With the rise of dual rear camera setups, we’ve seen a lot of phones come to market with three total cameras. There are a few devices that’ve gone a bit farther and used four total cameras, like the HTC U12+ and Huawei P20 Pro, and now a new report claims that an upcoming phone is going to take things a step further.
The LG V40 will include a total of five cameras, according to a source speaking to Android Police. It’s expected that there will be two cameras on the front of the phone and that one or both will be utilized for face unlock. The report speculates that the cameras could capture a 3D map of the owner’s face.
Meanwhile, the back of the V40 will allegedly be home to a triple camera setup that includes a standard camera, an LG ultrawide angle lens, and a third sensor whose purpose remains a mystery.
It’s kind of crazy to think that we might soon get a smartphone with five cameras on its body, but when you think about how device makers are always trying to one-up each other to get consumers’ attention, it was probably only a matter of time before this happened. Of course, the number of cameras that the V40 have doesn’t matter if they’re not any good, so we’ll have to wait for the LG V40 to come to market to see how LG utilizes the five cameras and how they perform.
Today’s report also contains a few other tidbits about the LG V40. The device is expected to have a display notch like the LG G7 ThinQ before it. In fact, the design of the V40 will reportedly look like an enlarged G7.
Also said to be included with the LG V40 is a Snapdragon 845 processor, a rear fingerprint reader, a Quad DAC for improved audio, and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side of the device.