Early LG V30 design shown off in leaked images

Early LG V30 design shown off in leaked images
Following the LG V10 of 2015, and the LG V20 of 2016, LG is expected to release a V30 smartphone sometime later this year. While both the V10 and V20 feature secondary ticker displays in addition to their main screens, the upcoming V30 might differ slightly in this regard.

According to two leaked images that reportedly show "old-ish mockups of Project Joan, a.k.a. the LG V30", LG seems to have envisioned the new handset as a slider phone. More exactly, the device would sport two independent touchscreen displays, with the lower (and smaller) one sliding out to reveal a larger area for interacting with apps. Naturally, thanks to its larger footprint, this slide-out screen would provide a better user experience than the small, rigid ticker screens of the V20 and V10. The secondary screen could even include a virtual keyboard, leaving more room for content to be shown on the main display.

These newly leaked images - embedded below - come from Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), one of the industry's most reliable sources. He says that it's "not clear if the project is still headed in this direction," so the real V30 could certainly be different - it all depends on how practical LG ultimately saw this slider idea. 

Update: Another image has been added below, showing possible use-case scenarios for the slide-out screen (including a keyboard).

If we're actually getting an LG V30 that resembles the device seen in these mockups, this would be a very modern take on the LG Chocolate slider series (phones from this series were extremely popular about a decade ago).

A previous report had it that the LG V30 would be officially announced this September, roughly one year after the V20. The handset should be compatible with Google Daydream, and might become LG's first flagship phone to use an OLED screen (or, well, maybe two OLED screens).

We're looking forward to seeing if LG can surprise us in any way with the V30. What about you? Do you think you'd like a modern LG slider like the one presented here?


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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V30
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI

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58 Comments

58. drained

Posts: 25; Member since: May 01, 2017

please make it real!!!!

57. corvette72778

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Damn, the V10 was such a cool design with the metal sides. The form factor was great. They left behind a great phone and all the great things about it. Why even call it a V-Anything then if it resembles nothing of the V10.

54. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

yeah bring back the slider type LG.

53. neonoafs

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Just move the second screen to the bottom. Thanks

52. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Dual sliding phone would be cool. Reminds me of the Nokia N95.

51. LGV20

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2017

Hopefully it will retain the removable battery just like my V20

49. Sparkxster

Posts: 1269; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This phone looks great beautiful design! Glad LG is doing something different and not more of the same!

47. Jeggy

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2017

Very intriguing. I love my V10. I like the V20 as well but it wasn´t such a big game changer... This however got me really intrigued. I wonder how the final product will look like.

46. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

IF the LG V30 doesnt have a removable battery there is no way I would get it. Seriously everyone jumping ship from removable batteries smh, Any flagship or semi flagship will have it in the future?

44. Babert

Posts: 168; Member since: May 08, 2013

there is a huge potential with proper execution!

42. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

another flop in the making. remember LG, moving part = more likely to break.

41. rsiders

Posts: 2068; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I am absolutely here for such a device as this. The LG Chocolate was such a gem of a phone back in the day and this would be perfect. I hope this is real. I'll have to part ways with my lovely V20.

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Woh, that's a pretty amazing design. I think this is how the BB Priv was meant to evolve instead of sticking with a permanent physical keyboard. Let's see how it all "slides out"...

35. evo4g63t

Posts: 4; Member since: May 27, 2017

Lol this must be a design from the early 2010s the device is way too thick to be modern and the other design I've seen where there are two secondary screens on both sides of the camera makes much more sense. I know LG is known to come up with some unique ideas but this design just doesn't fit with today's design.

34. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

First LG to add to my collection

33. smacsteve

Posts: 88; Member since: May 16, 2012

Interestingly though, there's no rear power/fingerprint reader in these images.

32. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

LG should bring: - 5.5" 4K Oled 16:9 , 1.5" HD second screen - 4gb ram - 64gb - One rear cam, bigger sensor - 12MP front cam - Waterproofing - Qualcomm 835 - Front speakers - Volume buttons on the back like G3

31. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

"LG's first flagship phone to use an OLED screen..." Besides the G-Flex?

29. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I would need to see it in person, I like the fact it's different, and this is better than Samsung's Edge display.

27. Heisen8erg

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

just wow! i would buy this phone in a sec no matter what! there is no dreamier and nostalgic design for a phone for me! lg pleaaaaaase please use oled and bigger battery.

26. alipahlavi

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 22, 2016

that's not good.

24. hpspectrex360

Posts: 61; Member since: May 10, 2017

Probably going to be too large for most people.

23. hpspectrex360

Posts: 61; Member since: May 10, 2017

Wow. It actually looks good, but why the sliding gimmick?

22. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

This is an interesting concept but please LG don't do it for the V30!

21. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

3 camera on the back, no camera on the front.

16. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow this looks awesome. I hope it turns out to be real. Come on LG!

20. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, come on lg!!!

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I don't like the 1st or 3rd mockups of it, but the 2nd one, which is also the main pictured featured for this article is REALLY nice. The only thing is, it's not like that screen is big enough to really make typing on a touch screen that much better, or maybe I'm wrong. About a centimeter or 2 bigger, it'd be great. I'm excited for anything different about now. Smartphones were pretty boring to me last year. I want something that excites me, outside of specs. Specs are all mashing into sameness at this point.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Literally the coolest looking phone I've seen all year! Hope this is an accurate representation, I love the slide look.

19. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is evan blass we're talking bout here so absolutely legit. The only issue here is if this project is not cancelled at this stage. Although its quite late to start changing things up at this time of the year. Imagine this having a replaceable battery, and metal back (mind blown)!!!

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