The World’s First Production Five-Camera Smartphone the LG V40 ThinQ


More is better, especially when it comes to adding cameras to a smartphone. But if it adds something to the phone’s capabilities it is only justified, right?

Image via LG.

In what can only be termed bold marketing, LG’s latest smartphone is the first in the world to feature three cameras on the back of the phone and two on the front in a design that LG promises will “redefine the standard of smartphone photography.”

Bold promises but par for the course in the ever accelerating race to put as many cameras on a smartphone as possible.

According to PetaPixel the back of the camera will have a 16MP 107-degree super wide-angle lens, a 12MP f/1.5 standard angle lens, and a 12MP 2x telephoto lens that allows for different framing of the shot without changing position “relative to the subject.” These are super wide angle, standard angle, and telephoto. The front of the camera has a 5MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP standard angle lens that PetaPixel points out is “perfect for selfies.”

There are also some nifty AI features that help improve the photo based upon the subject so even if you don’t exactly get the capture you want the phone might still have what you need. The successor to the company’s V30, the V40 ThinQ will also have “HDR, AI Auto White Balance, AI Shutter, Cine Shot (for making cinemagraphs), 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop, My Avatar, AR Emoji, a 6.4-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) OLED FullVision display, a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC sound system, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB internal storage” all for a cost of $900 something dollars depending on carrier. If the V40 ThinQ has caught your interest you won’t have to wait long – the phone drops to retail on October 18th.

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