LG V40 press render leaks with hidden notch, confirms triple camera

LG V40 press render leaks with hidden notch, confirms triple camera
Recent leaks of the LG V40 ThinQ have left many fans with mixed emotions. Is it really going to have a notch? A triple camera on the back? The answer to both these questions is "yes", but wait, the V40 actually looks quite sleek. No better way to convince you than taking a look at this official press render of the LG V40, freshly leaked by esteemed tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks).

The render depicts an AT&T version of the LG V40 ThinQ and offers us a look at both the front and back of the device. Curiously, the notch seems to be "hidden" in this image, with a black bar running along the top bezel of the phone. However, you can clearly see the AT&T logo and an NFC notification in the thickened status bar.

Around the back, there's the long-rumored triple camera setup. Unlike other phones with three main cameras, such as the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), which have their cameras arranged vertically, the LG V40 bets on a horizontal camera setup. This won't really make a difference, rather than make the V40 stand out a bit more.

Other than that, the new press render reveals an extra button on the LG V40 ThinQ, which is likely used to summon Google Assistant on a whim. The LG G7 also had a dedicated Assistant button, and seeing as how the company is all about AI these days, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to assume that this hardware feature is going to become a mainstay in its flagship smartphones.

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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3120 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI



17. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

1 regular camera, 1 wide angle and 1 sensor to feed from your soul. LG V40: The Cerberus of digital world.

16. Erthling

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I dont know why ppl complain about LG smartly hiding the Notch with a black bar which still saves space by displaying the time, signal and other data. If it was a full plastic bezel, this information would have taken the space below. So LG's method is the smart way yet keeping the Notch invisible!!! Im anxiously waiting for the V40 but just want a bigger battery mostly to this near perfect phone!

15. bitwiser

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

I love the v30 and v35, I have v35 and had the v30. I so want this device but I don't want a device that is a half inch taller!!!! I would have a note if I wanted a phone that large. For me the v30(5) was the perfect size and adding a half inch to this phone and a notch just it out of consideration for me :( I just don't want a phone that sticks out of my pocket because it is so tall.

14. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's an S8/S9 look alike. The V series is officially dead. They better call it G7 Pro.

13. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I miss the days of the G2 when their flagships were full of life. Now their phones are pretty much lackluster due to poor execution. Hopefully the G8 and V50 will bring some life back into LG next year.


Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I like my V35, if this V40 doesn't at least offer the battery life of the V30 then a better camera/ slightly bigger screen isn't going to be enough. And I'm wondering why they removed the laser autofocus, hopefully they didn't remove the FM radio also.

8. drazwy

Posts: 372; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

i like LGs use of the notch. Utilizing the extra space but letting you put a black bar behind it to get rid of the terrible look.

7. rsiders

Posts: 2054; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yes looking beautiful to me. I will probably hide the notch but I'll give it a chance first. I believe LG finally got the cameras right this year opting for a 12mp f/1.5 main sensor with 1.44 pixel size. The added flexibility of the wide and telephoto lens is going to wipe out the competition this year. Hopefully they tweaked their auto settings/processing. I'll have to see about the battery life though.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Almost forgot about this phone.. Mate 20 and Pixel are in the spotlight for next month announcement.

5. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I hope the battery is a bit bigger than 3300maH for that 6.4 screen so it can truly compete with the not for best phone

4. Humbledude

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Yes Please.. i need more battery life out of My G7.. besides that its an A- phone so this will do.

3. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I don't really think is listening to their customers.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2554; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Meh.. come back when you have something to show us LG. This will predictably have a mediocre camera, poor battery life, poor ff camera, generic looking design, average colors, no ir blaster, no FM radio, no underscreen fps, no 3d face unlock, will have a poor screen, poor sw updates and no selling point. Well maybe except the good ol headphone jack and an IP rating, but those aren't even remotely close to being enough these days. You need that something extra. Even Samsung is struggling these days. Lg's so called boom box speaker wasn't louder than the competition.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Everyone knows you're a apple cock gobbler so your comment is expected...

11. cameraguy2

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 07, 2017

Man, you sure do "Assume" a lot... Lets see what they "Really" have on 10/3 before you start talking this nonsense.....

12. DFranch

Posts: 566; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Sometimes I miss the thumbs down button!!

1. Sealblaighter

Posts: 437; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I have high hope for this camera phone!

18. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I have no complains on lg cameras. I just want this to have an optimized UI and huge battery.

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