LG is launching its V30 flagship on the 30th of August. As is the norm these days, we have had plenty of leaks regarding the device in the run up to the launch but in a rather interesting turn of events, LG themselves have also helped us with a lot of the upcoming features. Today though we have a leak courtesy noted tipster @evleaks who has given us renders of what is allegedly the handset’s final design.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 16, 2017
The render (above) shows the LG V30 from all profiles apart from the top and bottom; it is a silver coloured rendition showcasing the 6.0-inch OLED FullVision display in all its glory. The smartphone looks less like an LG design and sits closer to the Samsung Galaxy S8 range if looked at a glance.
This is thanks to the extremely small bezels all around the OLED panel which is rocking a 1440 x2880 resolution with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The front seems to be aggressively curved à la the Samsung Galaxy S8 range of devices but this is likely to be just the glass on top of the display panel and not the panel itself. As was revealed earlier, the V30 is ditching the secondary display found on older V-series handsets. This has been replaced by a Floating Bar and Always On Display feature. Thanks to the extremely small forehead and chin bezel, there is no space for capacitive buttons on the LG V30’s front.
Flip the phone over and the LG V30 breaks away from Samsung in the one way that was necessary for good ergonomics, the fingerprint scanner placement. Placed below the dual camera setup and a sufficient enough distance so that there is no chance of you smudging up the lenses while trying to unlock your device. Earlier it was speculated that LG had omitted the fingerprint scanner from the V30 but we are glad that this is not the case. On the left of the handset’s frame, we can pick out two buttons which are most likely volume rockers while the right seems to house the SIM tray.
The absence of the power button can be explained by LG including the knock code and Always on Display functionality of the device. We do not know whether the handset houses the 3.5mm audio jack although considering the past V-series devices shipped with powerful DAC (Digital to Analogue Converters) setups it is likely to retain the port.
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