LG V30 tipped to launch along with a Plus variant; pricing leaked

Joanna Estrada
August 12, 2017

We're nearing the launch of the LG V30, and a new report indicates we'll see both the regular version and a Plus variant of this phone launch at the same time.

The LG V30 is speculated to be unveiled on August 31, a day before the opening of IFA 2017 Berlin which runs until September 6.

Now, we have come across some interesting information. As it usually is, the Plus model will be a higher-end phone. The fisheye effect created by the extra wide field of view with that camera made it feel like a bit of a gimmick, but LG claims there's now a third less distortion, "making it ideal for group wefies". The V30 Plus will apparently only be launching in South Korea, with the report not indicating if an worldwide launch is even being considered.

LG V30 tipped to launch along with a Plus variant; pricing leaked

Presumably, the LG V30 will carry 64GB of internal storage and the LG V30 Plus will have 128GB of storage space. The two devices will also differ in two other essential feature as well: wireless charging and Hi-Fi audio playback, though we are not sure which phone gets what. Unfortunately, the report is not quite clear on what it implies by the audio system.

LG's first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. Or, both the smartphones will feature the B&O audio driver, but differ in their speakers. As for the pricing, the former will be sold at around $700 (roughly Rs. 45,000), while the Plus variant will carry a price tag of $875 (approximately Rs. 56,000). It will have a 13 Megapixel dual rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera.

The LG V30 can also have a "bezel-less" display similar to the LG G6, but is likely to feature the signature secondary display. That being said, the V30 will also have to go some way in improving on the design, which I felt took a step back previous year with the big and chunky V20.

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