After much speculation and rumors, LG took to the stage to officially announce the V30. This is the company’s follow-up to last year’s V20, although it appears to have received a much more polished design similar to the G6.
What’s new, you ask? Well, the first thing you are going to notice is the new metal and glass design. The bezels on the phone have been significantly reduced also.This allows LG to place a 6″ POLED display in a sleek looking phone without it feeling massive in the hand. LG seems to have thrown all the bells and whistles into the V30, just take a look at the specs.
LG V30 Specs:
- Display – 6.0″ POLED QHD+ (2880×1440)
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- Storage – 64GB, SD card up to 2TB
- Memory – 4GB of RAM
- Cameras – Rear 16MP (f/1.6) & 13MP wide-angle lens, Front: 5MP
- Battery – 3300mAh, Wireless Charging, Quick Charge 3.0
- Durability – IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
- Ports – USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Other – Fingerprint Scanner, Quad Digital Analog Converter (DAC)
- Colors – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet
While LG did do away with the removable battery this time around, the company did hit a lot of the check boxes we are looking for in a flagship phone.
On top of that, the LG V30 will be the world’s first smartphone to support LTE on 600 MHz. Compatibility with 600MHz is a big deal because lower frequency bands travel further and penetrate buildings better. T-Mobile is also utilizing this new frequency to simultaneously lay a foundation for a true nationwide 5G network. This would put the LG V30 at the forefront of mobile technology in-terms of speed and reliability.
Release Date: The LG V30 is set to arrive first in South Korea on September 15. According to sources, this device is expected to start pre-orders on September 17 with a sale date of September 28.
Price: LG has yet to confirm a price for the V30 in the US unfortunately, although in Europe it is set at €900. Converting this into US dollars would place it at $1069.96. If true, the LG V30 would be the most expensive smartphone in the market. However, considering that the Galaxy Note 7 is priced at $930 in the US, we expect LG to undercut Samsung and list the V30 at around $850.
So, what do you guys think of the V30? Will you be picking one up? Let us know, why or why not.