LG Electronics unveiled the LG V30 last week at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform processor, the LG V30 has a 6-inch, 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision display with 2,880 x 1,440 pixel resolution.
Among the LG V30’s special features are:
- An F1.6 aperture camera lens;
- A glass Crystal Clear Lens;
- The first OLED FullVision display;
- Cine Video mode for producing movie-quality videos;
- The Point Zoom feature, which lets users zoom in on any subject anywhere in the frame;
- Cine Effect, which has 15 preset effects to give videos a movie-like look;
- Premium sound with advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, sound tuning by B&O Play; and
- Voice recognition.
The phone comes with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of ROM, and it can take microSDs of up to 2 TB capacity.
The device has two rear cameras: a 16-MP standard angle with a focal length of F1.6; and a 13-MP wide angle with an F1.9 focal length. It also has a 5-MP wide angle front camera with F2.2 focal length.
It runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat, weighs 158gm, has NFC, and has a USB Type-C 2.0 socket that’s 3.1-compatible.
The V30 is rated at IP68 water and dust resistance, and it uses Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 wireless charging technology. Google Assistant is built in, and it comes in black, silver, blue and violet.
Users can unlock the device through facial or voice recognition, by using its fingerprint reader, or by tapping out a pattern on the screen.
The V30 will be released in late September — first in South Korea, then in the United States and other markets.
The V30 keeps LG in the high-end smartphone conversation, and in the way that LG chooses to specialize — digital imaging, both for stills and video. It is the first band 71-capable 600 MHz LTE smartphone
It will work on T-Mobile USA’s new 600-MHz network being rolled out over the summer. This is “a big deal for LG since it guarantees the V30 will receive strong promotion from T-Mobile, [which] is the fastest growing network provider in the nation. The V30’s use of internal display technologies “is on par with Samsung’s deployment of OLED displays