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The LG V40 ThinQ is a Smartphone with Five Cameras

LG has just launched a new smartphone that boasts not one, but five cameras, which will enable photographers to shoot three images at different focal lengths with just one click.

Slim and lightweight, the LG V40 is water resistant.

The LG V40 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display and boasts 6GB of RAM, but it’s the image capture specifications that will really interest photographers. At the front of the smartphone is two cameras – a 5MP wide-angle lens and 8MP standard angle that work in tandem to create images that can be enhanced with a bokeh effect via an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur.

Three different lenses will offer users a choice of focal lengths.

But it’s at the rear of the smartphone where things get really interesting as there are three cameras – a 16MP super wide-angle with a 107-degree angle of view, a 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. Interestingly, a ‘Triple Shot’ feature stitches together the photos captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file and three images (one from each camera) can be taken with one click, so users can choose which focal length they prefer.

LG say the Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) delivers automatic focusing that is about twice as fast as the industry average and that the pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the older LG V30. Other features include AI Auto White Balance (AI AWB) which automatically adjusts the color temperature across different lighting situations and a 3D Light effect enables users to play around with different lighting effects.

The V40 has more resolution and faster AF than previous models.

Available with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, the V40 weighs just 169g and measures only 7.7mm in thickness. Despite the slim profile, the V40 is IP68-rated for water and dust protection. Due to ship at the end of October, the V40 ThinQ will start from £900/$900.