At the IFA 2017, LG unveiled its latest flagship smartphones – LG V30 & V30+. More than two months after the unveiling, the company today launched the LG V30+ smartphone in the Indian market. Compared to the LG G6, the LG V30+ comes with rounded corners and curved edges. It sports a metallic frame and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. While LG launched the LG V30+ in Japan with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Indian variant still runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
It comes with a 6-inch OLED FullVision Display with Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Even the Google Pixel 2 XL also uses the same 6-inch OLED FullVision display. As seen on the LG G6, the FullVision display on the LG V30+ also comes rounded corners. The display also supports HDR10 playback and Always-on Display feature. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform built on the 10nm FinFET process. It comes coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expandable additionally up to 2TB via MicroSD card.
On the rear, the LG V30+ features a 16MP standard sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 71-degree field-of-view and a 13MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree field of view. However, only the 16MP sensor supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and hybrid autofocus. The LG V30+ is the world’s first smartphone to offer f/1.6 aperture. Now, the new Samsung W2018 clamshell phone launched in China came with the f/1.5 camera lens. While all the flagship Android smartphones offer manual controls in photo mode, the LG V30+ offers it in both photo and video modes.
For selfies, there is a 5MP sensor on the front with f/2.2 aperture and 90-degree field-of-view. It is backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology and wireless charging. With the Quick Charge 3.0, the LG V30+ can be charged from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. The smartphone also includes a heat pipe to minimize the overheating. The power button is placed on the rear, and it comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor. The device also features face recognition technology to unlock the device by scanning the face.
The LG V30+ also packs an advanced 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (ESS SABRE 9228) with digital filter and sound presets. It is also world’s first smartphone to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology for streaming high-resolution audio. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The LG V30+ is IP68 water and dust resistant and also passed the U.S military standard (MIL-STD) 810G tests. It measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm and weighs 158 grams.
Talking about the pricing, the LG V30+ costs Rs. 44,990 in India. It comes in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet color options and will available exclusively on Amazon India starting December 18th.