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LG has finally unwrapped the LG V30 flagship, its latest iteration of the V-series smartphones, at the IFA 2017 event. While its now the first V-series device to not feature a secondary screen, LG has implemented its bezel-less screen design that reserves about 82% of the front area for the new 6-inch OLED panel.
The 18:9 Full Vision display gives more room for the screen, just as LG did with the G6 smartphone. The display, which is one of the most striking features of the device, also features a resolution of 1440 x 2880 and is protected with Gorilla Glass 4 for resisting scratches. Since LG has ditched the use of a secondary ticker display, the company has implemented the idea of using a” Floating Bar” as a software add-on. The screen also has support for Always-On functionality so users can check the time and notifications without the need to wake the device from sleep mode. The OLED screen is perfect for this job because only a part of the screen will be turned on to show the contents of the Always-On mode. In short, you save a lot of battery life.
Speaking of battery, while the LG V30 holds a 3300 mAh power source, the battery is unfortunately not removable. That said, the smartphone supports fast charge via the USB Type-C port and wireless charge as well. The device is based on the Snapdragon 835 processor as expected and runs on 4GB RAM with Android Nougat. We hope that LG rolls out the Android 8.0 Oreo update soon for the LG V30 and the LG G6. Internal storage comes with either 64GB or 128GB, along with support for MicroSD card expansion.
On the camera and optics section, the LG V30 features a dual-lens camera configuration on the rear side. One of the lens has a 16MP shooter with 71-degree FOV and the aperture of this particular lens is a super-impressive F1.6. The second lens of the rear camera is meant for wide-angle photography and holds a 13MP image sensor and with support of an F1.9 aperture. This is quite a feat and a jump from the previous LG V20 and LG G6, which had an aperture of F2.4 for the wide-angle lens. This means users will be able to take great low-light and wide-angle photos. However, the front-facing 5MP selfie camera only has an aperture of F2.2, which isn’t bad at all.
The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear side of the LG V30 as usual. The smartphone also packs Bluetooth 5.0. The LG V30 is expected to hit the UAE shelves later in September. While there isn’t any confirmation on the actual dates and pricing, the LG V30 is said to cost about $699 for the 64GB variant. Colors include Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Aurora Black.