The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better

The V30 is a flagship smartphone which will try to make inroads into the premium device market which recently saw Samsung launch the Galaxy Note 8 in NY last week.

LG claims the V30 is the first phone with an F1.6 aperture camera lens, the first with a glass Crystal Clear Lens and the first with an OLED FullVision display. "Since LG has ditched the use of a secondary ticker display, the company has implemented the idea of using a" Floating Bar" as a software add-on. LG had already teased the dual-camera setup as well as the f/1.6 aperture.

But that's where the similarity ends. And around on the front of the V30 is a 5-megapixel camera with a 90-degree lens. This is quite a feat and a jump from the previous LG V20 and LG G6, which had an aperture of F2.4 for the wide-angle lens. In addition to video recording with Hi-Fi audio, there's also a feature called Cine Effect which produces more cinematic videos. Since the V30 is without that secondary display, LG has implemented two other features to replace it.

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The V30 comes with 64 or 128GB built-in storage.

While the home button on the back also has the fingerprint sensor on it, the LG V30 with Android 7.1.2 based LG's UX 6.0+ also has some other security features including facial recognition and voice recognition.

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The phone which also supports wireless charging will be available in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. The LG V30 features the high-end Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with an entirely sealed 3300 mAh battery. Like last year, though, we expect that the V30 will be among the first phones to get Android Oreo update, probably before this year comes to a conclusion. LG Cine Log preserves wide dynamic range and colour gamut and log gamma curve which comes in handy during post production. If you do not want to shell out too much cash in the beginning, know that the LG V30 also provides support for a microSD card, with a maximum capacity support that goes up to a whopping 2TB.

LG mobile president Juno Cho said: "The V series has always been demonstrating new practical mobile technologies that contribute to high-quality content creation and the V30 has not lost sight of its roots".

Aside from that you'll find the usual list of premium-tier smartphone features including Quick Charge 3.0, QHD+ display, 802.11ac Wifi support, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Rumours were a little off about the release date as it will arrive a week earlier than expected on 21 September. Also included with the V30 is Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology that LG says makes high-resolution audio easy to stream. Additionally, it features voice activation that allows users to lock the device and perform various actions.

  • Regina Walsh