LG V30 is finally here. As expected, the flagship phablet from LG went live at the IFA Berlin. It’s the successor to the LG V20 and is presumably the ‘other’ Korean maker’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The LG V30 looks nowhere close to its predecessors. It’s a completely new phone, which even ditches the characteristic ticker display of the LG V10 and V20. That said, it still retains some of the highlighting features of the V series including the IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, MIL-STD-810G compliance and quad audio DAC for a Hi-Fi music experience. The LG V30 is all set to go on sale in South Korea on September 21, with a global launch set to take place soon after that. So without further ado, let’s find out the top 5 LG V30 features.
Huge 18:9 OLED Display with Ultra-Minimal Bezels
LG has finally made the shift from LCDs to OLEDs. It’s the latest flagship, the LG V30 which went live at the IFA Berlin sports a large 6-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440) Full Vision OLED display.
At 81.2% screen to body ratio, it whisks past the LG G6 by a fairly decent margin.
Floating Bar Replaces the Secondary Ticker Display
The flagship V series from LG was always characterized by its secondary ticker display. The small rectangular strip of display found just above the primary panel was more like LG’s answer to Samsung dual edge panel. It, however, failed to garner much attention from fans and media, and so it isn’t surprising to see LG drop the ticker display in its V30. The ticker display isn’t entirely gone though, rather its functionality is now included within the software running on the LG V30. The Korean electronics firm has included a new floating bar in its latest iteration of UI. It’s basically a rectangular pop-up bar located on the left or right side of the display containing shortcuts to apps, setting and much more.
Finally, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
The camera unit in the LG V30 comes with a Crystal glass lens.
Beefed Up Internals Complimented by a Well Designed Exterior
LG has given the internals of its V30, the much-needed adrenaline boost. The latest flagship from the Korean maker boasts the latest and the greatest chip available in the market. We are talking about, none other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The LG G6 apparently came with a slightly dated Snapdragon 821. And that in fact, a major shortcoming of the overall well put together smartphone. The exterior of the LG V30 too has received the much needed shot in the arm. It no longer looks as bare bones as its predecessor. Rather, it’s looking more like a polished and fine-tuned LG G6, which by itself was one of the better-looking phones of this year. The rough edges have been smoothened, the rear dual camera unit has been compressed and the back now features a beautiful silver color V30 branding. Just what, the doctor ordered.
Largest Rear Camera Aperture found on Any Smartphone
Another major improvement in the LG V30 is its camera. The flagship phablet carries forward the dual rear camera setup from the G6, but the sensors have now been improved. It now boasts a primary 16MP f/1.6 sensor coupled with a 13MP f/1.9 unit. The primary 16MP sensor has by far the largest aperture seen in a smartphone camera to date. The LG V30 comes with OIS, PDAF, LED flash and Laser Autofocus sensor. For those wondering, the secondary sensor is primarily meant for capturing ultra-wide angles shots, which still now remains something exclusive to LG smartphones. Furthermore, the video camera now has a feature called Point-Zoom and an ability to shoot video in Log mode.