With the Huawei P20 Pro launched in 2018 we saw the advent of the triple-lens camera setup. This is likely to be a trend we will see continuing with other flagship devices as different manufacturers look to differentiate themselves. A recent report even predicted they will become standard for smartphones, with OPPO and Samsung following in the footsteps of Huawei. LG is apparently joining the party with its upcoming V40.
Design-wise, the LG V40, as depicted in the leaked renders above and below, appears to be a combination of the V30/35 and the LG G7 ThinQ. There’s a notch at the top in its concealed mode. The battery and network icons are the giveaway, as they’re floating at earpiece height. Talking about the earpiece, it is slightly offset to the right in order to make space for the dual cameras on the front. They will probably enhance Portrait shots and face recognition.
The chin of the device seems to have been cut down compared to the previous model. Three cameras are placed horizontally (or vertically in landscape mode). It is still unknown what the third camera will do. It would make sense, however, for LG to add a telephoto lens in addition to its normal and wide-angle shooters. The fingerprint scanner looks to be in the perfect spot in the middle of a glass back with mirror finish.
As for the possible launch date of the V40, there’s plenty of speculation. Some say it will arrive a month after the Note9, while the renders above hint at November 16. We’ll definitely keep you posted.