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LG V40 Review, Release Date, Price – May Include 5 Cameras, Face Unlock and Massive RAM

Perhaps a dual camera configuration isn’t enough making a flagship smartphone stand out in 2018. Now, LG is about to release a smartphone backed by five cameras. Based on a report from Android Police, LG V40 review will reportedly come with two cameras on the front and 3 cameras on the back side. The report further says that a dual-camera front may allow for a 3D face unlock features – similar to Face ID on Apple’s iPhone X.

Huawei P20 Pro was the first smartphone manufactured three cameras on the back, but more triple-camera smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 is rumored to be released in March 2019 as well. A dual camera aside, the third camera on Huawei P20 Pro helps the device zoom in on far away object and capture gorgeous images in low-light. It’s expected that the third camera on LG V40 could add similar function.

Since the LG V30 released late last year, the LG V-series have become company’s most premium phone lineup. LG has already announced its LG V30S ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ. So, if LG wants the LG V40 to stand out from the crowd, it may need to pull out a few tricks.

To find out what LG V40 dishes out for its audience, we have gathered every feature and every major factor i.e. release date and price in our LG V40 review. Without a further ado, let’s meet LG V40.

LG V40 Release Date

A predecessor LG V30 was announced when consumer electronics show IFA begun in Berlin in September 2017. The successor of LG V30 named LG V35 was released six months later at the end of May 2018 bringing AI intelligence as well as more power to LG V-series party.

So, Thursday, August 30th is a good guess as any for LG V40’s announcement – as far as LG V40 release date is concerned, it’s most likely be released a few weeks after. It’s almost the time when Apple will introduce its iPhone crop.

LG V40 Price

Things are pretty blurred in terms of prices – given that LG G7 ThinQ started hitting shelves at $750, the LG V35 landed at $900 but was rapidly BOGO’ed afterward.

Keeping that price tag in mind, it’s safe to expect that LG V40 Price will be around $900 or even slightly higher than that, for LG’s finest for 2018.

LG V40 Introduction

The successor of LG V30 namely LG V40 is a flagship smartphone which comes with fully-backed features making it stand out from the crowd. The LG V40 boasts a metal unibody design and houses a fingerprint scanner at the back side of the phone. Moreover, LG V40 smartphone is IP68 certified showing that it’s a water-resistant and dust proof.

LG V40 Display

In terms of display, LG V40 comes with a gorgeous 6.1-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen which is well-supported by 2960 x x1440 pixels resolution at 540 PPI density for HD experience. Of course, the display ensures a high-quality visual experience both in outdoor and indoor environments. Furthermore, the screen is coupled with exquisite viewing angles that make you enjoy games and videos like never before. Interestingly, there is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection to keep the screen scratch-free.

LG V40 Camera

Talking about its camera department, LG V40 is equipped with a dual solid 16MP + 13MP rear camera with additional features like Phase Detection Autofocus and Dual LED Flash. The front side, on the other hand, is covered by a single 8MP sensor which assists both selfies and video calls. As you’d expect, captured images will be stunning. The colors will be beautiful with a lot of details.

LG V40 Performance

You can be pretty sure about LG flagship smartphone especially when it comes to performance. The LG V40 is powered by the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a whopping 4GB/6GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU manages a graphical department pretty well. The overall performance is butter smooth and gives users a lag-free experience. All in all, working on multiple apps simultaneously, playing graphics enriched games or switching between apps all is incredibly smooth.

LG V40 Storage and OS

To accommodate your files and an extensive range of data, LG V40 comes with a massive 128GB of onboard memory. The memory is expandable further up to 2TB (2000GB) via microSD card. Thus, you can save ample amount of songs, videos and even movies with ease.

As far as its software factor is concerned, LG V40 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo – planned to upgrade to Android P 9.0.

LG V40 Battery Life

To give users enough freedom all day long even under heavy usage, LG V40 packs a hefty 3500mAh built-in battery. However, the battery delivers more than that with a light usage. It’s currently unclear whether we will continue to see fast charging feature, hopefully, we will.

LG V40 Connectivity & Sensors

The LG V40 smartphone tags along with several connectivity options which include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G with VoLTE support, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. A bunch of sensors is also available i.e. Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Gyro, Hall Effect, Colour Spectrum Sensor.

LG V40 Specifications

We have listed down the most prominent LG V40 Specs and its features that will definitely appeal so many smartphone lovers. Have a look.

  • Available in Black Color
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS (Upgradable to Android P 9.0)
  • 128GB of Onboard Memory (Expandable Up to 2TB)
  • Hefty 4GB/6GB of AM
  • Qualcomm’s Latest Snapdragon 845
  • Octa-core Processor
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 165 Grams Weight
  • Accelerometer sensor, Ambient Light sensor, Compass, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Gyro, Hall Effect, and Colour Spectrum Sensor
  • Gorgeous 6.1-inches OLED Display
  • 2960 x 1440 Pixels Resolution at 540 PPI
  • Multitouch Support Up to 10 Fingers
  • Dual 16MP + 13MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • GD Video Recording 2160p (4K)
  • 0 Bluetooth
  • Wireless Charging with (Qi/PMA Wireless Charging)
  • Massive 3500mAh Battery (Built-in)

Final Words

Without a doubt, LG V40 is a premium flagship smartphone loaded with all the features one would want in a smartphone. The V40 comes with a solid and excellent pair of camera, heavy configuration along with an amazing onboard memory. There is only a single thing which works against LG V40 is its price tag. Hence, if you are hunting for a premium smartphone and not running out of a budget, it’s an absolute choice to get your hand one.

We know it’s too early to discuss about LG V40 as it’s almost 4 months away from its release date. But what do you think about it? Is there anything you would like to see in LG V40? What would it be? Let’s discuss down in the comments.

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