LG's V40 release date set after the new iPhones, V45 to follow as its first 5G phone

LG's V40 release date set after the new iPhones, V45 to follow as its first 5G phone
Thanks to unimpressive G7 sales numbers, LG is setting modest goals for its upcoming V40 flagship, Korean media reports, and planning for its release date in the first week of October, or on Friday the 10th. Coincidentally, this is right after Apple is due to launch its 2018 iPhones, or at least the OLED models.

LG had reportedly set 3 million internal sales goal for the G7, but only managed to move half of that, and is now ordering parts for 500,000 V40 units at initial launch. Given the 1.5 million orders for the V30, the sales goals are much more modest this year. 

Apparently, LG made two versions of the V40 - one premium "Phoenix" and one "Falcon" that is less decked-out - but failed to convince carriers on the more expensive model. LG reportedly shopped the premium one to Google, but it declined, which may explain the Pixel 3 XL design and specs abomination. After all, what we are seeing in all those Pixel leaks lately may very well be a version of the V40 "Falcon" model, of which LG allegedly is planning to make 800,000 units, claim the insiders.

The more interesting bit in today's report comes as a tip about LG's first 5G handset, the V45, which will apparently share a lot of parts with the G7 and V40 in a drive to cut costs at LG. The camera modules and the display will allegedly be all V40, while the V45 will tack on a 5G antenna that will eventually make it a tad thicker, says the report.


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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13 Comments

1. carex

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

the only thing stopping me from buying LG is WIDE ANGLE LENS ....it should be optional accessory .... instead we want telephoto

4. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Nope. Everybody else does telephoto. Thank LG for being different and useful regardless of the lighting situation. Telephoto lenses are disabled in low light.

5. carex

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

but it forces you to use wide angle lens and ruin your photo if they have to be different there will be so many other ways

11. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

No it doesn't. Most times you will use the standard camera.

10. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

almost every tech reviewer mentions LG's unique ultra wide angle camera, they even have mentioned it they prefer it over telephoto on other main stream devices. Jaimie Rivera of pocket now, Josh Vergara, Flossy carter, etc.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

More thinq goodness!

3. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

I love my G7. It's very underrated.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The G7 was a very good phone except for the tiny camera sensor and the abysmal battery capacity making it a dealbreaker for me. I hope they rectify those issues with the V40.

7. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

The battery life is better than you think. Don't judet it by the size of the battery.

12. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I know the battery life is decent. But I want a big battery, and I mean 4000+ mAh. All tests including GSMArena and anandtech state that it slightly trails OnePlus 6, which itself isn't that great. My bigger issue is that I use dual sim phones, so my standby consumption is higher than most other folks. For standby, G7 won't do better than other 845 phones, since the hardware is the same. And smaller battery hurts it there.

8. paceman unregistered

Battery life is just ok! They should have put a 4000mAh battery in it, I don't care about thin phones with half ok battery life. Come on LG bigger battery in V40!

9. paceman unregistered

LG has nothing to do with Google Pixel 3 and 3XL. Google bought parts of HTC and they are to blame for the hideous Pixel 3XL.

13. Voodooman

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 20, 2017

I "still" have a G6 and can't believe how many times have I use the wide lens camera, it's very useful in many situations.And now I believe that the second camera of a phone should really be a wide one. The bokeh effect is nice and all, but occupying a whole lens just for that seems to me as a waste, since there are software solutions that are good enough. And the telephoto lens is just not strong enough, x2 or x3 is just too little. And I will keep buying LG flagships, as long as they offer Quad DACs, their sound quality is just phenomenal. If everything goes well, V40 will be my next phone in a year maybe.

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