LG V30 officially launches in the US in early October, will be expensive


AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they're bringingthe LG V30 to the USstarting October 5. More precisely, AT&T will let you buy the new smartphone exactlyon that day, while T-Mobile is only going to accept pre-orders then, planning torelease the device on October 13.



 



AT&T will offer the LG V30 for $27 per month for 30months (on AT&T Next), or $810 outright. For a limited time, customers whohave eligible DIRECTV service can get two V30 phones for the price of one, aslong as both are bought on AT&T Next, and a new line is added. Moreover, ifyou purchase the V30 before November 13 from AT&T, you'll receive a freeGoogle Daydream View VR headset, plus a Top VR Content Bundle (we're not sureexactly what this includes).



 



T-Mobile will sell the LG V30 for $80 down and

$30 per monthfor 24 months on its Equipment Installment Plan, or $800 outright.Unfortunately, the un-carrier does not mention the free Google Daydream headset promotion.    



 



Verizon and Sprint haven't shared details on when they intendto release the LG V30. In any case, as we learned last week, bothcarriers will likely start selling the smartphone in October (and we assume prices will also be around $800).




At ~$800, the V30 is certainly among LG's most expensive smartphones to date, and yet it's still cheaper than some competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($900+), or Apple's upcoming iPhone X ($999).

 



While waiting for the new LG flagship handset to hit shelves, you maywant to learn more about it by checking out our LG V30 preview.  




Update: LG says the V30 will be available to pre-order at Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular "within the next two weeks." As expected, the handset will come with 1 extra year of warranty for free, regardless of carrier, though you'll have to register your device after purchase - check out the third source link below for details. LG also mentions the V30+, which will offer 128 GB of storage space (instead of the 64 GB found inside the regular V30). However, the LG V30+ may be a Sprint-exclusive model.

 



sources: AT&T, T-Mobile, LG

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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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40 Comments

38. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

In GSMARENA, I read that it will be available for open sale or preorders will reach customers hand on 1st November? If this is true, then V30 is the slowest launch to release flagship phone from a reputed company. They just do this always just to be ahead of the technology curve from Samsung & Apple and release phones few months later. Worst idea I must say as people will loose there interest & patience over the time.

37. kick413

Posts: 165; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Phone looks great. I had the g3 and the v20. Both of them bootlooped. I want to give them another try but I just don't trust them. Maybe next year.

33. Sparkxster

Posts: 1266; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

About time LG!

25. rsiders

Posts: 2061; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

$800 is very reasonable considering the competition. What's with all the waiting for the price to drop? I'm getting mine day one. I value the V30 at full price.

26. rocker91

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

wait to 2 more months it will drop to 500$ or below just like all LG

30. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

$800 price includes early adopter surcharge

22. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

$800 is a great price point. As all LG devices, the price will tank fast. But dont let that distract you from the fact that this is probably the best phone of 2017... - All screen front - Cinema quality camera as posted from that comparison with the RED camera - Wireless charging - IP68 - MILSTD durability - HIFI Dac This is a MAJOR go - Flossy Carter

34. rsiders

Posts: 2061; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No lie. Besides the S Pen I can't think of one phone that offers more than the V30.

21. SyCo87

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Took long enough, I'm in.

28. drazwy

Posts: 377; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I know, really! This has been one of the slowest announce/launch cycles ever. It's been announced and launched like 3 times already without anything actually happening. Not sure I believe it even now.

16. ZPM101

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Finally! I'll be first in line.

10. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

LG V30 OR IPHONE X ? ANY SUGGESTIONS?

14. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

Honestly it depends on what ecosystem you're currently in. Both are great devices, but if you have more Apple products, then stick with Apple. If you have more Android products, then stick with Android.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Size is a bit different, too, with the X being a bit more hand/pocket friendly. And am I the only one asking "do you need a headphone jack or not"? That would sway my choice.

36. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

There's also a $200 price difference.

9. kouakuma

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Only Silver for T-Mobile :(

11. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

HOW DO YOU KNOW ITS ONLY SILVER?

13. kouakuma

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

t-mobile.com/devices/lg-v30 There is a section at the end and says "The new 64GB LG V30 will be available in Silver at T-Mobile". Not sure if in the future they will bring other colors.

12. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

how do you know only silver will be offering?

17. hazard1

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Yup, it is available only in silver. Great that they finally are advertizing the phone, but it is silly to offer it in only one color.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Any news when will it get released outside the US?

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It's price will drop in 3 months(like 200-300 dollar) so..

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Holidays are just around the corner. I can wait for V30.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This being LG, I'm expecting the price to drop by early 2018. I like everything about the hardware, I could probably get used to the software, but $800 is steep. I'll wait.

4. epic_ninja420

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Hmmm. V30 or Note 8

15. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

The Note 8 is in another category, if you think Note 8 there's no other phone with a stylus. V30 vs S8+ or iPhone 8+ or Mate 10 is a real scenario.

18. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

Personally, I'm torn between the two. I prefer the form factor of the V30 (the Note 8 is too tall of a device for me) but I still find the stylus useful on the Note 8. This might help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvMBCkNBg3g

3. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This right here is why LG cant capitalize on their improving devices. How stupid are you to launch a device before the Note8 then wait for it to fully launch in the largest markets, before announcing a pre-order timeline? It's like they WANT to remain 2nd place to Samsung

19. evolution

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

it's not an honest world. maybe samsung pay them enough to do so, maybe there's a group of companies that pay lg to do these sorts of things. maybe it's a bigger picture action for 5 years from now. last maybe is lorde for example. she recorded and practiced songs for 5 years, released first song 5 years later and went world viral and now she's worth millions and hangs out with taylor swift when they dress and look like complete opposites lol... corrupt world - this is 50/50. but companies will give corporate companies free phones JUST to sign up with them because they have 10-20 lines with a competitor, that little 800USD phone is NOTHING to the business team and 10-20 lines. now you might think that's normal. but what if I worked in retail eg LV and I didn't get these phones but I bought it out of my own pocket and told clients if you buy x amount of LV merchandise I'll give you a 800USD phone. well that's stupid to take it out of your pocket? no because your bonus pays you over that 800USD and even it goes 800 or below you're building a huge reputation and those clients will ONLY buy from you because they get a side phone, ipad, latest android who cares. they're actually probably very intelligent. you call them stupid, yet samsung release note 8 LONG AFTER everyone complained about where the fingerprint sensor was. I went from note 1,2,3,4 to s7, lg v20 to s8+ and boy am I rattled where they put it. then note 8 comes out 5-6 months later in same place but EVEN worse because the phones bigger? samsung remove sdcard slots, samsung put a tiny ass battery in a big ass phone. you say 2nd place, but imo today they're 1st place to me, fk the worlds ranking system, mine matters to me

31. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

errmm..okay...

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