LG V30 said to sport a pressure-sensitive TouchSense display, with animated UI to match

LG V30 said to sport a pressure-sensitive TouchSense display, with animated UI to match

Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is planning to introduce a pressure-sensitive display on the upcoming V30 phablet, tip supply chain sources out of Korea today. Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive "force touch" display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution, only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.

What's not clear for the Note 8 wonder of nature, is whether its rumored 3D Touch panel will be pressure-sensitive throughout the surface, or only in a limited function area like on the S8. As far as the V30 goes, though, well, it's more likely the former, as Immersion, the company behind Apple's Force Touch tech, recently bragged that it has partnered with LG for employing its TouchSense haptic solution on the V30:


TouchSense apparently distinguishes between many levels and patterns of pressure, and has fine-tuned haptic motor responses for LG to play with. On the V30, for instance, Immersion says that pressing the snap button in the camera app will feel like clicking a DSLR shutter, or that adjusting the manual camera settings will fell like rotating a knob. Immersion's haptic feedback will also be used when dismissing notifications, or changing home screens on the V30, so we can't wait to test its pressure-sensitive display out.

source: IIceUniverse (Weibo) via PlayfulDroid & 9to5Mac

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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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19 Comments

1. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Simply cannot wait for this beauty..!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Note 8 and V30 are my to-get phones this fall. One is a productivity monster and the other is a multimedia beast.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Can't argue with that. That's a pretty accurate statement. Looks like LG is stepping it up for the latter half of the year...

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 6715; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Oh, but I can: none of them is going to be what th said, they are going to be 2 little tablets with some functions (just like S, and iPhones, and every other conceivable smartphone are). A productivity mobile monster - by today standards - is a 13-15" laptop with i7x soc and at least 32 GB of ram. A multimedia mobile beast is a 17" laptop (or maybe a 23" double display one) with the same top internals. No phone can be like that (for now) :).

4. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

I'm waffling these 2 so badly. Loved my v20, but went s8+ simply for the screen. Now the v30 with AMOLED, but I really dig Samsung Pay. Ugh.

9. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1238; Member since: May 01, 2017

Samsung Pay is a big factor for me right now to in choosing between the S8 or Pixel 2. If I go for the Pixel then I'll probably end up getting a Gear S2 Classic on Amazon just so I can continue to use Samsung Pay unless Samsung will be able to bring it over to over phones like they talked about a couple weeks ago.

13. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

V30 is wrgb oled like tv. Amoled is a kind of oled.

8. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1238; Member since: May 01, 2017

That's a bit of a exaggeration. Both phones can handle multimedia and productivity equally. The only advantage to Note has in those 2 categories is the S-Pen if you feel the need to write down a couple things

15. foreverNOOB

Posts: 146; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Dig deeper and you will find QuadDAC, Studio grade sound recording app, more control over manual camera/video in V30 and that translated to more multimedia oriented than Note 8. But yeah, both are shaping to be two of the most solid offering this season.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This design with the S-Pen for the Note 8. Centered finger print scanner LG figured out from the beginning. Now we're talking. Oh well. Only thing LG make sure camera len glass won't crack so easy.

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

OLED + TouchSense + 1.6 camera + LG Pay - ?

6. nikhil23

Posts: 418; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Now this is a healthy competition I say. Bring your best LG & Samsung.

7. Avieshek unregistered

LG's UI is what I don't find confidence in.

11. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I am really looking out for this phone. The iPhone 8 is top on my list but I might get the V30 if Apple messes up.

12. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

LG really stepping it up. This is great competition between LG/Samsung which benefits us tech lovers.

14. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Pretty much useless, from my perspective, if the do not release this in the UK. If they do it rather complicates things..if they don't it will probably be the Pixel 2 XL for me.....using the S8 plus so no real hankering for Note 8.

16. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

It's a punch to the gut, taking away the removable battery. Ugh. Is there any flagship's left with the feature?

17. Krjal

Posts: 418; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Big OLED display and fun tech like this? I might finally have a option other than Samsung!

19. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Way to go LG, now let's talk hype and price

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