LG V30: all the rumors in one place (Updated: August 2)
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When you’re in the market for a feature-heavy phone with all of the trimmings, you can usually rely on LG‘s V series to deliver. Just look at the LG V20: QHD display? Check. Latest edition processor? Check. Dual-camera? Check. MicroSD card support? Removable battery? Android’s latest platform? Audio chops? The list goes on.
What’s more impressive is that LG’s two prior V series devices, the V10 and V20, not only delivered on the specs front but also on innovation, bringing an additional “ticker” display into the mix for unique functionality. Despite their flaws, there’s much the Vs got right, which is why we’re eagerly anticipating the rumored successor, the LG V30.
LG is yet to officially announce the handset but feasible speculation from various sources suggests it’s on its way, and possibly in the next two months. In this article, we’ve rounded up all the current LG V30 specs, price, and release date rumors to give you an idea of what you can expect when it launches.
What LG needs to do to make the V30 a success
LG V30: release date
LG has announced that it will hold a press conference on Thursday, August 31, at IFA 2017 in Berlin. The company has sent out save the dates to the press that pretty much confirm that the V30 will be revealed in the capital of Germany. Although it doesn’t mention the name of the smartphone, it does contain a not-so-subtle silhouette of a V, and, to top it all off, the invite has a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. If that sounds a little off to you, that’s because the V30 will likely come with a 2:1 aspect ratio, just like the G6. You can check out the invite below.
In addition to its reveal date, we also have a good idea of when the phablet will be released. An exclusive source has shared an internal document with Android Authority, revealing that the V30 will be available on September 15 in South Korea. The smartphone is then expected to go up for pre-order on September 17 in the US, before going on sale on September 28.
This is actually also the global release date of the handset, which means that it will be launched in a bunch of markets across the globe at the same time, including those in Europe. Unlike its predecessor, the V30 is expected to be available on the old continent.
LG V30: specs
An exclusive internal source has shared some details about the specs of the LG V30 with Android Authority. We can confirm that the upcoming phablet will feature a 6-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with rounded corners, as well as HDR 10 and Google Daydream support out of the box.
So far, we have heard quite a few rumors claiming that the V30 won’t have what has become an iconic feature of the V series: a secondary ticker. We can now also confirm these rumors, as the source we spoke to said that LG is dropping the secondary screen in favor of a new “floating bar”. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of details on the floating bar at this time, although our source did suggest that it’s designed to provide quick access to shortcuts and possibly even notifications.
The screen is also rumored to have an 18:9 aspect ratio, just like the LG G6. This will make the device slightly narrower and a bit taller when compared to other devices with the same screen size.
The LG V30 specs are said to also include a Snapdragon 835 processor (which seems pretty likely), 3,200 mAh battery, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, as well as a headphone jack. The phablet is expected to progress from the dedicated Quad DAC found in the LG V20 to an all-round upgraded audio experience including a collaboration with B&O. Although it’s worth pointing out that this could be for specific markets only, just like with the LG V20 and LG G6. For more on what a Quad DAC means for your phone, hit our explainer article at the link. Other things worth mentioning are a military standard protection, 6000-series aluminum with Gorilla Glass 5, as well as a heating and cooling pipe.
According to leaker @OnLeaks, the V30 would come with wireless charging, a dual rear camera setup (likely two 13 MP sensors), and a rear fingerprint scanner. OnLeaks also speculates that the V30 will have a glass rear, something which would corroborate the talk of an IP68 rating.
LG V30: design
OnLeaks has joined forces with MySmartPrice and released a CAD render video along with a few images, which show us what the V30 might look like. They reveal that the upcoming phablet should be quite similar to the LG G6 in terms of design.
The images and video show that the V30 might have thin bezels around the screen and the dual-camera setup along with a fingerprint scanner on the back, among other things. They also reveal that it won’t have a secondary screen on top, which I have already mentioned in the Specs section above. You can check out the short video along with the images below.
Additionally, OnLeaks has also posted an image from the V30’s alleged owner’s manual that basically tells us the same story. As you can see, it shows a device that looks more or less the same as the LG G6, which can either be a good or a bad thing depending on who you ask.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) July 31, 2017
LG V30: price
It’s still early days to be putting down a potential price on the LG V30, though ETNews has offered one suggestion. Apparently, the LG V30 could set you back 800,000 KRW in South Korea, the equivalent of around $699 for the version touting 64 GB of internal space (32 GB and 128 GB models are also anticipated). ETNews doesn’t outline the source of the information, however, and even if it were true right now, bear in mind that things could change between now and release time. Straight currency conversions are always a risky business too (for reference, the LG V20 had a RRP of $799).
These are all the rumors we have come across so far regarding the release date, specs, price, and features of the LG V30. We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more.
Meanwhile, do let us know your thoughts on LG’s upcoming smartphone by posting a comment down below.
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