LG V30 – 2017’s sexiest smartphone?

LG at IFA 2017 announced the V30, the big phone that can take the fight to Samsung’s Note 8. The screen is obviously the key feature of this smartphone, the V30 features a 6-inch 18:9 OLED Full Vision display (yet, still 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than its predecessor, thanks to the bezel-less design). You’ll get LG’s cool dual camera set up on the back, with a 16MP and 13MP sensor to capture wide-angles and super wide-angle shots with perfection. According to LG this is the first smartphone to feature an f/1.6 aperture, which should make it better in low light conditions.

Audiophiles will be kept happy, thanks to the inclusion of a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and a set of earphones by B&O PLAY in the box. The V30 supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology that allows for high-resolution audio streaming. You can also apply digital filters to adjust the audio profile of the device. The V30 will come with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, but you can expect an Oreo upgrade soon. While Samsung has focused on Bixby, LG has teamed up with Google Assistant. In fact, Assistant will have LG specific features, such as the ability to launch the front facing camera by asking LG to take a selfie, as well as integration with LG’s home appliances.

The V30 will be available in South Korea from September 21 and expand to more markets from there. Hopefully LG will bring this one to India soon.

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