Do you know one amazing fact? The LG V40 ThinQ is the first smartphone in the world that allows you take an ultra wide-angle shot or zoom in. This feature is made possible because of the three cameras it has on its back. From the 107 degree ultra wide lens through the 78 degree main lens , to the 45 degree telephoto lens, the new flagship from LG covers 3x worth of optical zoom (the lenses are 16-25-50mm in 35mm equivalent). Read on as you set your eyes on the full specification of the LG V40 ThinQ, as well as its price and availability.
LG V40 ThinQ Features
The main camera of the LG V40 ThinQ features a 12MP sensor with a 1.4µm pixels, which is significantly larger than the 1.0µm pixels of the LG G7 and V35. The camera is paired with a brighter f/1.5 lens and Optical Image Stabilization, so low-light performance should be much improved. This is the first LG camera to offer Dual Pixel autofocus.
The remaining two cameras of the LG V40 ThinQ allows users to take an all-encompassing shot or zoom in closer. The latter is handled by the 12MP tele camera with f/2.4 lens. The 16MP ultra wide-angle module was borrowed from the G7.
All the three rear cameras have digital image stabilization features, for video along with HDR recording. The top video capture mode is 4K at 60fps and there’s a 1080p at 240fps mode for cool slow-mo shots.
You can as well take photos with all three cameras (almost) simultaneously with the Triple Shot feature, which will create a video or a GIF out of the three images. The camera has an AI engine that will help you compose your shot. It has the ability to recognise people in the frame and will guide to a perfect of thirds” composition.
While the key feature of the LG V40 ThinQ is its cameras, it also came with a 6.4 inch Full Vision display – which has much more going for it. The display is a QHD + OLED panel with HDR10 support and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It came with a notch as well.
The LG V40 ThinQ lives up to its legacy with the full complement of IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification. All that and at 169g, it’s significantly lighter than the Galaxy Note9 and iPhone XS Max. It’s only a few grams more than the smaller G7 and it’s actually a tenth of a millimeter thinner than it.
The LG V40 ThinQ runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (with LG’s custom launcher on top), powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset aired with 6GB or RAM. It also has a single internal storage option, which is 64GB. The good news is that the internal storage is expandable via the use of microSD card slot.
Talking about the battery, the LG V40 ThinQ came with a 3300mAh battery, which is a bit on the low side when you compare smartphones in this same class. The phone supports wireless charging, which is indeed a first coming from LG. The wired option is Quick Charge 3.0.
LG V40 ThinQ Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October 18th|
|Dimensions||158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm (6.25 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– MIL-STD-810G compliant
|Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 92.7 cm2 (~77.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3120 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Always-on display
– LG UX 7.0+
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Triple||12 MP, 27mm (standard), f/1.5, 1.4µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF & laser AF
16 MP, 16mm (ultrawide), f/1.9, 1.0µm, no AF
12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video, gyro-EIS|
|Dual||8 MP, 26mm (standard), f/1.9, 1.4µm
5 MP, 21mm (wide), f/2.2, 1.4µm
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– B&O Play certified
– 24-bit/48kHz audio recording
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DTS: X Surround Sound
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Fast wireless charging
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|Colors||New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue|
|Price||About 800 EUR|
LG V40 ThinQ Price and Availability
The LG V40 ThinQ price starts at $900, and it will be available for purchase from October 18, 2018. It will find it in two different colours; Aurora Black (polished finish) and Moroccan Blue (sandblasted).