The tradition at LG is to release two flagship smartphones each year. The G-series is for the first half of the year while the V-series usually gets announced in the second half of the year. This year, LG changed things a bit by announcing the LG V35 in May, a small refresh, sort of, over last year’s V30. But the main V-series flagship, the LG V40 will launch this half.
Popular leaker @Onleaks has gotten his hands on CAD drawings of the LG V40 and has collaborated with Slashleaks to make 3D renders as well as a 360° video.
The LG V40 takes a cue from Huawei’s P20 Pro and packs triple rear cameras, however, LG is using a different design. The three cameras are lined up horizontally at the center. They share a single housing and are flanked by a LED flash on the left. There is also a fingerprint scanner below the setup and the device’s name etched a few millimeters below.
The LG V40 has a 6.3-inch display and will also sport a notch like the LG G7 but its own notch will house dual cameras bringing the total number of sensors on the device to five. The notch isn’t wide or deep like we have seen from some other manufacturers. If you do not like the notch, there will be a settings menu where it can be hidden.
There is a bit of bezel at the bottom below the screen which is sort of standard on Android devices with a notch. The only difference may be the thickness. From the renders, we can also see that the LG V40 has a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-C port, and a speaker grille at the bottom.
The dimensions of the phone have also been provided. The LG V40 will measure 158.8 x 75.8 x 7.8mm. It has a camera bump so if you factor that in, it measures 8.2mm at its thickest point.
There is no news yet as to when the LG V40 will be announced but seeing as the V30 was announced in September last year, LG may stick to the same release schedule this year too.