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August 17, 2017

LG V30 Leaked Renders And Specifications


Thanks to Evan Blass (@eveleaks) we’ve got the best look at the upcoming LG V30 and its rather lovely. It looks like a more refined version of the LG G6. Its more curvy, sleek looking and more attractive than the G6. That’s coming from a G6 owner too. The front design looks more coherent and even tasteful round the back too.


Some of you (me included) however may think that it bares a striking resemblance to the Galaxy S8+ and I think you’d be right. The front side in particular is remarkably similar, so similar that its quite hard to say which is which. In way its a good thing as the S8 is a gorgeous device, but it does look way to similar. In reality with shrinking bezels, its hard to make a device look unique from the front.


Round the back though its completely different. The camera modules take two varying approaches as do the finger print scanners. I think S8 looks nicer, but the V30 looks more functional, thanks to better scanner placement. But both do look great.

v30-vs-s8-2Another thing I’m glad about is the fact that it has much nicer styling than the V20 it replaces. Yes the V20 was more unique looking, but sometimes unique isn’t always a good thing. Yes different is good, but when a design is not that nice, different isn’t so good. An argument could be made saying LG has borrowed too heavily from Samsung, but I think its a good move as I was never a fan of the V20s design and it makes LGs lineup more coherent. But that’s just my opinion and I’m not knocking anyone who likes the V20, just I wasn’t a huge of its styling.


You can also see that LG looks to have ditched the secondary display the V20 had. This could be a good or bad move depending on your preference. It was actually one of my favourite features of the V20, but it looks like it won’t be making a comeback this time round. Its a shame because it was a feature that helped set the V20 apart, but the V20 didn’t sell like the competition and I think LG has taken a “If you can’t beat them, join them” approach to the V30.  Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t, but you can’t deny the V30 is really nice.


Now lets take a look at the specifications.

Display – 6 inch P-OLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 and 18:9 aspect ratio. This gives us a PPI of 537. It will also have the latest version of Gorilla glass with as of now is 5. It will also support HDR10 and according to gsmarena a secondary display. But given the renders that doesn’t look likely. This is backed up by reports saying that the V30 will adopt a floating style bar which will display applications that are most commonly used.

Platform – It will be running Android 7.1 with LG UX 6.0 at launch. It will also be using the Snapdragon 835 which is an Octa core processor with 4 cores running at 2.45GHz and 4 running at 1.9GHz. It’ll be pairing that with the Adreno 540 and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM depending on which storage size you opt for. Speaking of storage there will be a 64GB and a 128GB variant. The 128GB will get the 6GB and 64GB will be the 4GB model. This will also be expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD.

Cameras – The V30 will be using a dual setup. Both are said to be 13MP. The primary will be a f/1.6 with OIS and phase detection auto focus. It will have a 1/3″ sensory size with 1.12µm pixel size. The secondary will be f/2.2 and have no AF. The primary lens will also feature something they’ve called clear glass. This will apparently be the clearest glass fitted to a smartphone to date. The secondary camera has not been confirmed as either a wide angle or telephoto, but with it being LG I think the former is the more likely option. The primary camera will also support HDR.

The rear cameras will also be able to shoot 4K at 30fps, 1080p video at 30fps and 720p at 120fps. It will also feature 24-bit/192kHz stereo recording. The front facing camera will be 8MP but no word on aperture as of yet.

Other – The V30 will have options for dual sim in the Nano form factor. It will also be able to run in single sim mode as well, again with a Nano card. The 3.5mm will support 32-bit/192kHz audio and will be tuned by Bang & Olufsen. The V30 will also be utilising a quad DAC setup that was found in the V20, meaning the audio experience should be pretty amazing. It’ll also have a USB 3.1 Type-C port and of course a rear mounted finger print scanner. The battery is set to be around 3300mAh, but will be non-removable.

Given the specs, its pretty much on par with the rest of the flagships released this year and should be a great phone.

The V30 and V30 Plus are set to be announced at IFA on the 31st August and due for release sometime in September. Pricing will be approximately $700 USD and around £540 for the regular V30 and around $875 USD or £678 UK. But of course we’ll get the actual pricing at IFA.

I for one am pretty excited about one of the best looking and possibly even one of the best phones to come out this year.


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Hey I’m Weston and I’d definitely say that I’m a technology enthusiast. I’ve been in the tech space a while and I really love pretty much anything tech or tech related.


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