LG V40 ThinQ: Where to buy, when, and for how much

Today, LG officially announced the V40 ThinQ. The phone is the latest flagship to fall under LG’s revised mobile strategy that looks to turn around the company’s fortunes. The V40 ThinQ is the direct sequel to last year’s V30, though it also succeeds the V35 ThinQ that launched in June and the V30S ThinQ that launched in May. Even though the design mostly remains the same compared to the V30, the V40 ThinQ packs in five camera sensors, a 32-bit DAC, and a slew of flagship internals. The phone sadly runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with LG not sharing a timeline of when we can expect Android Pie. If you want a flagship-level smartphone with the audio chops to match, the V40 ThinQ should at least be on your list. LG V40 ThinQ price, availability, and deals 2017’s V30 came very close to smashing the $900 barrier when it first launched, but the V40 ThinQ completely breaks through it and even comes close to the $1,000 bracket embraced by the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS. Whether the V40 ThinQ is worth the price it commands, however, is a different story. Our review was not too favorable on LG’s latest flagship, but you might put plenty of stock in the camera and audio capabilities. Either way, this is what we have so far in terms of availability and pricing. V40 ThinQ availability: United States The price will depend on which carrier you go with, but the V40 ThinQ falls between $900 and $980 outright. This is carriers we are talking about, however, so you can pay off the phone with monthly installment options. Interestingly, Verizon gets a slight head start when it comes to pre-orders through carriers. You can pre-order the V40 ThinQ from Big Red starting October 11, whereas you have to wait a day later for other carriers. Here are the options we have seen so far: Verizon: You can pre-order the V40 ThinQ in Aurora Black and the Verizon-exclusive Moroccan Blue starting October 11. The phone is available either for $980 outright or starting at $40.83 a month for 24 months. Verizon offers new and existing customers $200 off the V40 ThinQ if they opt for monthly payments, as well as up to $300 off when you trade in your older smartphone and are either switching to Verizon or adding a new line. Verizon also offers a free 256 GB Sandisk microSD card and adapter, DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal, and an auto-enrollment in LG’s Second Year Promise program if you pre-order the V40 ThinQ between October 11 and October 17. AT&T: Pre-orders open October 12, with general availability set for October 19. You can grab the V40 ThinQ either for $950 outright or $31.67 a month for 30 months. T-Mobile: Pre-orders open October 12, with the phone going on sale October 19. T-Mobile offers the V40 ThinQ either for $920 outright or $200 down and $30 a month for 24 months. The carrier currently does not offer any deals or bundles, though that could change once the V40 ThinQ goes on sale. Sprint: As with other carriers, pre-orders open October 12. General availability is set for October 19. Sprint will offer the V40 ThinQ either for $960 outright or $20 a month over 18 months with the carrier’s Flex Lease. The latter saves you $360 once the 18 months are up, so that might be the way to go if you want to save some money on a very expensive smartphone. U.S. Cellular: Pre-orders open October 12, with sales opening October 19. U.S. Cellular will offer the V40 ThinQ for $29.99 a month for 30 months. If you pre-order between October 12 and October 18, you can get a 256 GB microSD card and adapter and a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal for free. Anyone who pre-orders the V40 ThinQ on a new line can get back $150 in bill credits and a phone case for a penny. B&H: B&H will offer the unlocked version of the V40 ThinQ for $950. The listing does not state when the phone goes on sale, though you can pre-order it right now. V40 ThinQ availability: Canada Unfortunately for Canadians, LG will not release the V40 ThinQ in Canada. The company told MobileSyrup that it plans to release the G7 One in Canada instead. Rogers, Bell, and Telus plan to carry the G7 One, which launches in Canada October 19. Regional carriers Videotron, Eastlink, and SaskTel also plan to carry LG’s upcoming Android One smartphone. V40 ThinQ availability: U.K. There are no availability or pricing details for the U.K. yet. Based on U.S. prices of the V40 ThinQ, however, U.K. residents can expect to fork over at least 750 pounds. V40 ThinQ availability: Australia There are no availability or pricing details for Australia yet. Based on U.S. prices of the V40 ThinQ, however, Australia residents can expect to pay at least AU$1,350. V40 ThinQ availability: India Availability and pricing details are somewhat slim for India at the time of this writing. Whereas 91mobiles expects the V40 ThinQ to sell for 63,990 rupees, MySmartPrice expects the phone to sell for 44,990 rupees. The V40 ThinQ is not yet available through popular retailers Flipkart and Amazon India, though that should change soon. Did we miss anything? Have any other pricing or availability details that we did not include? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to check out our coverage on the LG V40 ThinQ at the links below. LG V40 ThinQ review: Undeveloped innovation LG V40 ThinQ specs: It still has a headphone jack and 32-bit DAC LG’s new Watch W7 smartwatch runs Wear OS and has mechanical hands

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date: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:26 +0000