The LG V30
might be the sleeper hit of 2017 Android flagships: it's got a sleek glass and metal design, an immersive 6" OLED display, a seemingly very capable dual camera and runs on top tier hardware, but what about its price and release date?
LG made the V30 official, but did not mention anything about a price, nor a release date.
Our guess: release date in October, price set at $830
We, of course, are curious to know, and that's why we turned to LG's history with the V20
, the successor of the V30, and here is what we found out.
Update: The LG V30 release date has been set for October 5th in the United States.
In Korea, though, the LG V30 will be released earlier: the release date there is set for September 21st.
Last year, the LG V20 was announced on September 6th, but pre-orders on US carriers only started on October 7th, a full month after the unveiling, and retail sales kicked off on October 28th.
LG V30 will cost $800+ and launch on October 5th in the US
Update 2: AT&T and T-Mobile have unveiled official prices for the LG V30. The V30 price is set at about $800 full retail in the United States. On AT&T, you can buy the V30 for a $27 monthly payment over 30 months with AT&T Next, while on T-Mobile the handset will cost $30 a month with $80 down payment.
Update 1: The LG V30 price in Europe is officially set at €1,000. This pricing is listed at major German retailers and will likely apply for the whole of Europe.
The LG V30 full retail price will likely start at $830. This is around $100 more than the LG G6's official price and it makes sense because the V30 is positioned above the G6
. Also, last year, LG's V20 launched at the same $830 initial price.
This will translate to a lease of around $32 a month over 24 months on Verizon and AT&T, while prices at T-Mobile and Sprint will likely be slightly lower.