Earlier this year, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ, set to redefine the standard of smartphone photography. Coupled with improvements in sound technology and screen displays, we take a look if this handset is really what it says it’s out to be.
Improved Camera Features
In the new age of smartphone photography, megapixels are becoming less of a concern. Rather, phones are instead increasing the number of cameras it packs, to take better photos. The LG V40 ThinQ is no exception in this race, sporting a total of five cameras. It presents itself as a multimedia powerhouse device useful for creating images and videos for a variety of occasions, given the prevalence of visual storytelling today. A rear camera module with three different lenses, the V40 ThinQ comes with a 16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto. Additional features include Triple Shot, Cine Shot, and Story Shot.
The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing. Cine Shot makes creating cinemagraphs (images with animation). Users can shoot a short video with any of the phone’s three rear cameras and “paint” the area to be animated with a finger, while the rest stay where they are. Story Shot allows users to create fun photo composites.
OLED Display and Form Factor
Retaining the V-series design philosophy with an improved 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display and even slimmer bezels than before, the ThinQ maximises the screen display while keeping its body compact. In fact, it weighs in at only 169g and measures a svelte 7.7mm in thickness.
The V40 ThinQ is the first LG phone to carry the ‘Audio Tuned by Meridian’ label. The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC produces a balanced sound signature that remains very close to the quality of an original recording.
The clean lines and sophisticated colors encapsulate the key design elements of the LG V40:. Its proprietary Silky BlastTM process etches the tempered glass back with microscopic pits to create a smoother matte finish, giving users a more comfortable touch.
The LG V40 ThinQ is available in Singapore and comes in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red. For more information, visit https://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v40-thinq
Visuals courtesy of LG Singapore.