LG V30 midframe leak tips a wireless charging coil, might mean a sealed battery

The LG V30 is coming down the pipe in all of its OLED glory, and an alleged spy shot of its midframe appears to indicate that a wireless charging coil will be present, too. Not that it comes as a huge surprise these days, considering that the competition is increasingly shipping with the cable-less charging technology, but it's nice to know LG will be on board as well. 

The coil apparently won't be in the back panel, but rather built into the frame itself, which lends credence to the reports that the V30 will sport a sealed glass back to allow wireless charging to pass through. Unfortunately, it may also mean that a repeat of the replaceable battery scenario that was all the rage with the V20 may not be happening. This would certainly be a pity, as the V20 is one of the few flagships to still feature a replaceable battery, but let's wait and see if this latest leak will turn out to be credible in the end. 

source: /LEAKS

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  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Non user replaceable batteries wouldn't be that big of an issue if Lithium batteries didn't degrade so quick. Anyways, still looking forward to the V30, the V20 was my favorite phone in 2016.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Whats up with these companies? Why must there be a sealed in battery like apples? Must they follow every trend whether good or bad? Honestly, i would trade water resistance for a removable battery anyday of the week.

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

agree. swapping batteries is the most useful feature ive ever used. I shot a wedding yesterday 13 hours. I carried an extra slim battery in my wallet and swapped on the go. I have no time to connect it to a wall outlet and I certainly dont want a chunky box in my pocket with cable like a battery pack. id still have to wait for the thing to charge and I cant tell you how many times I threw away cables because of ruined bent connectors from it being in my jacket . here, I swap on the go. I went from 5% to 100 in 1 minute. how does this not make sense? waterproofing is easily doable. samsung did it years ago. why not today? batteries have not gotten better and theyre not increasing the sizes so much but more consumption and larger media sizes doesnt help either. either put a 4000mah battery inside or let me have the option to swap on the go. screw thinness another 2mm wont make any difference thinness makes the edges dig into your fingers and has a shettier grip.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. I miss the days of the removable batteries. Companies in the mean time are taking away important features (headphone jack) for the sake of being "innovative" and "Courageous".

5. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Majority of the world does not care about swapping battery's anymore, but what is needed is battery's bigger than 3300mAh to last a full day. Wireless charging as standard Finally.

6. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I prefer a metal build with water resistance with a huge battery supporting quick charging coupled with an efficient SOC, rather than a glass back with wireless charging.

7. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I must admit I never keep a phone for even two years but I have lots of friends who've had there phones at least for a year and half and I ask them about there battery degradation and none say they have issues. Especially iPhone users. Although I'm a phone w***e and switch up between 8 months to a year I've never noticed it either. And I'm a HEAVILY phone user. Having a replaceable battery phone used to be a must back. Not to swap batteries but the degradation fear.

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