LG V30 is official: It is a strong competitor to Galaxy Note 8


The exquisite LG V30 has just launched at IFA 2017 and it represents a drastic shift in LG’s flagship strategy. The LG G6 signaled the beginning of that shift. We’d say LG is now one of the serious contenders that can displace the Galaxy Note 8 if LG takes care of pricing. So, what is all the hot talk around the device today that has dominated IFA’s first day? let’s take a look.

LG V30 blue official

The LG V30 is a multimedia device for consumers as well as for creators. The 6-inch OLED Quad HD FullVision display ensures Samsung won’t have the bragging rights for its Infinity Display. Also, the 3D glass at the edges gives it a very subtle curve. The display is Daydream compatible and has Mobile HDR10. The rear camera of the phone is special.

It has a 16 MP lens with f/1.6 aperture and IOS which is backed by a ton of manual controls that will excite pro photographers. The other sensor comes with 13 MP density and f/1.9 aperture. LG has shrunk the lenses to half its size on the V20. The strong hardware is backed by software enhancements like slow zoom, Cine Effect, Cine Log and many more tools. However, the UI can be confusing unless you are a pro media creator.

The LG V30 is powered by the flagship-grade Snapdragon 835 coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB (LG V30+) storage. It runs Android Nougat 7.1.2 pre-installed. Buyers can expect Android Oreo by the end of the year or next year as said by LG. Apart from that, the device has Hi-Fi Quad DAC with preset controls to delight audiophiles. The phone will also come with B&O Play branded speakers. The build quality is the same as LG G6 except that it has glass on the back.

We don’t know much about the price right now but the phone will be available in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Cloud Silver, and Lavender Violet hues. Korea will be the first to get the phone on September 21 followed by North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Stay connected for more announcements from IFA 2017.

LG V30 Specs

OSAndroid 7.1.2
Display6.0”, Plastic OLED, Quad HD (2880×1440), 18:9 aspect ratio
Dimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage64GB or 128GB (Plus model)
Rear CamerasSony IMX351, 16MP f/1.6 (71°) with OIS / 13MP wide-angle f/1.9(120°) with EIS
Front Camera5MP (90°)
Video RecordingUHD 4K at 30 fps
ConnectivityRear fingerprint scanner
OtherIP68 water and dust resistance rating, Wireless charging


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