After being silently unveiled by LG last week, the V40 ThinQ has gone official with a launch event in New York. The successor to the V30 smartphone that we saw last year, LG V40 ThinQ comes with five cameras. It has a triple rear camera setup and dual front facing snappers. The newly launched smartphone from LG has high end specifications including Snapdragon 845 processor and IP68 water and dust resistance. Here’s a look at the price and specifications of the device.
LG V40 ThinQ price
LG V40 ThinQ is priced at $899.99 and will be available in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Platinum Gray and Carmine Red colour variants. The price of the smartphone may vary with the mobile carrier. It will be going on sale in the US starting October 18.
LG V40 ThinQ specifications
The LG V40 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display that has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB RAM, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo. On the storage front, it has 128GB of internal storage and can hold a microSD card of up to 2TB.
For imaging duties, LG V40 ThinQ sports five cameras with a triple rear camera setup and two selfie cameras. The rear cameras of the smartphone include a 12MP sensor with f/1.5 aperture, 1.4-micron pixel size and 78-degree viewing angle, clubbed with a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 1-micron pixel size, and 107-degree viewing angle. The third sensor in the triple rear camera setup is a 12MP telephoto lens that has a f/2.4 aperture, 1-micron pixel size, and 45-degree viewing angle. The rear cameras also come with Dual Phase Detection Auto Focus, HDR, and a third generation AI Cam mode that can recognise up to 19 subjects. It also has four optimised filter options.
The dual front camera setup comes with an 8MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels and a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels.
The LG V40 ThinQ smartphone comes with a Triple Preview feature that enables users to take three simultaneous shots from the three rear cameras. Users can then select the best shot from the three shots taken.
The smartphone houses a 3,300mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and fast wireless charging. Connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
LG V40 ThinQ mobile also includes a rear facing fingerprint sensor and also comes with face recognition. It has a Boombox Speaker and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian for enhanced audio and features DTS:X 3D Surround Sound.
Prior to LG V40 ThinQ, we saw a triple rear camera setup in Huawei’s flagship of the year – P20 Pro smartphone. While LG has used three different lenses in its smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro sports a 40 MP RGB 1/1.7-inch sensor, clubbed with a 20 MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP telephoto lens.