Updated: LG V40 ThinQ Confirmed With 6.4-Inch Display And 5 Cameras

The smartphone camera wars are just starting to heat up. First there were dual rear cameras, then we starting seeing triple cameras (a la the Huawei P20 Pro). Now, LG is looking to get in on the triple camera action with the V40 ThinQ, which is set to make its global debut on October 3rd.

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.

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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.

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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.