LG had a busy spring/summer season. The Korean tech company not only unveiled the LG G7 ThinQ flagship, but also pushed out another variation of its V30 model, not so long ago. Called the V35 ThinQ, the phone is currently offered at AT&T and Project Fi. The other carriers have opted to sell the G7 ThinQ instead.
Well, even with the recent V35 ThinQ launch, it seems like LG will be sticking to its usual recipe this year. Which involves launching a new model in the V series at the beginning of autumn. The phone will be called the LG V40. It will come to replace the V30 which was launched last year during IFA 2017.
The LG V40 might arrive a bit later this year
Information about the phone is pretty scarce right now, but one thing is pretty evident. Given that the V35 ThinQ was announced in late May, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for LG to unveil another flagship so soon after.
So instead of reserving the IFA tradeshow to unveil a new product in the V series, LG will probably push the date for the V40 launch. Our supposition is backed-up by a recent report which claims the phone will arrive in October.
Of course, chances the information is not correct and the the phone could go live much sooner.
What else can we expect? Well according to an insider who talked to the Android Police, the LG V40, which is codenamed Storm, will have a notched display. In contrast, the V35 has a regular one. The new device will also borrow the dedicated Google Assistant button from the G7 and will come equipped with LG’s Quad DAC.
According to ETNews, the phone will also come equipped with 3D facial scanning for facial recognition. The system will supposedly use structured light.
Another report from the TechRadar, claims the upcoming device will feature an impressive screen-to-body ratio of up to 90%.
The most intriguing rumor, though, has to do with the V40’s cameras. It seems like the phone will come with a total of five cameras in board.
Thee cameras will live on the back, in the vein of the Huawei P20 Pro. The sensors will be of 20-megapixel, 16-megapixel and 13-megapixel variety. Two of them will feature super wide-angles, while the third will be a telephoto lens.
What about internal specifications, you might be wondering? Given that the V40 is expected to go official at the latest in October, the phone will probably rely on a Snapdragon 845 processor. It will most likely include 6GB of RAM like the V35+, although an 8GB of RAM version could also be possible.
As we approach the IFA 2018, more information about the V40 will probably become available. There’s still a chance that we’re going to see the phone go live during the Berlin event. Although we tend to believe the October timeframe makes more sense.