We have less than two weeks and the LG V30 will be official. As usual, the phone’s successor, LG V20, is the direct victim of this new release, but’s it’s joy for buyers.
While we’ve known for a while that the LG V30 will be unveiled at the IFA 2017, it’s only now that the first actual images of the phone have appeared on the web. Leaked by none other than Evan Blass, the V30 on display is indeed a real beauty.
There’s quite a lot that has changed when you compare this phone to the LG V20. The design is new, more like an LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 marsh-up. This results in a bigger 6-inch POLED display screen on a smaller physical body compared to the 5.7-inch V20, which should leave fans of the phablet more than happy.
Other than the new design language, the upcoming LG V30 will pack new hardware on board, including the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, an Adreno 540 GPU, a RAM of 6GB and a non-removable battery unit. The dual camera remains, but you can expect an improved version. The battery should also be bigger than the 3200mAh unit of the LG V20 or even the 3300mAh unit of the LG G6, which is also non-removable.
Even though the LG V20 was released with Android 7.0 Nougat, it’s stuck on this version. The LG V30 will come with the upgraded Android 7.1.1 Nougat and hopefully, an update to the new Android 8.0 O will be ready sooner than later.
LG was the only company that was still offering flagship phones with removable batteries, but this has changed since the G6. If you are still into removable batteries, you may still have a chance to get a great phone at a much better price tag. At launch, the LG V20 had a price tag of more than $800. This is about one year ago, but today, you can have it for as little as $399.99.
The LG V20, despite being a year old, is still a solid phone. Besides the aforementioned 5.7-inch display screen, you also get a high-performing Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, the flagship chipset in 2016, alongside 4GB RAM. The variant on offer here has 64GB of internal storage, but the phone also comes with a base model of 32GB. The camera has a dual 16MP+8MP on the back and a 5MP lens on the front.
The phone is unlocked and thus can be used on both GSM and CDMA carriers.
So, will you wait for the LG V30 or grab this LG V20 deal? Let us know in your comments below.