LG is due to launch a successor to the V30 later this year and a new report claims that the handset is going to feature five cameras. The handset is tentatively called the LG V40 and it’s also said to bring a face unlock feature. At least two of those five cameras will be on the front and both will possibly be used for this face unlock feature.
AndroidPolice hears from a source familiar with LG’s plans that the V40 is going to feature five cameras. The setup process for the face unlock feature described to the scribe suggests that the two cameras may be used to create a 3D map of the face. If that’s accurate that this feature will be more secure than conventional 2D face unlock solutions.
The remaining three cameras would be at the back, much like how it is on the Huawei P20 Pro, the only triple-camera handset on the market right now. The setup is said to feature a standard wide lens, LG’s ultrawide lens, and a third sensor which will serve an undisclosed purpose. It’s possible that it may be the zoom lens or for providing enhanced depth of field (bokeh) effects.
The LG V40 is also said to have a notched display with the ability to hide the notch as LG G7 users can already do. Other than the five cameras, it will feature the Snapdragon 845 processor, a dedicated Assistant button, and LG’s Quad DAC.
It’s unclear as yet when the only handset to feature five smartphone cameras this year will actually be released.