According to a recent report by online news site- ETNews, Korean consumer electronic company LG, will show off the upcoming LG V30 at IFA in Berlin before an imminent release soon afterwards. The electronic company will officially announce the new device during an LG event taking place one day before IFA 2017 kicks off on August 31 in Berlin. This lines up with previous speculation from online rumours that were deemed likely to be true.
ETNews’ report also claims that the new handset will go up for pre-order in South Korea almost straight after its reveal at the LG event. In South Korea, the device will retail for 800,000 KRW (around $700). The phone will officially go on sale in September in the country and will probably make its way to other markets globally about a month later, similarly to the V20.
The LG V30 will compete with the new Samsung Galaxy Note device, similar to how the V20 was supposed to compete with the Note 7 before the recall. The new Galaxy Note is expected to be announced around the same time (rumours are stating August 26th). The V30 is supposed to be quite different than the predecessor in terms of design and is said to look more like the G6, than the V20. This is probably considered as a good thing by most users because it means that the new device will have small bezels around the screen, which was one of the main features on the G6.
LG V30 Features
The V30 is expected to feature a newly designed OLED display, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual-camera setup on the back (like the V20), a new ESS Quad DAC for high-quality audio, and a 3.5 mm headphone port. The handset will come in the usual three storage variants: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Unlike its predecessor, the V30 won’t feature a removable battery; this is because it is likely that the V30 will be resistant to water and dust. The new phone will also feature a secondary screen on top, the unique feature seen in all of the other smartphones in the V series.
When the V30 is released, competition between it and the new Galaxy Note device is expected to be fierce. Hopefully, Samsung has no issues with the new Note phone, so that LG are faced with some competition this year.