LG latest innovation LG V40 ThinQ with the triple-camera setup at the back is about to launch in the United States at T-Mobile on October 19 but guess what? T-Mobile is shipping few lucky customers who pre-ordered the smartphone few days before it’s official launch. T-Mobile is the third largest carrier in the United States and has a history of shipping few units of smartphones prior to the scheduled launch to spike up the anxiousness within those who had pre-ordered the smartphones and a potential promotional gimmick.
TmoNews reader Nick was lucky enough to receive his LG V40 ThinQ yesterday on October 15 and has since stated that the phone had a good first impression with great audio and a well-made device. The smartphone works on T-Mobile’s low-frequency 600MHz network which has a better reception and can penetrate buildings and interferences pretty easily along with other technologies including carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO and other LTE enhancing technologies. Apart from that, the device supports LAA, LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 46, 66, along with LTE roaming bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, and 41.
The smartphone is available on T-Mobile $0 down payment and a $38.34 per month installment for 24 months. But you can buy it with $200 down payment and $30 per month for 18 months with JUMP! On-Demand or pay $920 in full retail.
About the smartphone, it has a magnificent 6.4-inch P-OLED display sporting a 1440×3120 pixels resolution that looks brilliant with its 19.5:9 aspect ratio with front and back glass and a small and intuitive placed notch at the top and covered with durable Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It’s USP is the triple-camera setup at the back arranged horizontally featuring 12MP main sensor with f/1.5, 3-axis OIS, 1.4micrometer pixel size; a 12MP telephoto cam with 45-degree viewing angle with 1.0micrometer pixel size, OIS, 2x telephoto zoom, and an aperture of f/2.4; and the third 16MP wide-angle sensor that can capture image with its 107° viewing angle along with 1.0micrometer pixel size and an aperture of f/1.9. The front has a dual-camera setup with the main sensor sporting an 8MP sensor with a viewing angle of 80° with 1.4micrometer pixel size and aperture of f/1.9 while the secondary wide-angle camera has a viewing angle of 90° and has a 5MP sensor hosting f/2.2 and 1.4micrometer pixel size.
The top-notched LG V40 ThinQ shares its specifications similar to LG G7 ThinQ with its 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC which is currently the top of the line paired with 6GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage and it has a dedicated memory card slot that can expand the memory of the phone to a staggering 2TB which is almost double the available expandable size on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
It features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, DTS: X Surround Sound, IP68 water and dust protection up to 1.5m for 30 mins. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 operating system and there is no doubt that it will get Android Pie 9.0 after the OS officially launches the public updates which could take a while since Google is currently rolling out the updates for Android One smartphones. Finally, the device is backed by a 3,300 mAh Li-Po battery which is capable of providing an on-screen time of almost 6 to 8 hours straight along with almost a day worth of mixed usage paired with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging up to 50 percent in 36 min. If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, wait till October 19 when it is available at T-Mobile stores in the United States.