LG reveals how it intends to make the V40 a joy to hold and use

LG reveals how it intends to make the V40 a joy to hold and use
The LG V40 ThinQ is about to be officially unveiled October 2, but LG has weirdly decided to give us a scoop of information every each day following up to the announcement. Although such a tease is kind of anticlimactic, it gives us very good insights on what the V40's key features will be. The triple-camera at the back is definitely one of those, but today LG's sharing another rather important aspect of its upcoming autumn flagship - the design.

Already showcased to the fullest, the upcoming V40 leaves almost nothing to the imagination. LG, in particular, seems quite proud of the design of the phone, which is not just your regular glass device, mind you. It features a "textured" glass back, which employs what LG calls "Silky Blast" - microscopic etched pits on the rear glass of the LG V40. According to the company, these would immensely help with the grip of the device, which is something essential for those big slippery bricks of glass we haul in our hands everyday.

As an added bonus, LG claims the Silky Blast rear back will attract less fingerprints all the while feeling very satisfying to touch. It will be really interesting to put all these claims to the test.
To further improve the usability of the device, LG has kept the same general width as last year's V30, but slimmed the bezels even further and increased the height by almost half an inch in order to achieve a superior screen-to-body ratio.

LG also reveals what colors the V40 will be available in - New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue, and Carmine Red are all the coats of paint you will be able to get the phone in. However, availability will depend on each specific market.

The original press release follows below.

source: LG

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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 616; Member since: May 02, 2016

N*gga please...

4. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol this is the real deal.

2. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Just use Matte plastic, better looking, more durable.

3. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dear LG, I'm ready.

5. Cat97

Posts: 1934; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It is the most stupid back finish that anyone could employ on the back of a phone. The OnePlus 6 also has the "midnight black" back which is identical to this, and it is one of the most slippery surfaces ever used on a phone. Really, nowadays it's only form over function ? I hate the current trend, no one really thinks about durability and ergonomy.

6. JCASS889

Posts: 568; Member since: May 18, 2018

so you have held the V40 in your hand already? how about waiting till the phone comes out first, then judge it.

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Sorry, only notch phone I will buy is OnePlus 6t.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Then get lost

15. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

And watch that s**t get water damage if it ain't IP rated. Lmao.

8. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Peenis shape would probably work best, very natural shape

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"increased the height by almost half an inch" Uhm.. what? Did they want to use 21:9 aspect ratio or something?

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG you can do it!! Hoping they increase the battery capacity that's all it needs as it has everything you could want in a phone.

12. Knownhost

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

LG's V40 is V series in name only. I had the V20 and loved it. Second screen, metal case, removable battery, hi def audio, big screen--it screamed originality. Now, the V series is just another glass slab with a couple of niche features. A good phone, no doubt, but forgettable.

16. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

removable battery or water resistance. Yeah, lets not say it's just another slab of glass.

13. asnyder

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Will be missing the POLED screen from the V30 and the Moto's I've had previously. Makes me not have to worry about dropping it

14. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Well, if they announce it October 4th, we might be able to buy it in January.

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