We’ve recently spoken about LG’s confused approach to its smartphones, and some of the things that LG does are genuinely hilarious. While other smartphone makers such as Samsung, Apple and Huawei seem to have a grip on things, LG’s idea of innovation is adding numbers to everything. And now, it seems that the Korean company is bringing the numbers game to the LG V40, and throwing in five cameras.
A recent report by Android Police suggests that the LG V40 could have a total of five cameras on the device, which is quite honestly too many. It’s more than twice as many cameras as you’ll find on a Google Pixel 2 XL, and one more than you’ll get on the Huawei P20 Pro. The expected arrangement would be a triple-camera setup at the back and a dual-camera setup at the front, combining the best of what Huawei offers with the typical benefits you get from a phone such as the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), which sports two cameras at the front.
However, the report also states that the dual-camera setup at the front could be used to enable superior face unlocking, by using the stereo setup to execute 3D face mapping similar to what the Apple iPhone X does (notably, with just one camera).
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The triple-camera setup at the rear will effectively follow LG’s oddball strategy of offering as many features as possible in one rather confusing and over-baked device. It’s likely that it will feature a standard lens, a wide-angle lens as well as a third camera which could be used for portrait-mode shots, true monochrome, or lossless zoom.
Whatever be the case, the LG V40 is likely to be launched later this year, as part of LG’s two-flagship strategy. the V-series typically offers better audio features including a quad-DAC setup and support for multiple high-resolution audio formats, but the gap between this and the G-series has narrowed significantly of late. The LG V30+ is currently available in India for Rs 44,990.