The LG V40 ThinQ will become available for purchase in early fall, South Korean outlet ETNews reports, citing people close to the Seoul-based smartphone manufacturer. The Android-powered device will be officially announced in mid-September, with the timing itself being meant to avoid a direct clash with Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 which is expected to start retailing on August 24, as well as the next generation of Apple's iPhones which are likely to launch in late October, as per the same report.
The LG V40 ThinQ will first become available for purchase in the company's home country but should soon hit the store shelves in other parts of the world as well, insiders claim. South Korean consumers will reportedly be able to buy the device in early October, though its pricing details remain unclear. LG already confirmed it's looking to release its devices more quickly after unveiling them so as to avoid repeating past mistakes that saw consumers lose interest in its Android handsets by the time they actually started retailing. The firm's V series of handsets traditionally saw new models launched at IFA, a Berlin, Germany-based trade show taking place in late summer, though LG changed that practice over the last twelve months, having resolved to announce the V30S ThinQ and V35 ThinQ outside of that happening.
The LG V40 ThinQ is expected to feature a triple-camera setup on its back panel and another two-lens imaging system on the front, with the OEM likely using it as yet another opportunity to offer its artificial intelligence solutions to consumers, particularly in the mobile photography department. While the tech giant's operations as a whole are presently more than healthy, its mobile division continues to bleed money and is now losing hundreds of millions of dollars on a quarterly basis. The V40 ThinQ is expected to be LG's final high-end Android handset released this year.