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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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.
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.
Weekend bonus: this is an old-ish mockup of Project Joan, a.k.a. the LG V30. Not clear if the project is still headed in this direction.  pic.twitter.com/k5jNJ7DyLz— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 27, 2017
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.
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.
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.