LG V40 ThinQ receives camera-focused software update before it's even released

LG V40 ThinQ receives camera-focused software update before it's even released
The LG V40 ThinQ is a pretty impressive high-end cameraphone... on paper, offering “more ways to capture every story” with a grand total of five shooters. Unfortunately, our in-depth review of LG’s latest Android powerhouse found the triple lens system at the back lacking in a number of key areas compared to a few top-tier rivals.

Because the hardware is certainly state-of-the-art, combining a “standard” 12MP f/1.5 snapper with a 12MP OIS telephoto lens and a 16MP super wide-angle sensor, you have to figure the imaging software is a big part of the problem.

Don’t get us wrong, this is not a bad device by any stretch of the imagination, but at over $900, it needs to be better to take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 and Apple’s iPhone XS.

Fortunately, it seems even the earliest LG V40 ThinQ adopters will be getting a substantially improved camera experience than the one provided on pre-launch review units. A software update is currently rolling out for at least one device already in circulation, with actual pre-orders yet to open.

Thus, odds are the enhancements included in this over-the-air goodie pack will come to V40 buyers right out the box, which means low light image quality, low light HDR, AI Camera image quality, white balance and brightness in outdoor conditions, and general Auto Focus performance are all due for a Day 1 upgrade. It remains to be seen just how much of a difference these improvements will make.

source: Droid-Life

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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. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

so... one of the MAIN issues you had with the pre-production phone was the camera software and points were deducted... will you go back and update??? probably not why rate on pre-production products? at least wait til release to properly review... the pre-production should not be rated and only give critiques

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. Reviews are based on released products and not a pre-production one. The V40 review was not fair.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

the only good thing is LG probably reduced the testing time and then updated based on some reviews... they weren't the only ones not so excited about the camera software

3. b2386

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

Don't blame the reviewers, blame the manufacturers. They send out these units knowing good and well that they will end up being reviewed anyway. Stop sending them out so early and it wouldnt be a problem.

8. ravs89

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

I feel in one way its good that Lg sent the units with pre-productuion software, as then the manufacturer knows what needs to be improved for the final retail software before the phone goes on sale. So basically thats the reason I think LG allowed reviewers to uploads reviews early and Itherr will be a fresh set of camera review for this phone would pop up on youtube, once the phone is out on shelves for sale..

5. lovemac209

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

cut the price down before it's even released...

6. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011


7. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Very encouraging to see LG get ahead of things and push out an early update. They're at least doing a few things differently this year.


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Hopefully, they push these updates to the V30 and V35 aswell since everyone who might've bought a V40 already has one of those devices anyway (hence no point of upgrading phones).

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