21 January 2019, India:
LG has launched it’s flagship smartphone – LG V40 ThinQ in India. The smartphone will be available on Amazon from January 24.
The company had launched the V40 in other market few months back. The Indian launch of the V40 had been delayed and this might affect the sales of the V40, as after some months, smartphones with the new Snapdragon 855 will enter in the market.
Let’s take a look on the LG V40 ThinQ
The smartphone has glass sandwiched design. It has triple camera at back. The rear design looks identical to LG V30’s back. The smartphone has rear fingerprint sensor. The smartphone has Notched display.
The smartphone has power button and SIM Tray on the right side. The power button was not present on LG V30, on V30 the fingerprint sensor doubled as a power button.
On the left, the smartphone has volume rocker and Google Assistant buttons. It would be better if company allows users to remap the Google Assistant button.
The smartphone has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack, a USB Type-C port for charging & data transfer and a Boombox speaker. The 3.5 mm Headphone Jack is quickly turning into a feature. Many OEMs are removing it. It’s good that LG has not removed the 3.5 mm Headphone jack from the smartphone.
LG has used 32-nit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound technology in the smartphone which makes it a good smartphone for audiophiles.
LG V40 ThinQ has a 6.4 inch P-OLED display. The display has 3120×1440 pixels resolution. It has pixel density of 537 ppi. However the resolution of the smartphone is set to 2340×1080 pixels by default. Users can change it to QHD+. The display is HDR10-capable.
The display has 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio. The smartphone has a nice display, the blue colour shift problem present on some LG V30 display is not present here.
The LG V40 ThinQ has Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 845 performs well. It has Adreno 630 GPU for graphical tasks.
The LG V40 ThinQ has 3300 mAh battery. The smartphone supports QuickCharge 4.0. The smartphone also supports Wireless Charging.
RAM and Storage
The smartphone has 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage. The smartphone has a micro-SD card slot which supports up-to 2 TB micro-SD.
The LG V40 ThinQ has triple rear camera setup. The primary rear camera is a 12 MP standard camera. The primary rear camera has f/1.5 aperture and 78-degree field of view.
The second rear camera of V40 is a 16 MP wide-angle lens. It has f/1.9 aperture and 107-degree field of view.
The third rear camera of V40 is a 12 MP 2x telephoto lens. It has f/2.4 aperture and 45-degree field of view.
The smartphone allows users to take photos from all three rear cameras simultaneously. However, it takes time to take photos from three cameras simultaneously.
The smartphone has dual front camera. The primary front camera is a 8 MP camera. It has f/1.9 aperture and 80 degree field of view. The secondary front camera is a 5 MP wide-angle camera. It has f/2.2 aperture and 90 degree field of view.
The company has integrated Google Lens in the camera app.
The LG V40 ThinQ runs on Android Oreo 8.1 out of box. There is a custom skin on the top of Android Oreo. The Pie update will be pushed out later.
(Image – LG)