LG V30 has literally stolen the show IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The device which did not escape Evan Blass’ treat of leaks packs some quite interesting features, especially for photography enthusiasts. Prior to today’s announcement, we knew pretty much everything about the V30 but that did not kill the excitement that followed the device’s announcement.
The full-vision display of the V30 is front and centre, with a 6-inch 2K OLED screen set at, what is now becoming the expectation, 18:9 aspect ratio. The device itself is made entirely out of metal, with dual cameras at the back, USB-C for charging and data transfer and, wait for it, a headphone jack that will deliver high-quality sound thanks to the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC included, complemented by B&O PLAY earphones.
Speaking of cameras, LG brags that the V30 is the first smartphone to feature a rear camera with an f1.6 aperture camera lens, which in other words means it will perform like a boss in low-light shots. The dual camera set-up includes a 16MP standard lens and a 13MP wide-angle lens. The selfie camera is a wide-angle lens set at 5MP.
In an expected twist, the V30 drops the secondary display that was a standout feature for the V series. In the V30, LG has implemented a floating bar, which can be customized with up to five apps for easy access to your most frequently used apps. Yes, the V30 still has an always-on display.
In the software department, the LG V30 ships with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, with a promise to get Android Oreo soon. Other supported features include Daydream support for the VR-heads among you, Snapdragon 835, 4G RAM, 64GB UFS 2.0 storage, IP68 water resistance and a 3300mAh battery.
LG has said that the V30 will be available as from September 21 in South Korea and other markets will follow.