LG V30 with 6-inch OLED screen, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at IFA

first_imgSouth Korean major LG took the wraps off its next flagship phone, aka the V30, on Thursday ahead of IFA 2017 in Berlin. The V30, which is successor to last year’s audio-centric phone, the V20, comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display — instead of a regular 16:9 – much like the G6. This means that the V30 is not only an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well. The V30 will be available in as many as four colour options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.Although LG hasn’t revealed pricing of the phone, the V30 will be available for buying — at least in Korea — starting from September 21 with other regions, including India, to follow. It is a high-end phone so we can totally expect it to be priced above Rs 50,000 in India.The launch of the V30 comes just days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, its big flagship phone. In the market, the V30 will be facing some tough competition from the Note 8 which belongs to a series that has always been received favorably by consumers. Just like the V30, the Galaxy Note 8 too is a fully-loaded phone so the competition between these two phones is going to be interesting. Also, by the time the V30 hits the market in late September, we will also have the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7S Plus out. The V30 will also face tough challenge from the Apple iPhones, although it may sport a price that may make it relatively more affordable compared to the iPhone 8.       advertisementThe USP of the V30 much like the G6, according to LG, is its “big screen that fits.” The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Xiaomi’s futuristic Mi Mix and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. LG has so far stayed clear of using an OLED panel (not strictly though as the forgettable G Flex 2 did house one) but all this changes now with the V30. The V30 is LG’s first true flagship phone from LG, in a long time, to come with a curved OLED — called Full Vision by the company — display which is also HDR 10-ready. In simple words, the LG V30 is a phone with screen that is right up there at the cutting-edge of the technology.  The V30 is not only an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well. And it comes with dual cameras But, more importantly, the V30 is also compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. As per Google’s Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for Android 7.0 Nougat, a Daydream VR-ready phone’s “display must support a low-persistence mode with less than or equal to 5 ms persistence. Although Google doesn’t specifically demand an OLED display as a requisite for Daydream the requirement for low persistency (and low latency) invariably means that only phones with an OLED panel and not an LCD panel qualify for Daydream. The V30, as a result, supports Daydream VR out-of-the-box. Google has further announced that its recently announced ARCore will be coming to the V30 in the days to come. The LG V30 also launches with Android Nougat but it is expected that it the coming months the phone may get the Android Oreo update.  The V30 has a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display with a 2880×1400 pixel resolution, which roughly translates to 538ppi and this when combined with LG’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based UX software will allow users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side-by-side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android 7.0’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well. Much like it is in the LG G6.Also Read: LG Q6 review: Honey, I shrunk the G6Speaking of camera, the LG V30 comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of one 16-megapixel standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13-megapixel 120 degrees wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens. LG is touting the V30’s rear camera system as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which should technically entail in outstanding low light photography because it may help the phone capture more light. In addition, the dual camera system on-board the V30 uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic and that should also aid in better photos.On the front, the V30 sports a 5-megapixel camera with a “wide” 90-degree field of view.Inside the LG there is powerful core hardware. The LG V30 is powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64 and 128GB of internal memory which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for both fast and wireless charging.advertisementUnlike its predecessor, the V30 dumps LG’s trademark secondary ticker screen for a floating bar feature that can be customized to fit up to five apps for easy access. There’s an always-on display feature and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. The V30 also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.On the outside, the V30 comes with a ‘minimalist’ design, much like the G6, consisting of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and metal, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the V30 is also dust and water resistant – IP68-certified – as also MIL-STD-810G certified so it can technically survive harsh environment.Also Read: LG V20 Review: Android Nougat superchargedlast_img

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