More images of the LG V30 have surfaced in the run up to its reveal on the 31st of August. The images are from the Chinese micro-blogging portal, Weibo showing off the front of the upcoming flagship.
This is the first time the smartphone has been spotted in the open and does the image does it justice. The V30 shows that LG is really doubling down on its plan to “FullVision” everything, the upcoming flagship features an OLED display panel with the tall 18:9 aspect ratio. There is no secondary display on the device, a staple of older generation V-series handsets. The bezels are mercifully small although there is still some on the side when compared to contemporaries like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 and Note8 range.
The image also shows that the LG V30 will feature a metal band to give the smartphone a premium look and structural integrity. At the bottom, we can see that the handset has a USB Type-C connector flanked by what looks like a microphone port on the left and a speaker grille to the right. The volume rockers are placed on the right hand of the frame.
Until last year, the LG V-series handsets were the Korean electronic giants second generation flagships for the year and thus were resigned to getting better hardware though not much of the fanfare of the G-series. But considering how this year’s G6 has had to do with last year’s silicon, the V30 looks like the actual flag bearer this year. This is more so evident with LG sharing a lot of new hardware and software advancements it has done with the device.
Apart from a new OLED display, the V30 is also the first V-series handset to eschew a removable battery in favour of a glass back allowing for wireless charging. The handset is tipped to feature a dual-camera setup with the world’s first f/1.6 aperture “crystal” lens for brighter imaging capabilities.
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