LG India had unveiled its new W series in the country. LG has been teasing about the new W series launch with its Amazon India Exclusive teasers for quite a while now. And, today the Korean tech giant had launched three variants under the W series categorized to different price brackets. The new W series phone from LG include — the LG W30, W30 Pro and the LG W10. While the LG W 10 smartphone comes as an entry-level smartphone in the new W series, the LG W30, and the W30 Pro come under budget to mid-range segment in the market. Both the LG W30 and the W30 Pro devices share almost identical specifications with minor differences.
Speaking of the LG W30, it comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ U FullVision Water Drop notched display that achieves a screen to body ratio of 86% — thanks to the minimal bezels. The 19:9 aspect ratio display on the W30 comes with customizable notch wherein you can either opt to conventional V notch display or the U notch display, or you can totally hide the notch to achieve a full-screen display with significant bezel on the top. This FullVision display is hosted in a uni-body design-build with three cameras on the back alongside a fingerprint scanner as well.
Under the hood, the W30 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which is an octa-core processor built on 12nm FinFET process. The octa-core CPU is paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320GPU. The W30 is further equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage as well. And, the W30 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 632 SoC. The devices ship with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. LG had finally made its switch to stock vanilla Android experience from its conventional UI, which is commendable since it was considered as a drawback for LG phones earlier even though the phones came with exceptional hardware.
As for the cameras, the LG W30 comprises triple rear cameras, as stated earlier. The W30 comes with a 12MP primary camera (Sony IMX486 Camera Sensor) along with a 13MP wide-angle camera coupled with a 2MP depth sensor. These rear cameras are capable of shooting Super wide angle shots up to 100-degrees, and the 12MP camera also acts as a low light camera whereas the 13MP acts as wide angle camera.
These rear cameras are AI-powered and are capable of shooting photos with Bokeh mode as well.
Up front, the W30 packs in a 16MP selfie shooter on the top notch of the display. The front camera also has smarter selfie portrait feature along with additional AI-powered Beauty modes as well. The front-facing cameras claim to identify six people at once when it comes to Face Recognition while taking a selfie. Apart from the fingerprint sensor for authentication, the W30 also features AI Face Unlock as well that uses front-facing camera and claims to unlock the device in a mere three-seconds.
The LG W30 comes with built-in Google Assistant and Google Lens along with OTG and Screen Case features as well. And, lastly the LG W30 packs in a decent 4000mAh battery. As for the pricing, the Dual VoLTE powered LG W30 will be available in India for Rs 9,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant. The LG W30 will be featuring in Aurora Green, Platinum Grey, and Thunder Blue Color variants. The price of the W30 Pro variant is yet to be known. As stated earlier, the LG W30 would be sold as Amazon Exclusive in the country and the first sale starts on the 3rd of July.