At IFA 2017, LG took the wraps off the much awaited LG V30, the latest iteration of company’s V series smartphone. It’s the successor of LG V20 which was launched in 2016. Surprisingly LG has not included the secondary display what we have seen in LG V10 and V20. Instead, this smartphone comes with a floating bar and Always-on Display that replaces the secondary screen by providing shortcuts to quick tools when the screen is off. The floating Bar can be customized with up to five apps for easy access and can also be dragged off to the side.
The LG V30 comes with the Dual camera setup at the rear side that includes a 16MP standard and 13MP wide angle sensor with EIS, OIS & Hybrid Autofocus. The camera comes preloaded with 16 unique cine effects that can be easily applied to videos with a simple tap. At the front, it equipped with a 5MP camera with 90° wide-angle lens for panoramic selfies. For immersive viewing experience, it has 6″ QHD+ OLED FullVision display which is protected by Gorilla glass and has a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels. Under the hood is Octa-core Snapdragon 835 CPU mated with 4GB of RAM. The 3000mAh battery is powered by Quick Charge 3.0 that charges from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes and also offers wireless charging.
Furthermore, LG V30 also passed 14 categories of the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test making it compliant for military operations. It even certified by IP68 and can be immersed in water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes without impacting the functions. For better audio experience V30 has equipped with Hi-Fi Quad DAC with audio tuning by B&O PLAY. For connectivity, it includes WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and a USB 3.1 compatible Type-C port. The only difference between the LG V30 and V30+ is the storage. V30 comes with 64GB storage wherein V30+ offers 128GB storage. Rest all specifications, features including the dimension remains same.
The LG V30 will be available to consumers in South Korea starting 21st September and followed by key markets in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It comes in four colors – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. The LG V30+ will be available in limited markets.
LG V30 and V30+ Specifications
- 6″ Quad HD+ OLED FullVision Display, 538ppi
- 2880×1440 Pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass 5
- Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition
- Always-On Display, IP 68 Water & Dust Resistant
- MIL-STD 810G Compliant
- Snapdragon 835 Processor, Octa-core
- 4GB RAM, Adreno 540 GPU
- Storage – 64GB – V30, 128GB – V30+
- microSD Support up to 2TB
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX 6.0+
- Dual Rear Cameras, 16MP Standard f/1.6 + 13MP Wide-angle f/1.9, OIS, EIS, Hybrid Autofocus, LED Flash
- 5MP Front Camera, 90° Wide-angle, f/2.2
- 3300mAh Battery, Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless Charging
- LTE-A 4 Band CA
- Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC
- USB Type-C, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, B&O Play
- Daydream VR Support
- Dimensions (HxWxT) – 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm
- Weight – 158g
- Colors – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet