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" 1440 x 2880 pixels
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)



1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is the KINGGGG!!! Samsung fanboys are tripping....lol

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

LG, the company that is notorious for following Samsungs lead. And like normal Samsung will still have. Better screen Better camera Better battery life Better android skin Only phone with the S Pen LG will probably have better audio and a cheaper price tag.

23. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

LG V30 is a winner in my book. Quad DAC, flat screen, attractive profile, manageable with one hand, and most likely a large battery. There is no probably about it. The V30 will have the best audio available.


Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

But who is better for getting out software updates?

43. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

LG V20 stands out because of the removable battery. It seems LG moved on and I predict v30 to fail Note 8 can do everything v30 can do and more. Sticking with the V20 for now, hopefully there will be a flagship with removable battery soon. Anyone know any coming?

12. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

and you will rarely to NEVER get software update or bug fix FROM LG

27. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

That's funny, because I've gotten several updates on my G6. The S6 that I've had for a couple of years now seems to get far less.

13. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Really? Because this looks exactly like a Galaxy.

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: 740; 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?

15. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Nokia 8? LMAO


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Let us know when you get back to this solar system, dude!

4. haruken

Posts: 306; 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?

5. alirezasadeqilar

Posts: 6; 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.

6. drkarim

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Good phone waiting for the battery life !

7. Cat97

Posts: 1892; 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: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

16. foreverNOOB

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

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

21. Cat97

Posts: 1892; 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.

10. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

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

11. mike2959

Posts: 694; 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.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

18. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It should have a much bigger screen and battery

20. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Lol. Looks just like the S8. Copy cat!

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

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.

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