LG V30 gets pictured up close and personal, shows off sleek curved design

As you're probably well aware by now, LG has a new high-end smartphone coming out in a couple of days. And it's fair to say that the V30, as it's called, isn't exactly a well-kept secret — the company itself has been tirelessly teasing us with writeups on its features for the past month, while the device itself got its very public visual debut thanks to actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

But as we're inching towards the V30's official unveiling, it's no surprise that the leaks start getting ever more frequent — case in point, we've now got possibly the first close-up photo of the device, showing us the phone in its full glory (albeit from the bottom side only).

But while this photo doesn't reveal pretty much anything new, it does let us enjoy the device in better detail — in full view here is the glossy metal frame housing the USB-C charging port and the speaker, while just above it you can see the display's beautifully curved glass. Also visible is the latest iteration of LG's custom Android skin, including the newly-added floating bar.

Also noteworthy is the significantly smaller lower bezel — it seems that unlike with the G6, LG has now managed to reduce it to the same size as the one on the top, which also means the company logo has now been delegated to the rear panel (as proven by that leaked official render shown above).

The LG V30 will be making its official debut this Thursday, August 31, at the Korean giant's pre-IFA show. Past rumors have given it some pretty glamorous specs, including Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of RAM. Just like the G6 before it, it will come with a rear-facing dual camera module, a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and — of course — a 18:9 FullVision display. But for the full scoop on the device, make sure to check out our LG V30 rumor review.

source: Weibo via Slashleaks

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  • 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



42. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2126; Member since: May 29, 2014

Looks sweeeeeeeeeeet!

41. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

This looks nice. But what's the point of the G6 and the V30? Are they both LG's flagship? Is one better than the other? They seem quite similar.

39. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Looks boring. Hope it has a better quality than previous Bootloopers

38. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Lg v30, give me a great display, camera, battery life, color choices and base storage of 128gb and will forget note 8 this year.

36. Ahsanzafar

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

To be honest i think V30 is gonna be the most beautiful android phone of the year. but iPhone 8 number 1. V30 is so much beautiful then Note8(brick)

35. RockeyCoco

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 09, 2016

Damn much look better than my V20. hope POLED to bring more battery life

32. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

That UI looks like cheap Chinese phones UI...they really need to work on that

29. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

LG usually fails with battery (battery life), hope this time they get it right.

37. hazard1

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Yup. That's what I am curious about. Everything else seems good. I hope they do not short change users on the battery capacity.

28. rsiders

Posts: 2068; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well if anyone that liked the S8 complains LG didn't make a premium lookinf device they are a hypocrite. It looks eerily similar to the S8 and I'm not mad at that although i loved the uniqueness the V series phones once had. This will give people less of a reason to like it beside bias.

25. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks really nice. Shall be interesting to see what LG bring to the table this time! Shall be interesting to see how fast this thing will be with an 835 in it.

24. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

That antenna line next to the charging port kind of ruins the design a bit... Launcher is looking uglier than ever

20. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Lol. Looks just like the S8. Copy cat!

18. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It should have a much bigger screen and battery

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice ass phone to me. I'm not a huge fan of the camera housing.

11. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

If only it had a 4000mah battery. A body like that should be able to accommodate it. LG needs to look in side some other phones.

10. Greenmule

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Hopefully, there is an unlocked version that supports LTE bands 66 and 71; Band 71 in particular.

7. Cat97

Posts: 2071; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks much better than the S8 and Note 8. Not better than the Essential, though. Still, I would have preferred a perfectly flat front, so I could easily use a glass screen protector. I hate the 2.5 glass designs. Stupid.

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It looks like an S8 with different camera/FPS placement lol.

16. foreverNOOB

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

LG G6 debuted before S8, so S8 looks like G6 too.

21. Cat97

Posts: 2071; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No, the S8 has lame overly-large corners and the inside and outside corner radiuses are not in harmony. It's badly designed. Looking at it, you see weakness and ugliness. There is really no comparison.

6. drkarim

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Good phone waiting for the battery life !

5. alirezasadeqilar

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

It definitely has a 3000mAh battery.shame...


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Well, that wouldn't make sense. LG has been on the increase typically, and the phones with non-removables typically have slightly bigger cells. The S8 has a 3000mAh I think, so I don't see this having less than 3200mAh, which is acceptable.

4. haruken

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

A poor man's Galaxy S8.

26. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Funny considering the LG V30 will most likely cost more than the heavily discounted S8 lol

30. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

You mean poor man's expensive remote control?

2. optxredhawk

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2017

Stupid looking design. iPhone 8 and upcoming nokia 8 will have better Design then this.

3. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

upcoming nokia 8? are you ok? can you tell us what year do you think we are now?

14. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Nokia 8? How was your trip to Jupiter?

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