LG V40 ThinQ leak confirms five cameras and a notch

LG is planning to announce its latest flagship phone — the V40 ThinQ — on October 3rd, but the latest leaked images, courtesy of the ever-reliable Evan Blass, are giving us the best look at the upcoming phone yet (via 9to5Google).

The image gives us a good look at the upcoming device, which seeks to make smartphone history as one of the first phones to offer a total of five camera sensors: a dual-lens shooter on the front paired with a three-lens system (similar to the Huawei P20 Pro) on the back.

Much like last year’s V30 (which looked like a larger G6), the V40 ThinQ bears a strong resemblance to the G7 ThinQ, which was released earlier this year. As seen in Blass’ image, the V40 ThinQ will also feature a notched display that’s largely hidden by a blacked-out status bar and a chin on the bottom.

LG will reportedly offer a Snapdragon 845 processor, a Quad DAC, a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The biggest differences from the G7 seem to be the larger 6.3-inch screen and the aforementioned triple-camera sensor on the back.

Of course, as impressive as its five-camera phone is, LG’s time as the (numerical) camera king could be short-lived: if the leaked images of a Nokia phone with five cameras on the back of the phone turn out to be real, we could be quickly looking at a six- or even seven-camera phone soon.