LG V30 – will reveal new phone on 31 August at IFA 2017

The company has sent out a “save the date” teaser. It means LG Electronics will unveil its next flagship phone, tentatively called V30, on August 31 at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Germany.

The image doesn’t give too much away, but there are a couple of conspicuous clues. The “V” is the dead giveaway as to what to expect, of course, but the image itself is a 2:1 aspect ratio. In other words, you can expect the G6’s extra-tall display concept (including the minimal bezel) to carry over.

That might be reflected in leaks. If you believe renders put out by OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, the V30 will look like a larger, curvier G6 with a different take on the dual rear camera layout. That’s good news if you like the basic concept behind the G6, but it also suggests that the V-series’ signature secondary display (and the removable battery) is going away. Sorry, folks.

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It’s safe to say that the V30 will carry a speedier Snapdragon 835 processor, so this might allay complaints that the G6 was saddled with last year’s 821 (reportedly to avoid delays while Samsung snapped up early 835 chips). And historically, V-series phones have been big on features that appeal to mobile enthusiasts, such as high-quality audio DACs and manual camera controls.

The V30 might not be particularly exciting, then, but a souped-up G6 wouldn’t be that bad in our books. The G6 was a back-to-basics phone that nailed fundamentals LG had been ignoring for too long — the V30 would be a refinement of that formula.

Key takeaways from the renders;

  1. The  dimensions of the phone are roughly 151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm.
  2. The display measures roughly 6-inches across. However, thanks to the rounded corners, we could be off by a few mm. There is also no secondary display in sight.
  3. There is a dual camera module and a fingerprint scanner at the rear.
  4. The LG V30 gets USB-connectivity and the port is flanked by speaker holes. There is a headphone jack on the top edge.
  5. Lastly, there is also chance that the LG V30 will support wireless charging. This, however, is not fully confirmed.

Samsung is also planning to launch its Galaxy Note 8 a week earlier, on August 23.

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