T-Mobile LG V40 ThinQ arriving early for some pre-order customers


The LG V40 ThinQ is scheduled to launch at T-Mobile on October 19th, but some lucky pre-order customers are getting their new phone a few days early.

TmoNews reader Nick got their LG V40 ThinQ today, well ahead of the phone’s official release. The V40 has made a good first impression, with Nick saying that that it’s a “well made device” and that the “screen is awesome” and that the “audio over Bluetooth is great”.

T-Mobile has a history of shipping pre-order devices a few days before their official launch date, so it’s not too surprising to see the LG V40 already landing on customers’ doorsteps. It’s still exciting, though, because it’s fun to get a brand new smartphone before it’s available on store shelves.

As a refresher, the LG V40 ThinQ features a triple rear camera setup with a standard 12MP sensor, a 16MP wide angle camera with a 107-degree field of view, and a 12MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. There are two more cameras around front in the V40’s display notch: one 8MP standard sensor and one 5MP wide angle lens with an 80-degree field of view.


Other notable features of the LG V40 include a 6.4-inch 3120×1440 OLED screen, Snadpraton 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot for adding more storage. There’s a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC in there, too, for improved audio with wired headphones, as well as a 3300mAh battery and rear fingerprint reader.

One other detail worth mentioning is that the LG V40 includes support for T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE network. The V40 supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 46, 66, and 71 as well as LTE roaming bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41. Also included are LTE technologies like 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and License Assisted Access (LAA).

The LG V40 ThinQ is priced at $0 down and $38.34 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, $200 down for well-qualified customers and $30 per month for 18 months with JUMP! On Demand, or $920 full retail. Customers who pre-order the LG V40 ThinQ will receive a free smartphone gimbal and 256GB microSD card from LG.

If you pre-ordered an LG V40 ThinQ, let us know when it arrives!

Thanks, Nick!

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    The V40 has been listed as “in stock” since the 1st day it was listed on T-Mobile’s website (10/12/18),seems they skipped the pre-order phase altogether.

    Might as well blow through the initial two-week availability & get to the price cuts before the iPhone XR leaves everything else in the dust.

    • Jim Mill


      • KOLIO

        Sales tax (if applicable),has to be paid up-front,otherwise,I was quoted $0 for JOD.

        Hope it works out for you.

        • William Kirschman

          0 down and $30 per month?

        • KOLIO

          No,I was quoted $37/mo. & change for JOD.
          Call 611 & see what they quote for you.

  • Jim Mill

    Wish they had o down on jod

    • KOLIO

      Call ’em up,I was quoted for $0 down on JOD.
      The CSR actually did a full mock-up order to quote the down payment & installments.

      • Sammaad Shams

        I.chated on twitter but they did not offer me. I guess I will call them tomorrow and see if they can make it happen.

  • TheRealKingSen

    Over the $900 for a LG phoneless with that f ugly skin. Smh

  • francob911 .

    Will be keeping an eye out if they have a BOGO DEAL around thanksgiving

    • Iphart

      With adding a new line.

  • George Salcedo

    I’m sure waiting on this device will be a smarter choice. There will be bogos and I’m praying a V30 even trade in. My V30 still gets the job done at the moment though.

  • This is already for sale in my local stores though

  • Good

    What’s thinq mean

    • mreveryphone

      It’s LG’s smart AI line

  • Bklynman

    Samsung has better deal for the following phone S9,S9+.Note9. Go to Samsung site see it yourself.

    • Sammaad Shams

      Note 9 is 1,000 on samsung website whereas its 870 on Tmobile.

      • Bklynman

        Not if you have a phone trade in,I have s8,to trade,getting the Note9,128 gig for $599+taxes,also if you don’t you can get Samsung gear but only until Nov 3.

        • Sammaad Shams

          true.. i have been thinking to do same as I have s8 as well. I wanted to see if Oneplus 6T was offered by tmobile. Otherwise I will get this as well. This runs till Nov. If you have EPP you get another $40 off.

        • Bklynman

          Samsung sweeten the deal,now they throw in VR gear for free,wish it was something more useful,like 360 camera,still worth $150.00 with taxes.
          So I will sell it for $90-$100.on ebay. Total cost for me in NYC,is $665.00 with about $54.00 in taxes $43.00 less than my note 3,LoL.
          Anyone wants to buy vr gear? I know, no selling,relax it is a joke.

        • Iphart

          What’s wrong with your S8? It’s an awesome phone.
          You could put that $600 into better use!

        • Bklynman

          Nothing is wrong with it,it looks brand new,but if you go on use phones sites the price of that phone all hign end phone is droping fast. Also Note9,will most likely be my last flagship phone I will be buying,I think starting next year,most midrang phone will come with 3-4 gigs of ram 64 gigs,have anywhere from 5.7-6″. Once that happens sell N9 almost what I paid for it,buy phones in $200-$300 range every yr,to 18 months.

    • Jim Mill

      Hate samsung

  • Eduardo Zierra

    I received my V40 yesterday upgrading from the G5 under T-Mobile, with standard shipping rates and I was getting worried to have to wait till after release date, today I will be submitting my promotion for the preorder. Also does anyone know any good screen protectors I can use, I’m using a screenless otterbox case.

    • Erich Gray

      Puregear hi def glass screen protector will do the trick…

  • CJNewYork

    Checked out the V40 at the store. It’s fine, but not $1000 fine. The camera’s are good, but not great to demand that price. Frankly, none of the new phone are worth $1000. I was hoping Tmo would heavily discount the V30 now, but it looks like they stop selling it completely! Very disappointing.

    • Bklynman

      They might do that,look how much they discount the Lg G6. If they do eol it,they won’t say anything about it or have big sale on them. They did the same thing with Moto Play Z2,it was just gone from their site and stores,the same with the HTC they had,it just gone too.

      • CJNewYork

        You know what’s crazy as well? Amazon stopped selling it too! LG REEEALLY dropped the ball now. Instead of getting what they could for it, for people who waited for a discount, like me, they’ll look at other companies now. They’re basically pinning all their hopes on a $1000 iPhone clone and acting as if the V30 was some sort of misstep, not realizing that copying the iPhone was the real misstep. The V30 is so underrated and I HATE the notch so, it’s looks like I’ll keep my V20 for a good while longer.

    • Bklynman

      Yes they stop selling it just came from their site,it is gone like the wind. You could call CS,see if they sill have them in stock. some sellers on Ebay have them too at a good price,believe it or not brand new,just search for Lg.V30 it will show up,it is less then $400. The store is from NYC,shipping is within 14 days. Name of the store is X-Channel.
      No I don’t any money from them,wish I did.

  • W Smitty

    Got mine today! Haven’t turned it on yet, but plan on it tomorrow. Then to say good bye to my Note 9.

    • Alex Pilaia

      why would you get this for $1000, when the new Pixel 3 is $799???

  • Alex Pilaia

    why would you get this for $1000, when the new Pixel 3 is $799??? 3 years worth of direct Android updates, for $200 less? No Bloatware, Improved camera… It really is a no brainer… Now if only Tmo would put a special like “Bring your unlocked Pixel 3 to Tmo, and we will pay off half of the phone”.. Come on Tmo, make it happen!!

  • W Smitty

    Has anyone else received their promo goods yet? I was told today, 30 days later, that the items that were promised to ship by 28 days, still has not.