Specifications comparison: LG V40 ThinQ v Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The rivalry between Samsung and LG is like Ying and Yang or peanut butter and jam, where you find one you’ll usually find the other. Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 9 back in August, and LG has just taken the wraps off its new V40 ThinQ, with each of them aiming at slightly different demographics. Samsung has revamped the S Pen and given it Bluetooth connectivity while LG has graced the v40 with a third rear camera and enhanced its cinematography abilities. If you are wondering which of these two flagship smartphones is the phone for you, join us after the break to see how they compare regarding hardware under the hood. 

 LG V40 ThinQSamsung Galaxy Note 9
AnnouncedOctober 3, 20189 August 2018
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience 9.5
Display6.4-inch OLED, QHD+ (3120 x 1440 resolution), 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 538ppi6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 (18:5:9),
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-coreQualcomm *45 Octa-core/Exynos 9810 octa-core
RAM6GB LPDDR4X6/8GB
Storage64/128GB (Plus Model) UFS 2.1, MicroSD card support (up to 2TB)128/512GB, UFS 2.1, MicroSD card support up to 512GB
Primary Rear Camera12MP Standard (F1.5/ 1.4μm/78°), OIS, PDAF12MP Super Speed, Dual Pixel, OIS, F/1.5 - F/2.4
Secondary Rear Cameras12MP Telephoto (F2.4/1.0μm/45°), 2X Zoom
16MP Super Wide-angle lens,1-micron, f/1.9, 107-degree
12MP Telephoto lens, F/2.4
Front Cameras8MP Standard (F1.9/1.12μm/80°) + 5MP Wide (F2.2/1.12μm/90°)8MP F/1.7, Auto Focus
Battery3,300mAh, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Wireless Charging 4,000mAh (non removable), Wireless charging, Quick Charge 2.0
Sound32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, BoomBox speaker, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound,
3.5mm Audio Jack
Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos
Audio JackYesYes
SecurityRear fingerprint readerRear fingerprint reader, Iris Scanner, Samsung Knox
ConnectivityNFC, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, USB Type-C
Water/Dust ResistanceIP68, MIL-STD 810G IP68
Measurements158.7 x 75.8 x 7.7mm161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
Weight169g201g
ColorsNew Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue, Carmine RedOcean Blue, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Midnight Black

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