In this month, LG introduced its new flagship. The LG V40 ThinQ is the first smartphone from the Korean manufacturer with three cameras at the rear, these are placed horizontally from each other. A new design patent from LG Electronics shows that the company has another idea about the camera setup.
LG smartphones with a square camera setup
The USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) published three design patents of LG Electronics on October 23, 2018. All three show a smartphone design with a triple camera on the back. The camera setup is, however, significantly different from that of the V40 ThinQ. We put the different designs side by side.
In model A we see an LG smartphone with narrow screen edges. On the back, it appears to be the fingerprint scanner, as well as three cameras and a flash. The cameras and flash are placed in a square setup, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 series introduced earlier this month.
Model B is the same as the first design, only the display in the corners is significantly more rounded. Model C has a considerable rounder housing. As the radius of the display roundings becomes larger, the screen edges on the sides seem to decrease slightly, or model C has slightly narrower bezels than model A.
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Or LG eventually, like Huawei, will opt for a square camera setup. Maybe it’s something for the Q-series. In any case, it is interesting to see that LG already had this idea, well before the introduction of the Mate 20 series.