- LG V30 will first launch in South Korea on September 21
- The price of the phone accidentally revealed in US through a contest
- The phone comes with Bang & Olufsen audio
The much hyped LG V30 smartphone was finally revealed by LG at the IFA 2017 in Berlin last week. The smartphone is to go on sale from September 21, first in the company’s home market South Korea and would then be available for the rest of the international markets in the weeks to follow.
What is interesting to note is that the company did not talk about the price of its V30 at the launch but according to a report by PhoneArena, LG, as part of a promotional lottery campaign accidentally disclosed the price of the phone in the US. It was in the terms and conditions section of the contest where the company unintentionally stated the “approximate retail value” of the smartphone to be $749.
However, the revealed retail value of the phone is not the final price of the V30, but this gives an idea about the range within which the device will ultimately be priced. After taxes, according to the report, V30 is expected to be priced at around US $800. This implies that the LG V30 will be considerably cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 which, is priced at $930 (approximately Rs. 59,600) in the US. But in Europe, though, the cost is expected to be a bit higher at around 850-900 Euros, as listed on the website of Romanian retailer Quickmobile for pre-order. The pre-order price doesn’t really reflect the official prices as LG has yet to make an official announcement regarding the same. And prices ultimately are going to vary from region to region.
The LG V30 is the company’s slickest phone till date and there is n doubt about that. The phone will run on Android 7.1.2 and will feature the latest Snapdragon 835 SOC with 4GB of RAM and either a 64GB or 128GB internal storage. Coming to the display of the phone, it offers a 6-inch display and is also getting on the bandwagon of the bezel-less display. A new ‘Enhanced Colour Mode’ feature that generally gives non-HDR content a faux-HDR look has also been added.
Looking at the camera, the phone has a 13 MP wide-angle camera on the front and a 16 MP camera on the back for taking photos and shooting videos.
Notably, the rear camera has a f/1.6 aperture that is impressively the widest on any major smartphone and that puts it ahead of its competitors. On top of this, the LG V30 comes with Bang & Olufsen audio, voice recognition and MIL-STD 810G rating for durability. You get IP68 dust and water resistance certification as well. What more can one need right? A lot is yet to come. Let’s wait for a few weeks now and keep thinking.