LG’s gen-next smartphone, the LG V30 was finally announced today at the IFA 2017. The phone was awaited for quite a while now and there were many leaks and rumors which gave us a fair idea of the device. The leaks were mostly accurate but LG did have a few surprises too. Let us take a closer look at this gen-next LG smartphone and what it has to offer –
LG V30 Specifications
Design and Display
The LG V30 comes out into the markets with a 6 inch, FullVision display. What makes this phone really special is that this is the first time LG is using their own OLED displays in a phone. This brings LG’s unmatched expertise in the world of televisions to the smartphone screen.
The phone features a very slim, 7.3 mm profile. It comes with a full metal unibody with rounded corners and is a really impressive and premium looking device. The display offers an excellent High Dynamic coloration, and supports HDR 10. Thanks to this massive, immersive display, VR is going to be better than ever before. The LG V30 offers Daydream support right from day-one.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This is LG’s first smartphone to run on the Snapdragon 835. This processor gives the phone three unique advantages – firstly the photos and videos can be captured better than ever before and while consuming minimal power. Secondly, the Adreno 540 GPU that the processor comes with enables the phone to play life-like graphics with minimal to no latency. Finally, the connectivity on the phone gets a major step up with the Gigabit X16 LTE modem.
The phone runs on the LG UX and offers the users with a number of innovative features. One such innovative feature is that of Graphy, which is an assistant of sorts. Graphy helps you take better pictures. In addition to that there are a number of other features too. LG has introduced a ‘floating bar’ in place of the secondary screen. The phone also comes with a customizable always-on display.
The Google Assistant on the LG V30 too, is quite powerful. Users can perform many V30-specific features on the Assistant such as the ability to start off the camera in various modes using just the voice. Talking of voice, the voice unlock feature too, has gotten much smarter with this phone. The V30 will be the first phone to support Google Assistant in Korean language.
One of the biggest highlights of the LG V30 is the camera that it comes with. This is the first time on an LG device that we get to see a f/1.6 camera. This allows better capture of light and images taken in dark appear better. Moreover, the lens that the phone comes with is not a plastic lens but a glass lens, which LG calls a Crystal Clear lens. The dual cameras on the back come with a 16MP + 16MP resolution.
LG has made the cameras more powerful and also smaller in size compared to previous flagships. What is perhaps the most stunning aspect of the LG V30 camera is that it comes out into the markets with professional video editing features. It offers features that allow the users to create a stunning cinematic experience on phone. Features such as Cine Logs, Point Zoom and Cine Effect contribute towards it.
The LG V30 comes with Bang and Olufsen audio. The phone offers 32 bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio which helps minimize distortions. The phone sports a 3.5 mm jack! It comes with B&O Headphones too.
The phone runs on a 3300mAh battery. It can power the device for long hours. Moreover, it supports wireless fast charging as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. A new power saver mode ensures that the phone lasts for long even when the battery is low.
The price and availability details are yet to be announced. Stay tuned with us for more details.