The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better

The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better

The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better

Though this isn't a flagship in the typical sense, you can expect to shell out flagship prices for the V30. Display-wise, the V30 is a notch taller than the previous flagship G6 at 6 inches compared to 5.7-inch display in the latter. The tempered glass that covers both the front and back is curved all the way around the edge, resulting in a sleek, integrated look and feel. It comes with several high-end features and specifications. The majority of the other changes are in the camera app, which we'll get to a bit later in this preview. It got 82% screen-to-body ratio and supports HDR10 for viewing HDR content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others. It's worth mentioning the V30 will also be an excellent device to record audio with, as the handset comes with an audio receiver that also doubles as a microphone. IFA kicks off on September 1 and lasts until September 6, and the reason why smartphone fans are so excited about it is because that's when different tech companies are scheduled to unveil their new devices. It sports a 18:9 aspect ratio 6-inch OLED display. The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Xiaomi's futuristic Mi Mix and Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. While enjoying a video, users make use of Point Zoom feature wherein users can tap at any point on the screen and zoom the video in that area. 15 presets can be applied to videos captured and the LG V30 supports LG-Cine Log so video files are saved with a greater level of image detail. The dual camera setup consists of a 16MP standard angle camera and a 13MP wide angle camera.

A bigger aperture lets more light in and translates into clearer pictures, a key feature where camera phones have always lagged behind adjustable lens digital cameras. On the front, the device features a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus, 90-degree wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture.

As the headline itself states, the V30 brings in many firsts to the smartphone industry. Usually, the lenses are made using plastic.

A lower f-stop indicates a camera is capable of gathering more light, leading to improved low light capabilities as well as the ability to blur out the background.

What would a LG flagship announcement in 2017 be without us knowing almost everything about the phone before LG step on stage to reveal it?

Today, LG unveiled what easily qualifies as its nicest, most refined, and most promising smartphone of all time. The phablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. There's a microSD slot onboard, which means you can expand onboard storage as far as a MicroSD card will take you.

LG V30 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2 and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. The smartphone draws power from a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless and quick charging. The V30 will be the first phone to support Google Assistant in Korean language.

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