LG V40 ThinQ Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

The LG V40 is the newest flagship phone expected from LG and is to feature five cameras. Here’s everything we know about the V40 so far, including its rumoured launch date in October.

LG has not been slow to new ThinQ phone launches. The LG V30S ThinQ dropped in March, followed by the G7 ThinQ in May, and the LG V35 ThinQ in June. Now, we can expect the LG V40 ThinQ.

Here’s everything we know about the LG V40 ThinQ right now, but stay tuned for updates as further details becomes available.

When is the LG V40 ThinQ phone coming out?

It’s been reported that LG is due to launch the V40 ThinQ October 5th in Korea and October 18 internationally. This avoids conflict with the Galaxy Note 9 launch on August 9th, though it will be close to the new iPhone launch in September.

How much will the LG V40 ThinQ cost?

The LG V series’ price has been on the rise. The V35 was priced at £900/$900, so we don’t expect the V40 to be any cheaper. We anticipate a price tag around £1000/$1000. We will update this as pricing details become available.

Potential new features in the LG V40 ThinQ

The LGV40 promises a slew of new features we’re excited to see. First of, the V40 ThinQ is to have five cameras, three of which should be on the back along with the fingerprint sensor.

You can expect a 20Mp primary camera, a 16Mp wide-angle camera and a 13Mp telephoto camera. The front-facing cameras are to allow 3D facial recognition, similar to iPhone X.

The V40 ThinQ is to also have a large screen-to-body ratio of 90% and smaller bezels. We're expecting the ever-popular notch, but like the G7 ThinQ you should be able to guise it in the settings. The V40 ThinQ is to also have a dedicated Google Assistant button beside the volume rocker.

While it’s not confirmed, we're expecting an OLED display on the V40. LG reportedly decided to reserve OLED displays for its V series phones, keeping LCD displays for the G series.

LG V40 ThinQ specification rumours

Not much has been divulged on LGV40 specs, but we anticipate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor will be at the heart of this phone, and most likely 6GB RAM like the V35+ ThinQ.

The Snapdragon 845 is becoming a standard powerhouse to most high performing phones, including LG’s own V35 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ, and also Samsung’s Galaxy S9 models, Sony’s Xperia XZ2 phones, the OnePlus 6 and other popular phones.

We saw IP68 water and dust resistance in V35 ThinQ, along with wireless charging so we're hoping to see similar specs on the V40.

Again, the OLED screen with a 90% screen-to-body ratio are other specs we’re looking forward to seeing, and of course, the trio of cameras on the back.

We will be updating this article as more rumours develop or are confirmed, so keep your eyes peeled.

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