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LG V30 officially launched: Bigger cameras, smaller bezels

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The newest flagship phones nowadays all have a fairly identical look. The current trend favors bezel-less models, a la Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so it’s no surprise that LG took its design and engineering chops to come up with a worthy contender with its latest announcement. Say hello to the new LG V30. It’s a phone that actually looks more like a successor to the G6 than the V20, and looks set to become one of the most important handsets to come out with Android this year.

Although no stranger to announcing new phones, LG’s approach to the V30 is quite different: it was debuted as the first smartphone to be featured in the IFA technology show in Berlin, and based on what’s buzzing on my tech news feed at the moment, it seems to have completely taken the show by storm.

It’s a big phone, carrying a 6-inch, 2880×1440 pixel OLED display, and it runs on a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. There’s room for more memory through a microSD card, too.

It’s also got a powerful dual camera setup at the back. The LG’s pair of shooters are comprised of a 120-degree 13MP f/1.9 wide-angle sensor plus a regular 16MP f/1.6 sensor, which should mean fast shots and great amounts of detail. There’s also Optical Image Stabilization onboard which should help with recording videos through the back. Interestingly, the camera lenses are now made of glass, according to LG, instead of the usual plastic.

Despite the above-mentioned memory card slot, though, the LG V30 doesn’t have a removable battery. Instead it has a built-in 3300mAh unit that you can recharge easily through USB Type-C with QC 3.0.

One thing that you’ll be happy to find that’s still included on the V30 is a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s actually one of the phone’s highlight features, as it allows users to take full advantage of the B&O headphones included in the box, which itself is designed to utilize the Quad DAC setup inside.

Price and specific release date info still isn’t available for the LG V30 as of this time’s writing. But it will be released first in South Korea on September 21, then in “key markets” in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East afterwards.

There’s also a variant called the LG V30+ with 128GB of storage.


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