Say hello to LG’s ultra-premium V30, and say goodbye to the second screen that we’ve grown used to on the V10 and V20. But don’t worry, it’s otherwise really good news; LG crammed a ton of high end, top shelf hardware into their second flagship of 2017.
As far as hardware is concerned, you’re looking at a Snapdragon 835 paired with 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB internal storage options, a 6.0″ QuadHD+ display with a 2880 x 1440 resolution, a 3,300mAh battery, wireless charging, and water and dust resistance. You won’t find much to complain about.
As always, LG is heavily touting the camera on the V30. It sports a dual-camera system with a 16 megapixel and 13 megapixel camera combination. This gives you a ton of flexibility with your photos, such as allowing you to control exactly where you want to zoom and focus on a shot, take wide angle shots, and capture rich HDR photos. LG is also introducing Graphy, which functions almost like a social media network where you can see others’ photos and download their custom settings for your own shots.
But hey, cameras do more than just take pictures, and LG wants you to pay attention to how good videos look on the V30, too. You’ll get a suite of Cine features to give you fine-tuned control over your video settings, 16 color grading effects for your videos, and a studio app for editing and piecing together your masterpiece.
LG is using a HiFi Quad DAC for audio on the V30, which also means you’ll get top notch sound while listening to headphones. That’s a continuation of the focus on sound we’ve seen from LG in the past few years. It’s also keeping the durable, rugged design of its predecessors, making the V30 a solid option for someone that’s worried about drops and spills. The water resistance adds even more to that.
Last, but not least, you’re probably wondering about that second screen that LG has been popularizing for the past two years. Or, actually, the lack of that second screen. And yes, it’s completely gone on the V30.
In its place you’ll get the floating bar with app shortcuts and actions, like what was previously leaked. It’s definitely not as off-the-wall as the extra display real estate, but maybe it’ll work better.
We’ll update you with some first impressions of the device soon.