LG V40 ThinQ review round-up: is five cameras just too much?

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The LG V40 ThinQ has LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, and USB Type-C 2.0. Though most of the new upgrades are incremental, it is the new camera set-up of three shooters on the back and two on the front that put it ahead in the premium smartphone segment.

However, the latest leak does not have anything more to say about the five cameras.

The dimensions of the new phone are 158.7 mm x 75.8 mm x 7.7mm and it weighs 169 grams. LG uses Silky Blast process that etches the tempered glass back with microscopic pits for offering smoother matte finish.

Though the LG V40 ThinQ retains the V-series design philosophy, it now has an improved 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display. The phone also supports around 77.1% screen-to-body ratio and around 537 PPI density.

The V40 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch HDR OLED display, which is only slightly smaller than the iPhone XS Max's 6.5-inch display. It also has passed 14 MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test categories for suitability in military operations and is IP68 rated.

It is available in four different colour variants of Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Carmine Red, and Moroccan Blue.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor complemented with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory (microSD up to 2TB). 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. The big, expensive Android phone is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and at least at first glance, it has all of the individual ingredients needed to take it on.

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Cashing in on the five-camera setup on board, LG is marketing the phone for its superior camera capabilities.

Users can switch between the three sensors instantaneously using the phone's camera software. A normal 12-megapixel sensor (f/1.5 aperture, 78° angle) has a lower resolution than the one in the G7, but its pixels are 40 percent larger and should, therefore, capture more light.

LG has chose to include three horizontally-placed rear-facing cameras on the V40 ThinQ: a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. The triple camera set up is divided with the 12MP lens of focal length f1.5, 12MP lens with focal length f1.9 and the front super wide camera lens of 16MP with focal length 1.9. The rear camera of the phone can record video in 4K at 60fps and there's a 1080p at 240fps mode for cool slow-mo shots.

Both devices have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

- The LG V40 ThinQ features support for Qualcomm Charge 4.0.

LG announced their brand new V40 ThinQ with 5 cameras today. The V40 ThinQ is priced between $900 and $980 in the USA, and will be available on October 18. will be available from October 18 in Aurora Black, Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colours.