinQ or the G7 ThinQ, they will arrive a little sooner, with the G7 landing May 2.
What else do we know about the V40? Not a lot at this stage, but we can expect improved AI functionality, a feature that was highlighted by LG at MWC this year, as well as the ThinQ name. We'll keep you updated with all the details as they roll in.
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