LG V30 has got to be one of the most underrated and ignored quality flagship phones this year and this pains me, since it also happened to the LG V20 last year. It may have to do with the flak that LG is catching with the buggy Pixel XL 2… Anyways, designers are already about the LG V40 and this is exactly what Techconfigurations came up with.
We’re dealing with an 85% screen to body ratio smartphone, that should work to pre-empt the iPhone 9 and compete with the Galaxy S9. A stunning OLED screen is in the mix here and from what I can see we get a dual front camera and I’m sure there’s some sort of special authentication system in place. We’ve got a back side fingerprint scanner, a metal frame and a glass back, which catches the night in a mirror-like fashion.
3D facial recognition is promised by the designers, plus there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU inside, as expected for most 2018 flagships. The dual back camera is upgraded too and this basically feels like a beefed up LG V30 specs-wise, with slimmer bezels and a special Face Unlock mechanism. This is one of the very few cases when I see a horizontally oriented back camera that’s centered, instead of placed in the corner.
Placing it at the center makes it much easier to cover with a finger by mistake, so that’s why Apple and Huawei went with the corner approach. Other companies prefer to place the cameras vertically. This feels like a solid addition to the LG V series, but it doesn’t bring anything truly revolutionary to the table.