Latest LG V40 leak confirms three cameras on the back, but no battery upgrade

Latest LG V40 leak confirms three cameras on the back, but no battery upgrade
Members of LG's V line are getting replaced rather quickly

The successor to LG’s V35 ThinQ is expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks and the leaks are becoming more and more rich with information. Now an alleged specs sheet of the V40 ThinQ has surfaced, thanks to AndroidPit. While the main elements of the phone bring no surprise: 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 845, there are some interesting take-outs from the new leak.

Probably the most interesting feature of the new LG flagship is its triple main camera setup. The specs sheet confirms the number of sensors and we gives us some more details about the individual cameras:
 
  • 12MP (f/1.5) with 1.4µm pixels
  • 16MP (f/1.9) with 1.0µm pixels 
  • 12MP (f2.4) with 1.0µm pixels 

Besides the three main cameras, the V40 will also have two selfie cameras, one with 8MP sensor and another with a 5MP one. How this menagerie of cameras will perform during regular use is yet to be seen, but at least on paper it looks impressive.

One new detail most users will not be happy to learn is that the battery will have the same capacity as the one on the V35 ThinQ: 3300mAh. While this isn’t exactly a small battery, the V40’s display will be 6.4-inches, a step up from the 6 of the previous generation. The display will be a P-OLED one with a QHD+ Resolution and will have a notch, according to previous leaks. This means that the battery life will take a hit and you'll be able to enjoy the improved display and audio for a shorter time, before having to recharge. Speaking of audio...

As with the recently announced G7 One and G7 Fit, LG is expected to bring enhanced audio experience to the LG V40 ThinQ as well, thanks to the integrated Quad DAC and Stereo Speaker Boombox.

According to the specs sheet, the device will come with two storage options, the usual 64 GB one and a larger 128 GB version. Even if you go for the smaller capacity, the support for Micro SD cards should remain, so you can easily multiply your usable space by adding one.

What remains to be seen is the price tag LG will put on their latest device, but all things considered, we should expect it to be around $900 at launch. The V35 ThinQ launched at $899 but can now be found on Amazon for $699.

source: AndroidPit

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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

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14 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Huawei : Hold my beer..

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

pay 100$ more and get Note9 that has better speakers, 700 MAH more battery, way better screen, better cameras, spen LG should really stop making smartphones, at least flagships

4. jiosx

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2018

Note 9 has weak loudspeakers. Not sure on how loud this one will be though

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Sound quality is important, loudness isn't

11. rsiders

Posts: 1862; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Funny how Samsung fans make excuses when their little beloved phones are arguably beat in a category. The Boombox speaker on the G7 is both loud and clear. All of a sudden loudness is not important.

12. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Firstly I'm a LG fan. Have you watched or read the comparisons? G7's speaker is loud but lacks sound quality S9's speakers are loud enough and they have way better quality

7. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Better Idea is to pay, a 500$ les and buy Motorola One Power with 5000mAh battery.And if you want a better pictures, with the money that you have saved, buy a real photo camera. This will be 1000 times better.

13. Eclectech

Posts: 338; Member since: May 01, 2013

Ummm, how can you be sure the Note 9 will have better speakers, better screen and better cameras then a phone (the LG V40) that hasn't even been released? Can we reserve judgement til the phone has been released and tested?

3. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

I wait on LG V40 better than Note 9.

5. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

More important is the BATTERY time and not camera. When will OEMs learn?

10. tyger11

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

People have different priorities. Camera is much more important to a lot of people, though I don't know how much better this camera is than, say the new iPhone or Pixel 3 and 3XL, etc.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1862; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'll wait to see if LG made any optimizations for the power hungry SD845. Remember the V30 with 3300mAh still outlasts the Note 9, Note 8, Galaxy S9/+, iPhone X and all the Pixels. Otherwise I'm getting this phone day one at full price. Plus Boombox stereo speakers? This will blow everything else away for sure. And finally LG went with a bigger pixel size sensor. This is LG's time.

9. I_have_boxes

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I'm hoping they finally use a larger camera sensor size. My G5 has 1/2.6" and I can get more detail with it than I can with a V35 which has 1/3.09".

14. muvig

Posts: 5; Member since: May 06, 2013

Why smaller batteries, these manufacturers drives me crazy, anyway, why not make 2 models, one with a bigger battery. and its not about how Samsung batteries perform, no no nooo! its about me wanting my phone battery to last at least 1.5 to 2 SOLID DAYS without charging the phone./worry about carrying the charger, be it quick or not, full stop!

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