With a f/1.6 aperture, the LG V30’s camera is set to be a low-light champion

LG is launching its latest flagship, the V30, at IFA in Berlin on August 31, and as usual, the Korean company is providing us a steady drip-feed of the handset’s features. This latest tidbit of news concerns the V30’s rear dual camera that will boast a f/1.6 aperture as well as a Crystal Clear Lens.

Much like golf where a lesser number is demonstrative of a better performance, an aperture of f/1.6 is bigger than f/1.7, and as such, allows more light through a camera lens, 25% more light than a f/1.8 aperture, in fact. This increased light means that the camera will perform better in low-light conditions.

The actual camera lens has also been upgraded, moving from being made of plastic to being made of glass instead. This new Crystal Clear Lens, as LG calls it, should result in better color-reproduction as well as increased light collection.

“LG boasts an unrivaled heritage in smartphone photography and our decision to adopt glass in the V30 camera is specifically because this has traditionally been the realm of DSLRs,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “For the users for whom the V series was designed, this kind of innovation is significant.”

Somehow, despite the improvements, LG has managed to shrink the rear camera module by 30% in comparison to its predecessor. In case you were wondering, LG has kept the rear wide-angle lens and promises that edge distortion is reduced by 30%.

Since dropping the gimmicky Friends that appeared with the flawed G5, LG has returned to the basics with this year’s G6 garnering much better reviews. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a step in the right direction. With the loss of the similarly gimmicky secondary display seen on the V10 and V20, the V30 is shaping up to be a flagship aimed at the masses instead of the niche market. We’ll be at IFA 2017 covering the event, so keep it locked to TalkAndroid.

Source: LG

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He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).