LG V30 to feature improved Always-on Display, Floating Bar instead of Second Screen

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 14 Aug 2017
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The Floating Bar would work in a manner similar to that of the Secondary display, but can be removed if not needed. The phone is also tipped to come with facial recognition and voice unlock

LG V30 to feature improved Always-on Display, Floating Bar instead of Second Screen

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LG is tipped to launch it’s V30 smartphone on August 31 and the company has now teased some of the UI features of the phone. The company says that the phone will come with LG’s UX 6.0+, which is an improved version of the UI that was introduced in the LG G6. The company notes that the new UI is optimised to work better with the 18:9 OLED FullVision display. LG adds that the V30 will features its first OLED FullVision display. The new additions in the UI include a Floating Bar, improved security features and an improved camera UI.

LG notes that that the Second Screen feature, that was a trademark feature of the V10 and V20, is now evolved to become Floating Bar. The semi-transparent bar will allow users to access frequently used apps and functions. Users can also drag the floating bar off the display when not needed. Further, the Always-on Display is also customisable and can be used to display Quick Tools, Music Player or a picture.

Security features include - facial recognition to unlock the device that can work when the display is off. Further, Voice Recognition to unlock the phone without the need to press a button. The company notes that the feature is supported by Qualcomm’s Aqstuc Voice UI technology, which uses little battery power.

Another feature is integration with Graphy, which can be accessed in the camera’s manual mode. This will allow users to choose from a number professional shots taken by photographers and apply that metadata presets (white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO) to photos taken by the phone. Users will also be able to take GIF, while the Create Movie option will allow them to create movies using photos or videos, which can then be edited using the Quick Video Editor. 

The company has already confirmed that the camera on the V30 will have an aperture size of f/1.6. The company claims that this will allow the phone to take 25 percent brighter images as compared to the LG V20. 

In related news, ETNews reports that the LG V30 and V30 Plus will be released together on September 15, and are estimated to cost between 800,000 KRW (approx Rs 44,900) and 1,000,000 KRW (approx Rs 56,200). The phone is tipped to sport a dual rear camera setup, Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and a 3200mAh battery. It is also expected to have a IP68 certification like its predecessor.

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Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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