At IFA 2017, LG unveils the long anticipated LG V30, the latest iteration of the company’s V series flagship smartphones. The V30 features the first f/1.6 aperture camera lens on a smartphone, first OLED FullVision display, Cine Video mode for producing movie-quality videos and premium sound with advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC.
LG V30 Specs
|LG V30 & V30+|
|CPU & GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro @ 2.45 GHz + 4 x Kyro @ 1.9 GHz)
|Storage||V30: 64 GB
V30+: 128 GB
Support MicroSD up to 2 TB
2880 * 1440 QuadHD+
OLED FullVision Display
|Camera (rear)||16 MP Standard angle
Laser AF, PDAF
13 MP Wide angle
|Camera (front)||5 MP Wide angle
|Battery||Non-removable 3300 mAh
Quick Charge 3.0
|Operating System||Android 7.1.2 Nougat
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano)|
|Connectivity||GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
MIL-STD 810G Compliant
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
OLED FullVision Display & Robust Build Quality
Just as LG has previously hinted, the new V30 comes with a large 6-inch 18:9 FullVision display powered by OLED technology. The OLED FullVision display comes at QuadHD+ resolution, which translates to 2880 x 1440 pixels. Even with the larger display, thanks to the new display ratio, the V30 is 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than its predecessor. At 7.3mm thin and 158g light, the V30 is among the lightest in the 6-incher category.
One of the design aspects in the V30 that enhances durability and makes for tensile strength is an H-Beam structure, a construction technique found in modern buildings that integrate the edge with a metal frame. The phone also features Gorilla Glass 5, on both the front and rear. The V30 meets U.S. Department of Defense requirements for durability, having passed 14 categories of the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test making it compliant for military operations.
LG applied a heat pipe and a cooling pad in the V30 to dissipate heat quickly. With its IP68 water and dust resistance, the phone is perfectly sealed from dust and can be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes without impacting the function. The V30 charges from empty to 50 percent in around 30 minutes thanks to Quick Charge 3.0. The V30 also offers wireless charging for the ultimate in convenience.
F/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens and Cine Video
The advanced dual camera module featuring a 16MP standard angle camera and a 13MP wide angle camera is smaller than the module in the V20, resulting in the nearly flat rear profile of the V30. For the smoothest and sharpest images, the main standard angle camera is supported by Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Hybrid Auto Focus that combines both Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus.
The main camera on the rear of the V30 features an f/1.6 aperture that lets in more light for brighter, more dynamic shots. Paired with the glass Crystal Clear Lens which delivers more accurate colours and clearer images than a plastic lens. The second lens in the V30 dual camera is an upgraded 13MP wide angle lens with two-thirds less edge distortion than in the V20.
LG V30 supports LG-Cine Log which allows for greater creative flexibility when capturing videos. With the ability to preserve a wide dynamic range and colour gamut, LG-Cine Log videos files can save far more accurate image details. LG-Cine Log also allows for recording video using log gamma curve for maximum flexibility in producing the look the user wants during post-production.
The new Cine Video mode allows anyone to produce movies like a pro, thanks to its powerful Cine Effect and Point Zoom features. The Cine Effect provides users with a palette of presets where it gives a unique movie look to the videos. Meanwhile, the Point Zoom allows the users to zoom in on any subject smoothly as if the scene was shot on a zoom slider.
Superior Sound with Hi-Fi Quad DAC
LG has equipped the V30 with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC with audio tuning by sound engineers from world renowned audio brand B&O PLAY – delivering an authentic and superior acoustic experience – as well as a set of earphones by B&O PLAY, also finely tuned for an optimal listening experience.
The V30 is the first global smartphone to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology that allows for the streaming of high-resolution audio. MQA captures the sound of the original studio master and folds it into a small file to make high-resolution audio easy to stream. The V30’s recording capability is upgraded as well, with a receiver that doubles as a microphone to capture a broader sound spectrum, from gentle chimes to thunderous drums.
Pricing & Availability
The V30 will become available to consumers in South Korea starting on September 21 and will be followed by key markets in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The V30 with 64GB storage option will be available in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. Meanwhile, the LG V30+ with 128GB of storage will be available in limited markets.