LG V30 takes its screen all the way to the edges

The V30 will be the first phone to support Google Assistant in Korean language. LG will launch the smartphone in other countries starting October. LG will definitely need this bad boy to rock all it can as it will go toe to toe with the formidable Galaxy Note 8 and the upcoming iPhone 8.

The edge-to-edge screen means that LG has been able to wedge a 6in 1440 x 2880 pixel display with Gorilla Glass 5 in the V30's chassis - a sizeable increase from the 5.7in panel used in the G6, but with a smaller footprint. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM on board to ensure it moves like a greased cheetah.

Unlike a year ago where the LG V20 was the first phone to come pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the LG V30 only gets Android 7.1.2 Nougat, which is not bad at all, considering that only Google Pixel and Nexus phones are now installed with this OS - via an update. You can also expand the memory upto 2TB using a microSD card.

The main 16 megapixel rear camera features an F1.6 aperture that LG says lets in more light for brighter shots, as well as "Crystal Clear Lens" aimed at delivering more accurate colours and clearer images. For selfies, it comes with a 5 Megapixel 90 degree wide angle Front camera. Audio from the V30 should sound good with Quad DAC and B&O Play branded speakers (plus bundled earphones in some markets). LG has packed a non-removable 3,300mAh battery inside the LG V30 which can be charged quickly through USB-C through Quick Charge 3.0. The V30 has IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and MIL-STD 810G rating for durability.

We already know it will sport an OLED display, that it will have a great camera with a f/1.6 aperture and dual, wide-angle lenses cameras.

The LG V30 will be out for the public as first for the people of South Korea from September 21.

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LG is putting a bigger emphasis on video with this year's V30.

The Floating Bar is a semi-transparent bar, which users can customise with up to five apps for easy access.

The LG G6 (review) was one of our favourite smartphones of 2017 thus far, even if its low-light performance was erratic and it wasn't as powerful as the likes of the Galaxy S8 (review).

The 64 GB V30 comes in four color options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. Additionally, it features voice activation that allows users to lock the device and perform various actions. The LG V30, however, retained the unique strengths of the predecessor, but there are few missing points. LG introduces the world's first 18:9 FullVision OLED display with the V30 smartphone.

The LG V30 comes out into the markets with a 6 inch, FullVision display.

The DAC allows users to adjust the device's audio to produce more natural, ambient or clearer sounds through a series of digital filters, while the camera has pre-set filters for video shooting: think "romantic comedy", "thriller" and "summer blockbuster".

  • Toni Ryan