In LG's home market of South Korea, the V30 will go on sale on September 21, followed by major markets in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The new smartphone has very thin bezels.
The display, as mentioned, is OLED, specifically a 6in P-OLED edge-to-edge affair with an 18:9 aspect ratio that covers virtually the entire front fascia, as is the current trend; in fact 82% of the phone's face is display. LG's almost edge-to-edge OLED display has HDR 10 format for high level of colour contrast and as announced, the smartphone will be Daydream compatible. No pricing has yet been provided by the South Korean electronics giant.
A second 13 megapixel rear camera feature a wide angle lens with two-thirds less distortion than in the V20. However, instead of an IPS LCD panel, customers will get a more vibrant 6-inch OLED display instead. With an F1.6 aperture, the lowest ever in a smartphone, more light can be let in with the shutter open for less time. Moreover, the lens that the phone comes with is not a plastic lens but a glass lens, which LG calls a Crystal Clear lens.
Whether you're shooting video or snapping photos the V30's display supports HDR10 so we suspect that images will really jump off of the screen at you, which is good considering the V30 supports Daydream.
Like the G6, the V30 is representative of LG's recent back-to-basics mindset and conscious move away from gimmicks, such as the G4's leather back and G5's modular design.
The USP of LG V30 remains the inclusion of features like the IP68 water and dust proof certification, MIL-STD 810G ratings, Bang & Olufsen audio and voice recognition. The LG V30, as is known for the media consumption, also has the support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 with LG's UX 6.0+ on top which offers a few customisation options.
For the imaging, the LG V30 comes with a dual-lens rear camera combination in which, the primary camera has a F/1.6 aperture and this is the world's first smartphone to have that aperture size for its camera.
This is one reason why LG claims that the V30 is unlike other phablet devices: it will comfortably in one hand. For selfies, there is a 5MP front facing camera too.
Some new features and specifications confirmed at the event that we didn't know in advance include the core hardware. The latest V30 having equivalent features of Apple and Samsung. Of course, the megapixel count doesn't always affect the quality of photos, but more megapixels mean more details in the photos, which is where the V30's sensor might drop some points. At the moment, you can grab the V20 at a price of Ksh 49,999, which is still a decent deal. Quick Video Editor makes it easy for the users edit and share videos.