LG V30 launched @ IFA 2017

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My personal daily driver is the LG V20 which I reviewed here, and now LG has launched its follow-up the LG V30 at IFA 2017.

Following on from the design of the G6 the V30 has an edge to edge display using slightly curved panes of Gorilla Glass 5. The screen is 6” with a resolution of 2,880×1,440 and used OLED. It is rated IP68 for water and dust resistance.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip paired with 4GB of RAM, which puts it on par with all the flagships currently available.

You get a headphone jack on the top-right corner, and the device takes microSD cards as large as 2TB to supplement the included 64GB or 128GB of storage.

As with last years model, and the G6 you get a nice dual camera with a 16-megapixel main camera (complete with f/1.6 aperture lens). There is also a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera for when you want to capture more of what’s out there.

As standard nowadays you get a USB-C port and the battery is 3,300mAh cell

One of the big selling points of the V20 was the amazing HiFi Quad DAC, and the V30 also includes one, though I am unsure if it is the same, better or worse than the V20.

Sadly, with LG opting for a water rating, they have abandoned the removable battery, which for myself and many other V20 users was its biggest selling point. I am sure it will still be a great phone but it is a shame there are no longer any high-end devices with a removable battery.

Pricing has not yet been confirmed, however, it is rumoured to come in at around $699 which should translate to £699 here.

Availably should be within the next month.

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