LG’s latest flagship smartphone seems to be getting quite a positive response from those who got to see the device at its IFA 2017 launch. We at Digit also had a chance to check out the V30 in Berlin and in our first impressions we noted that it might just be the phone to bring LG back into the flagship game.
LG has confirmed that the V30 will be up for purchase in its home market (South Korea) on September 21, after which the device will be heading to North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It is likely that the device will launch in India sometime between October and December, which mark the festive months in the country. Last year, LG had launched its V20 flagship smartphone in India in December. It was the first device in the world to house Android Nougat out of the box. Unfortunately, Sony beat LG to the punch this year and the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact are first in line this year to offer Android Oreo out of the box.
The LG V30 is packed with features, starting with a beautiful 6-inch OLED QuadHD+ FullVision display surrounded by thin bezels. The smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and features 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The LG V30 will be available in two storage options - 64GB and 128GB, expandable upto 2TB with a microSD card. The phone is powered by a 3,300mAh battery and runs Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box. LG has promised that the V30 will be getting the Android Oreo update in the near future.
The cameras on the V30 are something we look forward to testing. It has a 16MP+13MP dual cam setup at the back and is the first flagship smartphone to feature f1.6 aperture camera lens to let in more light. The 16MP camera features the f1.6 aperture, while the 13MP wide angle camera has a 120 degree angle of view and f1.9 aperture. At the front of the LG V30 is a 5MP wide angle front camera with f2.2 aperture and a 90 degree field of view.
As far as the pricing of the LG V30 is concerned, it is rumored that the phone will be priced somewhere around Rs 45,000 for the 64GB variant, which takes is to the premium category. As per reports, the V30 will cost 800,000 KRW in its home market, which gives us an estimate of what it could cost in India. However, we expect the V30 to be priced lower that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the upcoming iPhone 8. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to arrive in India on September 25, which brings its launch timeline very close to the LG V30.