LG Announces The LG V30 at IFA 2017

One of the more anticipated phones of the second half of 2017 is finally here.  The LG V30 was announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin this morning and it has all the specifications you would expect for a flagship device.

The LG V30 is 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39mm &  weighs 158g.  That’s 5.97 x 2.96 x .29 inches & 5.57 ounces in old money.  The 6″ display is a QHD P-OLED display that renders 2880 x 1440 in a 18:9 ratio.  That gives you a very eye comforting 538ppi.    LG refers to the display as FullVision which is their term for a near bezel-less experience.  The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM.  This is coupled with either 64GB or 128GB of storage depending on the variant you pick up.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

The dual camera configuration on the back of the LG V30 is very similar to that which was found on the LG G6.  That is, it has a 16MP f/1.6 camera with 71° wide-angle lens and is coupled with a 13MP f/1.9 120° wide-angle lens.  On the front is a 5MP selfie camera.

Power is provided by the built-in 3300mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 and is recharged via the USB-C port on the phone.  NFC support is there as you would expect as well as Bluetooth 5.0.  It is also IP68 rated for water and dust protection.

Out of the box, the LG V30 will come with Android Nougat 7.1.1 but plans to get it upgraded to Oreo are already in the works.

The phone is expected to be available in South Korea first starting September 21st.  It should the get to the US and European markets soon after.  LG did not announce pricing for the phone, nor which carriers here in the US will have the new flagship.  It is expect to be in the $699 range but there will likely be various carrier purchase programs too.

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