The smartphone industry doesn't seem to believe "less is more" — Or at least LG doesn't. The company is readying the follow-up to last year's V30, and while details on the device are very thin at the moment, it'll apparently have an unprecedented number of cameras.
LG is apparently putting a total of five on its V40 flagship, according to a rumor from Android Police. Five — you read that right. If true, the device would have the most lenses out of any LG phone and, for that matter, out of any current smartphone. The Huawei P20 Pro, with its four cameras, doesn't even stack up.
LG V40 To Have Triple-Camera System And Dual Selfie Cameras
Like the P20 Pro, the V40 will have a triple-camera system on the back, according to Android Police's source. On the front, there'll be two selfie shooters rumored to have 3D face mapping and face unlock features, though it's unclear how comprehensive this system will be. If it's as sophisticated as Face ID on iPhone X, then LG might have a hit on its hands.
To be clear, both the dual front camera and triple rear camera system aren't new, but the V40 will be the first phone to ever feature both systems in a single device.
LG V40 To Include Notch, Quad DAC, And Latest Chip
On the design side, the V40 is said to look similar to the G7 ThinQ, one of LG's latest flagships. It will incorporate a notch on the top of its display, although this could likely be hidden via software, just like on the G7 ThinQ. Because it's a flagship device, it'll come with the latest specs: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 should be standard, and as typical of LG, a Quad DAC should be returning as well, which should please audiophiles. A dedicated Google Assistant button could also be included, in addition to a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
For now, details on the five cameras are nonexistent, especially the rear shooters. Their configuration, including megapixel number, sensor size, and other camera features, remain to be announced.
LG might share more details sometime later this summer, and perhaps the phone could get a fall launch date if the company's release pattern is anything to go by.
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