LG has now sent out a media invite for the launch of its ‘other’ flagship V30 smartphone. The media invite reveals an August 31 launch at the IFA Berlin 2017. This corresponds with previous rumors which suggested that the Korean electronics maker will debut its LG V30 at this year’s IFA.
LG hasn’t had a great year so far. The LG G6 with a slightly dated Snapdragon 821 chip failed to do wonders for the company. Despite being the first to include a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio in the LG G6, it lost out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 in its own game. The LG V30 might be the company’s last lifeline to amass a decent market share in the last quarter of 2017.
— Faryaab Sheikh (@Faryaab) July 12, 2017
Unlike previous occasions, LG is expected to bring its V30 to Europe. And that may have been the possibly reason to unveil the smartphone at IFA. Faryaab Sheikh, Ex-Editor in Chief of Sammobile has claimed on Twitter that the LG V30 will not just come to Europe but will also feature an OLED screen.
Only a handful of rumors are available regarding the specs of the LG V30. Reports coming from Korea reveal that the flagship V series smartphone will come with a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ 18:9 AMOLED display. Needless to say that the display would have minimum bezels just like the LG G6. That said, LG V30 is said to drop the characteristic secondary screen found in its predecessor.
Apart from that, the LG V30 is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB RAM. Details regarding the storage options of the LG V30 aren’t known so far. The LG V30 will boast the same dual 13MP setup as found in the G6.
The LG V30 will face stiff competition from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Both these devices will be competing in the phablet territory with a price tag upwards of $799. The upcoming iPhone 8 Plus too may play spoil sport for V30. It would be interesting to see how LG’s flagship smartphone fares against such competition from counterpart brands.