We are in full swing for phone launch season, with the Galaxy Note 8 being announced last week, and the iPhone 8 being announced September 12th. At IFA 2017 in Berlin, the LG V30 smartphone has been announced along it’s ever so slightly more souped up brother the LG V30+. The V30 i the 3rd of the V-Series phones, known for their feature rich details and larger than life display sizes.
The V30 will definitely not disappoint, as the device will come in at 6 inches, with a nearly bezel-less Full Vision display. The super long aspect ratio comes with this device. The V30 will launch with Android Nougat 7.1.2 and will hopefully be upgraded to Android Oreo in the near future. Google Assistant will also come with the V30, however that is all but expected of Android Phones at this present time. The LG V30 will have an aspect ratio similar to the LG G6 launched earlier this year at 18.5:9, which will make the device fairly long, similar to the Galaxy Note 8, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the rumored aspect ratio of the upcoming iPhone 8.
The LGV30 has a battery packed inside that is rated at 3300 mAh. Rather small compared to the actual size of the phone and the capabilities of the device. The V30 also has Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE, Quick Charge 3.0, and USB-C capability. The LG V30 has a QHD+ display, a welcome improvement to the IPS display of the G6. The device is also coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which will assist with the inevitable accidental drops that come with most devices these days. LG made a huge effort with the V30 to compare to the upcoming iPhone 8, and the recently launched Galaxy Note 8.
The fingerprint scanner placement and the camera placement are similar to that of the V10 and the V20, so folks coming from those devices will feel comfortable switching to the V30. The V30 will have the Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. In comparison, the V30+ will have the same specs as the V30 with 128GB of storage. The V30 and V30+ will both have expandable storage via MicroSDHC.
The LG V30 has a 16MP f/1.6 aperture lens with Optical Image Stabilization, paired with a 13MP f/1.9 aperture lens on the rear of the device, where the finger print scanner is also housed. The back styling will be similar to that of the LG V10 and V20. On the front, the V30 has a 5MP lens with an aperture of f/2.2. The V30 will continue above all else to be a powerhouse multimedia machine with the specifications to match.
Audio has always been a major staple of the V Series of devices, with a updated Bang and Olufsen 32bit Quad DAC for the V30 and a stepped up version for the V30+ to come along for the ride as well. Both devices will come with Bang and Olufsen headphones for users to take advantage of as well.
Pricing for the LG V30 and carrier availability has not been revealed, however it is expected to hit the major US carriers in September.
What do you guys think? Is the LG V30 enough of a phone to purchase for the end of 2017? Or do we need to wait to see what the iPhone 8 has in store?