After months of speculation, LG has launched the much-awaited LG V30 at IFA 2017. The new smartphone is essentially a larger, improved version of the LG G6. It will be taking on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the upcoming Apple iPhone 8, thanks to a FullVision Display and Dual Camera setup with f/1.6 aperture. Additional features include Bang & Olufsen audio, voice recognition, MIL-STD 810G rating for durability, and IP68 certification (dust and water resistance). What else is the new device packing? Read more to find LG V30 Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price & Availability
|Price (expected)||$800 (approx Rs 51,300)|
The LG V30 will go on sale in South Korea on September 21. However, LG did not reveal the price of the device at the time of launch. Apparently, the company has now given away the price of its flagship device as part of a promotional sweepstake campaign in the US. The ‘Terms and conditions’ section of the contest mentions the LG V30’s approximate retail value as $749. The new handset is expected to be available in the US at $800 (approx Rs 51,300) after taxes.
The Indian price and availability details are not known as of now. The company also launched the LG V30+ model which comes with additional storage.
|Processor||Snapdragon 835 SoC|
|Internal Storage||64GB/ 128GB|
|Display||6-inch, P-OLED, QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels), 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, LG UX 6.0+|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual Cameras (16MP + 13MP) with flash|
|Dual SIM (Hybrid)||Yes|
The LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. It comes with 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 2TB). The LG V30+ variant features 128GB internal storage. The powerful device is backed by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It also supports wireless charging.
LG has switched to OLED in its new flagship. The LG V30 features a 6-inch OLED FullVision display with QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) resolution, 538ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is the first device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display. The ‘Always-on’ display replaces the secondary screen seen on previous V series devices.
Just like the LG G6, the QHD+ display features 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio. It covers 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and supports HDR10 as well. The new display is optimal for VR and supports Google Daydream.
On the camera front, the new LG V30 features a dual rear camera setup. It combines a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture. The LG V30 also sports a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 90-degrees wide-angle lens.
The f/1.6 aperture is a game changer. It will allow the camera to capture more light, and sharper pictures, even in conditions of low light. The Crystal Clear Lens on dual cameras adds to the process of correct color reproduction and clearer photographs. Earlier, LG had announced that the V30 will feature the ‘clearest’ lens ever on a smartphone. Other camera features include laser detection autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS).
- f/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera
- Cine Video
- Bang & Olufsen audio
- Voice recognition
- MIL-STD 810G rating
- Laser detection AF
- Optical image stabilization (OIS)
- Electronic image stabilization (EIS
- Bezel-free design
- 3.5 mm headphone port
- Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Better cooling management
- Daydream support
- Water Resistant
- Dust Resistant
- USB Type-C port
- Fingerprint sensor
- Wireless Charging
- Quick charging
On the back, the LG V30 sports a center-aligned dual camera setup (horizontal) and a fingerprint scanner. It measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm and weighs 158 grams. LG claims that the upper and lower bezels have been reduced by 20 to 50 percent, compared to the LG V20. The new handset comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back. It will be available in four color options – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.
The LG V30 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with an upgraded LG UX 6.0+. The Android Oreo is expected to arrive soon. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v5.0 with BLE, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. It is compatible with USB Type-C 3.1.
The LG V30 enhance the audio experience with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by Bang & Olufsen. It also comes with support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming. The smartphone comes with the earphones (manufactured by B&O Play) with three digital filters to adjust output.
The LG V30 comes with ‘Ok, Google’ voice activation feature. You can assign certain keywords to perform various actions, even within the apps. Users will be able to unlock their device with their voice. The voice recognition feature works along with the music playback.
Other features include IP68 certification (water and dust resistance), and MIL-STD 810G rating (for durability). It also supports facial recognition technology, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones. The combinations of f/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera and Cine Video mode can help you create professional-looking content.
The LG V30 comes a few days after the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It looks like a competent device so far. Will the new handset be able to go head to head with the Galaxy Note 8 in the market? We will just have to wait and see. The LG V30 is expected to carry a more affordable price tag than the Galaxy Note 8. We will update this post as we know more.