Logo for LG V30+ hints at second variant

All eyes are on Samsung today, but it will not be long before other manufacturers reclaim the spotlight with their own product announcements. One of those will be LG which is launching the LG V30 next week as part of the IFA 2017 event in Europe. Evan Blass has revealed the announcement of the LG V30 may be a bit bigger than expected as a new logo he shared via Twitter suggests LG will have two variants of the LG V30.

Apparently going the same marketing and branding route as Samsung, a new logo posted by Blass indicates the existence of a device named the LG V30+. This would be similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ along with a whole host of manufacturers who produce multiple versions of their devices in an effort to capitalize on a brand name.

The question that is always open is just what differences may exist. In too many cases it seems companies go down a path where alternative versions end up being de-tuned with lower level hardware or something similar. In the case of the LG V30 models, that could pan out with something like a larger screen, but a slower processor or smaller battery. Hopefully that will not be the case and instead the Plus designation refers to enhanced hardware like a nice bump in RAM or a bigger battery. Some are even hopeful LG could add a stylus option to the LG V30 for this Plus variant.

The other big question will be in which markets will any additional variants be available. It is all too common for smartphone manufacturers to release variants with some desirable hardware in limited countries, often their home markets or regions close by.

If the main LG V30 is not quite what you are looking for in a smartphone, what change could LG make that would entice you to give the LG V30+ a look?

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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