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LG V30 price, release date, specs and rumors

Update: V30 rumored to debut at IFA in September

According to LG's road map, the Korean company plans to release two flagship phones every year. The first half of the year traditionally sees the release of a high end G series smartphone, while the later half of the year aims at catching the masses with the V series. The latest rumor says that LG will reveal the V30 at IFA in September.

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LG V30: release date

According to the latest rumor from ETNews, LG will be unveiling its latest V series smartphone at IFA this year. Taking place in Berlin in September, IFA is Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show. The big reveal is said to be planned for a day before the event begins on September 1. It will be released in South Korea first, with 64 GB of internal storage for around $699.

LG V30: design

Early concept renders for the LG V30 are indicating that we should be expecting a slider with two displays. In recent days, serial leaker Evan Blass distributed a concept render for what looks like the LG V30.

LG appears to be aiming to release a smartphone with a large main display, with one panel extending so part of the device can be used as a keyboard. When it's fully closed, the small part of the secondary panel can still be seen, though it looks like this will be the next step in the design of the "ticker" display that we saw on the V10 and V20. For the moment, there is still a lot of speculation over what the V30 will actually look like. If these images are anything to go by, we should expect a very distinct device to be released by LG in the coming months. 

LG V30: display

It shouldn't really come as a surprise to many that LG is finally switching to OLED panels for the LG V30, seeing as the company produces them en masse for its flatscreen TVs. LG had already used OLED displays for the G Flex and the G Flex 2, but these were never intended to be mass consumer phones.

So why the switch? Well, it turns out that IPS panels aren't fast enough for VR applications and Google's Daydream standard. LG doesn't want to miss out on this development so they've opted for the display technology switch. It will be very likely that the V30 will also take over the unusual display aspect of the G6 (18:9 aspect ratio), which would mean we could see a similar design note as well. Its unclear if the V30 will also include a small secondary display.

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The LG V20 was quite exotic - will the V30 be more mainstream?  © AndroidPIT

It's also unclear if LG will continue the dying out trend of including the feature of having a replaceable battery. Almost every single high-end smartphone has killed off the replaceable battery, including LG's latest flagship the G6.

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The LG V20 was a highly praised phone, not just because of its replaceable battery but also because of its solid build quality and US Military standard MIL-STD-810G certification.  The G6 has passed similar tests and had received the same certification, so we can deduct that the V30 will continue the trend of being a very "robust" phone.

Unfortunately, there aren't any further technical specs that have found their way into our hands or online. From what we've heard and seen though, its more than likely that the V30 will be on par - at least in technical spec terms - to the Google Pixel, Moto Z or Axon 7. The reasoning? These are currently the only Daydream ready smartphones.  


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  • No removable battery?!!!! This pisses me off more than any other thing. The last phone out there with a removable battery.
    LG have lost me forever if they do this.
    I refuse to upgrade my phone every 2-3 yrs... besides being unsustainable from an environmental and cost perspective, batteries (contrary to articles on this and other sites) DO NOT last much long than 2-3 yrs. THey lose conditioning and need to be replaced regularly (18-48months).
    Plus I am always on the go, and don't want to cart around a bulky external battery pack. Small easily replaceable batteries are far simpler. I can go through three batteries in one day (I have 4 for my current V10). Its so easy to swap them out and continue on.
    Now I will probably be seeking a phone that has all the features of the V10/20 but with a battery that is easy to swap out.
    Phone manufactures don't care about the consumer/end use at all.

  • I myself hope they don't kill removable batteries when the next batch of their "K" and "stylo" lines for next year surface.

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    LG if you get rid of the removable battery in your phone designed for power users. I will consider it biggest fail of the century just in front of the Note 5 fail. Please I want this phone but only with a removable battery.

  • I can't see a reason to stay with LG if they make the V30 with a non removable battery. If they put a big battery that will last a long time, I might consider it.

  • I love my LG V20 European edition (with 2 sim slots, b&o sound, removable battery, radio and sd card slot). Its impossible to improve on this phone, so I hope they dont mess up the V30.

  • Omg i hate that new aspect ratio! Yes the new screen will probably get me to upgrade but I need a phablet. Not no tiny phone marketed as something big

  • The removable battery, IPS display, and IR blaster were the main selling points that got me to buy the V20. I hope they don't turn the V series into another disposable phone.


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