After launching the G6, LG will soon be unveiling its second flagship, the V30. The smartphone will be the third iteration in the 'V' series after LG V10 and V20. It will compete with Samsung Galaxy S8 and upcoming Apple iPhone 8 in the high-end smartphone market.

Design and display details

The LG V30 will be different from its predecessor in terms of design, instead, the device will borrow highly from G6's aesthetics. It will have the similar bezel-less design and will not feature the signature second Display.

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The V30 will offer the secondary display, but in the form of a fixed bar at the top of the screen. Users will be able to drag off the semi-transparent Floating Bar when not in use.

LG, in a press note, has already confirmed that it will bring the OLED display to its V30, making it the company's first device to feature a plastic OLED panel. The display is said to be a 6-inch FullVision and will likely have HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support. The screen will be protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The display is also rumoured to have support for Google's Daydream virtual reality platform.

Specification launch and pricing

The LG V30 is most likely to incorporate a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The device will also offer support for memory expansion using the microSD card. The device will come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance and ESS Quad DAC support. The V30 is unlikely to eliminate the headphone jack.

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A leak from OnLeaks suggests the device will have a glass rear and support for wireless charging.

LG has confirmed that the V30 will boast a dual camera setup with f/1.6 aperture and the lens will be covered in crystal glass rather than plastic. There will be two 13MP sensors on the rear camera, while a 5MP sensor is expected to power the front snapper. The camera is likely to have the same resolution as the LG G6 smartphone. The camera app is also said to have support for LG-log and Graphy feature to enable DSLR-like functionality.

LG is expected to unveil the V30 on August 31, a day before the opening of consumer electronics show IFA 2017. According to a rumour picked up by The Investor, the official release of the smartphone will probably follow a week later in South Korea and then in other markets. The LG V30 is speculated to be priced at US$699 for the 64GB variant, while the alleged V30 Plus variant will be priced at US$875.