LG's five-camera V40 gets official on October 3

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Sep 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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  1. LG on Thursday sent out press invites to a media event scheduled for October 3 where it plans to formally introduce its next flagship smartphone, the LG V40 ThinQ.

    The invite’s tagline reads “Take 5. Come and see what’s next” and includes the date, time (5:00 p.m.) and location (New York City). Earlier rumors suggested the phone would ship with five total cameras (three around back and two front-facing shooters) and that’s likely confirmed with the “Take 5” line.

    LG’s V40 isn’t the only upcoming smartphone to feature three rear-facing cameras. Leaked renders of the OnePlus T6 suggest it’ll also have three cameras on the back as well as a fingerprint sensor integrated into the front display. Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 series is also expected to have three rear cameras.

    Most believe the V40 will feature a 6.3-inch notched display with thin bezels that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. The handset is also expected to come equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Hi-Fi Quad DAC as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

    While impressive specs, it realistically won’t be enough to stand out from the crowd and convince droves of buyers to forego new devices from Samsung and Apple this holiday season.

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  2. Arbie

    Arbie TS Rookie

    The LG V30 is one of very few (maybe two?) phones that get all the TMobile bands. If the V40 does too then it will be on my interest list. Though probably no microSD...
     
  3. amghwk

    amghwk TS Maniac Posts: 321   +176

    Sigh...another notched phone.

    Whatever happened to originality? I have used the V10 which was one of my favourites, but the notched phones nowadays which blatantly copy Apple's design is revolting.

    Not that I hate iPhones, particularly the X, but everyone including all the big names copying the design makes them look like cheap imitators with this horrendous notched design.
     
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    Do you like slick looking phones with barely noticeable bezels? It's not a matter of copying the design but how to properly use the space without leaving a big "couple of last gen"-style looking bezel phones...

    I'm not a fan of the notch but that's the reality.

    My question is, and I still don't understand, is how 3 lenses stack up to make them "superior" cameras? I know that it was all the rage when the 8+ and the X were announced, along with others and that included the out of focus "portrait" mode, one is 1x the other is 2x, but again, how stacking more and more cameras make it a better photo taking device?
     
  5. Invizibleyez

    Invizibleyez TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +18

    I will most likely get this or something similar due to the fact that Samsung phones all have curved screens now, and they cost $300 to replace the screen, while a normal screen is about $75 to $150 to replace the screen. I don't really want the curved screen, it makes it harder to put a screen protector and/or case on the phone, it really adds no usability to the phone, and it costs more too. No thanks. Flat screens win for me.
     
  6. FliGuyRyan

    FliGuyRyan TS Rookie Posts: 23   +12

    I will not buy a notched phone as long as there is an alternative to it (thank you Samsung).

    Also, LG really needs to refine their software. My experiment with the V30 ended in disasatisfaction.
     

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