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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