LG has announced that it will hold a press conference on August 31, 2017, in Berlin at the IFA 2017 to launch its highly anticipated new V series device – the V30. The V30 will be a successor to the LG V20 launched in September 2016. It is expected to build upon the reputation and popularity that its predecessor achieved. Just like every other smartphone company, LG has also been pretty unsuccessful in keeping its new device under wraps, let’s have a look at what has been revealed so far.
Early in July, OnLeaks in collaboration with MySmartPrice revealed a closer look at what the V30 may look like. These images, together with the video render revealed how the upcoming device borrowed a lot of design elements from the LG G6. Following the recent trend with most flagship devices, the V30 will also feature thin bezels. The smartphone is also expected to sport a Full-vision display, similar to what we have seen on mid-tier devices like the Q6, leaving no reason for LG to not feature this on the V30. Also from the renders, we can observe that the fingerprint sensor is located on the back, thus nothing fancy like under the screen fingerprint sensor expected. LG might hopefully deploy the new biometric technology introduced by Qualcomm in their 2018 flagships.
A couple of days back, OnLeaks made a further revelation to what the device would look like in terms of design, this time leaking the V30’s alleged user manual. According to this image, the V30 looks pretty similar to what the G6 looks like and that’s not a totally bad thing considering the G6 to be a pretty well-built device.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) July 31, 2017
Under the hood, the V30 is expected to feature the latest SoC from Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 835. Together with this, the device will also pack in a 3,200 mAh battery which isn’t the largest but couple that with the efficiency of the Snapdragon 835, it should get you through a day’s use with ease. On the durability front, the device is expected to sport IP68 certification to give you that extra bit of protection from dust and accidental water damage. Apart from that, the device may also feature military standard protection a 6000-series aluminium to make sure the device withstands all sorts of accidental drops.
According to reports, the upcoming smartphone will also feature an upgrade to the Quad- DAC found on the V20 and G6 which will give it the capability to reproduce high-quality audio output. Also, according to earlier renders which showed the device to have a shiny glass back, which could allow for wireless charging. Adding to this information, OnLeaks further tweeted that the device would most definitely feature wireless charging.
According to my sources, #LGV30 will support wireless charging and thus, very likely have glass back. Still have dual rear cam and rear FPS.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) June 23, 2017
As per reports from ETNews, the V30 has been speculated to carry a price tag of 8,00,000 South Korean Won which when converted will sum up to about Rs. 45,000. This is just a rough figure at this point in time and there are multiple factors that affect that figure to move up or down. If that amount is to be considered correct at time of launch, the device will still cost more in India due to import tax and local taxes. It is also noteworthy to mention that this price is touted to be for the 64GB model. A 32GB and a 128GB variant of the V30 are also expected, and their prices will vary accordingly.
Not only following the recent trend of the dual rear camera setup, the V30 will also be carrying forward the traits of its predecessors by rocking that dual camera setup as seen in the renders. In terms of the cameras itself, LG is looking to up its camera game one step by featuring a rear camera with a f/1.6 aperture. This aperture size has never been used before on a smartphone. To get a better comparison, the likes of the iPhone 7 Plus sport a smaller aperture of f/1.8. What this means is that the V30’s camera module will be able to let in 25% more light than the iPhone 7 Plus, thereby getting more colour accurate images. It is although still under wraps if both cameras on the back will feature this aperture level.
To add to this the cameras will also enjoy a new Crystal Clear glass lens which LG claims to let in more light than plastic lens. Summing this up, the LG V30 might just prove its superiority in the optics and processing department.
These are all of the noteworthy leaks relating to the V30 so far and we hope LG lives up to our expectations. What are your thoughts on the V30? Do let us know in the comments section below.