LG officially announces f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera

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.

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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1. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

YESSS! Now this is a high-end flagship.

4. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

26. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

4. smaller sensor = hello noises

30. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Exactly tangbunna

31. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

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

39. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016


38. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

5. peace247 unregistered

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

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Change your ui then we'll talk.

22. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

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

3. fyah_king unregistered

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

6. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 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

15. foreverNOOB

Posts: 167; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

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

33. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sensor size maybe

34. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sensor size maybe

35. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sensor size maybe

8. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

King is back.

9. pixel_ftw

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

37. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sensor with DRAM is exclusive.. There is also patent .... Just for Xperia...

10. sosojerk

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

28th of August guys

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Can't wait☺☺☺

12. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

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

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

13. Jishnusur

Posts: 174; Member since: Oct 07, 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

14. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

20. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

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

25. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 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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