LG has officially announced the V30; a premium, high-performance smartphone packing in a near bezel-less FullVision display and professional audio features.
LG’s V series has remained an oddity in its lineup; traditionally eschewing a sleek and sexy design for a jack-of-all-trades approach. The newest entry in that lineup is now officially out in the wild – and where LG previously espoused brawn over beauty, the LG V30 marries those two worlds together.
The influence is obvious here; the V30 adopts a near bezel-less design as seen on both the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8. LG’s newest champion adopts a curved glass front and back with a metal frame to boot, while Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset resides under the hood.
In terms of general specs, 4GB of RAM is present here in addition to 64GB of expandable storage. A large 3,300mAh battery and wireless charging support debut to keep power fiends happy.
The V30 is also remarkable in the sense that this is LG’s first smartphone to pack in an OLED display rather than an IPS LCD screen; the V30 accommodates a resolution of 1440×2880 that delivers 564ppi.
The V30 further rids itself of the secondary display that sat at the top of the V10 and V20, and makes use of a ticker display integrated with a smarter Always-On screen. A Floating Bar can be summoned from the side of the screen, somewhat like the Edge display on Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones.
A little like the LG G6, the V30 debuts with two cameras; one is a 16-megapixel primary lens, while the other is a 13-megapixel wide-angle unit. A wider f/1.6 aperture debuts on the primary lens, while another innovation is LG’s Graphy service, which lets users rip manual camera settings from a series of pre-supplied images.
Perhaps the most defining feature of the V30 is its professional audio setup, which includes an advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC with digital filters and sound presets. The device will ship with B&0 Play earphones in the box, letting users enjoy rich sound from the get-go.
No pricing information has yet been announced for LG’s newest smartphone, though rumours indicate the device could sell for as much as $699 USD in international markets. We’ll continue coverage when we hear more information on local availability.
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