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Complete details of the LG V40 revealed

The LG V30. (Source: Android Guys)
The LG V30. (Source: Android Guys)
LG's V -series has given us some of the most innovative smartphones we've ever seen, and the upcoming LG V40 is set to continue that tradition—in penta-style, too.

LG’s V-series is the company’s media-centric line of devices, and one that allows the South Korean OEM to express itself innovatively. The V30 was a great device but was let down by a few features—display and selfie cameras come to mind—and LG will be hoping to perfect the art with its next flagship, the V40. Details of the V40 surfaced a while ago, showing us what to expect from LG’s most exciting flagship since the V20.

The V40 will sport a 6.4-inch 18:9 display. This is a tad on the large side and will ensure the device leaves a footprint akin to a 5.7-inch 16:9. This display is, of course, a P-OLED QHD+ one, just like we saw with the V30. There were rumors that LG could make a return to its MLCD+ display used on the G7 ThinQ, but it looks like OLED will be a permanent feature in the V line.

The flagship will be powered by a Snapdragon 845, like all current-gen flagships, and will feature 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. Being a media-centric phone, it carries LG’s trademark Quad DAC and stereo boombox speakers.

On the camera end, the V40 will feature a whopping sum of five cameras, three at the back and two at the front. This is the most number of cameras ever seen on a smartphone, so LG appears to be taking the fight to the competition with this. The rear cameras are a 12 MP (f/1.5) + 16 (f/1.9) + 12 MP (f/2.4) setup, with the secondary sensors being a wide angle and telephoto lens respectively. At the front of the V40 will reside an 8 MP + 5 MP duo, the total imagery hardware surely pushing the Snapdragon 845’s Spectra 280 ISP to its very limits.

Like the V30, the V40 will be powered by a 3300 mAh battery. It’s unknown what version of Android it will run out of the box but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it running on Android Pie, as the V20 did something similar two years ago.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-09- 9 (Update: 2018-09- 9)