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South Korea exclusive LG V30 Plus to be unveiled alongside the LG V30 on August 31

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South Korea exclusive LG V30 Plus to be unveiled alongside the LG V30 on August 31

LG V30 is becoming official on August 31, just a day before IFA 2017 at Berlin kicks off, that's already old news at this point. We also do know a ton of stuff about the device, so much that we actually have a few preliminary size comparisons with other unreleased devices. What can we say – there are tons of leaks and we are rather good with Photoshop.

A new rumor just broke pertaining to LG's future handsets just broke out, and it's a rather saucy one - apparently, there might be two devices unveiled on stage on August 31, with a so-called LG V30 Plus joining the fray. Aimed for the South Korean market, it won't differ much from the LG V30: aside from basically sporting the same bezel-busting design, it will also have the same internals, as in a Snapdragon 835 chip, 6 gigs of RAM, and a 3,200mAh battery powering the lights.

LG V30 Plus will have 128GB storage, cost more than the V30

The V30 Plus is expected to have 128GB of storage on deck, whereas the regular V30 will have 'merely' 64GB of the stuff inside. The two devices will also differ in two other essential feature as well: wireless charging and Hi-Fi audio playback, though we are not sure which phone gets what. We can make an estimated guess, though: the V30 Plus will likely be the better audio machine, whereas the V30 is quite possibly getting wireless charging.

LG did that with the G6 and is on the way of doing it with the V30 as well — only the North-American version of the G6 got wireless charging, whereas only the Asian variation of the G6 got Hi-Fi audio on board, which quite possibly irritated a ton of potential adopters. 

As we already said, the V30 Plus is aimed at the South Korean market and will hit the shelves alongside the V30 on September 15. Its expected price tag will be the local Korean equivalent of $875, while the V30 is quite likely getting launched at around $700.

Get up to speed with all the V30 rumors right here, right now:

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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:34 3

1. shield (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:36 3

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 1087; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Prices on these phones is getting ridiculous. I’m seriously thinking of skipping on this years new phones. I don’t want to spend 1/6 of my monthly income on a phone. I might just keep my iPhone 7 Plus and my Nexus 6P they will still compete with any phone coming out this year or next.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:38 3

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

1/6 of your monthly income? Looks like Derek Jeter has come upon hard times.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:47 2

5. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

Well, 5K-6K a month isn't that much really.... That would equate to 60-72K a year

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:06 3

8. Derekjeter (Posts: 1087; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I only make $73k a year. Spending $1000 on a phone is getting tougher every year. My 7 plus is the 256gb, and the only reason I got it was because I won a $250 Apple gift card at work. So instead of spending $1000 on the 256gb 7 plus, I bought it for $750. My 6p I bought for $400.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:49

10. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

just wait for the Huawei Mate 10 , Huawei are taking this phone as a challenge and i think they will throw every thing they have into that phone

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 13:05

14. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I agree, the price of these phones are getting way out of hand!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:44 7

4. Kil4thril (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Oct 2016)

I'm tired of different versions of the same phone. Why can't everyone have all the options?

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:48

6. limona (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 May 2017)

Please stop with that s**t!!! We were promise that LG V30 would have wireless charging everywhere! I can accept difference between those two devices only in the ram and battery.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:51

7. jeroome86 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Take this design and give it S-Pen. Call it the Note8. Now we're talking. Finger scanner in center too. Whew doggie.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:44

9. Furkan (Posts: 46; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)

LG lost. AGAIN!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:23 4

11. foreverNOOB (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)

Basically Lg should just put new upgraded Quad DAC and wireless charging in regular V30 while V30 Plus get a truly special DAC/B&O tuning/B&O headphone and Fast wireless charging to justify that price difference.

But if they're just cut off DAC and wireless charging on regular V30 to add it into Plus model then they will surely DEAD!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:55

13. trojan_horse (Posts: 4960; Member since: 06 May 2016)

I second that, brah!

If LG does that to the regular V30, I'll sure be ditching it.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 13:50 3

16. PryvateiDz (Posts: 286; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

To me doing these plus models are too much. The V line is already like a plus line of the G line. Tom e it would be better if they just released the V30 with a 64GB and 128GB model, but with the same audio specs. I mean people have already gotten used to 1 V model, changing that up this late in the game, wouldn't be the smartest, especially when the V line has went up to $770 (with the V20).

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 21:16

20. foreverNOOB (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


I think lately LG have a tendency to cut specific software/hardware out of their top shelf phone only to put it back on another so called "Plus" model.

To me, they won't have much chance left if they're keep doing this kind of things again and again.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:45

12. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2188; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)

OLED screen is dope. Gimme some of dat.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 13:48 1

15. PryvateiDz (Posts: 286; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

If LG does this, it will flop. I didn't think LG wanted to be as stupid as Motorola with their smartphone choices. The audio experience of the V line is one of its main selling points, it would make no sense to push that off to a Plus model, which in itself will probably only be released overseas like the LG G6 Plus. LG finally made stable ground with the LG G6, a solid Android high-end ish flagship smartphone, then dirtied up their positive name and disgruntled loyal LG supporters with the Plus iteration of the G6. LG's supporters are hardcore techies, if they do this, it will be nail in the coffin for them. LG please don't be stupid.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 14:13 4

17. SyCo87 (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

When will companies learn, Samsung and Apple are winning because they don't compromise key features thus becoming the "safe bet" phones.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:16

18. jessy90 (Posts: 149; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)

No quad dac in america no buy!simple as that..stupid LG.why make region specified specs.DuMB!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:20 2

19. jessy90 (Posts: 149; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)

Who so ever is making these decisions on specs according to region..should be fired! Premium Audios is the V line signiture. Come on LG dont push away your loyal supporters. I skipped the G6 to wait for the v30 for the audio capabilities.and now this! Hope this is all rumors.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 23:45

21. Quicksword_Phantom (Posts: 125; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)

LG had the right business model with the V10. Im still using mine no problems. It has every feature except water resistance which i think is a niche and unnecessary. After V10 they phucked it all up with G5 and so forth.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 14:14

22. debugger919 (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I don't want fxxking wirelrss charging, just give me the DAC and removable battery then I'm ready to replace my V10!!!

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 21:58

23. rsiders (Posts: 1092; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I just can't wait to see what the V30 will bring to make my videos even better than on the V20. I love the V line.https://youtu.be/mZzrb63lBEQ

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:56

24. Anchor (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Jun 2017)

If I didn't know any better I'd say that Eidolons have taken control of the LG board, who brings this stupid ideas of region specific specs? What do they hope to achieve with that, and they also removed the secondary screen.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 17:26

25. B3NN377 (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 Jun 2017)

Will the v30 have GG3 like the G6 did?

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 16:47

26. kopkiwi (Posts: 71; Member since: 31 May 2013)

Thiss phone is DOA again, just like the G6 and their retarded decision to make different phone features for different markets. Which idiot is in charge of this?

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