LG is one of the biggest names in the industry. However, the company has lost its confidence in recent years, falling behind other top brands like Apple, Samsung, or Xiaomi. In reality, the South Korean firm has been trying to regain trust among customers out there. Indeed, the company announced its V Series in an attempt to boost sales performance.
LG V lineup of flagship phones has been well received, with praise directed at its innovative features and beautiful design. Back in August 2017, the South Korean firm announced its long-awaited V30 after months of endless rumors and leaks. The V30 quickly was widely welcomed on the market thanks to its excellent dual-camera performance. Reports claim that LG has sold millions of V30 units so far, making it one of the best-selling phones on the market.
The upcoming V40 is expected to follow in the footsteps of its previous models and help LG drive profit. In reality, rumors regarding LG’s next-gen V flagship smartphone have been out there for months, hinting at the impressive features coming into this year’s model. Some recent reports claim that the V40 might be a significant upgrade over its predecessors. LG today announced its highly-anticipated V40 ThinQ to the world. This goes against what we heard in previous rumors that LG would announce the V40 only at its event. Sources say that LG will kill the V40, instead, focusing on the V40 ThinQ this year.
The V40 ThinQ is a great phone, building on the V30’s traction with a slew of improvements. The new flagship smartphone is shaping to be a potential hit for LG this year, promising major upgrades through reworked user interface and faster camera performance. In the section below, we have rounded up everything you need to know about LG V40 ThinQ.
Last month, rumors claimed that the next generation V phone will be released in late November due to supply issues. In reality, the South Korean firm is speeding up production to meet the huge demand for its future smartphones. Sources claimed that LG was dealing with supply issues that might force it to push back the release of the V40, but it seems that things have been settled down. LG has today confirmed that the V40 ThinQ will hit retail stores in the US on October 18th or 19th. Pre-order for the phone starts shortly after the launch event in select markets. The South Korean firm claims that the phone will ship to those who pre-order it online on October 18th. Big carriers in the US are also offering pre-order deals which will earn you some exciting incentives.
The V40 ThinQ won’t come cheap at launch as it is going to be among the most expensive phones you have ever bought. If you are going for an unlocked SIM-freeV40 ThinQ, then you are looking at around $950. US carriers like AT&T or Verizon have it for as much as $40 per month for 24 or 30 months.
Design and display
LG was once criticized for providing smartphones with a plastic body. However, the South Korean firm moved away from its traditional design language, instead, adopting an aluminum frame and an edge-to-edge display. With the V40 ThinQ, LG retains that design while cutting down the size of the bezel and adding a notch at the top. In reality, you can barely see the notch as LG has pushed the screen to the edges. The South Korean firm maintains the headphone jack and adds a USB-C port to the series. The V40 ThinQ feels lighter than the 2017’s V30 thanks to its all-glass design and rounded edges, making it more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.
When it comes to the display, the V40 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch OLED display, making it the biggest phone in the series. The screen on the V40 ThinQ includes support for HDR so it is sharp and vibrant. A fingerprint scanner sits at the back of the phone and is now faster. Besides, the phone is IP68-certified for better water and dust resistance.
Specs and camera
The V40 ThinQ is packed with premium components under the hood. Specifically, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone can handle every task you throw at it. During our hands-on test, the phone ran smoothly even with multiple tabs opening in Chrome. The phone has the same 3,300 mAh battery as its previous models. LG did not specify how much battery life you would get under a normal use, but we expected something bigger. Besides, the phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging at launch.
The V40 ThinQ features a triple-camera setup on the back, offering an exceptional experience for any user. In reality, the V40 ThinQ is not the first smartphone with three cameras on the market. Earlier this year, Huawei announced a smartphone with a triple-camera setup at the rear. The Huawei P20 Pro was well received on the market, with most critics praising its innovative cameras. The adoption of the three cameras on the back allows the V40 ThinQ to capture three shots at the same time. LG says that the cameras on V40 ThinQ support a Cine Shot mode that allows you to create a photo with one part of the image in motion. The new phone also supports Portrait mode just like iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
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