We count on the LG V40 to launch within the second half of 2018, bringing with it flagship specs and a barely extra revolutionary strategy than the ‘safer’ LG G7 ThinQ from Might.
The V sequence now appears like LG’s core flagship providing, and with the G sequence falling flat the previous couple of years our focus is now shifting to the South Korean agency’s second half of the yr launch.
What LG must do first although, is kind out what its long-term plan is for the V and G traces. After introducing us to the LG V30 on the finish of August 2017, it rebooted the handset with barely improved specs because the LG V35 ThinQ in Might 2018.
Its arrival was very near the flagship G7 ThinQ, and blurred the traces between the 2 ranges, making it tough to tell apart which handset is the top of the vary.
So what can we need to see from the LG V40? Some clarification could be a great begin.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? LG’s subsequent flagship V sequence smartphone
- When is it out? May launch on the finish of August
- What is going to it value? It will carry a premium price ticket
LG V40 information and leaks
We have already seen a number of LG V40 leaks, with the primary coming again in April after Twitter leaker @evleaks posted the message “LG V40 is codenamed Storm.”
LG V40 is codenamed Storm. pic.twitter.com/fNqLUdNzsPApril 20, 2018
That is not precisely an enormous quantity to go on, however @evleaks has a superb monitor document on the subject of these kind of issues so it provides important gasoline to the LG V40 hearth.
In one other tweet, @evleaks claims that the LG V40 launch date could be “late summer season / early fall”, which falls in properly with what we count on after the LG V30 arrived on the finish of August 2017.
V35 ThinQ (Emma) is arriving across the identical time as G7 ThinQ (Neo/Judy), whereas V40 ThinQ (Storm) is the late summer season / early fall flagship. https://t.co/dDLeTYwKEfApril 20, 2018
One other LG V40 rumor that is doing the rounds is one which claims the handset will boast five cameras.
There isn’t any phrase on how these cameras can be organized, so we might see a triple digital camera setup on the rear, with twin selfie snappers on the entrance – however LG might do one thing fully completely different.
The identical report additionally says that the LG V40 will function a display screen notch that you’ll ‘disguise’, simply as you’ll be able to on the G7 ThinQ, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset – the latter being no shock because it’ll nonetheless be the main chip come August/September.
LG V40: what we need to see
As we look ahead to extra info on the LG V40 to roll in, we have had a take into consideration what we might prefer to see from the flagship handset when it lastly launches.
1. A marked step ahead
Okay, so that is fairly a unfastened one to kick us off, however we might like to see LG break the mould as soon as once more. It is put buttons on the back of phones, made flexible phones and even leather-covered phones previously, however lately issues have grow to be moderately samey.
The LG V40 is a chance for the South Korean agency to specific its zany facet once more, with one thing to make it stand out and for individuals to take a seat up and take discover. It will have to be cautious although and attempt to keep away from gimmicks. We have in all probability had sufficient AR Emoji motion in the meanwhile.
2. Extra display screen, thinner bezels and no notch
Subsequent up we have got a basic triple-threat, an old-school Three-in-1 ‘need’ for the LG V40.
That might imply pushing the bezels way back to potential to maximise display screen actual property – we’re considering a 93% screen-to-body ratio minimal – whereas additionally discovering an revolutionary means of integrating the sensors, front-facing digital camera and earpiece into the design.
The pop-up cameras on the Vivo and Oppo handsets are definitely enjoyable, however we might like to see LG give you a brand new workaround right here.
Three. The newest Android software program
The subsequent model of Google’s cellular working system is already in its public beta part, and we need to see the LG V40 be one of many first – if not the first – to launch with the ultimate model of Android P.
four. Higher low-light images
Certainly one of our core negatives in opposition to the LG V30 was its efficiency when it got here to low-light images, with the handset failing to hit the identical heights as rivals.
This time round we need to see LG work on its low-light capturing and equip the V40 with a top-notch digital camera that may giggle within the face of darkness.
It could be time for LG to change up the way it makes use of the dual-camera setup on the rear of its telephones, swapping the secondary wide-angle lens with one tasked with sucking in further gentle in your images.
5. Sooner wi-fi charging
The LG V30 was one of many few telephones to reach with wi-fi charging capabilities in 2017, so a giant tick for it in that respect, however we did discover the top-up speeds to be slightly sluggish.
For the LG V40 we need to see a step up within the wi-fi charging, with quicker top-ups making the tech all of the extra handy. Oh, and if LG might embrace a wi-fi charging pad within the field as properly, that might be supreme.
6. International availability
Whereas the LG V30 was out there just about worldwide, the up to date V35 ThinQ was restricted to only a few international locations.
We’re due to this fact calling on LG to verify you’ll purchase the LG V40 in all main markets around the globe. When you make an awesome telephone, be certain that individuals can purchase it, LG!
7. A contemporary new look
Check out the LG V20, V30 and V35 and all three handsets are very related, with a protected, barely bland design.
In 2018 we have seen the Huawei P20 Pro and Honor 10 showcase snazzy rears that pop with shade, so some eye-catching colours coupled with a redesigned physique is excessive on our checklist of desires for the LG V40.