Not just because it's launching with Android 9.0 Pie on board, but mostly because it'll get guaranteed fast Android updates for at least two years going forward.
The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor is up 40% compared to the LG V30, increasing from 1μm to 1.4μm. In total, the device now boasts 5 cameras - three at the back and two at the front. The back of the V40 ThinQ is home to a 16MP 107-degree super wide angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture, and a 12MP standard lens with f/1.5 aperture. Much like the iPhone, the LG V40 ThinQ comes with portrait lighting features out of the box in default settings, so that's something new.
Despite its somewhat bug-eyed appearance, the V40 ThinQ's abundance of cameras means it can offer some rather neat features that its rivals can't.
The phone is the latest from LG to come under the ThinQ moniker, which essentially means it has some AI smarts baked into the software.
The front of the smartphone is home to a 5MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP standard camera for bokeh effect. This is the first time that LG is also supporting telephoto camera on its flagship device.
Additionally, there is a Cine Shot mode, which enables users to create cinemagraphs using any of the phone's three cameras.
It carries a 3,300 mAh battery with the QC 3.0 fast charging support. The smartphone also has a "triple shot' feature which lets you take the same image from all the three cameras, without having to switch from one camera to another".
Unfortunately, the LG Watch W7 doesn't pack Qualcomm's newly shown-off 3100 chip and instead packs the chipmaker's last-gen 2100 processor. Coming to the rescue for most of the people, LG has kept 3.5 mm jack with 32-bit Quad DAC support. LG V40 ThinQ will be available for $900 to $980 from all major U.S. carriers starting October 19. But if you're willing to pay $900 to nearly $1,000 for the V40, then you're shopping for a flagship device. WLAN n, Bluetooth 5.0, USB C, NFC and an FM radio are also included as standard. It also has the '"Boombox Speaker' feature from the G7, which doubles the bass of conventional speakers by utilizing the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber". Buyers can be assured about the ruggedness and survivability of the smartphone thanks to IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification. The handset will arrive in glossy Aurora Black and matte Moroccan Blue color options.
LG has insisted the launch dates and pricing of the V40 "will be announced locally at the time of availability". Upon the pre-order of an LG V40 ThinQ, the company offers a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal and a SanDisk 256 GB microSD card for free, along with the device.