Another day, another LG V40 ThinQ render, same old notch

Another day, another LG V40 ThinQ render, same old notch
Considering the relatively substantial price difference between the LG G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ, there was really only one reason to choose the latter over the former flagship smartphone model.

The iPhone X-inspired notch might be slowly taking over the high-end Android world, but some people still prefer a more symmetrical look with well-proportioned bezels surrounding each side of a sharp OLED panel.

In case you were holding out hope the V40 ThinQ would retain the general design language of its V-series predecessor, and the countless recent leaks pointing to the contrary weren’t enough to crush your dreams, here’s another depiction of the upcoming handset’s “face.”

This freshly revealed render comes from the same publication that showed us purported images of the LG V40 ThinQ with a camouflaged screen cutout last month, relying not on factory computer-aided designs to offer an unobstructed, proper view of the latest notch.

Much like the “ultra-premium” Samsung Galaxy S10 variant scheduled to be released sometime in early 2019, the V40 ThinQ is expected to feature a grand total of five cameras, two of which will be housed by the notch, collaborating on presumably unbeatable selfies and selfie effects.

In spite of that obvious upgrade, this screen cutout looks roughly as wide as the one accommodated by the single front camera-sporting G7 ThinQ. That clearly also means there’s no fancy 3D facial recognition technology in LG’s pipeline, while the “chin” and side bezels on the V40 ThinQ look... decent. Not great, not bad. 

Still, the question remains. Who is this phone for? Shutterbugs would be an obvious answer, but it definitely would have been nice of LG to also cook up a battery capacity bump. Oh, well, there's always next year.

source: MySmartPrice

Related phones

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. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I've become honestly confused with LG's product names. Is thinQ its own line? Is there a v40 anymore? And then they do the halfstep, v35, is that like the oneplus6 and 6t? I like LG, my 1st android was LG, so I'm not hating, just confused

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Just ignore that "ThinQ" part, they add it just for gimmick, it will be much easier to compare once you remove the "ThinQ" V30 --> V30S (ThinQ) --> V35 (ThinQ) G6 --> G7 (ThinQ)

2. bruceonbass59

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 17, 2018

Sad but true, I'm sticking with my v35 until LG gets it right again maybe 2019 will be better for notchless v series? And a better battery, Mate 10 Pro looks really good right about now, wake up and get it right LG.......

3. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

I wait on LG V40 spec, V40 need more battery, 4000mAh!

4. Sparda

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 17, 2018

Honestly having the g7 I don't really notice the notch unless I actually look towards the top of my phone. Lol plus since it's hidden in most apps and when zooming in on a video on YouTube doesn't stretch the video beyond the notch like it does on the iPhone x. Due to the fact that this notch fad probably won't last I can care less about it being a thing on the v40 especially since it'll have an oled display and you can hide the notch if it really bothers you. I'm more interested in what they're going to do with the cameras and audio than a f**kin notch lol

6. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I think this title is relevant to new iPhones too... isn't it PA?

7. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

The V30 sucks. I will never buy another LG unless it's a Pixel.

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Yeah because the Pixel 2 XL was a flawless creation....

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

People who complain about are notch are prissy Starbuck hoes who only care about looking pretty...I'm focused on the 32 Bit Quad DAC and the triple camera setup

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.