The V30 is also said to come with an OLED panel, a first for any LG flagship smartphone, but definitely a must in 2017 when even Apple is launching an iPhone with that screen technology.
The LG V10 had a 5.7-inch screen
The LG V20 had a 5.7-inch screen
The LG V10 and V20 came with 5.7-inch LCD displays, and the V30 isn’t likely to sport anything smaller. But for now, the exact diagonal size of the LG V30 ‘s display remains unknown. Its aspect ratio is also shrouded in mystery: it could stick to 16:9 proportions, as seen on phones like the LG V20, or might adopt the taller, 18:9 ratio of the LG G6. We don’t mind the latter, actually. This would make the phone narrower, thus easier to hold, and we have nothing against that, knowing how tricky to wield the V20 was.
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~474 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– Secondary display|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 7.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual 13 MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis, phase detection AF) + 13 MP (f/2.4, no AF), dual-LED flash|
|Features||1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– B&O Play certified
– 24-bit/48kHz audio recording
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|MISC||Colors||Titan, Silver, Pink|
When the LG V20 launched, it was the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Therefore, it seems logical to assume that the V30 will ship with Android O pre-loaded. Knowing that the next major Android version is coming later this summer, this could very well be the case.
There’s no doubt that the LG V30 will be equipped with an advanced set of cameras – probably one similar to what we have on the LG V20 and the LG G6. In other words, one regular, all-purpose camera would be your primary shooter, while the secondary camera will boast a wide-angle lens that captures more of the scene from the same distance. Rumor has it that two cameras will be also present on the front of the device, but their advantage over a single-camera arrangement isn’t known.
Just like the LG V20 and the LG V10 before it, the LG V30 is expected to be equipped with plenty of features that allow it to capture high-quality audio and video: advanced microphones, a powerful audio DAC, and equally capable software to drive the process. As a reminder, the V20 came with full manual camera controls while shooting photo and video, as well as with a sophisticated audio recorder app.
LG V30 release date and price
LG has typically released its V phones in its flagship off-season, which just so happen around the time that Apple brings its new iPhone models to market.
One report has claimed the V30 will come out a little earlier than originally expected. A Korean source said it should launch in August 2017 rather than September, but it’s still not clear what markets will get the phone.
LG didn’t release the V10 or V20 in the UK, so it may not release the V30 there either.
As far as price goes, this smartphone won’t be cheap. Though this isn’t a flagship in the typical sense, you can expect to shell out flagship prices for the V30.
LG V30 rumors, news and confirmed features
This, of course, means that not only will it meet spec in terms of power with the Snapdragon 835 likely to be behind the wheel, but it will be the first LG phone to have an OLED screen since the LG G Flex 2 – a mandatory inclusion to be Daydream-compatible.
Thanks to tweets from respected tech insider Evan Blass, we now have a better idea of what the V30 will look like, including the fact that it looks like the V30 will be sticking to its predecessors screen-under-screen display.
As we mentioned above, the LG V30 is expected to come with a glass back in order to allow wireless charging to be implemented. That’s because neither the Qi, nor the Powermat wireless charging standard works through metal. Having a glass back will most certainly mean that the V30 will have a non-removable battery. As far as capacity goes, your guess is as good as ours.