LG announced today the newest member of V-family. Introduced the V-series in 2015. Being the first of the line – the LG V10 – offered unique features like a secondary notification-dedicated display, whereas the last year’s V20 put the biggest focus on the optics and audio experience offering a feature called Quad DAC system. Debuting today the third gen of the line –the LG V30– packs all of the 2017 flagship smartphone features including super slim, almost unnoticeable bezels and dual camera system. In addition it is also the first LG-made smartphone to house a P-AMOLED display.
The LG V30 is now official. Except for a massive and extremely sharp P-AMOLED screen panel, the phone offers pro-like optics and immersive audio experience.
LG stole the IFA 2017 show and announced the long rumored LG V30. The new smartphone surprised us with sophisticated look and top-notch specs. Dressed in a trendy bezel-free body shell the V30 looks very sleek. The effect is additionally amplified by the curved glass front and back panels with a polish metal frame.
Despite looking really fragile the V30 is pretty durable as it is tagged with IP68 certification for water- and dust-resistance. While praising the beautiful design don’t forget that the V30 is something more than just a good-looker. It arrives packed with the high end tech visible in display, camera, audio and processing parameters.
Crisp P-AMOLED display
To start from the display, the V30’s P-AMOLED screen panel provides users with a 1440x2880p resolution translating to 564ppi of pixel density. The crisp and vibrant OLED panel comes as a guaranty of a stunning viewing experience.
In addition, the “Full Vision” display strikes with 18:9 screen-to-body ratio and minimal bezels. The display lacks the secondary screen the V-series is known from and is still not curved. Why? LG simply believes that curved panels are more delicate and hence prone to shattering. But the nicely curved on the sides glass covering the device gives the impression of an extremely slim profile.
Conscious of the fact that the secondary display had its fans, LG isn’t completely ditching the concept. In the place of the V20’s secondary display LG has put the upgraded version of the G6’s always-on display, which except for showing the time and notification can also display Quick Tools or Music Player. Alongside the always-n display the V30 also offers a Floating Bar whose functionality is close to the Samsung’s edge screen tech. The bar allows for a quick access to settings, notes and others.
Even though the V30 breaks with the secondary screen tradition it still continues the tradition of combining a wide-angle camera with a sensor with a narrower field of view.
The V30 features so popular these days dual camera system consisting of two sensors. A 16MP primary shooter is accompanied by a 13MP wide-angle snapper.
To enhance the quality of photos even more, LG equipped the V30 in a camera-dedicated app. Called ‘Graphy’ the app allows you to emulate the style of your favorite photographer in your images. The app is a kind of an album of photos by professional photographers representing different styles. Quite interestingly, the phone’s users can also apply the filters to their videos.
Quad Hi-Fi DAC
Moving on, just like the two older gen devices the V30 also comes with a Hi-Fi DAC, which LG calls a game-changer for audiophiles. Created in partnership with ESS Technology the Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC tech sports several brand new functions like digital filters and sound presets, thanks to which you can personalized the audio experience. Furthermore, this advanced audio tech allows you to achieve high-quality, clear sound even when using ordinary headphones. What’s more LG is also strengthening its two-years old collaboration with Bang and Olufsen and sells the V30 along with a pro-like earphones.
Just like the Galaxy S8, the LG V30 comes powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64 or 128GB of built-in storage, optionally. Both storage variants support microSD expansion and accept cards up to 2TB. Such a massive display needs equally massive battery, this is why LG equipped the phone with a generous 3,300 mAh battery with wireless charging.
Working on Android 7.1.2 Nougat the V30 is available in black, silver, blue and violet color options. As for the release date, the phone is scheduled to go on sale on September 21. Initially, the device will be available in South Korea, later on it is promised to spread to North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. So far there is no official information concerning the V30 pricing.