LG is kicking off Android’s jam-packed October with the V40 ThinQ. It’s LG’s fourth phone this year, following the V30S, G7 and V35, and I’ll admit I didn’t have high hopes for it. After the tremendous G6, LG lost its focus a bit. It was starting to look like it had forgotten how to make exciting phones.

But the V40 could be a sleeper hit of the fall. While it’s technically a successor to the V30 and V30S, with a notched screen and all-glass design, it’s as much a follow-up the six-month-old G7. And that’s a good thing. The G7 wasn’t a bad phone by any stretch, but it was a boring one. The V40 is a party by comparison.

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If you liked the G7 you’ll love the V40.

But first the not-so-exciting stuff. The V40 brings over the G7’s best features, including the Boombox speaker and Super Bright Camera, along with the same or improved specs:

Display: 6.4-inch 3120×1440 OLED, 537ppi
Processor: Snapdragon 845
RAM: 6GB or 8GB
Storage: 64GB or 128GB
Battery: 3,300mAH

It’s also got a Quad DAC, IP68 water resistance, wireless charging, a Google Assistant button, and the eye-rolling “new second screen,” which is really just a way to hide the notch with a black bar. Because LG has gone back to OLED with the V40, however, the second screen looks a heck of a lot better on the V40 than it does on the G7.

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The three cameras on the V40 work independently or together—your choice.

Speaking of that OLED screen, LG has finally nailed it. I wasn’t impressed with the LG’s first OLED on the V30 and was equally disappointed with the dull display it supplied for the Google Pixel 2XL, but the V40 is nothing short of excellent. Even without diving into the color settings, the V40 produced rich colors and deep blacks, which makes the notch practically invisible when the second screen is turned on. That just isn’t the case with the G7’s LCD screen.

Speaking of the notch, there are now two cameras inside of it: a 5MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP standard one. There’s just a 10-degree field of view difference between them (80 degrees versus 90 degrees), but it makes a big difference when trying to cram a bunch of people into a selfie. Also, you can take true portrait shots with the front camera now, where the G7 relied on computational blurring.

But the three biggest things the LG V40 has going for it are all on the back: camera 1, camera 2, and camera 3. That’s right, you get three rear cameras on the V40, a first for an LG phone and still a rarity among smartphones:

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