The world’s leading smartphone manufacturers are presenting their weapons for the end of the year, and the LG, of course, I couldn’t stay out of the party. The South Korean today presented its new flagship of high standard, called V40 ThinQ, and drew attention for a specific aspect: not two, not three, not four, but five cameras placed on the body of the device.
But why so much camera, anyway? LG put two in front of the device (one regular and one wide-angle, to fit more people in the selfie) and three at the rear: a telephoto and a wide-angle lens, 12 megapixels each, and a super-wide angle lens, 16 megapixels. The idea is to give users all the possibilities imaginable when taking the photo, including all at the same time – because the V40 has a mode Triple Shot who takes the same photo with the three lenses and then gives you the option to choose the best one.
In addition, we have here a 6.4 inch OLED HDR Quad HD screen with the already famous cutout (which, here, is smaller than the iPhone XS Max) and a body that brings glass in front and behind, as it has become standard – the frame that joins the two sides is made of aluminum and the device has an IP68 water resistance certificate. The front cameras have the facial recognition feature, but as it is not as advanced as the Face ID, LG has also included a standard digital reader on the rear here.
The rest of the specifications are standard for a flagship Android in 2018: we have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage (and microSD card slot) and – glory! – a headphone jack. Speaking of which, by the way, LG continues with the tradition of including professional sound components in the V line devices, and here we have a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, for maximum sound quality, as well as a special speaker boombox that uses the device’s body as a resonance chamber – the smartphone itself acts as woofer when placed on a surface.
The V40 ThinQ will hit US stores on the 19th, but LG has not announced details on the sale of the unlocked device – that is, at least at first, users will necessarily need to purchase the smartphone through their operators. Prices vary between $ 920 and $ 1,000, depending on the chosen operator.