CAD based renders reveal expected LG V30 design

Although it did not really start out that way, LG’s line of V series devices has risen to become the second half of the company’s flagship smartphone offerings each year. This is similar to the pattern we see from Samsung with the release of their Galaxy devices in the spring and their Note devices in the fall. With the LG G6 out for a few months now and the LG Q6 officially launched, we now turn our eyes to the forthcoming LG V30.

With access to some CAD files, Twitter tipster @OnLeaks has compiled a series of renders and a 360-degree video on what to expect for the LG V30 in terms of design and potentially features. One thing CAD files may not be the best at is helping to identify materials and finishes, but @OnLeaks thinks LG may incorporate a glass back to what appears to be a slim design. If true, that may also be a sign that LG intends to include wireless charging features in the V30.

In a it of a mysterious move, the renders do not suggest the presence of a secondary display which has been a hallmark feature of the V series devices. However, with LG moving to screens that cover the entire front of a device with minimal bezels, the secondary display could still be present in a subtle way that is not apparent from the CAD files.

As may be noted from the renders, the back of the device includes a dual lens camera and a fingerprint sensor. Along the top edge it appears LG will retain the 3.5mm audio jack.

What do you think about this possible design for the LG V30?

source: @OnLeaks (Twitter)


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