tech2 News StaffJan 21, 2019 16:37:12 IST
Launched in the US back in October for a price of $900, the smartphone is now available on open sale in India for a price of Rs 49,990. The V40 ThinQ is available in two colours — grey and blue.
The V40 ThinQ features a 107-degree ultra wide lens, a telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom and a standard primary lens to aid the two specialised lenses.
To talk numbers, the primary camera is a 12 MP unit with an aperture of f/1.5 and 1.4-micron pixel size. Apart from the larger pixel size and a lower aperture, the lens also features three-axis OIS as well as dual-pixel autofocus. In theory, this should let you take great low-light shots without breaking a sweat.
As for the other two lenses, one is a 12 MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture with phase-detection autofocus as well as OIS. The wide-angle lens is a 16 MP unit with an aperture of f/1.9. In fact, the wide-angle module has been borrowed directly from the LG G7 ThinQ we recently reviewed.
All three cameras are capable of 4K 60 fps HDR video recording along with electronic image stabilisation. LG has also baked in a triple shot feature, which lets you take an image with all three lenses simultaneously, creating a video or a GIF out of the three images. The top it all of, there's also a lot of AI assistance to help you compose your shot better.
On the front, we have a dual-camera setup as well. The primary lens here is an 8 MP unit with f/1.9 aperture, while the second lens is a 5 MP unit with an f/2.4 aperture. The two lenses come calibrated out of the factory and offer a bunch of selfie options including studio lighting portraits. The primary lens here offers an 80-degree field of vision, while the other lens offers a marginally wider 90-degree field of vision.
While the LG V40 ThinQ definitely wants people to consider it for its camera capabilities, it is no slouch when it comes other features either. The phone offers a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display with HDR 10 support and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone also features a notch, which LG lets you hide in the settings menu.
Under the hood, it is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6 GB of RAM. LG has a single storage variant on offer with 128 GB of storage. There's also a dedicated SD card slot for further expansion. The V40 ThinQ also features a 3,300 mAh battery, along with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 support and runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with LG's skin on top.
The LG V40 ThinQ also features an IP 68 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification ensuring you don't miss out on anything for the premium price. With the ThinQ branding, the phone also features a dedicated button to trigger the Google Assistant, something we've seen earlier.
But is the phone worth the money, considering you can get the top end OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition for just Rs 1,000 more? Well, we'll have to wait to get our hands on the device to find out.