LG to launch new V40 ThinQ with upgraded AI on Oct. 18

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LG to launch new V40 ThinQ with upgraded AI on Oct. 18

LG Electronics said Tuesday that it will launch its new flagship smartphone, the V40 ThinQ, in the United States on Oct. 18, ahead of its release in South Korea.

The new five-camera smartphone can be pre-ordered in the United States starting Thursday and Friday, depending on the location, through major U.S. carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile and will be available from Oct. 18 and 19 with a $920 or $980 price tag, the Korean tech firm said.

Industry sources forecast the LG V40 will hit Korean shelves on Oct. 24 and will cost a little over 1 million won ($878).

The new device has a unique, upgraded five-camera arrangement with three rear main cameras and two cameras up front, allowing it to capture moments from multiple angles.

The upgraded artificial intelligence (AI) feature of the camera automatically suggests the best angles and effects, recognizes up to three people and adjusts composition, the company said.

The V40 ThinQ, which comes in gray, blue and red, features a 6.4-inch display that delivers remarkable clarity, the company added.

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