Earlier this year, LG was supposed to unveil a new flagship device following its year on year release but the company this year is had to make turns by introducing the V35, a refreshed V30 handset with LG’s ThinQ branding. The G series with the latest G7 that came out later neither had a good start nor a significant number of consumers that LG had hope for that made the company to build something that’s out of the ordinary and is something uniquely innovative, and so the LG V40 ThinQ was born.
the new V40 ThinQ brought something that wasn’t done in the past. It’s not what it’s underneath though as it all comes with the same internal specs of today’s flagship device but the star of the show with the new LG flagship has to do with its camera.
Out of the ordinary it is, the LG V40 ThinQ is the world’s first smartphone device to bring and ultra wide-angle shot or zoom in and that’s all possible with the handsets highly-spec’d triple lens system on the back. The unique main camera module includes a 12 Megapixel Telephoto with an f/2.4 Aperture lens and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while the primary sensor is a 12 Megapixel standard lens and features a bright f/1.5 Aperture with OIS and Dual-Pixel Autofocus technology. Finishing off the main camera module is a 16 Megapixel sensor with an Ultra wide-angle lens.
These main module cameras comes with a 45-degree, 78-degree and a 107-degree lens respectively and can take 3 photos simultaneously with LG’s new Triple Shot feature each in standard, zoomed-in and ultra wide-angle variants and can even make a GIF animation or a short clip from these images. In addition to image stabilization support on still images, the V40 ThinQ also supports digital image stabilization for video recordings with HDR and takes 4K videos at 60 fps and 240fps in Full-HD 1080p resolution.
With the new triple camera system on the back, the front-facing camera for LG’s new flagship also has something more to offer for Selfie lovers. With its dual front-facing cameras, the V4 ThinQ can take Selfies with a portrait shot on its primary 8 Megapixel sensor with standard f/1.9 Aperture lens. For Groupies and everything else, there’s a secondary 5 Megapixel sensor with a 90-degree wide-angle lens so everyone could fit right into the shot.
With these awesome camera system LG’s throws in its own AI system to drive and make every shots taken from the V40 ThinQ a whole new experience. Scene detection mode works with great detail and subject identification works instantly and apply different filters on the fly.
Besides the great camera, the V40 ThinQ also has one of the nicest display around with its 6.4-inch FullVision display with an OLED panel and a QHD+ resolution. It also features the trendy notch which houses the front-facing camera and with that, the handset gets a display aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
With the camera and the display, the handset needs a set of good quality audio handset to complete is multimedia experience and that brings us to the V40 ThinQ Boombox speakers with its stereo speakers located at the top and bottom of the handset. It also comes with its own dedicated 3.5mm audio jack, a feature which one could seldom see with recent flagship devices and has a dedicated 32Bit HiFi Quad DAC and supports DT:X30 surround sound for wired speakers and headphones.
So that’s what the V40 ThinQ is all about with the rest of the spec’s being inline with the latest available hardware for every flagship device to date and that includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which powers the handset together with 6GB of system RAM and a 64GB expandable internal storage. The handset includes a dedicated slot for the microSD card which accepts up to 512GB.
Despite the new version of Android being available in the market, the new V40 ThinQ still runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with LG’s custom UI on top but there’s definitely an update that’s coming along the way. It comes with a 3300mAh embedded battery which looks a little less compared to other flagship devices today but there’s fast-charging and wireless charging options.
The new LG V40 ThinQ will be available in two color options at the moment with either Aurora Black or Moroccan Blue with a price starting at $900. The handset will be available in selected key markets starting on October 18.