LG V30: Camera and Sound in Format of OLED Fullvision & First Photos Examples

LG introduced its new flagship smartphone V30 and its analog V30 + with a doubled volume of internal storage. The main features of the updated V-series are 6 "OLED FullVision-display with QHD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 18: 9, a dual Crystal Clear Lens camera with a record f / 1.6 to date and an advanced audio component.

LG v30

LG for the first time since G Flex 2 used P -OLED-panel, adapting it to the format of FullVision (new aspect ratio for the market, new resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels).
At the Always On Display technology, which is designed to compensate for the main feature of the V-series smartphones - an additional screen at the top of the front panel (fast Mood And a music player without the need to activate the screen). 

It also works when the screen is on - you can configure up to 5 favorite applications and get quick access to them from any screen through the sliding panel on the side. The advantages of the new screen, according to LG, is also high brightness and a wide color palette of OLED, there is support for HDR10.

Speaking of the camera, LG emphasizes the effectiveness of the new Crystal Clear Lens glass optics, which provides more accurate color reproduction. In the wide-angle mode, LG experts promise less distortion around the edges. The professional mode of shooting video with the options Point Zoom (approximation of a specific object), Cine Effect with 15 presets for shooting videos in different genres (romantic comedy, summer blockbuster, thriller and so on) and Cine Log (flexible adjustment of the dynamic range and color gamut). 

Finally, in terms of sound specialists LG and B & O Play have worked on adapting the functions of professional digital players in the format of a smartphone. So, digital filters and audio presets are used, which should open the potential of the dedicated ESS SABRE ES9218P DAC. Besides, In February of this year, Koreans did not wait for the availability of Snapdragon 835 and offered their developments in the format of the device on last year's favorite - Snapdragon 821. 
But the V30 has already turned out without compromises in terms of hardware. The top 10-nm chip is supported by 4 GB of modern RAM LPDDR4X and 64-GB (128 GB in the version with the prefix "+") internal drive. 


There is a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, face recognition and voice recognition for unlocking. It uses a 5-megapixel camera with a 90 degree viewing angle, a 3300 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging features and Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX 6.0+ and Google Assistant firmware. There is support for Google Daydream (VR). The case of the flagship is made of glass and metal, there is protection against water and dust according to IP68 standards and from falls on MIL-STD 810G. 

LG V30 and V30 plus

LG V30 and V30 + will go on sale in four basic colors - black (Aurora Black), silver (Cloud Silver), blue (Moroccan Blue) and purple (Lavender Violet). In South Korea, you can buy a smartphone on September 21. Next, the device will appear in other regions of North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The information on the AFRICA release will be later (in the list of CIS regions (CIS) is not yet available). LG V30 + will be available in a limited number of countries.

LG V30 Specifications 

  • Network: GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA (band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), FDD-LTE (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13 , 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30), TDD-LTE, CDMA
  • Platform (at the time of announcement): Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX 6.0+
  • Display: 6 ", 2880 x 1440 pixels, 538 ppi, HDR 10, OLED FullVision, Always On Display
  • Camera: dual 16 megapixels (f / 1.6, 71 degree viewing angle) + 13 megapixels (f / 1.9, 120 degree viewing angle), OIS 2.0, dual LED flash, video recording in 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps and 720p @ 240fps
  • Front camera: 5 megapixel, f / 2.2, viewing angle 90 degrees
  • Processor: 8 cores, 10 nm, 64 bits, up to 2.45 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Graphics chip: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4X
  • Internal memory: 64 GB UFS2.0 (128 GB for V30 +)
  • Memory card: up to 2 TB
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), dual band, 2x2 MIMO
  • USB Type-C 2.0 (compatible with 3.1)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • NFC
  • DAC: ESS SABRE ES9218P, Quad Hi-Fi Audio, B & O Play
  • Protection according to IP68 and MIL-STD-810G
  • The fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: built-in, 3300 mAh, quick charge Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging (depending on region)
  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 158g

LG V30 first examples of photos and deception with a record aperture

A few hours ago, LG announced the flagship V30 smartphone features. One of its main chips was a dual main camera, the main module of which has a record f / 1.6 fps for smartphones (the resolution is 16 Mp). The quality of photography LG paid great attention during the press conference. What in fact? Our colleagues from GSMArena have already got acquainted with the novelties and have published several photos made with their help, therefore you can estimate the quality of the shooting. 


The study of these examples caused us one question to LG. This question did not arise when studying the photos themselves, but when viewing their EXIF. The point is that in them the light-beam is not indicated as f / 1.6, but as f / 1.69. Well, that is almost the same f / 1,7 that in many smart phones of last year, starting with the Galaxy S7 and ending with the Gionee M2017. 

There are three explanations for this: either the pre-release LG V30, which GSMArena was shooting, does not have the same optics as the commercial samples, or EXIF ​​specifies incorrect data (this also happens), or LG is telling the truth about the record diaphragm.

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