LG has finally unveiled its much-awaited phablet V30. The company showcased the big-screen smartphone at the ongoing IFA trade show in Berlin. LG V30 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo) and will go on sales in South Korea starting September 21.
As widely speculated, the LG V30 smartphone ditches the secondary screen on top. However, to compensate for it, LG has introduced a floating bar and Always-On Display (AOD) functionality. They provide shortcuts to apps. The floating bar can also be customized with user’s favorite apps.
The LG V30 sports a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) OLED display with ‘Full Vision’ tech. The device has the same 18:9 aspect ratio as the LG G6. The phablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. Users will also get 64GB UFS 2.0 inbuilt storage. There will also be a 128GB storage version. Both will support microSD card (up to 2TB).
On the camera front, the LG V30 appears to be ahead of Samsung’s flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and the recently-unveiled Note 8 smartphones. LG V30 comes with 16MP standard +13MP wide-angle primary cameras, which have f/1.6 aperture and f/1.9 aperture respectively. Until now, both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 had the lowest aperture (f/1.7 aperture). There is a front-facing camera with 5MP wide-angle lens and F/2.2 aperture.
Backing the device is a 3300mAh non-removable battery. The LG V30 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type-C 2.0 under its connectivity section. It will be made available in four colour variants – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. The phablet is also IP68 certified, which is the highest rating for water and dust resistant in handsets for now. Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S8+ and Note 8 too come with IP68 certification.
Some of the other features of LG V30 include facial recognition for handset unlocking, wireless charging and voice recognition. The device comes with Hi-Fi Quad DAC B&O PLAY headphones.