LG seems to be adamant about its long-term plans for its V-series Android smartphones. The company has already released three V-series phones so far and a fourth one, called the LG V40 ThinQ, is expected to arrive later this year. Recent firmware files may have already revealed some of the upcoming smartphone’s specs and features.

Apparently, the LG V40 ThinQ is carrying the codename “judypyn,” as discovered by the XDA Developers blog. This falls in line with LG’s codenames for its most recent phones. The V35 ThinQ had the codename “judyp,” while the LG G7 ThinQ was “judyln.” XDA also discovered in the firmware files that the V40 ThinQ will arrive with a POLED display that has a screen resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 and a notch like the G7 ThinQ. LG previously confirmed that it only uses its POLED panels for its V-series phones, so this could be a confirmation that the upcoming handset is going to be the V40 ThinQ.

If that’s not enough evidence, XDA was also able to dig up the model numbers for the rumored V40 ThinQ. Its model numbers are LM-V400N, LM-405N and LM-V409N. For reference, the LG V35 ThinQ had the model numbers LM-V350 and LM-V350N. But why does the V40 ThinQ have three model numbers? Well, the device is expected to arrive in different variants for various regions and carriers.

XDA also discovered in the firmware files that the V40 ThinQ will feature a Google Assistant button. The code related to that feature is labeled as “hot1_key.” The LG G7 ThinQ features a Google Assistant button and it’s also labeled as “hot1_key.” The V35 ThinQ doesn’t have a Google Assistant button and it doesn’t have “hot1_key” defined in its code.

As for internal specs, the firmware files reveal that the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This shouldn’t be a huge surprise considering that the V35 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ are both powered by the same chipset. What remains a mystery, however, is the memory and storage capacities of the V40 ThinQ.

The most controversial thing that was discovered in the firmware files is evidence suggesting that the V40 ThinQ will only have one front-facing camera and two cameras on its back. This completely contradicts the report from June that claimed that the V40 ThinQ would arrive with a total of five cameras (three on the back, two up front). It’s possible that the firmware files may simply be incomplete, so it’s difficult to say for sure.

The LG V40 ThinQ is expected to be announced sometime in mid-September and it might be released in early October.

LG V40 ThinQ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor. REUTERS/Albert Gea