The LG V40 ThinQ will be released in the Netherlands in early February, but if you decide to buy the smartphone you have to wait a long time for an Android Pie update. With that, LG is far behind many other manufacturers.
LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie update is still waiting
LG is not known for its fast Android updates, but for (future) users of the V40 ThinQ, there is very bad news. The South Korean manufacturer has published a roadmap on its official forum, which was then shared by PhoneArena.
LG announces that the V40 ThinQ, a relatively new device that is on sale in the Netherlands from February, will only receive an Android Pie update in the second quarter of 2019. That would mean that the device is updated somewhere between April and June, after which it probably also takes a while before the update is available in the Netherlands.
Even later in the year, between July and September, the older LG G6 pass is provided with Android Pie. The update for the G7 ThinQ should appear this quarter but has not yet been released at the time of writing. With that, LG is far behind other manufacturers. OnePlus, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, and even Motorola have already released a Pie update for one or more phones and will be updating more devices in the coming months.
It is unclear why LG needs so much time for the updates: the final version of Android Pie has been available for manufacturers since August and the manufacturer even opened a special division last year that will provide faster updates.
More about the LG V40 ThinQ
Earlier this week LG announced that the V40 ThinQ from next month also in the Netherlands for sale. The device runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and also has the Snapdragon 845 chip. That is a smooth processor, but around the release of the V40 ThinQ, the new flagships from other manufacturers are also announced. And logically they already have faster hardware.
What is unique about the V40 is that the phone has no less than five cameras: three at the rear and a dual front camera (8 + 5 megapixels). On the back is a primary 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f / 1.5 and optical image stabilization, a telephoto lens to zoom in and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens for panorama photographs. The smartphone also features a 6.4-inch QHD screen (3120 by 1440 pixels), 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 3300 mAh battery with support for fast and wireless charging, a fingerprint scanner, face recognition, and waterproof housing.
The LG V40 ThinQ actually costs 899 euros, but LG gives at the release directly 150 euro cash discount. As a result, you will pay 749 euros for the smartphone.