LG V30 to ditch secondary display for a floating bar: Report

By Karthekayan Iyer | Updated 2 Aug 2017
LG V30 to ditch secondary display for a floating bar: Report
  • LG V30 with 6-inch Full Vision OLED display will be announced on August 31. The smartphone is expected to ditch the secondary screen, which has been a trademark feature on company's V series smartphones.

LG V30, the next flagship smartphone in the company's V series will be launched on August 31. The handset's leaked schematics suggest it will be a larger version of the G6 and won't offer a secondary display seen on the company's previous V series smartphones. Now, a new report from Android Authority that V30 won't feature a secondary display but instead offer a floating bar.

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It is not clear what purpose the floating bar will serve but it is seen as the software replacement for the secondary screen available on the V10 and V20. According to people familiar with the development, the floating bar will offer quick access to shortcuts and notifications. A small unique screen on top of LG's V10 and V20 helped the company differentiate it from company's G series flagship.

In terms of specifications, LG V30 is said to feature a 6-inch Quad HD+ Full Vision OLED display with support for HDR 10 and Google's Daydream VR platform. The handset will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset and feature metal and glass construction similar to the G6. 

The smartphone is also tipped to feature a dual rear camera setup with one normal lens and another wide-angle lens. The normal lens here is said to feature f/1.6 aperture offering improved low-light photography experience. The smartphone is also expected to offer quad DAC support developed in collaboration with B&O, which could be limited to select market.

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The smartphone is expected to offer wireless charging support and IP67 water and dust resistance. The smartphone will be announced on August 31 and US pre-orders are said to start on September 17. The smartphone will be available globally starting September 28 and could be LG's best bet yet to compete with Samsung, which is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23.

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