Unlocked LG V30 will eventually hit the market

The LG V30, LG’s latest flagship smartphone announced back in August, has finally started to go on sale at least for pre-orders. Currently consumers can start the process to get their hands on the phone through AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the U.S. Sprint, with their LG V30+ variant, and U.S. Cellular which appears to be poised to offer both versions, are waiting in the wings along with major retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H. One option that is currently showing up on the LG web site includes an unlocked version of the smartphone.

The Buy Now portion of the LG web site does not provide any details about availability or pricing. Instead, several buttons for different sources are present that will take you to your selected option. Unfortunately, outside of the three carriers currently taking orders, hovering over the buttons only triggers a graphic to let buyers know the option is currently locked but coming soon. Presumably the unlocked version of the LG V30 will be available directly through LG.

The LG V30 comes equipped with a 6-inch QHD 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display similar to the LG G6 in pushing out to the edges as part of LG’s bezel-less design being marketed as “FullVision”. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the LG V30 comes equipped with 64GB of onboard storage while the LG V30+ comes with 128GB of memory. Both versions get 4GB of RAM, a 3,300 mAh battery, a 16MP dual lens rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing selfie camera. Unlike previous versions of their V series smartphones, the V30 does not have a separate notification screen as LG opted to make this virtual and float it on the screen.

Has anyone out there placed their order yet?

source: LG


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.