LG had globally unveiled the LG V30 smartphone at the IFA 2017 tech trade show held in September at Berlin, Germany. However, the South Korean company has launched its latest flagship today in India. It has opted to skip the launch of LG V30 that has 64 GB storage in India. The LG V30+ that has been made official today in the country comes with a native storage of 128 GB.
LG V30+ Design and Display
LG V30+ is a premium flagship that features a military grade MIL-810-STDG metallic chassis that protects it from extreme weather conditions. Moreover, it is equipped with IP68 certification that makes it resistant to damage from water and dust. The thickness of the phone is only 7.3mm and according to LG, it is the lightest 6-inch phone available in the market as it weighs just 158 grams. Aurora Black and Cloud Silver are the two color variants of LG V30+ that will be available in India at the beginning. More color options are expected to be available at a later date.
The V30+ houses a polymer-OLED (P-OLED) display of 6 inches. It is dubbed as shatterproof display as it features a plastic substrate instead of glass that does not break easily. The screen is shielded by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. Apart from an aspect ratio of 18:9, the 6-inch FullVision OLED display of the LG V30+ delivers a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels.
The predecessor LG V10 and V20 smartphones came with a main LCD panel and a secondary ticker screen for viewing notifications and other shortcuts. Since the LG V30+ has a larger OLED display, the company has axed the secondary ticker screen feature on the phone. The purpose of the additional screen is served by Always-On Display (AOD) feature that shows all the notifications on the lock screen while the display is in standby mode. A transparent Floating Bar also functions like secondary screen by displaying all the notifications, music player, screen grabber, frequently used apps, contacts and settings.
LG V30+ Performance
The Snapdragon 835 accompanied by 4 GB of RAM powers the V30+ phablet. The hybrid dual SIM slot allows users to add up to 2 TB of microSD card on the phone. The 3,300mAh battery available on the V30+ is equipped with features like Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.
For audiophiles, the LG V30+ includes audio presets and filters through 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The audio experience on the V30+ is optimized by Band & Olufsen Play. For high resolution audio streaming, it includes MQA audio codec. The company is providing B&O earphones along with LG V30+ phablet.
Cameras and Software
The rear panel of the LG V30+ houses a dual camera module that comprises of an f/1.6 aperture 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary f/1.9 aperture 13-megapixel wide-angle lens. The dual cameras are well-protected by Gorilla Glass 4 and it comes with features like 3-axis OIS, PDAF, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. The frontside of the V30+ has an f/2.2 aperture 5-megapixel selfie camera.
It is running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS and LG’s own UX 6.0+ skin that includes various kinds of exclusive features such as 9 types of AOD screens. For a stellar camera experience, the UX 6.0+ brings Cine Effect feature that allow users to optimize videos by using professional grade color filters. The Graphy feature brings DSLR-like photography experience though the wide range manual presets.
Pricing and Availability
The LG V30+ pre-orders will begin on 14th December. Amazon India will be exclusively selling the phablet with a price tag of Rs. 44,990 starting from 19th December. The South Korean firm is providing the buyers of V30+ with a one-time screen replacement of Rs. 12,000 for free. It is offering a wireless charger worth around Rs. 3,000 and in-app purchases worth Rs. 6,400 on Beat Fever app. These two offers will be available until 19th December.
The LG V30+ has arrived in India after the launch of other popular flagships such as Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel XL 2, Nokia 8, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and OnePlus 5T. What’s your opinion on the specs and pricing of LG V30+? Will it be able to disturb the sales of rivaling flagships? Let us know your thoughts by adding comments below.