Introducing the LG V30

LG Electronics has unveiled a new V-series smartphone, the V30, at IFA 2017. Juno Cho, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG, took the floor. He thanked all those present at the event, spoke about his vision of "smartphone construction", about all the advantages of the device and called the main host Andrew Coughlin, the company's business leader, to the stage.

Coughlin emphasized that more and more videos are being made in the world, and not just "raw" videos, but well-processed in special programs to improve the visual effect. He also recalled that it is the V30 that is able to unleash the full potential of shooting video. And in order to convince the audience in the hall, the business leader < /a> brought on stage David Franco, director of photography for the hit series Game of Thrones. David explained that the visual component lies not only in the right plans, but also in color correction, so the V30 smartphone is equipped with a large number of filters that can be applied to recorded videos. Another feature that Franco drew attention to is point zoom: you click on the desired object on the screen and smoothly zoom in or out with a special slider. At the presentation, this function looked interesting.

Introducing LG V30

I must say that almost the entire program was one way or another devoted to creating videos on the LG V30: each of those present on stage singled out this very moment.

Next, we talked about recording sound on smartphones. Like, the majority can not write clear sound without distortion at concerts. In order to implement this technology, LG designers used a speech speaker as a microphone: a denser membrane is able to withstand greater sound loads.

Introducing LG V30

Andrew Coughlin also spoke about cameras: for the first time in the world, f=1.6 aperture optics were used in a mobile device. The distortion has been fixed in the new version of the software.

Introducing LG V30

Adrienne McCallister, Director of VR Business Development at Google, was invited to the event. She explained that it is the V30 with an OLED matrix that is able to unlock the potential of VR due to picture quality.

Naturally, when it came to the processor, the Vice President of Qualcomm, Don Maguire, appeared on the scene. He explained that without the Qualcomm chip, it would hardly have been possible to create a device with a screen that supports HDR, use the full potential of a photo and video camera, high-speed data transfer, and more.

The LG business leader concluded by saying that the smartphone uses a dedicated music chip and comes with Bang & Olufsen headphones. By the way, their logo is emblazoned on the back of the device.

Appearance

LG paid almost no attention to this topic, apparently because now the design of smartphones is already difficult to surprise: almost everything looks the same, and the materials are either metal or glass. In this case, fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass is used on both sides. Metal frame.

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That is, in general, nothing that could be distinguished in terms of design. However, it is worth noting that the thickness of the device is only 7.3 mm, and the gadget weighs 158 grams.

Introducing LG V30

Introducing LG V30

Four color options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. As far as I understand, all options are made in a glossy case, however, according to representatives of the LG team, fingerprints should be invisible.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. That is, the V30 is difficult to drown, bury in the sand and smash. In theory, a smartphone should feel comfortable in all possible weather conditions.

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Display

The screen diagonal is 6 inches - quite an impressive size. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a diagonal of 6.2 inches and dimensions of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (LG V30 - 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm). The display matrix of the V30 is P-OLED, which is also why it was possible to reduce the weight of the device. Resolution - 2880x1440 pixels, density is 536 pixels per inch, aspect ratio 18:9 - FullVision. Supports displaying HDR content.

“High expertise in the field of OLED displays has long been one of LG’s core competencies, and the technology itself has always been considered potentially important for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Today, competition in the global smartphone industry has become fiercer than ever before, and we decided it was time to bring OLED displays back into our mobile devices.”

“Using optimal imaging algorithms carefully selected from years of research and development in OLED technology, the company has achieved 148% sRGB1 color space coverage for digital screen images and 109% DCI-P32 color space coverage for digital cinema. Another important advantage of OLED technology is the response speed, which is ten times faster than LCD. This eliminates afterimages, which is important when viewing dynamic scenes and working with virtual reality applications.

Because the display of the new smartphone will be based on Plastic OLED technology - also known as P-OLED - its edges can be curved to improve the ergonomic design and ease of use. P-OLED technology involves the placement of pixels on a plastic base, which is much more durable than glass. In addition, the display of the smartphone will be protected from damage by the new glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 with increased strength. More importantly, the use of advanced encapsulation and pixel scanning technologies in LG's new device will virtually eliminate OLED pixel burn-in. Encapsulation significantly reduces the harmful effects of oxygen and moisture on display elements, while LG's pixel scanning technology allows you to use less power per pixel, conserving battery life.

I'm sure the screen will be gorgeous, definitely not worse than the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the latter has subtle profile settings, that is, the S8 color display can be easily made almost black and white or close to an IPS matrix. Whether such features will be available in the V30 is still unknown.

This time LG V30 displays information on the lock screen thanks to OLED and AlwaysOn function. The presentation showed various lock screen substrates. Again, we saw it in Samsung devices, but now it's also in LG devices.

Introducing LG V30

Battery

The LG V30 gadget is equipped with a built-in 3300 mAh battery. I think this capacity should be enough for a full day of active work: there is excellent software optimization, an energy-efficient processor, and, most importantly, an OLED matrix.

Introducing LG V30

The device supports fast charging QC 3.0, so in 30 minutes the battery will be charged up to 50%. The device has built-in wireless charging, it allows you to charge the battery up to 50% within an hour. In addition, the software has a Power Saving Mode function. You can put your phone into extreme power saving mode. Moreover, the function allows you to adjust the brightness, resolution, turn off AlwaysOn and even reduce the number of frames.

Introducing LG V30

Iron

As you might have guessed, the LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. The RAM is 4 GB, and the built-in memory can be 64 or 128 GB (later a model with more memory will appear, it is called the LG V30+).

Introducing LG V30

This model supports USB-C 3.1 (USB-PD), Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac DualBand, Bluetooth version 5.0. There is GLONASS and GPS.

From the original things - the built-in music chip ESS9218P. The LG V30 also features technology from partner company MQA Ltd., which helps improve the playback of high-resolution audio streaming, which, together with the digital-to-analogue converter, allows the LG V30 to reproduce sound that "can touch not only the ear, but also the heart."

"Audiophiles and music lovers can enjoy high-definition streaming without the need to download "heavy" files or consume large amounts of mobile data to listen to Hi-Fi quality music on their smartphone.

For this new product, LG continued to work closely with B&O PLAY, which has improved the acoustic capabilities of the LG V30, fine-tuning every aspect of the sound, adding its own exclusive touch. Your smartphone will come with stylish, high-quality B&O PLAY headphones designed to delight your ears for hours on end.”

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“For most people, their favorite music is an integral part of their lives. They expect the same enjoyment and sound quality through headphones as they would when listening directly from a mobile device,” said John Mollanger, CEO of B&O PLAY. “Therefore, we are extremely excited about our long-term partnership with LG and the opportunity to serve the needs of music lovers around the world.”

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Cameras

The presentation was focused on the LG V30 cameras. In the introduction, we briefly talked about the fact that users are increasingly posting not only photos, but also videos on the Web, so it must be of high quality. For this, the developers installed the Cine Effects software, which applies special effects and color corrects the video sequence. The whole thing is easily customizable.

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One of the advantages of the main camera is the optics. LG calls it Crystal Clear. Lenses are made of glass, so they transmit a more detailed picture than cameras with plastic lenses. The company says that it is more difficult to make glass optics, but the result is worth it.

The f=1.6 lens aperture is the world's first among mobile devices. This means that more light will fall on the matrix, that is, in the dark, photos will turn out even cooler.

“High qualifications in the creation of smartphone cameras have already become the calling card of LG mobile devices. The dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will feature the largest aperture and lens with the highest light transmission ever used in a smartphone from the company. An f/1.6 lens transmits 25% more light to the camera sensor than an f/1.8 lens. The Crystal Clear Lens also provides better light and color performance than plastic lenses. All of these make the LG V30 particularly well-suited for taking photos and videos.”

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The only nuance that is not very clear: if you look at the original frames from the device and request EXIF ​​information, it turns out that the aperture is not f=1.6, but f=1.69. Rounded up, we get a typical aperture value in many smartphones.

Introducing LG V30

The resolution of the main camera is 16 MP, optical stabilization is applied. The second wide-angle camera is equipped with a 13 MP sensor and f1.9 optics. At the presentation, they said that the wide angle will be corrected, that is, they will minimize distortion.

“The HD Audio Recorder can use your smartphone's audio receiver as a microphone at the same time, allowing you to record loud sounds more clearly and clearly. Thus, the LG V30 can capture a wider dynamic range of sounds from whispers to thunder without distortion.”

Introducing LG V30

The engineers achieved this result by using a speech speaker as a microphone.

Sample photos (Source: GSMarena.com)

Conclusion

In my subjective opinion, the LG V30 turned out to be very interesting, at least in terms of technical parameters and the maximum number of chips, everything here is very cool. However, on "paper" such things always look good.

What we have in the end: a phablet with a FullVision OLED screen with minimal bezels, a powerful processor, with excellent cameras capable of creating wide-angle shots and recording Hi-Res audio even in a noisy environment.

So far, nothing is known about the timing of the start of sales, in fact, as well as about the price. I assume that the gadget will be sold in October at a price of about 55,000 rubles.

Introducing the LG V30

LG Electronics has unveiled a new V-series smartphone, the V30, at IFA 2017. Juno Cho, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG, took the floor. He thanked all those present at the event, spoke about his vision of "smartphone construction", about all the advantages of the device and called the main host Andrew Coughlin, the company's business leader, to the stage.

Coughlin emphasized that more and more videos are being made in the world, and not just "raw" videos, but well-processed in special programs to improve the visual effect. He also recalled that it is the V30 that is able to unleash the full potential of shooting video. And in order to convince the audience in the hall, the business leader < /a> brought on stage David Franco, director of photography for the hit series Game of Thrones. David explained that the visual component lies not only in the right plans, but also in color correction, so the V30 smartphone is equipped with a large number of filters that can be applied to recorded videos. Another feature that Franco drew attention to is point zoom: you click on the desired object on the screen and smoothly zoom in or out with a special slider. At the presentation, this function looked interesting.

Introducing LG V30

I must say that almost the entire program was one way or another devoted to creating videos on the LG V30: each of those present on stage singled out this particular moment.

Next, we talked about recording sound on smartphones. Like, the majority can not write clear sound without distortion at concerts. In order to implement this technology, LG designers used a speech speaker as a microphone: a denser membrane is able to withstand greater sound loads.

Introducing LG V30

Andrew Coughlin also spoke about cameras: for the first time in the world, f=1.6 aperture optics were used in a mobile device. The distortion has been fixed in the new version of the software.

Introducing LG V30

Adrienne McCallister, Director of VR Business Development at Google, was invited to the event. She explained that it is the V30 with an OLED matrix that is able to unlock the potential of VR due to picture quality.

Naturally, when it came to the processor, the Vice President of Qualcomm, Don Maguire, appeared on the scene. He explained that without the Qualcomm chip, it would hardly have been possible to create a device with a screen that supports HDR, use the full potential of a photo and video camera, high-speed data transfer, and more.

The LG business leader concluded by saying that the smartphone uses a dedicated music chip and comes with Bang & Olufsen headphones. By the way, their logo is emblazoned on the back of the device.

Appearance

LG paid almost no attention to this topic, apparently because now the design of smartphones is already difficult to surprise: almost everything looks the same, and the materials are either metal or glass. In this case, fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass is used on both sides. Metal frame.

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That is, in general, nothing that could be distinguished in terms of design. However, it is worth noting that the thickness of the device is only 7.3 mm, and the gadget weighs 158 grams.

Introducing LG V30

Introducing LG V30

Four color options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. As far as I understand, all options are made in a glossy case, however, according to representatives of the LG team, fingerprints should be invisible.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. That is, the V30 is difficult to drown, bury in the sand and smash. In theory, a smartphone should feel comfortable in all possible weather conditions.

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Display

The screen diagonal is 6 inches - quite an impressive size. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a diagonal of 6.2 inches and dimensions of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (LG V30 - 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm). The display matrix of the V30 is P-OLED, which is also why it was possible to reduce the weight of the device. Resolution - 2880x1440 pixels, density is 536 pixels per inch, aspect ratio 18:9 - FullVision. Supports displaying HDR content.

“High expertise in the field of OLED displays has long been one of LG’s core competencies, and the technology itself has always been considered potentially important for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Today, competition in the global smartphone industry has become fiercer than ever before, and we decided it was time to bring OLED displays back into our mobile devices.”

“Using optimal imaging algorithms carefully selected from years of research and development in OLED technology, the company has achieved 148% sRGB1 color space coverage for digital screen images and 109% DCI-P32 color space coverage for digital cinema. Another important advantage of OLED technology is the response speed, which is ten times faster than LCD. This eliminates afterimages, which is important when viewing dynamic scenes and working with virtual reality applications.

Because the display of the new smartphone will be based on Plastic OLED technology - also known as P-OLED - its edges can be curved to improve the ergonomic design and ease of use. P-OLED technology involves the placement of pixels on a plastic base, which is much more durable than glass. In addition, the display of the smartphone will be protected from damage by the new glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 with increased strength. More importantly, the use of advanced encapsulation and pixel scanning technologies in LG's new device will virtually eliminate OLED pixel burn-in. Encapsulation significantly reduces the harmful effects of oxygen and moisture on display elements, while LG's pixel scanning technology allows you to use less power per pixel, conserving battery life.

I'm sure the screen will be gorgeous, definitely no worse than the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the latter has subtle profile settings, that is, the display of S8 colors can easily be made almost black and white or close to an IPS matrix. Whether such features will be available in the V30 is still unknown.

This time LG V30 displays information on the lock screen thanks to OLED and AlwaysOn function. The presentation showed various lock screen substrates. Again, we saw it in Samsung devices, but now it's also in LG devices.

Introducing LG V30

Battery

The LG V30 gadget is equipped with a built-in 3300 mAh battery. I think this capacity should be enough for a full day of active work: there is excellent software optimization, an energy-efficient processor, and, most importantly, an OLED matrix.

Introducing LG V30

The device supports fast charging QC 3.0, so in 30 minutes the battery will be charged up to 50%. The device has built-in wireless charging, it allows you to charge the battery up to 50% within an hour. In addition, the software has a Power Saving Mode function. You can put your phone into extreme power saving mode. Moreover, the function allows you to adjust the brightness, resolution, turn off AlwaysOn and even reduce the number of frames.

Introducing LG V30

Iron

As you might have guessed, the LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. The RAM is 4 GB, and the built-in memory can be 64 or 128 GB (later a model with more memory will appear, it is called the LG V30+).

Introducing LG V30

This model supports USB-C 3.1 (USB-PD), Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac DualBand, Bluetooth version 5.0. There is GLONASS and GPS.

From the original items - built-in music chip ESS9218P. The LG V30 also features technology from partner company MQA Ltd., which helps improve the playback of high-resolution audio streaming, which, together with the digital-to-analogue converter, allows the LG V30 to reproduce sound that "can touch not only the ear, but also the heart."

"Audiophiles and music lovers can enjoy high-definition streaming without having to download "heavy" files or consume large amounts of mobile data to listen to Hi-Fi quality music on their smartphone.

For this new product, LG continued to work closely with B&O PLAY, which has improved the acoustic capabilities of the LG V30, fine-tuning every aspect of the sound, adding its own exclusive touch. Your smartphone will come with stylish, high-quality B&O PLAY headphones designed to delight your ears for hours on end.”

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30

“For most people, their favorite music is an integral part of their lives. They expect the same enjoyment and sound quality through headphones as they would when listening directly from a mobile device,” said John Mollanger, CEO of B&O PLAY. “Therefore, we are extremely excited about our long-term partnership with LG and the opportunity to serve the needs of music lovers around the world.”

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30 Introducing LG V30

Cameras

The main focus of the presentation was on the LG V30 cameras. In the introduction, we briefly talked about the fact that users are increasingly posting not only photos, but also videos on the Web, so it must be of high quality. For this, the developers installed the Cine Effects software, which applies special effects and color corrects the video sequence. The whole thing is easily customizable.

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One of the advantages of the main camera is the optics. LG calls it Crystal Clear. Lenses are made of glass, so they transmit a more detailed picture than cameras with plastic lenses. The company says that it is more difficult to make glass optics, but the result is worth it.

The f=1.6 lens aperture is the world's first among mobile devices. This means that more light will fall on the matrix, that is, in the dark, photos will turn out even cooler.

“High qualifications in the creation of smartphone cameras have already become the calling card of LG mobile devices. The dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will feature the largest aperture and lens with the highest light transmission ever used in a smartphone from the company. An f/1.6 lens transmits 25% more light to the camera sensor than an f/1.8 lens. The Crystal Clear Lens also provides better light and color performance than plastic lenses. All of these make the LG V30 particularly well-suited for taking photos and videos.”

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The only nuance that is not very clear: if you look at the original frames from the device and request EXIF ​​information, it turns out that the aperture is not f=1.6, but f=1.69. Rounded up, we get a typical aperture value in many smartphones.

Introducing LG V30

Resolution of the main camera is 16 MP, optical stabilization is applied. The second wide-angle camera is equipped with a 13 MP sensor and f1.9 optics. At the presentation, they said that the wide angle will be corrected, that is, they will minimize distortion.

“The HD Audio Recorder can use your smartphone's audio receiver as a microphone at the same time, allowing you to record loud sounds more clearly and clearly. Thus, the LG V30 can capture a wider dynamic range of sounds from whispers to thunder without distortion.”

Introducing LG V30

The engineers achieved this result by using a speech speaker as a microphone.

Sample photos (Source: GSMarena.com)

Conclusion

In my subjective opinion, the LG V30 turned out to be very interesting, at least in terms of technical parameters and the maximum number of chips, everything here is very cool. However, on "paper" such things always look good.

What we have in the end: a phablet with a FullVision OLED screen with minimal bezels, a powerful processor, with excellent cameras capable of creating wide-angle shots and recording Hi-Res audio even in a noisy environment.

So far, nothing is known about the timing of the start of sales, in fact, as well as about the price. I assume that the gadget will be sold in October at a price of about 55,000 rubles.

Introducing the LG V30

LG Electronics has unveiled a new V-series smartphone, the V30, at IFA 2017. Juno Cho, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG, took the floor. He thanked all those present at the event, spoke about his vision of "smartphone construction", about all the advantages of the device and called the main host Andrew Coughlin, the company's business leader, to the stage.

Coughlin emphasized that more and more videos are being made in the world, and not just "raw" videos, but well-processed in special programs to improve the visual effect. He also recalled that it is the V30 that is able to unleash the full potential of shooting video. And in order to convince the audience in the hall, the business leader < /a> brought on stage David Franco, director of photography for the hit series Game of Thrones. David explained that the visual component lies not only in the right plans, but also in color correction, so the V30 smartphone is equipped with a large number of filters that can be applied to recorded videos. Another feature that Franco drew attention to is point zoom: you click on the desired object on the screen and smoothly zoom in or out with a special slider. At the presentation, this function looked interesting.

Introducing LG V30

I must say that almost the entire program was one way or another devoted to creating videos on the LG V30: each of those present on stage singled out this very moment.

Next, we talked about recording sound on smartphones. Like, the majority can not write clear sound without distortion at concerts. In order to implement this technology, LG designers used a speech speaker as a microphone: a denser membrane is able to withstand greater sound loads.

Introducing LG V30

Andrew Coughlin also spoke about cameras: for the first time in the world, f=1.6 aperture optics were used in a mobile device. The distortion has been fixed in the new version of the software.

Introducing LG V30

Adrienne McCallister, Director of VR Business Development at Google, was invited to the event. She explained that it is the V30 with an OLED matrix that is able to unlock the potential of VR due to picture quality.

Naturally, when it came to the processor, the Vice President of Qualcomm, Don Maguire, appeared on the scene. He explained that without the Qualcomm chip, it would hardly have been possible to create a device with a screen that supports HDR, use the full potential of a photo and video camera, high-speed data transfer, and more.

The LG business leader concluded by saying that the smartphone uses a dedicated music chip and comes with Bang & Olufsen headphones. By the way, their logo is emblazoned on the back of the device.

Appearance

LG paid almost no attention to this topic, apparently because now the design of smartphones is already difficult to surprise: almost everything looks the same, and the materials are either metal or glass. In this case, fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass is used on both sides. Metal frame.

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30 Introducing LG V30

That is, in general, nothing that could be distinguished in terms of design. However, it is worth noting that the thickness of the device is only 7.3 mm, and the gadget weighs 158 grams.

Introducing LG V30

Introducing LG V30

Four color options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. As far as I understand, all options are made in a glossy case, however, according to representatives of the LG team, fingerprints should be invisible.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. That is, the V30 is difficult to drown, bury in the sand and smash. In theory, a smartphone should feel comfortable in all possible weather conditions.

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30 Introducing LG V30

Display

The screen diagonal is 6 inches - quite an impressive size. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a diagonal of 6.2 inches and dimensions of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (LG V30 - 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm). The display matrix of the V30 is P-OLED, which is also why it was possible to reduce the weight of the device. Resolution - 2880x1440 pixels, density is 536 pixels per inch, aspect ratio 18:9 - FullVision. Supports displaying HDR content.

“High expertise in the field of OLED displays has long been one of LG’s core competencies, and the technology itself has always been considered potentially important for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Today, competition in the global smartphone industry has become fiercer than ever before, and we decided it was time to bring OLED displays back into our mobile devices.”

“Using optimal imaging algorithms carefully selected from years of research and development in OLED technology, the company has achieved 148% sRGB1 color space coverage for digital screen images and 109% DCI-P32 color space coverage for digital cinema. Another important advantage of OLED technology is the response speed, which is ten times faster than LCD. This eliminates afterimages, which is important when viewing dynamic scenes and working with virtual reality applications.

Because the display of the new smartphone will be based on Plastic OLED technology - also known as P-OLED - its edges can be curved to improve the ergonomic design and ease of use. P-OLED technology involves the placement of pixels on a plastic base, which is much more durable than glass. In addition, the display of the smartphone will be protected from damage by the new glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 with increased strength. More importantly, the use of advanced encapsulation and pixel scanning technologies in LG's new device will virtually eliminate OLED pixel burn-in. Encapsulation significantly reduces the harmful effects of oxygen and moisture on display elements, while LG's pixel scanning technology allows you to use less power per pixel, conserving battery life.

I'm sure the screen will be gorgeous, definitely not worse than the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the latter has subtle profile settings, that is, the S8 color display can be easily made almost black and white or close to an IPS matrix. Whether such features will be available in the V30 is still unknown.

This time LG V30 displays information on the lock screen thanks to OLED and AlwaysOn function. The presentation showed various lock screen substrates. Again, we saw it in Samsung devices, but now it's also in LG devices.

Introducing LG V30

Battery

The LG V30 gadget is equipped with a built-in 3300 mAh battery. I think this capacity should be enough for a full day of active work: there is excellent software optimization, an energy-efficient processor, and, most importantly, an OLED matrix.

Introducing LG V30

The device supports fast charging QC 3.0, so in 30 minutes the battery will be charged up to 50%. The device has built-in wireless charging, it allows you to charge the battery up to 50% within an hour. In addition, the software has a Power Saving Mode function. You can put your phone into extreme power saving mode. Moreover, the function allows you to adjust the brightness, resolution, turn off AlwaysOn and even reduce the number of frames.

Introducing LG V30

Iron

As you might have guessed, the LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. The RAM is 4 GB, and the built-in memory can be 64 or 128 GB (later a model with more memory will appear, it is called the LG V30+).

Introducing LG V30

This model supports USB-C 3.1 (USB-PD), Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac DualBand, Bluetooth version 5.0. There is GLONASS and GPS.

From the original items - built-in music chip ESS9218P. The LG V30 also features technology from partner company MQA Ltd., which helps improve the playback of high-resolution audio streaming, which, together with the digital-to-analogue converter, allows the LG V30 to reproduce sound that "can touch not only the ear, but also the heart."

"Audiophiles and music lovers can enjoy high-definition streaming without having to download "heavy" files or consume large amounts of mobile data to listen to Hi-Fi quality music on their smartphone.

For this new product, LG continued to work closely with B&O PLAY, which has improved the acoustic capabilities of the LG V30, fine-tuning every aspect of the sound, adding its own exclusive touch. Your smartphone will come with stylish, high-quality B&O PLAY headphones designed to delight your ears for hours on end.”

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30

“For most people, their favorite music is an integral part of their lives. They expect the same enjoyment and sound quality through headphones as they would when listening directly from a mobile device,” said John Mollanger, CEO of B&O PLAY. “Therefore, we are extremely excited about our long-term partnership with LG and the opportunity to serve the needs of music lovers around the world.”

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30 Introducing LG V30

Cameras

The presentation was focused on the LG V30 cameras. In the introduction, we briefly talked about the fact that users are increasingly posting not only photos, but also videos on the Web, so it must be of high quality. For this, the developers installed the Cine Effects software, which applies special effects and color corrects the video sequence. The whole thing is easily customizable.

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30 Introducing LG V30

One of the advantages of the main camera is the optics. LG calls it Crystal Clear. Lenses are made of glass, so they transmit a more detailed picture than cameras with plastic lenses. The company says that it is more difficult to make glass optics, but the result is worth it.

The f=1.6 lens aperture is the world's first among mobile devices. This means that more light will fall on the matrix, that is, in the dark, photos will turn out even cooler.

“High qualifications in the creation of smartphone cameras have already become the calling card of LG mobile devices. The dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will feature the largest aperture and lens with the highest light transmission ever used in a smartphone from the company. An f/1.6 lens transmits 25% more light to the camera sensor than an f/1.8 lens. The Crystal Clear Lens also provides better light and color performance than plastic lenses. All of these make the LG V30 particularly well-suited for taking photos and videos.”

Introducing LG V30 Introducing LG V30 Introducing the LG V30

The only nuance that is not very clear: if you look at the original frames from the device and request EXIF ​​information, it turns out that the aperture is not f=1.6, but f=1.69. Rounded up, we get a typical aperture value in many smartphones.

Introducing LG V30

The resolution of the main camera is 16 MP, optical stabilization is applied. The second wide-angle camera is equipped with a 13 MP sensor and f1.9 optics. At the presentation, they said that the wide angle will be corrected, that is, they will minimize distortion.

“The HD Audio Recorder can use your smartphone's audio receiver as a microphone at the same time, allowing you to record loud sounds more clearly and clearly. Thus, the LG V30 can capture a wider dynamic range of sounds from whispers to thunder without distortion.”

Introducing LG V30

The engineers achieved this result by using a speech speaker as a microphone.

Sample photos (Source: GSMarena.com)

Conclusion

In my subjective opinion, the LG V30 turned out to be very interesting, at least in terms of technical parameters and the maximum number of chips, everything here is very cool. However, on "paper" such things always look good.

What we have in the end: a phablet with a FullVision OLED screen with minimal bezels, a powerful processor, with excellent cameras capable of creating wide-angle shots and recording Hi-Res audio even in a noisy environment.

So far, nothing is known about the timing of the start of sales, in fact, as well as about the price. I assume that the gadget will be sold in October at a price of about 55,000 rubles.

Introducing the LG V30

LG Electronics has unveiled a new V-series smartphone, the V30, at IFA 2017. Juno Cho, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG, took the floor. He thanked all those present at the event, spoke about his vision of "smartphone construction", about all the advantages of the device and called the main host Andrew Coughlin, the company's business leader, to the stage.

Coughlin emphasized that more and more videos are being made in the world, and not just "raw" videos, but well-processed in special programs to improve the visual effect. He also recalled that it is the V30 that is able to unleash the full potential of shooting video. And in order to convince the audience in the hall, the business leader called David Franco, director of photography of the popular TV series Game of Thrones, onto the stage. David explained that the visual component lies not only in the right plans, but also in color correction, so the V30 smartphone is equipped with a large number of filters that can be applied to recorded videos. Another feature that Franco drew attention to is point zoom: you click on the desired object on the screen and smoothly zoom in or out with a special slider. At the presentation, this function looked interesting.

Coughlin emphasized that more and more videos are being made in the world, and not just “raw” videos, but well-processed in special programs to improve the visual effect. He also recalled that it is the V30 that is able to unleash the full potential of shooting video. And in order to convince the audience in the hall, the business leader
called on stage David Franco, director of photography of the popular TV series Game of Thrones. David explained that the visual component lies not only in the right plans, but also in color correction, so the V30 smartphone is equipped with a large number of filters that can be applied to recorded videos. Another feature that Franco drew attention to is point zoom: you click on the desired object on the screen and smoothly zoom in or out with a special slider. At the presentation, this function looked interesting.

I must say that almost the entire program was one way or another devoted to creating videos on the LG V30: each of those present on stage singled out this particular moment.

Next, we talked about recording sound on smartphones. Like, the majority can not write clear sound without distortion at concerts. In order to implement this technology, LG designers used a speech speaker as a microphone: a denser membrane is able to withstand greater sound loads.

Andrew Coughlin also spoke about cameras: for the first time in the world, f=1.6 aperture optics were used in a mobile device. The distortion has been fixed in the new version of the software.

Adrienne McCallister, Director of VR Business Development at Google, was invited to the event. She explained that it is the V30 with an OLED matrix that is able to unlock the potential of VR due to picture quality.

Naturally, when it came to the processor, the Vice President of Qualcomm, Don Maguire, appeared on the scene. He explained that without the Qualcomm chip, it would hardly have been possible to create a device with a screen that supports HDR, use the full potential of a photo and video camera, high-speed data transfer, and more.

The LG business leader concluded by saying that the smartphone uses a dedicated music chip and comes with Bang & Olufsen headphones. By the way, their logo is emblazoned on the back of the device.

Appearance

LG paid almost no attention to this topic, apparently because now the design of smartphones is already difficult to surprise: almost everything looks the same, and the materials are either metal or glass. In this case, fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass is used on both sides. Metal frame.

That is, in general, nothing that could be distinguished in terms of design. However, it is worth noting that the thickness of the device is only 7.3 mm, and the gadget weighs 158 grams.

Four color options: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. As far as I understand, all options are made in a glossy case, however, according to representatives of the LG team, fingerprints should be invisible.

The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. That is, the V30 is difficult to drown, bury in the sand and smash. In theory, a smartphone should feel comfortable in all possible weather conditions.

Display

The screen diagonal is 6 inches - quite an impressive size. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a diagonal of 6.2 inches and dimensions of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (LG V30 - 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm). The display matrix of the V30 is P-OLED, which is also why it was possible to reduce the weight of the device. Resolution - 2880x1440 pixels, density is 536 pixels per inch, aspect ratio 18:9 - FullVision. Supports displaying HDR content.

“High expertise in the field of OLED displays has long been one of LG’s core competencies, and the technology itself has always been considered potentially important for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Today, competition in the global smartphone industry has become fiercer than ever before, and we decided it was time to bring OLED displays back into our mobile devices.”

“Using optimal imaging algorithms carefully selected from years of research and development in OLED technology, the company has achieved 148% sRGB1 color space coverage for digital screen images and 109% DCI-P32 color space coverage for digital cinema. Another important advantage of OLED technology is the response speed, which is ten times faster than LCD. This eliminates afterimages, which is important when viewing dynamic scenes and working with virtual reality applications.

Because the display of the new smartphone will be based on Plastic OLED technology - also known as P-OLED - its edges can be curved to improve the ergonomic design and ease of use. P-OLED technology involves the placement of pixels on a plastic base, which is much more durable than glass. In addition, the display of the smartphone will be protected from damage by the new glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 with increased strength. More importantly, the use of advanced encapsulation and pixel scanning technologies in LG's new device will virtually eliminate OLED pixel burn-in. Encapsulation significantly reduces the harmful effects of oxygen and moisture on display elements, while LG's pixel scanning technology allows you to use less power per pixel, conserving battery life.

I'm sure the screen will be gorgeous, definitely not worse than the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the latter has subtle profile settings, that is, the S8 color display can be easily made almost black and white or close to an IPS matrix. Whether such features will be available in the V30 is still unknown.

This time LG V30 displays information on the lock screen thanks to OLED and AlwaysOn function. The presentation showed various lock screen substrates. Again, we saw it in Samsung devices, but now it's also in LG devices.

Battery

The LG V30 gadget is equipped with a built-in 3300 mAh battery. I think this capacity should be enough for a full day of active work: there is excellent software optimization, an energy-efficient processor, and, most importantly, an OLED matrix.

The device supports fast charging QC 3.0, so in 30 minutes the battery will be charged up to 50%. The device has built-in wireless charging, it allows you to charge the battery up to 50% within an hour. In addition, the software has a Power Saving Mode function. You can put your phone into extreme power saving mode. Moreover, the function allows you to adjust the brightness, resolution, turn off AlwaysOn and even reduce the number of frames.

Iron

As you might have guessed, the LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. The RAM is 4 GB, and the built-in memory can be 64 or 128 GB (later a model with more memory will appear, it is called the LG V30+).

This model supports USB-C 3.1 (USB-PD), Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac DualBand, Bluetooth version 5.0. There is GLONASS and GPS.

From the original things - the built-in music chip ESS9218P. The LG V30 also features technology from partner company MQA Ltd., which helps improve the playback of high-resolution audio streaming, which, together with the digital-to-analogue converter, allows the LG V30 to reproduce sound that "can touch not only the ear, but also the heart."

"Audiophiles and music lovers can enjoy high-definition streaming without the need to download "heavy" files or consume large amounts of mobile data to listen to Hi-Fi quality music on their smartphone.

For this new product, LG continued to work closely with B&O PLAY, which has improved the acoustic capabilities of the LG V30, fine-tuning every aspect of the sound, adding its own exclusive touch. Your smartphone will come with stylish, high-quality B&O PLAY headphones designed to delight your ears for hours on end.”

“For most people, their favorite music is an integral part of their lives. They expect the same enjoyment and sound quality through headphones as they would when listening directly from a mobile device,” said John Mollanger, CEO of B&O PLAY. “Therefore, we are extremely excited about our long-term partnership with LG and the opportunity to serve the needs of music lovers around the world.”

Cameras

The main focus of the presentation was on the LG V30 cameras. In the introduction, we briefly talked about the fact that users are increasingly posting not only photos, but also videos on the Web, so it must be of high quality. For this, the developers installed the Cine Effects software, which applies special effects and color corrects the video sequence. The whole thing is easily customizable.

One of the advantages of the main camera is the optics. LG calls it Crystal Clear. Lenses are made of glass, so they transmit a more detailed picture than cameras with plastic lenses. The company says that it is more difficult to make glass optics, but the result is worth it.

The f=1.6 lens aperture is the world's first among mobile devices. This means that more light will fall on the matrix, that is, in the dark, photos will turn out even cooler.

“High qualifications in the creation of smartphone cameras have already become the calling card of LG mobile devices. The dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will feature the largest aperture and lens with the highest light transmission ever used in a smartphone from the company. An f/1.6 lens transmits 25% more light to the camera sensor than an f/1.8 lens. The Crystal Clear Lens also provides better light and color performance than plastic lenses. All of these make the LG V30 particularly well-suited for taking photos and videos.”

The only nuance that is not very clear: if you look at the original frames from the device and request EXIF ​​information, it turns out that the aperture is not f=1.6, but f=1.69. Rounded up, we get a typical aperture value in many smartphones.

The resolution of the main camera is 16 MP, optical stabilization is applied. The second wide-angle camera is equipped with a 13 MP sensor and f1.9 optics. At the presentation, they said that the wide angle will be corrected, that is, they will minimize distortion.

“The HD Audio Recorder can use your smartphone's audio receiver as a microphone at the same time, allowing you to record loud sounds more clearly and clearly. Thus, the LG V30 can capture a wider dynamic range of sounds from whispers to thunder without distortion.”

The engineers achieved this result by using a speech speaker as a microphone.

Sample photos (Source: GSMarena.com)

Conclusion

In my subjective opinion, the LG V30 turned out to be very interesting, at least in terms of technical parameters and the maximum number of chips, everything here is very cool. However, on "paper" such things always look good.

What we have in the end: a phablet with a FullVision OLED screen with minimal bezels, a powerful processor, with excellent cameras capable of creating wide-angle shots and recording Hi-Res audio even in a noisy environment.

So far, nothing is known about the timing of the start of sales, in fact, as well as about the price. I assume that the gadget will be sold in October at a price of about 55,000 rubles.