Even though three new smartphones with flagships are already being released this year, it is expected that LG will release a fourth this autumn in the form of the LG V40 ThinQ. And with the announcement that is scheduled to take place in September, new information in firmware files reveals some details, although it contradicts one earlier rumor.
Going by the code name “judypn” instead of the expected “storm” name, three different variants of LG’s next flagship are spotted using the model numbers LM-V400N, LM-V4005N, and LM-V409N – these fall in line with the number strategy used with previous flagships. As far as the offer is concerned, the variants in question appear to have a POLED display, just like the LG V30 series. Unlike previous V-line devices, however, the V40 ThinQ seems to have a small notch at the top, similar to the G7 ThinQ.
This is determined by the display resolution of 3120 x 1440p that is displayed, resulting in a panel that is significantly higher than that of 18:9 on V30 devices. On another design note, the flagship also seems to be borrowing for the particular Google Assistant button included on the G7 ThinQ. Going to hardware data, the Snapdragon 845 is present, although it is unclear at this moment which storage configurations will be offered.
Perhaps more interesting, however, is the included camera setting. Earlier it was rumored that the next flagship of LG would contain three cameras on the back and two on the front. However, this is sharply contradicted by the firmware files that contain only one camera on the front and two on the back. As XDA developers have noted, this misalignment of the details can, however, be because the firmware files are incomplete.
Currently, those who may be interested in the LG V40 ThinQ may expect an announcement to be made later this month at an event designed to attract the most media attention, while also distracting from the respective anticipated launches from Apple, Samsung, and Google.