Why have two, three, or four cameras on your smartphone when you can have five? Why choose either a super-wide-angle lens or a telephoto one when you can get both? LG is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at content creators with the newly launched LG V40 ThinQ.
At the heart of the device is a triple-camera system on the back composed of the following:
- 12-megapixel standard-angle lens with f/1.5 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size, 40 percent larger than the LG G7 ThinQ‘s
- 16-megapixel super-wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture and a 107-degree field of view, just like on the G7 ThinQ’s
- 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom, or 3.2x the zoom of the wide-angle lens
Another interesting part? The LG V40 ThinQ allows you to take three pictures — standard, super-wide-angle, and telephoto zoom — with just one click. It’s what the company calls “triple shot.” The feature stitches together the photos captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.
And as with many cameras on phones these days, the camera system is powered by artificial intelligence or AI. Meaning it can automatically adjust settings like shutter speed and saturation.
The front camera module, on the other hand, has two sensors. A 5-megapixel wide-angle lens is paired with an 8-megapixel standard one for shots with bokeh effect. You can tweak the amount of background blur through an on-screen slider.
With the launch of this new V series model comes a notched OLED screen that’s even bigger at 6.4 inches. It retains what is now LG’s signature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. There’s also that BoomBox speaker that the South Korean company introduced on the G7 ThinQ for the amplification of bass.
The LG V40 ThinQ is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor mated to either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. It has a slot that supports up to 2TB memory card in case you need more space for your files. The battery is rated at 3,300mAh, and the user interface is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which will hopefully be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie.
The premium phone comes with an equally premium price tag. Available in the U.S. starting October 18, the cheapest LG V40 ThinQ costs $900 or roughly P48,893. You’ll get a better deal if you order it early, as the preorder bundle includes a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal and a SanDisk 256GB microSD card.
No word yet on when the LG V40 ThinQ will arrive in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for news about it.
LG V40 ThinQ
- 6.4-inch OLED display, 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 538ppi
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB expandable memory (up to 2TB microSD card)
- Triple rear cameras: 16-megapixel super wide (f/1.9 /1.0μm /107 degrees), 12-megapixel standard (f/1.5 / 1.4μm / 78 degrees), 12-megapixel telephoto (f/2.4 / 1.0μm / 45 degrees)
- Dual front cameras: 8-megapixel standard (f/1.9 / 1.12μm / 80 degrees) and 5-megapixel wide (f/2.2 / 1.12μm / 90 degrees)
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- 3,300mAh battery with fast charging
- Android 8.1 Oreo
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