LG Electronics has unveiled its latest premium smartphone featuring five cameras plus an improved 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display.

The new LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. (Source: LG Electronics.)

Designed to extend the capabilities of smartphone photography, the new LG V40 ThinQ adds a third camera with a telephoto lens that offers 2x lossless telephoto zoom to compliment the standard and wide-angle lens, extending users’ shooting options. The front camera module features a 5MP wide-angle lens and 8MP standard angle that work in tandem to create attractive bokeh effects with an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur. Other features allow selfie lovers to personalise their photos even more with lighting and special effects.

 The rear camera module includes three different lenses: 16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto. The 107-degree super wide-angle lens captures subjects with more of the background, while the telephoto with 2x optical zoom takes clear shots from distance without a loss in image quality. An integrated Triple Shot feature can combine the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.

The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been increased from 1μm to 1.4μm, a factor of about 40% compared to the LG V30. The image sensor is more than 18% larger than in the LG V30. In addition to delivering the sharpest and brightest images of any LG smartphone camera, the f/1.5 aperture of the main camera delivers greater depth of field control, half the shutter lag and a significantly faster burst mode compared to the LG V30. Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) delivers automatic focusing that is 50% faster than the LG V30. Advanced HDR analysis determines the right exposure settings to reduce overexposed backgrounds or underexposed subjects. Subjects are almost always in focus because the camera checks sharpness continuously until the shutter button is pressed.

The AI CAM’s AI Composition feature taps into the phone’s intelligence to frame, capture and recommend an alternative shot to the one taken by the user. AI Auto White Balance (AI AWB) automatically adjusts the colour temperature across different lighting situations while AI Shutter helps select the right shutter speed, especially useful when trying to capture fast-moving subjects. Other new features such as Cine Shot, make it easy to create cinemagraphs – images with animation.

The LG V40 ThinQ sports a new and improved 6.4-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) OLED FullVision display and a bottom bezel that is 1.6mm thinner than its predecessor. It is designed to deliver more accurate colours and better luminance consistency. The new phone is the first LG phone to carry the Audio Tuned by Meridian label. The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC produces balanced sound replicates the quality of an original recording.  When placed on a solid surface or hollow box, it  acts like a woofer to amplify the bass.

The LG V40 ThinQ will be available from JB HIFI and Mobileciti from early February 2019 for AU$1299 (RRP). It is being offered in  Platinum Gray and Moroccan Blue colours. For more information, visit www.LG.com.