LG V30 has been in the rumor mills for a very long time now. Last we heard of LG announcing the smartphone on August 31 , just a day before IFA 2017 kicks off. While the smartphone is still expected to launch at the annual event, latest report suggests that LG V30 could go on sale globally shortly after the launch.
Keeping with the tradition, the LG V30 will first make its way to the home country, South Korea, on September 15. The LG V30 will then go on for pre-orders in the US market starting September 17 followed by sales expected to begin from September 28. A report on Android Authority further states that LG might also launch the smartphone in Europe for the first time. While there’s no information about the Europe launch of the V30, a leaked internal document suggests that the V30, codenamed JOAN, would launch globally on September 28, the same date as it will go up for sales in the US.
LG V30 is the successor to LG V20 and one of the most significant changes in the smartphone is expected to be the lack of a dual-display. Rumors from the past suggest that the company is likely to ditch the secondary display for notifications that came as a USP in LG V20. While there is no official confirmation on the same, we can expect LG to replace it with something more interesting in terms of display technology.
In terms of design, the render leaked of the smartphone’s cases shows the rear of the smartphone highlighting the dual rear camera setup. The fingerprint scanner is also placed at the back of the smartphone, under the camera module. While the front panel of the smartphone was teased in the invite shared by LG for the V30 launch, suggesting a device with extremely slim top and bottom bezels.
Talking about the specifications, Geekbench listing spotted last week revealed that the smartphone will come with a Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz paired with 4GB of RAM. While the internal memory is currently unknown, but leaks have hinted that there could be 64GB of onboard storage which will be expandable up to 128GB. The smartphone is said to flaunt a 6-inch 18:9 ratio AMOLED display. The display will be FullVision with 2K capabilities. The LG V30 will come with water and dirt resistance. The listing also revealed that the smartphone will come with Android Nougat 7.1.2 OS out-of-the-box. LG smartphones are among the first phones to get Android updates, and keeping that in mind, we can expect LG V30 to soon get Android O update as well. ALSO READ: LG V20 hands-on and first impressions
To recap, the LG V20 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS display. At the heart, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard storage. On the photography front, it sports dual rear cameras featuring a 16-megapixel snapper with f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel camera. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel front camera. The smartphone is backed by a 3,200mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.