LG V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black)

LG V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black)
Key Features
  • GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • North American Variant
  • 16MP 107° Super Wide Rear Camera
  • 12MP 47° Telephoto Zoom Rear Camera
Expand your creative capabilities with the 5-camera V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone from LG. The V40's five cameras consist of three on the rear and two on the front, providing you with a plethora of optical options for your mobile photos. On the rear you get a 12MP standard camera with 1.4μm pixels and optical stabilization, a 16MP 107° super wide-angle camera, and a 12MP 47° telephoto zoom camera. The front sports an 8MP 80° camera and a slightly wider 5MP 90° option to make sure everyone's in the shot.
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This device is unlocked and should work fully with carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility or activation on CDMA Carriers.
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LG V40 ThinQ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 3GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • 4North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
  • 5Triple Shot - 3 Pics with 1 Tap
  • 6Cine Shot
  • 7AI Photo Modes
  • 8High-End Audio
  • 9Security Features
  • 10Productivity Features
  • 11Convenience Features
  • 12Entertainment Features

Expand your creative capabilities with the 5-camera V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone from LG. The V40's five cameras consist of three on the rear and two on the front, providing you with a plethora of optical options for your mobile photos. On the rear you get a 12MP standard camera with 1.4μm pixels and optical stabilization, a 16MP 107° super wide-angle camera, and a 12MP 47° telephoto zoom camera. The front sports an 8MP 80° camera and a slightly wider 5MP 90° option to make sure everyone's in the shot.

The rear cameras are enhanced by LG's various photo features that assist your photography with AI enhancements, as well as taking the guesswork out of which type of photo to take with Triple Shot. The large 6.4" POLED QHD+ display helps to make it easy to setup your subject, and the high-quality 19.5:9 aspect ratio display is ideal for streaming cinematic videos, mobile gaming and more. Games and movies that are engineered to sound their best, thanks to the built-in boombox speaker, 32-bit quad DAC, and DTS:X 3D surround sound that's professionally tuned by Meridian.

Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a 2.5 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. You can store your apps, AI-enhanced wide-angle and telephoto portraits, and more with 64GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 2TB in size.

This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE networks. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 5.0. The V40 ThinQ also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers or mobile payments.

Android 8.0 Oreo
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your home screen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to millions of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 8.0 Oreo adds major productivity and security capabilities to the operating system. They've introduced Google Play Protect, which scans apps on your phone to detect harmful behavior. With the touch of the Home button, continue to work in apps while watching active videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Other features include, faster boot speed, automatically turning on Wi-Fi when near saved networks, limiting background activity for little used apps, notification snoozing, smart text selection, and more.
GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The LG V40 ThinQ is a US variant. The LG V40 ThinQ's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Triple Shot - 3 Pics with 1 Tap
With three different rear cameras to choose from, which is the best for a particular moment? If you can't decide, just use Triple Shot. Triple Shot is a feature of the V40 ThinQ that captures a standard, telephoto zoom, and super wide-angle picture with a single tap.
Cine Shot
Help capture more social media likes and followers with images that are designed to get attention. With Cine Shot, you can help bring your still photos to life by choosing which parts retain motion.
AI Photo Modes
The V40 features both AI Cam and AI Composition. Both are engineered to make it easier to get the best final image possible. With AI Cam, the type of photo you're taking is recognized and the best filters are suggested. AI Composition will automatically adjust your subject's position for a more artistic and appealing result.
High-End Audio
Tuned with Meridian
Boombox Speaker: The built-in speaker is designed to provide loud, room-filling audio with booming bass
32-bit Quad DAC: With a pair of (optional) wired headphones or speakers, you can use the built-in DAC to enjoy cleaner and more accurate hi-fi audio
DTS:X 3D Surround Sound: Utilizing a pair of (optional) headphones or speakers, DTS:X is designed to provide spatial sound that seems to come from all directions.
Sound Preset: Custom options to achieve different sound experiences
Digital Filter: Short, Sharp, or Slow options of Sound Filter characteristics in DAC
Super Far-Field Voice Recognition (FFVR): Improved voice recognition picks up commands better in noisy environments from up to 16' away
Wind Noise Filter: Minimize wind noise during video recording
RAM (Receiver as Mic): 2 analog mics and the phone's receiver improve sound clarity while recording in loud environments
HD Audio Recorder: Choose between Normal, Concert, and Custom modes; record over a separate track
Hi-Fi Video Recorder: 2 high AOP mics record higher-quality sound
Hi-Fi Streaming: MQA decoder enables high resolution audio to be packaged in a small size
Music Player: Supports MP3/MP2, WAV, AMR, AAC, AC3, OGG, FLAC, MID, WMA, XMF, DSF, DFF, and AIFF formats
LG Music App: Organize by songs, albums, artists, genres, playlists and folders
Security Features
Screen Lock: Swipe, Knock Code, Pattern, PIN, Password
Fingerprint ID: Access phone, make mobile payments, secure content
Face Recognition: Unlock screen with facial scan
Google Smart Lock: Keep phone unlocked when connected to trusted devices or in trusted places
Productivity Features
Google Assistant with LG Integration: Intelligent personal assistant also performs LG-exclusive device-specific tasks
Drag and Drop Picture Gallery: Select multiple pictures and easily drag and drop into sub-folders
QTag: Gallery searches with automatic tagging and album creation
QuickMemo+: Write or draw with the paper style, pen size/color of your choice, schedule memos to appear at certain times or locations
Capture+: Write or draw on nearly any screen
Convenience Features
Emotional Haptic Function: Vibrates when AI functionality has detected something
Barge-in: Recognizes "Hey Google" commands while audio is playing
App Scaling: Set view to None (Original), Compatibility (16:9), Standard (16.7:9), Full screen
Shortcut Keys: Quick access to Capture+, Camera or Google Assistant
Comfort view: Decreases amount of blue light on the screen to help alleviate eyestrain
Screen Color: Adjust settings for Auto, Cinema, Sports, Game, Photos, Web, Expert, Color temperature, or RGB levels
Mini View: Shrink the screen for one-handed use
Knock On: Double tap the screen to put your phone to sleep/wake it
Smart Cleaning: Optimize phone storage and test hardware for improved performance
Battery Saver: Conserve battery by changing settings and restricting apps in the background
LG Health: Fitness app tracks daily activity
Entertainment Features
Game Tools: Use take a break function, take a screenshot, scale app, disable alerts during game, hide home touch buttons or adjust resolution and frame rate
Accelerometer: Control games by turning and tilting
Video Player: With Touch Lock, Live Zooming, Play on Lock Screen, Video Screenshot, and Resume Play Functions; supports AVI, MKV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, TS, WEBM, FLV, ASF, WMV, PS, MPG, MPEG, M2TS, MOV, and K3G formats
Customizable Video: Screen Ratio, Subtitle Settings and Playback Speed

LG V40 ThinQ Specs

Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
6 GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon845
2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold Quad-Core
1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver Quad-Core
Andreno 630
64 GB
Native Resolution
3120 x 1440
Display Colors
16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density
537 ppi
Panel Type
Screen Coating
Gorilla Glass 5
Input/Output Connectors
1 x USB 2.0 - Type C (Input/Output)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
Flash Media Slot
1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size
Card 1: Nano
CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G
UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 Bands
Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0  
FM Radio
Rear Camera System
Rear Camera
Standard: 12 MP 1/2.6" Sensor with f/1.5 Lens
Telephoto: 12 MP Sensor with f/2.4 Lens
Ultra Wide: 16 MP 1/3.1" Sensor with f/1.9 Lens
Pixel Size
Standard: 1.4 µm
Telephoto: 1.0 µm
Ultra Wide: 1.0 µm
Focus Type
Phase-Detect Autofocus
Video Recording
1440p at up to 60 fps
1080p at up to 60 fps
Slow Motion Recording
240 fps in 1080p
Front Camera System
Front Camera
Standard: 8 MP with 26mm f/1.9 Lens
Wide: 5 MP with 21mm f/2.2 Lens
Video Recording
1080p at up to 30 fps
Biometric Authentication
Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance
IP Rating
Internal Lithium-Ion (3300.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless Charging
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.0 x 6.3 x 0.3" / 75.8 x 158.8 x 7.8 mm
5.96 oz / 169 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.9 x 3.6 x 2.3"

LG V40 ThinQ Reviews

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Can I use this phone in India? Will the security ...

Can I use this phone in India? Will the security patches and Android updates be at par with the Indian version or can I expect Android updates at the least? Thank you.
Asked by: Rahul
Yes it is a gsm phone and unlocked. It is slated for the Android 10 upgrade
Answered by: Kerry
Date published: 2020-05-17

does this have an fm radio?

does this have an fm radio?
Asked by: steven
It does have an FM radio. There is an FM radio app located in the Essentials folder. I am listening to the radio right now. The earphones must be plugged in as an antenna, and the reception is not that great. The app seems rather basic, but it works.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2020-04-20

Is this phone compatible with AT & T prepaid?

Is this phone compatible with AT & T prepaid?
Asked by: David
Yes it is. I used it on AT&T prepaid and had no problems.
Answered by: chris
Date published: 2020-04-13

Does this phone work with AT&T USA?

Does this phone work with AT&T USA?
Asked by: Scott
This phone is perfectly compatible in the USA with AT&T. AT&T no longer uses 2G.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-03-08

is it available for xfinity mobile ?

is it available for xfinity mobile ?
Asked by: newton
While technically compatible, at this time Xfinity does not allow activation of this phone. Please contact Xfinity for their latest additions.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-03-04

Is a case or cover available for the V40?

Is a case or cover available for the V40?
Asked by: Charles
At this time, we do not yet carry any cases for the LG V40.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-03-02

i can Use Malaysia

i can Use Malaysia
Asked by: md
This would work in Malaysia on the following Carriers on the 2G 3G 4G LTE networks Celcom DiGi Maxis U Mobile
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-09-20

how can I update my unlocked version with android ...

how can I update my unlocked version with android 9.0 from canada?
Asked by: Chris
As far as I know it's yet to be released, probably next month or July.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-15
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