LG V40 specs and launch leak, to be released after Note 9, before belated iPhone 9

LG V40 specs and launch leak, to be released after Note 9, before belated iPhone 9
Well, well, well, LG may be indeed pulling a Sony this year, releasing a V40, its fourth flagship for the year, after the V30S, G7, and V35 ThinQ. Korean media is abuzz with the specs and launch plans of the phone today, tipping a mid-September announcement, and early October release. What does that mean? Well, this time around, LG will keep its distance from Samsung's Note 9, and won't announce the V40 at the IFA expo at the end of August, like it did with the V30 last year.

It will also keep its distance from Apple, claims the report, whose iPhone 9 2018 (the cheapest model) will be launched in mid- to late October, after the expensive iPhone X (2018) and X Plus, just as other rumors predicted. Apparently, LG will try to fit right between the two juggernauts with a dedicated announcement event, and a release that is equidistant from its main competitors, so as not to drown the V40 in the resulting media noise.

With the specs that the Koreans just tipped, we doubt that the V40 will be overshadowed, though. The company is again said to equip the phone with a triple camera on the back - 20MP, 16MP and 13MP lens - and might be the only phone at the time to carry both "super wide-angle" and "super telephoto" lenses on it. Does that mean that we might see 3x optical zoom, like on the P20 Pro? Remains to be heard. 

The two front cameras will be used for 3D face-scanning, like on the iPhone X, Oppo Find X, and Xiaomi Mi 8, which dovetails with the previous speculation that the V40 will sport 5 cameras in total. Last but not least, the rumored OLED display of the V40 is now said to occupy 90%+ of the front, for a stellar screen-to-body ratio, and, since the phone is also said to come with a notch, it will likely be very compact for its screen size. Sounds like a winning combo, and we pray for a larger battery to remedy the weakest point of the G7. Oh, tucked in this report is the third confirmation we hear that Apple will delay the launch of the 6.1" LCD iPhone a full month after the OLED models. Bummer.

source: ETNews (translated)

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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)

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17 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

can't wait to see what the v40 will look like tbh

2. Nionx

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

It was going so well until they said "Notch". Sigh....

5. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 190; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

My thoughts exactly. I'll stick with my nicer, notchless V30

12. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You could probably disable it like with the G7 and OP6

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2135; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It doesn't matter what Android does to make the performance of their phones better, it still comes down to Apple.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Another unibrow-eclipsed phone, lmao.

6. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 190; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Do peolle really flip-flop between Apple & Android? Bizarre...

13. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I do, but I switch every once in a while. I must say I stick to Android more often since most of the services I use for school & work revolve around the G Suite.

14. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I do, but I switch every once in a while. I must say I stick to Android more often since most of the services I use for school & work revolve around the G Suite.

7. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 920; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

When is the One Plus 6T due?

8. Chris_ABN

Posts: 189; Member since: May 16, 2018

Lost me as soon as a notch was mentioned smh.....

9. Ublome

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Notch? Nevermind. Ill either wait till all this notch idiocy goes away or move back to Samsung

10. SyCo87

Posts: 295; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I thought LG was going to be innovative. Shame.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The G7 is solid so the V40 is shaping up to be a beast for LG standards...

15. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm holding out for the V40. Freakin notch and all. LG's manual mode is the dream and with the right sensor setup for these cameras, there's no need to look elsewhere or even wait for the sure fire camera in the Pixel 3. I was going to choose an excellent auto mode and guaranteed speedy updates with the Pixel 3 but camera control and options matter more to me at the end of the day. MicroSD expansion, wireless charging, and hopefully battery life exceeding that of the already great V30 and it's a complete win for me.

16. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Boring LG phones,,,,,dead on arrival!

17. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Bye bye LG. Thanks for your futuristic notch. I'll go to Mi Mix 3 instead.

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