The LG’s flagship smartphone, the LG V40 ThinQ is finally arriving India on 20 January. LG had launched the phone internationally a few months ago, but it took some time to bring LG the great phone V40 ThinQ in India but never the less phone is arriving to India only in the next few days.
Here is some Hands-on experience of LG V40 ThinQ what we experience in CES 2019.
Holding LG V40 ThinQ, you can really feel its size and weight in your hands. It is by no means a light phone and with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, it still feels large.
The back of the LG V40 ThinQ now comes in frosted finish, at least on the Moroccan Blue, Carmine Red and the Platinum Grey colored variants. The Aurora Black version has a glossy back, which is quiet serious fingerprint magnet. The frosted back finish looked very nice on the LG V40, but also tended to get dirty very easily.
The interesting aspect of the design on the back is the triple-camera module setup that is placed horizontally, which we are seeing for the first time. Under the camera, you’ll find the fingerprint sensor, placed just like it is the G7. There’s also a notch on top which houses the dual front camera assembly, and there’s also a “second screen,” a software feature that adds a floating information bar on the display.
In terms of the button layout, the power button is on the right side of the phone while the volume rocker can be found on the left. Under the volume rocker, you will also find a dedicated AI button, which at the time of our using was configured to bring up Google Assistant just like Bixby. It can re configured in any app you want to activate.
LG has used OLED panel for V40 ThinQ it is good decision taken by LG moving from IPS LCD to OLED screens for their flagship smartphone. Unfortunately, the LG V40 ThinQ does not carry a Dolby Vision certification, but it has already been Netflix certified.
While the Five-camera setup, three back and two front will be the real highlight of the LG V40 ThinQ, the company continues to retain some of its highlighting features such as the 32-bit Quad-DAC for great entertainment experience, the BoomBox speakers and the usual IP68 which gives satisfaction to user that its water and dust proof to some extent as set by standards.
LG V40 ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with support for a microSD card with up to 2TB of storage. V40 ThinQ features a 6.4″ (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3300 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 12MP (27mm standard) + 16MP (16mm ultrawide)+ 12MP (52mm telephoto camera) and on the front 8MP primary camera and 5MP wide camera.
|Model||LG V40 ThinQ|
|Modem||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Available. 20 January|
|Dimensions||158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm (6.25 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Safety Features||– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|– MIL-STD-810G compliant|
|Screen Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Size||6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); LG UX 7.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Triple Rear Camera||12 MP, 27mm (standard), f/1.5, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, 3-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF.|
|12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF|
|16 MP, 16mm (ultrawide), f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, no AF|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Rear Camera Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video, gyro-EIS|
|Dual Front Camera||8 MP, 26mm (standard), f/1.9, 1.4µm|
|5 MP, 21mm (wide), f/2.2, 1.4µm|
|3.5mm jack||Yes, Tuned with Meridian Audio,|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Fast Charging||– Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)|
|– Fast wireless charging 10W|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|Colors||New Platinum Gray, Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue|
|Price||About 49,999 INR or $949|
The phone is set to launch India 20 January, and it would be very interesting to see how the company prices the phone. The LG G7+ ThinQ was priced at $749 for the 64GB variant (roughly Rs 52500) when it launched globally, but the India price was a far more less Rs 39,999 that too for the 128GB storage variant. What price the phone eventually launches at, however, remains to be seen.
We really feel that just like LG G7+ ThinQ the new V40 ThinQ will be also very good smartphone and most important value for money and many aspects it takes over the current flagships like as OnePlus 6T, Samsung S9 and other flagship android devices. What LG needs to do is to market it well I still think that for 39,999 INR LG G7+ ThinQ was better phone than OnePlus 6 but unfortunately not many people know about it.
The LG V40 ThinQ retails for roughly $949 (give or take $50) in the U.S. if you buy it unlocked.