LG has finally made their new flagship, Galaxy Note 8 competitor official. It offers a great package of great and useful features as well as a re-defined design over the company’s main flagship device – the LG G6.
The V30 does not come with flat sides anymore. It comes with a 2.5D curved glass that does not only make it look better over the G6, but also gives the handset a better grip to hold on to.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and…hang on, that’s the G6. (which by the way is a wonderful device, a written review and a video review is coming in a couple days)
The build quality is top notch yet once again. LG has made the back glass again with an aluminium frame that looks gorgeous in all colour variations.
The LG V30 is finally powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of on-board storage. It is of course expandable via a MicroSD card slot.
The display is a massive 6″ (18:9 aspect ratio) P-OLED QHD (1440 x 2880 px ~537ppi) screen with Dolby HDR capabilities. It will also be compatible with Google’s VR, Daydream too, since it’s using the LED display instead of an LCD.
The front glass is now protected by Gorilla Glass 5 too, that’s a good plus for sure. As always, we still recommend using a tempered glass screen protector to be on the safe side.
The device is also certified for IP68 water and dust resistance as well as the Military grade MIL-STD-810G certificate.
The device doesn’t come with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed unfortunately, but luckily it comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat instead. LG isn’t the best at upgrading their devices on time (also not the worst), but luckily history tells us that they will most likely update their V30 and G6 devices in the next few months to Android Oreo.
The V30 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Hi-Fi QUAD-DAC, USB-C 3.1 and of course Wireless Charging. The fingerprint sensor can also be found in the center of the back.
The camera on the back is a dual shooter as always. The main camera is 16MP f/1.6 aperture and has OIS and AF, the secondary camera unit is 13MP f/1.9 and has no AutoFocus. There is a single LED flash on the back too.
The selfie shooter on the front is a 5MP unit with wide angle, so you can fit everyone in a single frame.
The battery is 3300 mAh which should be just enough to last you a full day on a single charge. The device is also compatible for Quick Charge 3.0.
The LG V30 will be available in 4 colour options including Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet.
The V30 will cost €900 in Europe (which is €100 cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8) and £870 in the UK.
In case you missed out LG’s livestream announcement, you can watch it here, it starts at 30:00
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