LG V30’s ‘Floating Bar’ Will Replace Secondary Display; LG V30 Plus Too on The Way

As the release date of the LG V30 draws nearer, we have been witness to a number of rumors and bona fide news pieces regarding the upcoming flagship of LG's 'V' series. The latest reports have confirmed two important issues: one, that a new 'Floating Bar' feature will replace the secondary display we saw on previous iterations, and second, that a new variant is one its way as well, called the LG V30 Plus. Of these two, we had earlier reported that the secondary display feature could receive a quiet burial soon.

Some details about the 'Floating Bar' have also trickled out, besides other LG V30 features. This bar will provide quick access to many features and will always be visible. In essence, it is very similar to Samsung’s Floating Toolbox last seen on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The new device will also have an Always On Display (AOD) capable of displaying shortcuts to features like Quick Tools, the Music Player or the Photos app. The clock will naturally be displayed. The Photos app has a new feature called "Graphy" which will enable users to add filters similar to the style used by famous photographers.

Other tweaks added to the new LG V30 include a new Voice Recognition feature which can be activated by a person's own vocal signature as well as repeating some self-generated keywords. The Qualcomm Aqstic voice UI technology will also ensure that the voice recognition feature does not drain the battery too fast.

LG V30 Plus is Coming Too

Meanwhile, a variant of the device is en route as well. The LG V30 Plus will essentially be a more premium variant of the LG V30. As of now, however, the LG V30 Plus will only be sold in LG's (and Samsung's) homeland: Korea. This will be a larger handset. Compared to the standard LG V30's 64GB of native storage, this more premium variant will boast of 128GB of native storage.

South Korea’s ET News has reported that the LG V30 Plus will support wireless charging, something that the regular V30 will miss out on. It will also carry a bigger screen, compared to the V30's 6-inch screen with 2880 x 1440 OLED display which measures 151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4mm. The price tag will be on the higher side as well: 1 million Korean Won, which translates to $875. On the other hand, the standard LG V30 will come for around 800,000 Korean Won which is roughly $700 or £540.

Other features of the device also include some high-end ones, including Bang and Olufsen audio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Both the LG V30 and the LG V30 Plus will come with more or less the same features, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, IP68 certified dust and water resistance, as well as a 3200mAh battery. We believe that the Plus version's design philosophy will be similar to the standard edition. Both the devices will be released in South Korea on September 15 on three different cellular carriers, just in time to face their greatest rival: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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