LG today launched their latest flagship the LG V30+ in India at a New Delhi event. The device is almost similar to the LG V30 with some memory upgradations. Both these smartphones were unveiled at IFA 2017 in August this year. The LG V30+ comes with IP68 level dust and water resistant and also MIL-STD-810G certified which means it can technically survive the harsh environment. Not only it has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, it includes facial and voices recognition technology for added security. The device will be available in four colours.
The device has slim bezels and large display covering over 80 % of the front side and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.The LG V30+ sports a 6 inch OLED FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and quad HD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. The display is quite bright and vibrant with a pixel density of 538ppi and has HDR10 support. The smartphone is also compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. The V30+ features a Floating Bar, unlike the secondary display of previous V series smartphone from LG, The Floating bar displays shortcuts and can be disabled when not required. There is an always-on display feature and comes with 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. Additionally, it supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.
The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of internal memory which is expandable upto 2 TB using micro SD card. The device runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG’s UX 6.0+ skin on top is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. It has both fast and wireless charging features. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and Wi-Fi. The smartphone measures 151.70 x 75.40 x 7.30 mm and weighs 158 grams.
In the optics department the device sports a dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 16 MP sensor with f/1.6 aperture and a 71-degree wide-angle lens + a 13 Mp sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone has been touted as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which helps in low light photography. Additionally, the dual camera system onboard the V30+ uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic which LG says will aid in better photos. Not only that the device can shoot 4K videos at 30fps in log format and has as many as 15 different colour grading presets to add a cinematic look to videos. There is a new feature called Point Zoom that allows zooming into any selected area within the frame while recording. On the front, the LG V30+ offers a 5 MP wide-angle (90-degree lens) camera for selfies and video calling.
The LG V30+ comes with a price tag of Rs. 44,990 competing against the likes of Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and OnePlus 5T. With no chance of the LG V30 launching in India customers will be left with no option to buy a cheaper variant. The device is available for pre-order now and will go on sale from Dec 18 exclusively from Amazon India. There are no launch offers, but LG will be offering one-time screen replacement, and a wireless charger and in-app content (worth Rs 6,400) for free with the V30+.