The LG V30 smartphone launched at IFA 2017, sporting design cues from the LG G6, but with a larger 6-inch FullVision QHD+ screen. The new Phone has a dual rear camera setup featuring f/1.6 aperture, a first for a smartphone industry.
LG V30 release date for home market South Korea is on September 21, with a global rollout expected in coming weeks.
The phone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat along with a refreshed and upgraded UI - UX 6.0+ - however, Android Oreo can be expected soon. The smartphone features a 6-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 538ppi and HDR10 support. The LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (clock speed and cores unclear as of now) coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The inbuilt storage in the LG V30 is 64GB, while the LG V30+ variant has 128GB - with the option to expand it further via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The battery is rated at 3300mAh, and it features Quick Charge 3.0. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v5.0 with BLE, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 support with compatibility for USB Type-C 3.1. It measures 151.7x75.4x7.3mm and weighs 158 grams. It comes in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet colour options.
The new LG V30 features a dual rear camera setup with one 16-megapixel sensor coupled with a breakthrough aperture of f/1.6, a 71-degree wide-angle lens, and one 13-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and an aperture of f/1.9. The 16-megapixel shooter with f/1.6 aperture will let more light to enter the lenses to give sharper and highly focused images. The LG V30 incorporates a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by Bang & Olufsen.
The LG V30 features "Ok, Google" voice activation where certain keywords will perform various actions when assigned, even within the apps.
"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," Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said. "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."