LG Announces V40 ThinQ With Five Cameras, 6.4-iInch OLED Screen (theverge.com)

While LG technically announced the LG V40 ThinQ last week in Korea, it left many surprises for its October 3rd event in the U.S. We have now learned that the company’s new flagship sports a total of five cameras, a 6.4-inch display, headphone jack with hi-fi Quad DAC, and Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM. The Verge reports: [T]he V40 has a very premium price and will range between $900 and $980 from US carriers when it’s released on October 18th in black or blue color options. The 6.4-inch, notched OLED panel doesn’t have the same “super bright” mode you can find on the G7, with brightness topping out between 500 and 600 nits. But LG says the phone is noticeably lighter — more than an ounce — than both the Note and XS Max. The new three-camera setup on the back of the V40 offers a lot of versatility. It includes:

– Standard f/1.5 12-megapixel camera with 1.4um pixels that are 40 percent larger than the G7. Remember that bigger pixels are a key reason for the improved camera performance in the iPhone XS, so hopefully LG fans will see a similar uptick in quality over the G7.

– Super-wide-angle f/1.9 16MP camera with 107-degree field of view. Identical to G7.

– 12MP f/2.4 telephoto/portrait camera, which basically amounts to a 2x optical zoom compared to the regular lens. LG has added new lighting effects such as “natural, studio, contour, stage, stage mono.”

With the move to three sensors, LG is also introducing two additional software features that take advantage of this system. A new “triple preview” feature will show you a live preview from all three cameras simultaneously, letting you quickly pick the right one for the shot you’re trying to get without having to switch between them. And “triple shot” captures all three angles with a single press of the shutter button; it saves a GIF of the transition between them and also saves each individual shot. […] If you’re curious about battery life, the V40 has a 3,300mAh battery that LG says delivers longevity that’s only around 10 percent less than the Note 9. Other specifications include an IP68 water and dust resistance, Qi wireless charging, and Android Oreo that’s upgradeable to Android Pie, although there’s no official timeline available yet.

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