Last week LG announced plans to reveal the V40 ThinQ on Oct. 3. Many are eagerly waiting for the phone, not because of its display or processor, but because of its five-lens camera. Fans want to know how the five-lens camera in the LG V40 ThinQ will work, and now we may have some answers.
How will the five-lens camera in the LG V40 ThinQ work?
Trusted tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) got hold of some promo material for the V40 ThinQ. The promo material confirmed that the three-lens camera on the back will have normal angle, super-wide angle and telephoto lenses. The two lenses on the front camera will be standard and wide angle. In the five-lens camera in the LG V40 ThinQ, the standard lens will be the closest to the flash, while the super-wide angle lens will be next to the standard lens.
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Though the promo images did not reveal the specifications of the five-lens camera in the LG V40 ThinQ, previous reports claimed the regular-angle snapper would be 16 megapixels with a bright f/1.5 aperture. The super-wide angle lens is speculated to be a 13-megapixel f/1.9 fixed-focus unit, while the zoom lens will likely be an 8-megapixel unit with an 80mm equivalent.
Further, the promo material reveals two lenses in the selfie camera on the LG V40 ThinQ. The two-lens selfie camera is also expected to support 3D facial recognition and capture bokeh shots.
Other specs of the V40 ThinQ
As far as the other specifications, LG previously revealed that the V40 ThinQ will feature a 6.4-inch display. The handset’s aspect ratio and resolution are not known. There are reports that the smartphone will feature a notch similar to the one seen in the G7 ThinQ. Further, the V40 ThinQ will come with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The LG V40 ThinQ is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and come with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM. It will reportedly offer 128 GB of native storage and feature a 3,300 mAh battery. Reports also suggest it will get a dedicated button for launching Google Assistant and use LG’s proprietary Quad DAC audio technology. Leaked images of the handset show a power button and SIM card slot on the right-hand side of the phone. At the bottom, there is a USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, a speaker and a microphone.
LG released official images of the V40 ThinQ last week, suggesting it would be made from glass. However, the Korean company is adding a new matte finish on the rear, which it says is possible using a sandblasting technique which gives it a “silky” feel. The handset will be available in three colors: New Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red.
October set to be a busy month
Along with the V40 ThinQ, LG is also speculated to debut its next-gen watch this week, the LG Watch W7. Evan Blass recently suggested that the new LG watch will debut alongside the V40 ThinQ. LG’s next-gen watch was first spotted earlier this year in some FCC filings. Though details are still scarce, it is speculated that the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset will power the watch.
According to reports so far, the new LG watch will feature a regular display to support Google’s Wear OS. It will also reportedly have traditional watch hands to achieve better battery life. Other reported specifications include a 1.2-inch LCD display, 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage.
October will be a busy month for tech lovers, especially those waiting for the new phones. Apart from LG, other smartphone makers are also expected to announce new handsets this month, including the Google Pixel 3, OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Nokia 7.1 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro. Apple’s iPhone XR, which is the most affordable of the new iPhone lot, will also go on sale in October.
Google has already confirmed that it will launch the Pixel 3 handsets at an event in New York on Oct. 9. The search giant is also planning additional events in London, Paris and a few other markets. The Pixel brand features Google’s own engineering, both in terms of software and hardware.
Along with the Pixel handsets, the search giant is also expected to launch a new accessory called the Pixel Stand. It will reportedly be a wireless charger with support for Google Assistant. Speculations suggest the Pixel Stand will be able to convert the Pixel phone into an Assistant-powered smart display.