With the IFA 18 proceeding at the Berlin, Germany this year, LG fans expected from the South Korean firm to get a peek on their devices. LG didn’t put V40 on the show but yeah, there are plenty of rumors & speculations clouding around the device. In order to come strongly this time the South-Korean titan is going to add LG V40 in their V series with some extraordinary features and price.
The Specs sheet is out by AndroidPit, & when it comes to reliable leaks or rumors it is very trustworthy source.
LG V40 Specifications
If the leaks & renders are to be believed, the design will comprise of a glass make both front & the back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top. The frame is built of sturdy aluminum 6000 series. The display will be having thin bezels with a notch which you can hide by a software toggle. The electronics giant hasn’t seemed to ditch the 3.5 mm jack. And the design remains IP68 certified which means it will be dust/water-resistant (up to 1.5 meters for around 30 mins).
LG V40 Processor & Memory
Talking about the power in a flagship smartphone, the LG V40 will be fueled with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 involving in action are 4 cores (Kryo 385 Gold) each clocked at 2.8 GHz & the rest 4 cores (Kryo 385 Silver) working at 1.7 GHz. An Adreno 630 GPU will be provided to make gaming a breeze. The South Korean company will provide 6 GB of RAM & 64 GB or 128 GB of internal memory with a micro SD card support of up to 512 GB.
There is a dedicated button to fire up the Google Assistant on the left side and we’re glad that LG didn’t come up with a Bixby like clone as there will be a reduandant software. Given are the two cameras on the front for selfies and probably face unlock. On the rear, the LG V40 sports a triple cameras setup & below the rear cameras resides the trusty fingerprint sensor. For connectivity, there will be a USB Type-C port at the bottom of the LG V40. The phone’s huge size measures as 158.7×75.8×7.79 mm and weighing at 169g.
LG V40 Camera
LG V40 will offer a Penta cameras set up in totality with three lenses of each respectively 12 MP (f/1.5 aperture) with 1.4 µm pixels, 16 MP (f/1.9 aperture) with 1.0µm pixels & 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture) with 1.0 µm pixels set horizontally on the back with dual tone LED flash. An 8 MP sensor accompanied by a 5 MP sensor does the duty on the front.
The cameras sitting on the back seem to be a setup of a Telephoto lens, a Wide-angle lens along with a regular module, which means LG is keeping everyone happy. It will enable the cameras to get the smart AI functionality & 2x lossless zoom & consisting of OIS & standard PDAF.
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The Display on the LG V40
The display panel of LG V40 will comprise of the LG’s very own 6.4-inch huge P-OLED screen having a pixel density of 495 ppi with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 & a QHD+ resolution. It sounds lucrative that the display will be Dolby Vision & HDR 10 compliant to give an immersive experience.
LG V40 gears up with Stereo Speakers:
LG is intended to give the sound it is known to provide in its previous range of flagships. The V40 will consist of the Quad DAC & Stereo speaker Boombox. It is going to be exciting to find out what the stereo speakers on V40 are going to sound like considering the crisp & powerful quality of sound a single speaker showcased on the very own LG G7.
LG V40 Battery
To juice up the flagship processor will be a 3300 mAh battery just like the previous year’s LG V30. Whether it is enough to keep up with the huge display it offers remains to be seen. The LG V40 will be getting a faster wireless charging support than its predecessor.
LG V40 Price & Release date
Considering the steady increase in the price of the V series by LG, the LG V40 will cost around $900 to $1000 & around Rs64,000 to Rs71,000 in India. The LG V40 is touted to be launching in between this month or around the 5th of October as compared to the launch of LG V30 on the 21st of September last year.
It is not clear whether LG V40 will be launched with Android P or Android O out of the box but mostly it will come with Android Oreo 8.1. The LG V40 will be called as LG V40 ThinQ as the Korean company has been naming its other devices, after their awesome AI abilities.
As other devices in the V series were quite bland in design, V40 ThinQ seems to have upped its game to stand to the tough competition it will face by Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Only time will tell how it goes away with its rivals.