LG's V30 smartphone has finally started shipping to different markets. The company on Wednesday confirmed that the LG V30 smartphone will be shipping to South Korea starting this week. It added that the new premium smartphone from LG will be also heading to North America, Europe, and other key markets in "the days and weeks to come."
LG V30 has been heavily for several features it carries including Bang & Olufsen audio, voice recognition, MIL-STD 810G rating for durability, and IP68 dust and water resistance certification among others. LG is also heavily marketing the dual rear camera setup with f/1.6 aperture, a first for the smartphone industry, on the LG V30.
The company recently confirmed the pricing of the LG V30 smartphone for its home country where it will retail at KRW 949,300 (roughly Rs. 53,800). The LG V30 is expected to go head-on with the likes of the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Commenting on the rollout, Juno Cho, President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, "The V30 was designed to help consumers best capture the experiences that make up our life stories. Its functions and features delight our senses of sight, sound and touch and when it comes to looks, it may just be the most beautiful smartphone we've ever developed."
For specifications, the LG V30 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a refreshed UX 6.0+ running on top. It features a 6-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with a pixel density of 538ppi. LG V30 smartphone is also Daydream compatible and comes with always-on display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (clock speed and cores unclear as of now) coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The inbuilt storage in the LG V30 is 64GB with the option to expand it further via microSD card (up to 2TB). It packs 3300mAh and features Quick Charge 3.0. One of the biggest highlights of the new LG V30 is its dual rear camera setup with one 16-megapixel sensor coupled with another 13-megapixel sensor. The 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture is said to let more light to enter the lenses to give sharper and highly focused images. At the front, the LG V30 sports a 5-megapixel camera with an aperture f/2.2. The LG V30 was launched at IFA 2017 alongside the LG V30+.