LG V30 slated for August 31 announcement just before IFA 2017, to cost ~$700 in South Korea

A recent report from Korean media outlet ETNews claims that LG will unveil its next top-tier handset, the LG V30, at the upcoming IFA trade show which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from September 1 to September 6. Supposedly, the phone will become official on August 31, just a day before IFA kicks off, which is not unusual at all — such high-profile phone announcements usually happen just before a major expo kicks off so that they get as much media coverage as possible. 

If we judge by LG V20's arrival last year, which also coincided with IFA 2016, then LG is quite likely to stick to a yearly refresh cycle and indeed show the V30 come late August. Interestingly, the LG V20 was the first phone to come with the current version of Android last year, Android 7.0 Nougat, which set a precedent for Google — the developer behind the world's most popular mobile OS had always made new versions of Android available on its own devices. There's a slight possibility that the V30 can reiterate this exclusive software collaboration given that Android O is slated for mid-August release, but we wouldn't want to speculate without any concrete pieces of info.

As per ETNews, the V30 might carry an 800,000 KRW price tag in South Korea, which equals around $700. The market release is expected to kick off mid-September in South Korea, with other markets getting it soon after that. 

Sadly, the new rumors don't give away any new possible hardware specs and features, but we already seem to know a bunch of stuff for the V30. It will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 835 and will feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display that could be an OLED one - a first for LG. The V30 is also rumored to be a bezel-less phone, but most importantly, it could be a slider phone that will feature a slide-out secondary display doubling as a keyboard and an app switcher — definitely an intriguing prospect!

source: ETNews

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1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It had better be the lg v30 design that got leaked by evleaks. That phone is a stunner.

10. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I want it to have removable battery like the V20

2. fyah_king unregistered

I do not want a secondary slider screen. The previous one was fine.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Make it durable this time.

4. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

slider? is stupid. No slider... everything else... just merge your two flagships LG - the G6 and the V20!

5. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

This slider looks interesting in an age of me-too devices popping up everywhere. I hope they nail it and that consumers are thoughtful enough to support it by buying coz we just need sth fresh this year

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This guy gets it.

9. TerryD

Posts: 559; Member since: May 09, 2017

Yep. Its not a black oblong. Someone is trying to design something more interesting for a change. I'm actually looking forward to 100% body to screen ratio so that the designers can start coming up with new ideas to differentiate one device from another.

7. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

6.2" OLED and no slider and it's a done deal for me

8. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Let's hope we get the V30 in mainland Europe this year. We only get the G-series and they are never really interesting :(

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