What About The Design Of The LG V40 ThinQ?
As we had previously revealed in our exclusive report, the design of the LG V40 ThinQ is largely similar to that of the LG G7 and the previous LG V series smartphones, except for the presence of the triple-camera setup at the rear and the screen notch at the front. The build remains the same: glass-and-metal sandwich design. From the looks of it, at the front, the LG V40 ThinQ has a screen which covers most of the front fascia of the phone, with curved edges on the right and left side. At the top, there’s very thin bezel, with the only sizeable part left in the form of a screen notch where the earpiece and the dual-front-facing camera setup are housed. There’s a small chin below the screen. The phone measures 158.7 x 75.8 x 7.79mm and weighs 169g. From the front, if you let go of the notch, it almost looks like the Samsung Galaxy S9. At the rear, it all starts getting interesting. With the V40 ThinQ, LG is moving to a Huawei P20 Pro-like triple-camera setup. However, it’s laid out horizontally, unlike the P20 Pro and the recently unveiled OPPO R17 Pro. Below the triple-camera setup, there is a circular-shaped fingerprint reader. There’s the V40 ThinQ branding and the LG branding. On the right side of the phone, there’s the power button. On the left side of the phone, there are three buttons: two volume controllers and one other button which is meant to be a dedicated trigger for Google Assistant. This placement could be confusing for those moving over from previous LG V-series phones which had their power buttons on the left. You can disable it if you don’t plan on using it, but sadly there is no option to remap it. Good thing, LG hasn’t ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack just yet. The phone has been IP68-certified for dust and water resistance. Moreover, the new device is even MIL-STD810G compliant (something we absolutely love about LG’s premium phones).