LG V30 price tipped ahead of official availability, could be cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 05 Sep 2017
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The LG V30 is the direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and offers a 6-inch OLED display. The smartphone also offers a dual rear camera setup and runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

LG V30 price tipped ahead of official availability, could be cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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LG V30, the first smartphone from the South Korean company to feature an OLED display was the highlight at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin. While the company positioned the device as the direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and Apple's upcoming OLED iPhone, LG didn't share the retail pricing and availability of the handset.

According to GSMArena, the LG V30 might become available at a retail price of around $799 (around Rs 51,500). The report cites LG's V30 Twitter sweepstake as the source for this pricing. The terms and conditions page of LG's sweepstake campaign notes that LG V30 carries an approximate retail value of around $749, which could be excluding local taxes. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is priced between $930 and $960 across major carriers in the US and is expected to be priced above Rs 56,000 in India.

The report further notes that the handset could become available in European markets at around €799 but at places with higher local taxes, it could hover around €850 to €900 mark. Romanian retailer Quickmobile has priced the V30 at 3,999.90 Lei (around €870) while Switzerland's digitec.ch has listed the device for CHF 900 (around €790) and Media Markt is planning to sell the device for €900.

LG, which was shadowed by its Korean rival in the smartphone segment is trying to revive itself with the launch of V30. The V30 is the company's best bet yet to take on the Galaxies and iPhones of this world. The handset features a 6-inch P-OLED Full Vision display and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and option for either 64GB or 128GB storage. 

It also sports a dual rear camera setup with one 16MP normal lens and another 13MP wide-angle lens. The handset offers a 5MP selfie camera with a wide-angle lens. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat and is backed by a 3300mAh battery. At €900, the LG V30 is definitely one expensive Android flagship smartphone but it could be priced cheaper than Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and the rumoured $1,200 iPhone.

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