LG V30 to be a media powerhouse with a focus on video

The LG V series have always been about two things: big screens and... camera power. The new LG V30 is right around the corner and it sticks true to that formula, but this time around the focus will not be only on photography, but also on video, according to a report by Android Authority.

We already know that the new LG V30 will come with the widest aperture camera ever put on a phone, an f/1.6 one coupled with a 'crystal clear' lens, but what we also learn now is that the V30 will feature Cine Video and Zoom effects. We have had zoom in video mode on phones forever, so what this new functionality will do is likely perfect it with more granularity and smoother movement. The Cine Video effect on the other hand remains an unknown: will it tweak the colors or introduce new, film-like aspect ratios for shooting video? Those are all open questions.

In addition to that, the V30 camera will come with a new LG-Log and Graphy functionalities, both offering professional, manual video controls to enthusiasts. Log recording formats are usually recording very bland colors with the idea to capture maximum dynamic range. Professionals usually color grade log footage to their liking in post production.

Apart from its advances in video, the LG V30 will also improve on the audio end: there is a new Hi-Fi Digital Filter in tow, as well as the option for Hi-Fi Streaming with MQA. The latter means you can stream hi-fidelity audio in smaller files. It's also possible that the LG V30 will support external mics, but there are no further details to that end.

At the end of the day, LG truly seems committed to making the V series a media powerhouse. The LG V30 will be officially announced on August 31st, and pre-orders in the United States are expected to begin on September 17th. Are you planning on getting one?

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1. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Can it replace my S8+? I doubt it !

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes. It is more than capable and then some. Btw, dear lg, Just put stereo speakers and be done with the audio department. Just stop with the geeky technical jargon you putting on your v series already.

9. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I had a lot of faith on my s8plus It has let me down bad I had nothing but lag I tried everything I had note 5 and s6 before and they all lagged I have deserted iPhones countless times for Android but only Samsung I think even LG is ten times better when it comes to smooth operation But I won't take any chance I will go straight to pixel 2 when it's out It's best bet But v30 is definitely a good competition It would be my second choice no doubt Samsung is a fail until they drop their touchwiz

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You wrote this^ post like a lyrics... you sure this ain't a song, rather than a comment? Just saying.

15. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Don't feed the troll. This basement dweller has done this before. Attention w***e.

2. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Definitely excited to throw some dollas at LG this time around. They definitely seemed to have put everything into the LG V30. Hopefully battery life is great too. At this point, there's no excuse in terrible battery life for high-end flaships.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The traditional cad rendered rotating video leak of the V30 looks so much better than the Pixel 2 XL renders :'(. Really wish the Pixel 2 had the V30 design. HTC sucks at design now and surprisingly LG is getting better after the G5.

4. foreverNOOB

Posts: 167; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Because they're faced instant death with G5 so they need to improve or go to hell.

12. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yea you're right. It's respectable, the way they came back from a bad flagship. If only they went stock Android, it would be insane!

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Ironically, lg are the ones designing the pixel xl 2.

13. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Really? I suspected as much, but the back of the Pixel 2 renders seem more HTC'ish, the front is definitely G6 inspired but I kind of chalked that up to the G6 just being the generic rounded corners minimum bezel design that most phones would probably pick up. Also didn't HTC have some kind of a 3 year Pixel Contract? If LG indeed are designing the Pixel 2 than they should have just kept it the same as the V30.

7. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Provided the POLED screen is a stunner, it looks like I've found my next phone.

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

Come on LG!! It's now or never!!

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

LG's last chance... I will buy V40 :P

14. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Woow a multimedia phone is more functional than a so called "s pen"..LG knows how to use the 18:9 screen better..i cam imagine how they will implement it on the camera and video software..cant wait for it.

16. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow i said i wasn't going to upgrade but i think i may just stay in the V line. Had the V10. Great until it bootlooped. Have the V20. Just all around great. Thinking hard on this V30. And it looks just as good as the S8 now too.

17. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I loved the LG G2 and the LG made Nexus 5 back in the day, and have since then always secretly rooted for them when it came to the Koreans. Samsung makes great phones, but as far as companies go, I really want LG to step out of their shadow on the global scale.

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