Just a few weeks ago Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A7, kitted out with four cameras. Not to be outdone, LG has now upped the stakes with a new premium phone that’s almost more camera than phone. The LG V40 ThinQ sports no less than five lenses – two in the front and three in the back – bringing with it a bevy of new photography tricks and good internal specs to boot. Oh, and the company has a new watch too.
Specs-wise, the V40 seems to combine the best of LG’s other 2018 phones, the G7 ThinQ and the V35. The brain of the operation is a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, and it’s powered by a 3,300-mAh battery. Storage options include 64 GB or 128 GB, with a microSD card slot opening that up to 2 TB. The display has been stretched to 6.4 inches, and while it has the same 3,120 x 1,440 resolution as the G7, it uses OLED technology like the V35.
But of course the main point of difference is that cache of cameras. There are three lenses on the back – a 12-megapixel main camera, with an aperture of F1.5 for better depth of field and low-light shots. There’s a 12-MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 16-MP super wide-angle camera with a field of view of 107°.