Although the LG G6 and the LG V30 were quite good phones, it’s no secret that LG’s mobile division has seen better days. Still, LG has a few tricks up its sleeve, and it’s probably hoping that in 2018 they will revive their fortunes. Among LG’s great hopes, the biggest one is likely to be one of its flagship devices – the LG V40 ThinQ.
LG’s V-range has traditionally been launched late in the calendar year, and that tradition seems to remain. The South Korean tech site ETNews reported that Myung-bak Lee, a senior LG official, announced LG will launch the LG V40 in early October.
If LG does plan to launch the phone in October, it would be later than its usual IFA announcement in August. While that would ensure it’s not competing for airtime with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, it puts the launch around the expected announcements for both the iPhone and Pixel 3.
Design wise, the LG V40 will reportedly look similar to the LG G7 ThinQ, Android Police reports. According to a source, it will include a notched display, LG’s Quad DA, and a button for Google Assistant that will be found along the volume rocker. On the back, there will also be an inevitable fingerprint sensor.
The upcoming LG V40 will also have a lot more of visible display. According to Tech Radar, the upcoming handset will have an improved screen-to-body ratio, covering more than 90 percent of the front of the phone.
According to the latest report from Android Police, the LG V40 could include five cameras–three on the rear and two on the front of the device. The report claims the front-facing cameras might feature a “stereo configuration” which would allow recording a 3D map of the face. As for the three rear cameras, ET News is reporting the phone will have a 20-megapixel primary lens, 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens.
Although the phone’s release is looking to be a few months away, we’ve still heard very little about any possible specs, so it’s expected some details will change as the phone’s release date nears.
However, it’s all but granted that LG V40 ThinQ will be released with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. A leaked list of phones from December 2017 included the LG V40 as one of the devices that will feature Qualcomm’s newest and most powerful chipset, and we don’t think it would change in the meantime.
Even if we don’t know very much about the latest addition to LG’s V-range, one thing is solemnly set in stone- it’s the device’s name. The name was confirmed first by renowned and usually correct serial leaker Evan Blass, who tweeted that an upcoming LG handset with the codename “Storm” was, in fact, the LG V40 — a later tweet also confirmed that the full name of the handset would be the LG V40 ThinQ, to match the LG G7 ThinQ.
For now, that’s all we know about the LG V40 ThinQ, but you can expect to see a lot more from this phone in the following months. The LG V30 was the sleeper hit of 2017, and we’re expecting LG to fare even better in 2018.