The LG V30 was officially unveiled earlier today in Berlin during the first day of the IFA 2017, and marked the launch of a new flagship for the Korean company.
The device revealed no surprising specs to us, because we already knew most of them from leaks throughout August. It boasts a 6” P-OLED screen with 1440×2880 pixels, that covers 82% of the front. It is HDR10 enabled and supports Always on Display as expected. There’s no secondary screen, as it has been replaced by a combo of the Floating bar and the Always on Display functionality. Don’t worry, the wider 18:9 screen means you still have plenty of room left for apps.
The Korean flagship is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB of storage or 128GB (expandable, of course). No there’s no 6GB RAM variant – so far.
There’s a dual camera placed on its back, with a 16MP sensor that packs the brightest aperture we’ve seen on a mobile phone – f/1.6! – but there’s also another wide-angle camera next to it that’s similarly impressive. It has an f/1.9 aperture, much wider than the f/2.4 that has been used on the LG G6 and V20. There’s a lot more to the V30, including Acoustic Overload Point microphones and ability to shoot video with a log curve and color grade it later.
It packs a 3300 mAh (non-removable) battery with fast charging support over the USB-C port as well as wireless charging. The V-series were also known for their ruggedness and that is still true – the sleek aesthetics of the metal and glass body conceal a IP68 waterproofing (new to the series) along with the usual MIL-STD compliance.
The device also has a 3.5 audio jack, QuadDAC support and comes with an awesome pair of B&O headphones. According to some first information from Germany, the device will cost 900€ (the 64GB storage variant) in the country. The 128GB storage variant won’t be available there, so we don’t have a price yet. It is expected to become available after the first half of September.