Updated: LG V40 ThinQ Confirmed With 6.4-Inch Display And 5 Cameras
Gadget leaker Evan Blass has provided us with a look at both the front and rear of the device, and you can clearly see three rear cameras arranged horizontally and an LED flash. Sitting beneath the triple-camera setup is a traditional fingerprint sensor.
Up front we find dual cameras that are housed within a display notch. While it might not appear that there is a display notch -- at least initially -- in the provided render, you we spot a AT&T carrier symbol in the top left-hand side of the display along with content on the upper right-side of the display. This just appears to be LG's method for "hiding" the appearance of the notch by "blacking out" content on either side. It's a fair compromise for people who absolutely despise the appearance of the notch.
As for the rest of the flagship smartphone's specs, we're expecting Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, a large 6.3-inch display, a dedicated Google Assistant button and the company's famed Quad DAC. What's unknown, however, are what the RAM/storage configurations will be and if it will come out of the box with Android 9 Pie installed. We're hopeful on the latter, but we won't hold our breaths.
In the coming months, Samsung is expected to launch a mid-range Galaxy smartphone with quad cameras on the rear, while Nokia is rumored to be releasing a smartphone with a total of 5 cameras on the back. This camera arms race is almost getting comical at this point, so we're hoping that these OEMs have some absolutely mind-blowing usage cases for these complex setups.
Updated 9/27/2018 @ 10:50am
LG has officially announced the LG V40 ThinQ and a limited number of details about the smartphone via its Korean language site. The smartphone is confirmed to have a 6.4-inch display and that it will have five cameras: two up front and three on the back. Other details aren't being revealed at this time, and will have to wait until its full unveil next week.