Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

LG V40 ThinQ Launched With Five Cameras, BoomBox Speaker

LG V40 ThinQ Launched With Five Cameras, BoomBox Speaker

Even the design of the latest LG smartphone has stayed the same: The 6.4-inch OLED display (QHD+) is in 19.5:9 format. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's custom launcher on top, which is not a pleasant news since Android 9 Pie is already out. LG has also included face recognition and a rear fingerprint reader for added security. Packed with 5 cameras, two front-facing cameras and a triple camera system on the back.

"The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the LG V30". The back of the V40 ThinQ is home to a 16MP 107-degree super wide angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture, and a 12MP standard lens with f/1.5 aperture.

Powering the entire smartphone is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The LG V40 ThinQ looks very similar to Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

The LG V40 ThinQ is powered by a 3300mAh.

LG focuses on the triple camera with the V40.

The front cameras include an 8MP standard (F1.9 / 1.12μm / 80°) lens and a 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12μm / 90°) lens.

But it's the phone's triple-camera setup that is by far the standout feature of the new device.

Additionally, there is a Cine Shot mode, which enables users to create cinemagraphs using any of the phone's three cameras.

The South Korean tech firm explained: "The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing".

The LG V40 ThinQ packs a rather humble 3,300mAh battery pack.

But now LG has quietly lifted the lid on its newest flagship.

In addition, there are features such as the boombox speaker, 32-bit Hifi Quad-DAC, a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, facial recognition via the dual front camera and also a Google Assistant button on the left side of the device is again included. But if you're willing to pay $900 to nearly $1,000 for the V40, then you're shopping for a flagship device. As with previous models, the housing is IP68 and MIL-STD 810G protected against water and dust. In connectivity, there's a 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and FM radio.

It is available in four different colour variants of Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Carmine Red, and Moroccan Blue. The LG V40 ThinQ goes on sale starting October 18th and will be retailing for $980 in the US.

Since the two companies first announced their partnership in December 2017, Meridian Audio has already had a hand in tuning various LG soundbars and wireless speakers. The pre-ordered devices will come bundled with DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSD card for free.

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