Here’s how to buy the new five-camera LG V40 ThinQ flagship phone
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LG has a new phone — the V40 ThinQ — and it has five cameras, flagship specs including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and a nice big 6.4-inch display. Check out our review for our impressions of the phone, but read on if you’re ready to buy it and want the best deals and prices.
The LG V40 is available in two colors, Aurora black and Moroccan Blue, but there is only one 64GB storage option. Thankfully, there is a MicroSD card slot if you want more space. Official retail sales for the phone won’t begin until October 18, though availability varies from carrier to carrier. Pre-orders kick off on October 12.
LG also announced a few “nationwide” deals that may be available through your carrier. For example, if you pre-order the LG V40 ThinQ, you get a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal, and a SanDisk 256GB MicroSD card with an adapter. Combined, that equates to more than $250 of added value. Here’s everything you need to know about getting the LG V40 ThinQ for yourself.
Some retailers are listing the LG V40 ThinQ for $949 unlocked. Currently, B&H is listing the black version of the device, though we will update this article if we find more retailers listing the phone.
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Not interested in getting the phone unlocked from LG? Perhaps ordering through a carrier is a better option for you.
AT&T said it will be carrying the LG V40 ThinQ. The device will be up for pre-order starting on October 12, and users will be able to get it for $31.67 per month for 30 months on the AT&T Next plan. Full availability for the phone starts on October 19.
Sprint will be offering the LG V40 ThinQ, but it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to pre-order it through the carrier. The V40 ThinQ comes at $960, or $40 per month for 24 months, or you can get it on a Sprint Flex lease for $20 per month for 18 months. Of course, through a lease, you’ll have to return the device and upgrade at the end of the term. Sales of the LG V40 ThinQ begin on October 19.
T-Mobile announced that it will be offering the LG V40 ThinQ, with pre-orders starting on Friday, October 12, and full sales on Friday, October 19. Pricing for the phone comes at $30 per month for 24 months with a $200 down payment, on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan.
On Verizon, the LG V40 ThinQ will be available starting on October 11, but before we dive into pricing there are a few sweet deals to consider. For example, those that activate a Verizon device payment plan will get $200 off the LG V40. If you’re switching to Verizon or activate a new line, you also get up to $300 off when you trade in an old phone. Last but not least, like some other carriers, those that buy the LG V40 ThinQ on Verizon are eligible for a free SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSDXC card, as well as a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal.
Pricing for the LG V40 ThinQ comes at $40.83 per month for 24 months — or a total of $980. That is significantly more than, for example, U.S. Cellular, which offers the phone for a total of $900.
U.S. Cellular announced its availability for the new LG V40 ThinQ. On the carrier, the device will be up for pre-order starting on Friday, October 12. Those that do pre-order the phones and open a new line on the carrier will get $150 back in bill credits, as well as a V40 ThinQ case for an extra penny. Full sales for the phone on U.S. Cellular will begin on Friday, October 19. On top of that, anyone who pre-orders the phone between October 12 and October 18 will be eligible for a free SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSDXC card, as well as a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal.
When it comes to actual pricing, the LG V40 ThinQ comes at $30 per month for 30 months on U.S. Cellular. That equates to a total of $900.
We’ll update this article as we hear more about LG V40 ThinQ pricing and availability.
Updated on October 3, 2018: Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and unlocked availability details added.
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