First Verizon LG V40 specs benchmark leaks out, tips a sad Android version

By now, there's barely anything we don't know about the upcoming penta-camera V40 flagship by LG. 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. After the official teaser above leaked out, we also know the exterior design that will apparently include some sort of soft-touch materials for the back, too.

What we don't know, however, are actual performance tests - of the camera, the chipset, the battery life, and so on important things that can only be had if you have the phone in your hands.

Not really, as an alleged appearance of the LG V40 in the Geekbench database has now revealed the exact horsepower of the Snapdragon 845 inside. It scores 8769 points in the multi-core test, and 2425 in the single-core, or in line with all Android flagships this year, as that's still Qualcomm's latest and greatest chipset. 

A 6GB RAM pack rounds up the good offering, but we are a bit miffed that this Verizon version, denoted with LM-V405, has been benchmarked with Android 8.1 Oreo on board.

The first Android 9 Pie editions are hitting older handsets already, but US carriers are notorious with belated Android updates as the sheer testing of a new version takes months to complete, especially on Verizon, so we don't keep our hopes high for the V40. 

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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. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

This V40 for verizon will get android 9 in about 16 months after it launches.

2. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol this is unbelievable... wow

3. JCASS889

Posts: 568; Member since: May 18, 2018

just pure laziness. they better not price it as if Oreo and the 845 just came out, should be priced the same as last years hardware

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

That's logical, price the current generation SOC against last years 835 devices.

6. JCASS889

Posts: 568; Member since: May 18, 2018

well considering the 855 is almost here, would be stupid to pay new cost on hardware thats about to be replaced

4. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

No surprise for Verizon.

7. D34ever

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

This is why LG is being ignored by most consumers.

8. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

No it's not but it is part of their problem. It is part of the picture with LG's issues: slow updates, cutting corners, a myriad of variants, falling short in critical areas (camera, battery size, PR), unreasonable pricing, not addressing weaknesses or flaws in a timely manner, and unfortunately having to deal with Samsung as a competitor. And keep in mind I LOVE their phones and root for them. Most consumers have no idea what Oreo is. But when Samsung and Apple advertise mercilessly and are pushed by the carriers (really, would a Verizon or AT&T employee ever recommended LG over Samsung when they are priced about the same orLG more?) what chance does LG have?

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