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LG officially announces f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera

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The f/1.6 lens found on the LG V30's rear camera is the widest aperture lens ever offered on a smartphone

The f/1.6 lens found on the LG V30's rear camera is the widest aperture lens ever offered on a smartphone


The upcoming LG V30 will feature a dual main camera with the widest aperture ever found on a phone, as officially announced by LG earlier tonight. Its main camera at the back will boast an f/1.6 aperture allowing 25% more light to reach the camera sensor than an f/1.8 smartphone lens, such as the one on the LG G6 flagship or on last year's LG V20. The expected result – clearer images, even in low light.

In addition to that, the LG V30 will use glass instead of plastic for its camera lens. Thanks to the material's properties, the so-called Crystal Clear Lens will be able to collect light more efficiently and with greater color fidelity than a plastic one found in most other phones.

The LG V30 will feature a glass lens, allowing greater color fidelity and more light to reach the sensor

The LG V30 will feature a glass lens, allowing greater color fidelity and more light to reach the sensor



Details around the LG V30's secondary camera, which will boast a wide-angle lens, are also revealed. LG has addressed one of its major drawbacks by cutting distortion by a third, meaning that you'll be getting less of that GoPro-like stretching of the image when taking wide-angle photographs.

Hardly a surprise, features like OIS (optical image stabilization), EIS (electronic image stabilization), and laser auto-focusing are also present. At the same time, the camera module on the LG V30 will be physically smaller by 30% compared to the one used for the V20. That's why the V30 will have a smaller camera bump at the back, if any at all.

The LG V30 is set to be unveiled on August 31st, a day before the start of the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. You should be able to get one only a few weeks after that, just don't expect it to be cheap.

source: LGNewsroom

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posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:25 21

1. PryvateiDz (Posts: 288; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


YESSS! Now this is a high-end flagship.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:37 15

4. Techlover2018 (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Jul 2017)


Wow !
1 .Largest screen to body ratio from the recent renders.
2. Largest aperture .
3. Organic display.
This is going to be a champ.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 07:12 1

26. tangbunna (Posts: 152; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)


4. smaller sensor = hello noises

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:33

30. combatmedic870 (Posts: 931; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Exactly tangbunna

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 11:38 4

31. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is you want huge sensor.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 17:44

39. Pitrich (Posts: 134; Member since: 13 Apr 2016)


Lol

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 17:30

38. bur60 (Posts: 878; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


? where? They said module not sensor. Module is the whole piece (chips etc).

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:38 1

5. peace247 (Posts: 496; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Mayb the edge correction he's talking about is for uwa lens.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:29 5

2. keithtae (Posts: 544; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Change your ui then we'll talk.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:22 6

22. Jackdaw (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Mar 2016)


This is still an android device.
Takes 10 seconds to download an UI you want.
Takes a bit more to setup an UI you dreamt about.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 06:13

23. cmdacos (Posts: 674; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Change then OEM and then maybe... nah probably not.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:34 8

3. fyah_king (Posts: 1086; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Can't wait to wrap my long fingers around this.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 00:42 8

6. rsiders (Posts: 1099; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Oh yes! I love the V series. Can't wait to get this bad boy.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 01:28

7. ph00ny (Posts: 1511; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The rear camera module on the LG V30 is 20% smaller than the one deployed on the LG V20, and the new LG V30 will feature laser detection AF, OIS (optical image stabilization) and EIS (electronic image stabilization).

Smaller how? Hopefully pixel size is the same or larger

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 03:15 8

15. foreverNOOB (Posts: 70; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


I think its all about entire module size not a lens itself.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 16:34

33. Lumberjack (Posts: 199; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Sensor size maybe

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 16:34

34. Lumberjack (Posts: 199; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Sensor size maybe

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 16:34

35. Lumberjack (Posts: 199; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Sensor size maybe

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 01:32 6

8. shield (Posts: 535; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


King is back.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 02:15

9. pixel_ftw (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Jun 2017)


This is awesome. I hope the larger pixel (LG is reportedly building it) will also get the Crystal Clear Lens. Using glass lens in smartphone camera is awesome.

Slightly lower aperature ( like f -1.8 with bigger sensor like last year pixel sensor with advance tech like dram would also be more than welcome).

With Google's awesome image processing and class leading sensor and lens we will again have the best camera in the smartphone world.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 13:53

32. AmashAziz (Posts: 1489; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


The IMX 378 in the pixel is made by Sony, not Google.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 16:41

37. Lumberjack (Posts: 199; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Sensor with DRAM is exclusive..
There is also patent ....

Just for Xperia...

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 02:19 2

10. sosojerk (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jul 2017)


28th of August guys

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 02:22 2

11. Furkan (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Can't wait☺☺☺

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 02:45 6

12. TerryD (Posts: 118; Member since: 09 May 2017)


f/1.6 vs f/1.8 is a third of a stop difference, so that 33% more light not 25%, pretty impressive.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 03:54

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Its epicly impressive. The only major minus of a mobile phone camera is poor low light performance. The higher f stops is something that will fix that a lot in the coming years. If my profits were from low end DSLR and mirrorless I would be s**tting my pants on a prospect of a phone with amazing lens software module and f/1.2. I know sensor size is a huge difference but software and other tricks have made mobile phone cameras quite competitive against high end pocket camera.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 03:04

13. Jishnusur (Posts: 140; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Well I have a G6. All i want is that they should stop with the over sharpening of the images. And this should do well in low light

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 03:14 2

14. Hyperreal (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


I hope that the "30% smaller camera than V20 camera" doesn't mean they will again use 4 year old sensor found on G6. Otherwise sounds great.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:01

20. shield (Posts: 535; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


No 4 year but 2 year IMX 258 in 2015 year.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmor

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 06:28

25. Hyperreal (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


true. anyway its a midrange sensor and should not be packed into flagship with best optics on the market. Hope they will put a better one. another disapointment is use of laser autofocus. it means that dual pixel technology found on galaxy s8 and u11 is missing and indicates an older sensor.

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