The LG V30 has now been made official at IFA 2017 in Berlin. The phablet is quite close to everything that we heard all those rumors, reports, and speculations about. It features the same FullVision display which we first saw on the LG G6. It looks even better on the latest phablet and when combined with other features makes it a worthy competitor against the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
To start off, the LG V30 sports a 6-inch Quad HD+ POLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Always on Display feature. The bezels are even slimmer on the device and you will find a complete design overhaul when compared to the older LG V20. The display is HDR10 compatible which means you will be able to enjoy HDR content on the smartphone like via Netflix.
LG has decided to ditch the signature secondary display this time and has replaced it with ‘Floating Bar’. It is basically a bar that can be made appear/disappear at any time and offers the same functionality as the secondary display.
It continues the trend of featuring a dual rear camera setup which now comprises of a 16-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.6 aperture, OIS, EIS, and a 71-degree field of view and a 13-megapixel secondary shooter with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens. It is the world’s first smartphone with a f/1.6 aperture which means it can capture the most amount of light which should help in clicking better and sharper photos. As for taking selfies, you will find a 5-megapixel shooter with a f/2.2 aperture on the front.
Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal storage but there is another model which offers 128GB of internal storage and is known as the LG V30+. Other than the extra storage, the Plus model has all specifications and features exactly the same.
The whole package is powered by a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless charging. It also features a fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, IP68 certification, MIL-STD 810G rating, and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. It will be shipping with Android 7.1.2 Nougat but you should expect an upgrade to Oreo in the future.
The LG V30 has been announced in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet color options. There are no words on the pricing yet but it will be coming first to South Korea starting September 21st after which it will be made available in other markets gradually.