LG V40 ThinQ: price and release date predictions

LG V40 ThinQ: price and release date predictions
Much like Samsung launches a top-tier device about half a year after its flagship Galaxy S line sees the light of day, LG also has a feature-packed phablet that comes some months after its LG G top-shelf phone. It's the LG V line, geared towards media enthusiasts, comes with a few feature upgrades to one-up the previous entry and put LG back in the game for the second half of the year.

But when should we expect the LG V40 ThinQ to land? And — more importantly — how much is it going to cost? Let's see if we can figure that out!

Release Date

The LG V10 was kind of a surprise when it came out back in 2015 a full month after that year's IFA event. It was announced on the 1st of October and began shipping on the 8th of October.

In 2016, LG announced the followup — LG V20. The reveal came earlier — on the 6th of September — but there was a delay of 23 days before the handset was actually available for purchase, on the 29th of September.

Then, in 2017, the LG V30 was unveiled at the IFA event in Berlin. The phone was unveiled on the 31st of August and, again, came out 3 weeks later, on the 21st of September.

The V30 was later upgraded and re-launched as an LG V30S ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ, with some camera updates and — of course — AI. But these were odd offshoots and we won't be looking at them when analyzing the pattern of the LG V series launches.

So, when will it be announced? We believe it's safe to say that the V40 might be unveiled at the start of IFA 2018, just like last year's V30. Either that, or — at the very least — it will be revealed in early September at a separate event, which would run around the same time period.

In other words, we assume the LG V40 will be announced either on the 31st of August or at some point during the first week of September. Now, what about actual release? Looking at the trend set by the LG V20 and LG V30, it looks like a launch date some time between the 21st and 28th of September.


Alright, now — what about price? That's a burning question, considering that manufacturers are pushing flagship prices up in recent years. Even if you look at the LG V30 and it's clones, a sudden change in pricing is clearly visible.

The LG V30 launched in September of 2017 for the price of $799. Fast forward to March of 2018 and we see the LG V30S ThinQ launching for $929. It's worth noting that it was available at a discount as soon as it landed in B&H's store, but none the less — the MSRP was $929. Then, the LG V35 ThinQ came out in June, priced at $899.

Having said all that, we've no reason to believe that the LG V40 ThinQ would sell for anything less than $899 at launch. On the contrary — we think the phablet would push its luck with a $930 price tag, but we have a feeling we might see some discounts and deals start popping up a couple of months after its official release.

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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3120 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI



16. Jello2000

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 07, 2018

The only Android phones to really consider now are....Samsung, OnePlus and Google. Do these other phone makers really think they can sell their products for near 1k prices? Bought a second hand LG v30+ less than 6 months after release in mint condition to try it out for 275 dollars. These phones have no values. It's buy one and get one free deals, people end up dumping them.

14. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

Price and release date "predictions"... so you PA clowns are using crystal balls to help you conjure up stories to write now? LOL!

8. Kattz

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

LG has been releasing some decent phones for the past few years. If you love music, it's worth trying one. Most carriers allow you to return within a few days. The biggest problem with these phones? They're not Samsung or Apple and most people won't consider anything else. I have bought Notes for years. I went with a V20 when the Note 7s blew up and I'm still not sorry. The stock launcher sucks. Just use Google's or Nova. Every one of my Samsungs suffered from terrible lag after a year or so and i would be doing factory resets to try to fix them. I haven't had that problem with the V20. I'm hanging onto it for as long as possible because it has a removable battery. When I replace it, it will probably be another V series.

7. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

it's the same damn phone.

12. deleon629 unregistered

Right. What more could they possibly do to the V40 that they didn't do for the V35? And why is there talk of the SD 845 when IT was used on the V35 as well?

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Nobody will even notice, frankly nobody will care. It'll come and after all those reviews on YT it'll be forgotten so fast! So so fast!

5. mahima

Posts: 746; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

not me...waiting for what v40 has to offer

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Well, probably my next phone if they don't cheap out on the camera.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

need to cut that release date to under 2 weeks...

10. deleon629 unregistered

Being in such a hurry with dates has been the main reason why their sales have been crippled over the past few years. No one wants to make them their initial break for latest and greatest tech (i.e., Qualcom), so they end up releasing something subpar and pissing off customers. case in point, I was in the store with a friend when he'd purchased the g5 in South Korea. Kid you not, LG caught wind of the "Prime" models released by Samsung and decided to release their own special version the exact same day that he'd bought the original model...For the same price, even...

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Following in HTC footsteps with a somewhat similar fate in store for their mobile division.

6. andrewc31394

Posts: 314; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i sadly agree, although i think it'll be more gradual for LG

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It will have heavy price drop in a short time.

11. deleon629 unregistered

and it should: The "wear and tear" use on Androids is a lot higher than that of an Apple device. Android users practically use their phones like the most popular laptops sold a year and a half ago (signing docs, downloads, HDR content, streaming/mirroring to larger screens, word processing with external keyboards, etc.), yet with less security updates. I love Android devices (currently with Note 8), but I wouldn't give a used one to my worst enemy.

13. socalrailroader

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

It's not as bad as all that.

15. deleon629 unregistered

Don't get me wrong, none of those features I mentioned are downsides in any right. It's just bad that some people still have the delusional expectation of getting top dollar for Android devices upon trade-in. Androids are not great for trade-in because they're not "one-trick pony" type devices like iPhones, which means the user is gonna be tempted to use the Android phone til it literally falls apart, because it's capable of being used for all things electronic. lol

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Anyone buying any phone these days expecting to get a great resale value back, is an iDiot. Look there is a lot of BOGO deals on iPhones right now. Not to mention all the carrier's are still selling iPhone 6's, 6s's, 7's, and 8's. Also you can buy iPhone SE's for $85 with a $35 straight talk card included. That makes the iPhone SE $50. Oh, and some carriers are including free gift cards with those BOGO iPhone deals. To sum it up that resale crap is meaning less nowadays. Btw what do you think is going to happen to all existing bezel full iPhones when the 3 new iPhones drop in the fall? That's right more existing iPhone deals. That resale crap has sank with the Titanic.

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