One of the big announcements from the IFA mobile tech event in Berlin today was the official unveiling of the LG V30, the latest flagship from Korean tech company. And boy, was it a doozy. Early info on the device from multiple sources is that it looks and feels well made, has a ton of features, and improves in some significant ways on their previous flagship the LG G6 (which is a fine phone in its own right) – in fact, it could very well be the best smartphone that LG has ever made.
First up, the official specs of the V30:
|Processor (US model)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Screen Size/Resolution||6″ quad HD Full Vision AMOLED|
|SD card support||Yes, up to 2TB|
|Camera (rear)||Dual camera: 1) 16MP with f/1.6 & 2) 13MP with f/1.9|
|Camera (front facing)||5MP|
|Water and dust resistance||IP68|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 3.0|
Suffice it to say, these are standard expected flagship specs for a device launched in 2017. A few more notes: the display will be the 18:9 aspect ration, and as you can see from the photos, the Full Vision display sports very small top and bottom bezels, giving you a whole display view, it sports a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, and the battery is non-removable. The V30 will also have a really nice other goodies for audio and video enthusiasts, and we’ll have a link to the full press release as soon as we have it.
**Update: It’s also been announced that the V30 will be one of (if not the) first devices to support the T-Mobile band 71 600Mhz spectrum which will be rolling out next year. This is an LTE band that will support high speed wireless data for T-Mo customers and should improve the signal strength and quality for those using T-Mobile in many areas.
I’m very excited for this device to come to the US (as is Sean P.), and its rumored to be here as early as September, with a launch date in Korea of September 21st. With the imminent launch of the new Pixel devices as well as a new iPhone just on the horizon (not to mention the already announced Note 8 from Samsung) LG would be wise to get this device out sooner rather than later. We will have a podcast to discuss ALL of our thoughts soon, but in the meantime, here are a few other links to whet your appetite for the release of this smartphone here in the US:
Droid-Life First Look | Droid-Life Launch Announcement
The Mr Mobile First Look Video | Android Central Coverage
Android Police Coverage | The Verge Coverage
We update this post with more info, pics, and details as they become available.
**Update: More press photos and the official spec sheet are below: