LG V40 ThinQ may feature notched POLED display, Google Assistant button

LG V40 ThinQ may feature notched POLED display, Google Assistant button

Despite already releasing three new flagships smartphones this year, LG is largely expected to unveil a fourth come this fall in the form of the LG V40 ThinQ. And, with its announcement expected to take place in September, new information found within firmware files reveal a number of details, although it does contradict one previous rumor.

Going by the codename “judypn” rather than the expected “storm” name, three different variants of LG’s next flagship have been spotted using the model numbers LM-V400N, LM-V4005N, and LM-V409N – these fall in line with the number strategy used with previous flagships. In terms of what’s on offer, the variants in question seemingly sport a POLED display just like the LG V30 series. However, unlike previous V-line devices, the V40 ThinQ looks set to include a small notch up top, much like the G7 ThinQ. This is determined by the 3120 x 1440p display resolution that is listed which results in a panel that is significantly taller than the 18:9 one included on V30 devices. Also, on one other design note, the flagship looks set to borrow the dedicated Google Assistant button that is included on the G7 ThinQ.

Moving on to hardware details, the Snapdragon 845 is seemingly present, although it’s unclear at this point what storage configurations will be offered. Perhaps more interestingly, though, is the included camera setup. Previously, it was rumored that LG’s next flagship would include three cameras on the rear and two up front. However, this is contradicted vastly by the firmware files that list only one front camera and two rear ones. As pointed out by XDA Developers, though, this misalignment of details could simply be because the firmware files are incomplete. 

Currently, those who may be interested in the LG V40 ThinQ can expect an announcement to take later on next month at an event designed to attract the most media attention while also distracting from the respective launches expected from Apple, Huawei, and Google.

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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. Humanoid

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2. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

This makes it just sound like a G7 with an OLED screen. Not particularly exciting. LG will need to do more if it is to surpass the V35.

3. Poptart2828

Posts: 463; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Phone dead on arrival. Should have taken the vivo/oppo route and given us a no bezel phone

4. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If the V40 debuts with two rear cameras instead of three I'll hold out for the Pixel 3. Any improvements Google can make to an already best in class camera will be crazy.

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