IFA 2017 | LG V30 is now official after numerous leaks and teasers

Friday, 01 Sep, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 will ensure this phone keeps pace with its competitors. For selfies, the device packs a 5MP front facing shooter. Oh, and it's also IP68 certified, meaning it's water (and dust) proof to over 1.5m for 30 minutes.

While typical cameras only allow one to zoom in on the centre of the frame, "Point Zoom" allows them to zoom in on any subject smoothly using the zoom slider. regardless of its position in the frame.

The LG V30 sounds like a fantastic phone on the surface.

Even if the dimensions of LG V30 (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.6mm) are larger than dimensions of LG G6 (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm), LG V30 is thinner and weighs less with 158g of weight. The phone includes an innovative Hi-Fi DAC feature which has been developed in partnership with California-based ESS Technology to bring features such as digital filters and sound presets for clearer audio even with average headphones. It will be made available in four colour variants - Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. The default storage can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card. That's a bit disappointing since the V2o was the first non-Google device launched with 7.0 Nougat.

Google Assistant is also bundled, and supports commands specific to the V30, such as "Ok Google, take a romantic Cine Video" or "Ok Google, take a wide-angle selfie".

Keeping up with the latest trends, the LG V30 features a dual rear camera setup comprising a 16-megapixel standard lens and a 13-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens. The device is powered by a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless charging.

IFA 2017 | LG V30 is now official after numerous leaks and teasers
IFA 2017 | LG V30 is now official after numerous leaks and teasers

The start of sales of smartphone LG V30 will take place on 21 September in South Korea. The floating bar can also be customised with apps users choose.

The #LG V30 sports a 6-inch FullVision OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 and 537ppi.

Consequently, it was hard for many reviewers, us included, to recommend the LG G6 in spite of its many other admirable qualities; the simple fact was that it was using last year's tech in a brand new flagship.

While the device is official, we are yet to know about the price and availability of the LG V30.

The second screen featured on the LG V20 - a small bar atop the phone's main display - has been ditched and replaced by a floating bar that you can enable or disable in the software. The screen also supports High Dynamic Range 10 (HDR) content and Always On mode. On the connectivity front, users will get 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. LG is adding B&O PLAY in the retail box of the V30 for all the audiophiles out there. Although the smartphone has a bigger screen than its predecessor, LG V30 is shorter, lighter and narrower as compared to LG V20.

Users don't have to look any further if incredible audio quality and music on the go is what they are looking for.