LG has staked its claim for the top spot in the flagship phone segment with its new V40 ThinQ smartphone. And much like its peers, it has all the bells and whistles that one would expect off a flagship device, which includes a Snapdragon 845 chipset mated to a 6 GB RAM.
Of course, that is not all as users will also have the option of 64 or 128 GB of storage, both being expandable to up to 2 TB via microSD cards. Dominating the front is a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display having a resolution of 3120 X 1440 pixels. The phone will however be running Android Oreo out of the box and not Android Pie, with no timelines available as well for the upgrade to the latest Android version.
Also, in what is undoubtedly the most striking aspect of the phone is that it comes with a five-camera setup. That includes three at the rear – a standard 12-megapixel lens of f/1.5 aperture, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens of f/2.4 aperture and a 16 megapixel super wide angle lens of f/1.9 aperture.
The front boasts of a dual lens setup comprising of an 8 megapixel standard lens of f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens of an f2.2 aperture.
There also are several camera modes to make the best of the camera setup. For instance, there is the Triple Shot that will let users shoot three images using each of the three rear lenses at one go. Then there is the AI cam as well where artificial intelligence comes into play to let the user have the best settings for a given shot.
Similarly, the Triple Preview setting enables the user to select any one of the shots presented by the three lenses
Among the other standout feature of the new V40 ThinQ is its hi-fi Quad DAC feature including the Boombox speaker for a superior listening experience. The rest of the specs include a 3,300 mAh battery which supports Qi wireless charging. The phone also features IP68 water and dust resistant technologies and includes a headphone jack as well.
As for its price, the V40 ThinQ will set one back a cool $980 on Verizon which happens to be the most pricey model while US Cellular is offering the same for $900, the least priced version. LG is also sugar coating the price with a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal as well as a SanDisk 256GB microSD card bundle for free at the above-mentioned prices.
There is no info though as to when it is going to be available rest of the world.