LG V30 to Have Bang & Olufsen Audio and Gorilla Glass 5 Protection

The latest reports from South Korea have once again outlined the premium LG V30 features of the upcoming LG flagship smartphone. While we already knew one of them, that the new device would boast of IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a host of new features have now been added to the features list.

For starters, the new device will have drastically reduced bezels. The V30 will have a 20 percent slimmer top bezel while the bottom bezel will be 50 percent thinner when compared to the immediate predecessor: the LG V20. This will make the display look bigger and more attractive and will have a better screen-to-body ratio. You will remember that this year's entry in the 'V' series will be the first LG device to have an OLED display while the secondary display has now been ditched.

LG V30 Features

The report by Korea Herald also mentions that the new smartphone will have on board Bang and Olufsen audio, which will be better and more immersive. This will make the LG V30 a better device overall. Also, the smartphone will have extra protection thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This was a part of our LG V30 wishlist as well.

Also, the fact that the device is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance indicates that the new LG device will have a sealed battery. This is in line with the new that the V30 would have a non-removable battery. This battery will support wireless charging.

Bang and Olufsen is a Danish company known for designing and manufacturing high-end audio systems and devices. Since they will also design the audio system on board the LG V30, this means that the price of the device may also rise in the end. We, however, are fascinated with these additions to the list of LG V30 features and are waiting for the release date to approach.

LG V30 Latest Renders Show off Dual Rear Camera Design

LG's next big release in the 'V' series, the LG V30, has been one of the most discussed devices of the year. The features list of the upcoming smartphone is an impressive one as well. Now, however, a leaked CAD (Computer Aided Design) render by leakster @OnLeaks, often a trusted source of such information, reveals that the dual cameras of the LG V30 are arranged horizontally on the back.

LG V30 Features

The leaked images also point out certain other features. First, it seems to have the same design philosophy as the LG G6, another LG flagship. The battery is non-removable. The rear panel we saw in the leaked render is glossy black, while the display size seems to be 6 inches. Also present will be the 18:9 FullVision display. Unlike the LG V20, the preceding flagship, we do not see the secondary display on this device. This is a notable exception and is something that we had confirmed earlier.

The dual cameras are supposed to be extraordinarily good at taking pictures. There will be two wide angle lenses instead of two telephoto lenses. Also, the design indicates that the LG V30 may have wireless charging just like we had reported.

A further look at the leaked renders also indicates that the phone lock button is located on the right-hand panel, which might indicate that the volume rockers are on the left. Just below the horizontal rear cameras lies the fingerprint sensor. The V30 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack as well.

Like we have mentioned in our earlier post, the LG V30 will likely launch on August 31, one day before the IFA 2017 kicks off in Berlin. From what we have seen, LG seems to have a winner on its hands as it has successfully managed to bring together looks and features together in one device. Also, check out the video of the new device below.

LG V30 Specs and Features (Premium Indeed)

LG V30 Specs: The LG V20 was announced in September 2016 and was released a month later in October. The LG flagship went up against the likes of the Google Pixel XL, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7. It did fairly well and wowed many with its secondary display, located on the top of the screen and an always-on display. LG, however, is not one to gloat over its previous successes and is developing the LG V30. We will list the upcoming phone's specifications and feature here for your perusal. We must remind you before we begin that the specs and features that they may be subject to change prior to the phone's launch as it is solely at the manufacturer's discretion.

LG V30 Specs

LG V30 Specs

LG V30 Specs and Features

Processor and Graphics

The upcoming LG V30 is to be powered by the new and formidable octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, or System on Chip. The new chip uses the same Kryo CPU architecture that was found in the Snapdragon 82X, though with Kryo 280 and there will be 4 additional cores that focus on running efficiently on top of the 4 performance cores that are clocked up to 2.45GHz.  

The Adreno 540 GPU is billeted by manufacturer Qualcomm as offering 40% improvement on graphics performance, power usage as well as computing capability.

  • By contrast, the other more efficient cores will be clocked at up to 1.9GHz. In addition, the 835 is about 35% smaller in size and consumes 25% less power which translates to better battery life.
  • The SoC is remarkably resulting in extremely efficient multi-tasking when compared to standard dual core processors. The GPU or the Graphics Processing Unit is the Adreno 540, which traditionally accompanied the SD 321, as the Qualcomm SoC is often known as.
  • The Qualcomm Adreno 540 is a separate graphics processor solely intended to ensure that better graphics are put out while maintaining energy conservation standards.
  • The CPU has being designed on the Harvard architecture platform and has better data cache retention capability when compared to many other SoC architecture platforms. DirectX 11.1 is also supported on the new GPU.

Storage, RAM and Software

The LG V30 will go up against some of the giants of the smartphone industry when it releases later this year. In order to stick around, the V30 is said to have two variants to ensure better choice options for consumers. The two variations will see one model launching with 4GB of RAM while the other will boast of 6GB of RAM. 

  • The latter variant propels the smartphone well and truly into the flagship category. Internal storage options are 64GB and 128GB, very respectable specs. A microSD card slot will ensure that the V30's internal or storage memory can be expanded up to 256GB. The internal storage space has to be brought up as more and more apps become available and the users have to ensure that they do not get left behind. The V30 will run on the Android Nougat 7.0.

LG V30 Display

LG V30 is certainly one of the popular ones which are currently waiting to be launched and hence there is no lack of speculations regarding how the smartphone is going to shape up. And you might have already got an idea of that. But the latest news which has come out hints at the fact that the upcoming flagship handset from LG will give up one of its characteristic features – the secondary display.

It is assumed that LG is going to bring in OLED panels in the V30 to make it worthy of competing with all the other leading smartphone developers across the world who are packing their devices with this high-end display panel. And also the implementation of the OLED panels will facilitate the developers to bring in the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display which is also one of the striking features of the LG G6 which the South Korean brand had launched earlier this year. However, a confirmation on this aspect is yet to come in. Hence, we need to wait.


The LG V30 will have an excellent dual-lens rear camera setup with 21MP wide-angle and 8MP sensors designed and manufactured by Sony while the front snapper is 8MP, also made by Sony. The rear camera can shoot hi-res photos and videos including 2160p videos at 30fps. Dual LED Flash flash on the rear camera will ensure better photography. Geotagging, Digital Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and other assorted features will ensure that selfie lovers and other users can make use of the various photography tricks and tips available.


The LG V30 will have a powerful 3500mAh Lithium Ion battery which will be non-removable. LG has looked to play safe here as many users have complained about the non-removable batteries on many handsets. Thanks in large part to the Snapdragon 835 chipset set to power this device, the battery can be charged up to 80% while being plugged in for only 30 minutes. Such a battery will also enable the LG V30 to take on the other giants of the business and beat them at their own game.

​The additional feature related to the battery that is bound to grab the attention of the users is the fact that wireless charging might eventually make an appearance in this particular LG smartphone. A number of leading smartphone manufacturers have opted for such a technology in their devices and if we go by the latest updates, LG V30 will also sport the wireless charging facility. In fact leakster OnLeaks has revealed the same in the official Twitter handle. Along with that an image released by Slash Leaks has revealed that there is an inner coil in the smartphone which not only hints at the fact that the smartphone will have an irremovable battery which will have wireless charging facility as well.We expect an announcement in relation to this at some point of time in August this year, as we have already come across the updates that LG V30 release date has been preponed marginally.

LG V30 Design

The LG V30 will be beautifully executed and will have a military-grade robust build made of Silicon polycarbonate. The form factor will include a removable aluminum back panel that yields a smooth look and feel very similar to the Sony Xperia X. LG will once again combine the fingerprint sensor and power button into one. This two-in-one functionality will ensure that the new button is as versatile as it gets while still retaining its individuality. The phone will be lighter than the 177 grams the LG V20 weighs. Thanks to the non-removable battery and the upgraded SoC, the new phone will be slimmer and more dignified.

Other Features

The LG V30 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. Bluetooth 4.2 and the inclusion of the USB Type-C port will also make its connectivity options multifaceted. GPS, radio, fingerprint sensors, accelerometer, a gyroscope, proximity sensor and a compass round up the LG V30. The colour options include Titan, Silver and Pink. We expect an announcement sometime in August this year, bearing in mind the 12-month product lifecycle.