LG Announces its Latest Flagship the LG V40 ThinQ
Are 5 cameras enough?
We’re diving into the smartphone fall extravaganza with a bang. LG has just announced the LG V40 ThinQ. This is a run down of the specs and what makes this device so special.
6.4 inch 3120 x 1440 notched P-OLED display
Snapdragon 845 running at 2.7 GHZ
6gb of ram with 64gb of expandable storage via micro sd
USB Type C with a 3.5mm headphone jack
32bit DAC on the headphone jack
Rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Google Assistant Button
5 cameras 2 on the front and 3 on the back with up to 4K 60fps video
3300 Mah battery
5ghz Wifi AC
Android 8.1 Oreo running LG UX 7.0
Stand Out Features:
3.5mm Headphone Jack
First off, we have a headphone jack with a dac and amp built in. You really don’t see those often these days and it’s worth pointing out. Good to hear LG made room for this bad boy in its flagship. I know for some of you that may be a selling feature now that even Oneplus is rumored to be taking out the headphone jack.
You read that right, we had 5 cameras on the behemoth of a phone. LG is the first manufacturer to outfit their device with not only a wide angle camera but also a telephoto one. Each of these cameras clocks in at 12mp. The wide angle camera also comes with EIS this year to help stable things out. We also, of course have the main 16mp camera.
If you thought I forgot 2 cameras then you’d be wrong. The LG V40 is also outfitted with 2 front facing cameras. We have an 8mp main camera, and a 5mp wide angle selfie shooter. Now you won’t have any excuse to leave any of your friends out of the picture. Even that one friend that’s kind of weird but you hang out with him still.
My Thoughts and Conclusion:
I really think LG is trying to stand out from the crowd here and are succeeding. I feel we really underestimate how difficult deviating from the norm is now. Most phones are glass and metal slabs now. What they do and how they do it is what defines them. We’ve already praised LG’s quad dac many times on the website. We’ve also been critical of their cameras. It would be nice to see them succeed at both of them. Whether they will or not is something we will see with time. My final thought is that LG will need to show us that they not only make good hardware but that the software is updated responsibly. Something we’ve seen them slack on in the past. Launching a phone with Oreo is not a way to show their dedication to the software.
What are your thoughts? Did I miss something? Please let me know in the comments below. We unfortunately have yet to get our hands on the LG V40 but if and when we do you’ll know. Until then I want to hear from you. Leave your thoughts below and have a good conversation about LG’s latest flagship.