LG V40 ThinQ
The LG V40 ThinQ is a beast of a top-end, large-screen phone. In addition to our in-depth review, we have a video tour in 4K, and some bonus photos.
LG today fully revealed the V40 ThinQ, its camera-focused flagship phone for the remainder of the year. The V40 adopts five cameras, with three on the back and two on front. The rear cameras include wide-angle (16mp, f/1.9), normal (12mp, f/1.5), and telephoto (12mp, f/2.4) lenses to offer people greater flexibility in capturing images. Using the new Triple Shot tool, the V40 can take pictures with all three lenses and then merge the result into a shareable GIF with zooming animations. The front of the phone features an 8-megapixel normal lens and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens for selfies. Both front and rear cameras support portrait/bokeh photography. The V40 has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a notch and quad HD+ resolution. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Other hardware features include support for microSD storage cards, 3.5mm headphone jack with quad DAC, USB-C, and a 3,300mAh battery. The device offers rapid charging and rapid wireless charging. Wireless radios include Bluetooth, FM, GPS, NFC, WiFi, and LTE with most U.S. bands on board. The V40 is made from metal and glass, with 2.5D glass on front and sand-blasted glass on the rear. The phone is rated IP68 for protection against dust and water. The V40 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a number of software features provided by LG. The V40 will be available for preorder starting today, with in-store availability scheduled for October 18. Raw pricing for the device is as follows: AT&T, TBD; Sprint, $960; T-Mobile, $920; U.S. Cellular, $900; and Verizon, $980. Each carrier will have its own monthly rates and bundles available at launch.
LG today revealed that its forthcoming flagship, the V40 ThinQ, can capture cinemagraphs. The feature, called Cine Shot, lets people record several seconds of video and then create a still image that has a moving segment. For example, a cinema graph can show a person blowing bubbles wherein the person is perfectly still but the bubbles float around the image. Cine Shots are stored in the .MP4 format and can be shared via most messaging apps. A similar motion capture tool is available from device made by Motorola and others. LG has already shown that the V40 ThinQ will be a metal-and-glass slate with a 6.4-inch screen. The phone will include five cameras. LG is expected to announce the phone in full on October 3.
LG has revealed several aspects of its forthcoming flagship phone, the V40 ThinQ, in a promotional video shared in its home market of Korea. The main points revealed by the video are the V40 ThinQ's 6.4-inch screen and five-camera array. LG says it has reduced the bezels as much as possible, allowing the V40 ThinQ to boost the size of the screen compared to the V30/35 while keeping the phone's dimension's in check. Based on visuals shared in the video, the V40 has three cameras on the rear and two cameras on the front. The phone features a metal-and-glass design, with glass on front and back. LG says the rear panel, in particular, has been sand-blasted for smoothness and resistance to scratching and fingerprints. Other aspects of the phone include a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. LG plans to more fully announce the phone at an event in New York City on October 3.