LG V40 ThinQ official with five cameras, launching at T-Mobile on October 19th


October is going to be a big month in mobile with several flagship smartphone releases, and today the first of those new devices has been made official.

Meet the LG V40 ThinQ. One of the highlights of LG’s new flagship Android phone is that it has five — yes, five — total cameras. There’s a triple rear camera setup that includes a 16MP 107-degree super wide angle lens, a 12MP standard angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.
LG also points out that the pixel size of the main rear camera has been improved by 40 percent compared to the LG V30, and the image sensor is more than 18 percent larger. The main rear camera also offers an f/1.5 aperture and Dual Phase Detection Autofocus that gets you automatic focusing that’s 50 percent faster.

Around front there are two cameras: an 8MP standard sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP 80-degree wide angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.

LG has also added several software features into the V40 ThinQ to help you take advantage of those five cameras. Triple Shot will let you stitch together images captured with all three lenses to create a short video file, while Cine Shot will help you create cinemagraphs, or images with animation. Other features include 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop, and AR Emoji.

LG is placing a focus on the body of the V40 ThinQ, touting the Silky Blast process that it used to etch the tempered glass back of the phone with “microscopic pits” to give you a smooth matte finish that LG claims isn’t slippery. The LG V40 ThinQ also includes IP68 water and dust resistance and meets the U.S. Department of Defense requirements for durability by passing 14 MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test categories.


Audio has long been a focus of LG’s V series phones, and that continues with the V40 ThinQ. This new flagship is packing a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and the same Boombox Speaker feature found on the LG G7 ThinQ which utilizes the internal space of the phone to double its bass output. Also included is DTS:X 3D Surround Sound and, unlike some other flagships out there, a 3.5mm headphone jack is present.

Other raw specs of the LG V40 ThinQ are about what you’d expect from a flagship Android phone in 2018. There’s a 6.4-inch 3120×1440 OLED display that LG says has a bottom bezel that’s 1.6mm thinner than the LG V30’s. Also included is a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot. A 3300mAh battery is powering the whole package, and on the software side, LG is preloading Android 8.1 Oreo.

T-Mobile has confirmed that it will launch the LG V40 ThinQ. The new flagship will be available for pre-order starting October 12th and will launch in stores on October 19th. Pricing will be set at $200 down and $30 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan or $200 down for well-qualified customers and $30 per month for 18 months with a JUMP! On Demand lease. Full retail pricing will be $920.

When it comes to connectivity, the LG V40 ThinQ does support T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage, which can reach farther and is better at penetrating buildings than mid-band LTE. Also included is 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and License Assisted Access.

So there’s the LG V40 ThinQ. What do you thinq think of it? Will it be your next device?

Sources: LG, T-Mobile

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  • james

    Lol 200 down for LG nope one plus 6t

    • meh…

      Lol an Oppo made phone nope LG or Samsung instead.

      • steadymobb

        you would pay $920 for this phone? Sheesh

        • meh…

          No, I got a Note 9.

      • marque2

        What does Opportunity phone mean?

        • meh…

          Oppo is a Chinese subsidiary of BBK Electronics. BBK Electronics is the parent company of OnePlus as well. Therefore they’re all phones made by the same Chinese conglomerate. In other words: don’t trust them.

      • james

        $540 versus 900 something

        • meh…

          Yes and you get what you pay for!

  • njikokanoel

    Sigh. I was so hoping for something more. Oh well, Note 9 it is. It’s currently $870 at T-Mobile and as such a much better value. Hell Note 9 at the $1000 was still a better value. Sorry LG, you blew it again.

  • francob911 .

    $920 is too expensive I rather get the Note 9

  • $200 down for well-qualified customers on Jump on Demand? It was one thing when they started charging $80 or whatever, but $200? Jump On Demand has been rendered stupid. Time for me to Jump… out of the program.

    • riverhorse

      Winner, winner, chick-err lobster dinner…. the alternative is to pay $1,000+++ elsewhere!

      • Or just EIP the thing…

        • Francisco Peña

          EIP you have to pay it off right? Not like JoD that you can jump to any phone int he program once a month. EIP doesn’t let you do it. Its like the uncontract for a 2 year contract. :P

        • riverhorse


      • MadMartigan

        JoD is not the only program T-Mobile has.

    • bkat11

      I did it! I broke free of Jump OD and went to EIP with Samsung. You get an unlocked phone and a fantastic trade in program.

  • William Kirschman

    So what freebies are they giving away with the V40? I am on JOD and I need something worth $200 that I can resell.

  • Homero


  • RLB63

    I wonder if they will do the buy one get one free offer again

    • pda96

      As with other LG phones, it will happen sooner than you think.

    • Francisco Peña

      Did you really ask that? Of course they will.. Probably buy one get 4 free. 1 for each camera.

      • Phone Guy

        But they will make you add a line. I don’t want more lines, do you?

  • Francisco Peña

    Note 9’s Pen > 3 extra useless cameras

  • borgz

    just a few dollars less than the Iphone Xs….is that enough juice to let me turn my attention from the Iphone to this LG thing??

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    It’s absolutely ridiculous,why not $0 down?

    • Smith

      They try to keep your payments under $30.00 Dollars each month.

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        I’d rather just pay more a month

    • Phone Guy

      T-Mobile will no longer finance more than $720 for any customer. Therefore, thats 30×12=720 + the rest in an upfront payment. I’m sure business customers or ??? can finance the whole thing, but that’s the way it was explained to me. Bigger questions is: is this phone really worth $920+tax= $1000 (before case and accessories). Hopefully it does something amazing. Looks nice. You can do a lease for zero down and a higher lease payment (I believe?).

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        I have a feeling it’ll be $200 upfront,maybe a credit towards your bill.

        I’ll just hold on to the G7 Thinq

  • SirStephenH

    I’d love to have a telephoto lens with optical zoom but other than that and the extra RAM, there’s not much improvement over my V30. I’ll probably be holding out for the V50 or something equivalent.

  • Phil


  • CJNewYork

    Good ideas, but less than ideal execution of them. Having 3 cameras covers all the bases, but the cameras themselves, from what I’ve seen so far, are only good; not great. The main camera, at least, should be top in class for a phone that claims to be a “content creator’s phone”. A small battery saves weight, but will also will wear out quickly, making the phone almost useless in a few years and that goes with any phone without a removable battery. Not everyone wants to spend hundreds of dollars every couple of years on a phone, or even $100 on replacing the battery. Not to mention that 128GBs of storage should be the standard. Plus, the “notch” is horrible insult to users no matter the brand.

  • teaReactor

    $920 for a phone… seriously? Most everything Android feels way too incremental now to be even worth paying out that much at upgrade. The specs would have to be perfect and even then, most of it feels eh… mostly the same as two years ago. The perfect phone is an illusion anyway… they don’t make those anymore. They have to cut corners somewhere to make profit.

    Will it have the same fragility issues as most flagships? My LG G6 had a hard glass screen protector but got bumped the wrong way in the speaker module (not even that hard) and it split straight down the center of my phone underneath the protector… can barely see it, but I don’t think I will ever pay more than $700 for a phone ever again. It’s not worth it, I’ll just buy an older flagship. I don’t carry insurance b/c I usually do the repairs myself… but at $1000? That’s already a considerable investment.

    I think it will flop. If it doesn’t, I’d be ecstatic because I am low-key pushing for LG here. We need the competition. However, the pricey flag-ship/china cabinet phone market is already pretty crowded. I just think that going beyond a certain price-point returns less value, isn’t necessarily more functional, and may actually be less if it’s particularly fragile… basically, a “status” symbol.

    The camera setup intriques me, but for $920, I think I will just invest in a DSLR at this point…

  • carlos quintanilla

    This will be half price in 6 months or BOGO. Loved my V20 got it for less than $400 and a free projector. Two years later got the Lg G7 Thin Q on the BOGO offer. Love this phone too and should last me 2 years atleast.

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