Its processing requirements are handled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 4GB of RAM running on Android Nougat. Images looked sharp and colourful, too, and the front-facing camera appeared vibrant and responsive during our tests. Oh, and it's also IP68 certified, meaning it's water (and dust) proof to over 1.5m for 30 minutes. This event had been hailed as the flawless for announcing the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but the phone was made official a week earlier in order to grab the attention of those attending the show. The front camera has an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/1.7 aperture lens.
The LG V30 will be available in silver or blue in the United Kingdom, however, LG is yet to announce pricing or release dates just yet. It measures 151.7mm x 75.4mm x 7.3mm making it slimmer than the V20. In addition to video recording with Hi-Fi audio, there's also a feature called Cine Effect which produces more cinematic videos.
Storage size is 64GB for its internal memory, while a microSD card slot is available for memory expansion. LG notes that V30 is the first smartphone to have such a larger aperture lens, which will let in more light for brighter images.
The LG V30 also boasts a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by Bang & Olufsen and also comes bundled with B&O Play earphones. The rear dual camera setup in the LG V30 is made up of a 16-Megapixel (Standard Angle)+13-Megapixel Wide Angle (F1.9/120-degree.) In the meanwhile the front/selfie camera unit is a 5-Megapixel wide angle lens. The device comes with Dual rear cameras and Quad HD+ Plus OLED FullVision screen. LG has packed a non-removable 3,300mAh battery inside the LG V30 which can be charged quickly through USB-C through Quick Charge 3.0.
The LG V30 reportedly will start shipping from September 21, first at its home country in South Korea. The floating bar can be customized with up to five apps for easy access to the most used applications. That's because it sports an 82% screen to body ratio (with a 18:9 aspect ratio), allowing the LG V30 to pull off a big screen in a relatively small body that measures just 5.96 x 2.96 x 0.29 inches.
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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. Like the predecessor V20, on the V30 you have a second always-on screen situated right above the main display. The smartphone will be available in either 64GB or 128GB storage. When the display is off, the AOD replaces the Second Screen by providing shortcuts to Quick Tools and Music Player without having to turn on the display. The V30 also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.
In what could be interpreted as a not-so-subtle burn intended for Samsung, LG talked up the cooling panel and heat pipe in the V30, which should stop the device from overheating.