At the IFA 2017 event in Berlin, LG has officially unveiled the LG V30 smartphone that succeeds the V20 but doesn’t keep up with the design strategy that LG has for this series. The V30 looks more like the flagship G series as the front has a FullVision display that the flagship LG G6 came with, but the LG V30 has a 6 inch display.
Under the 6-inch screen is the FullVision display that comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio and the screen resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. For the protection of the screen, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. LG has for the first time opted for an edge-to-edge OLED display with the HDR 10 format. Also, the LG V30 is going to be Daydream compatible. The V30 has IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and MIL-STD 810G rating for durability.
Under the hood, as expected, the V30 comes powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (2.4GHz oct-core processor), and along with that is 4GB of RAM and storage options of 64GB and 128GB internal storage. A MicroSD card slot helps in storage expansion by about 2TB.
LG has partnered with Bang & Olufsen for the audio enhancement and thus, you would see the B&O branding on the back of the phone, just below the fingerprint scanner. What this partnership means is that you get a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by Bang & Olufsen and to take advantage of that, there are some sound presets also made available, including enhanced, detailed, bass and live. The LG V30, as is known for the media consumption, also has the support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.
While the home button on the back also has the fingerprint sensor on it, the LG V30 with Android 7.1.2 based LG’s UX 6.0+ also has some other security features including facial recognition and voice recognition. LG claims that the voice recognition will work even if music is being played on the device.
For the imaging, the LG V30 comes with a dual-lens rear camera combination in which, the primary camera has a F/1.6 aperture and this is the world’s first smartphone to have that aperture size for its camera. It is a 16MP camera while the secondary camera beside to it is a 13MP one with a wide-angle lens and the F/1.9 aperture. It is a glass lens that has a higher capability of collecting light and reproducing colors when compared to the plastic lens. The camera is packed with Laser autofocus, Optical image stabilization, and electronic image stabilization. On the front is a 5MP camera with a wide-angle lens and the F/2.2 aperture.
LG says that there is a lot offered when it comes to videography, as the phone has CineShot movie mode and cine effect enables users to apply color palates. There is a 3300 mAh battery with the fast charging and wireless charging support.
Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile said, “The V series has always been demonstrating new practical mobile technologies that contribute to high quality content creation and the V30 has not lost sight of its roots, with its F1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera and Cine Video mode, the LG V30 is designed to help create professional-looking content without professional-level complexity.”
While the device is official, we are yet to know about the price and availability of the LG V30.