LG's V30 puts a big screen in a small package


WhistleOut
31 August 2017

LG today took the wraps off its Note 8 rival, the equally massive and equally beautiful V30.

While LG's V series has been fraught with gimmicks such as a second screen, the V30 abandons them for a taller 2:1 aspect ratio display that takes up the majority of the phone's front. This has allowed LG to cram a 6-inch display into a phone that's smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The V30 measures in at 151.7 by 75.4 by 7.3mm in terms of dimensions, while the iPhone 7 Plus is 158.2 by 77.9 by 7.3mm. Hectic.

As with the LG G6, the V30 has two cameras on the back; the primary camera is 16MP and has an aperture of f/1.6, making it the brightest smartphone camera currently on the market. This should theoretically result in better low light photography. The secondary camera is a 13MP wide-angle camera that essentially lets you "zoom out" from the main camera.

Key specifications for the V30 include a 6-inch OLED Quad HD+ display running at 2880x1440, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, either 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, IP68 water-resistance, and a 3300mAh battery. It will ship with Android Nougat 7.1.2, rather than the newly finished Android Oreo.

Notably, the V30 is thought to essentially be the blueprint for Google's Pixel 2 XL.

Local pricing and availability for the LG V30 have yet to be confirmed.


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