The cheapest LG V30 model will cost $840, but Europeans might pay a higher price


LG is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple by launching a slightly cheaper flagship, but it looks like that won't be hard considering the high price both smartphone companies are expected to put on their top of the line devices.



Although there have been quite a few rumors regarding LG V30's price, it's still unclear how much the phone it will cost. One thing is certain though, the flagship will be more expensive in Europe compared to the US model.



We now have information that suggests the South Korean company will sell the 64GB LG V30 on its home turf for around $840 outright. Moreover, the 128GB version is expected to be priced to sell for $885.



Considering the LG V30 was expected to be priced at more than $900/€900, that's quite an achievement. Apparently, LG has decided to set a lower price to stimulate pre-orders, which are set to kick off on September 21.




In the meantime, Samsung sells the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea for the equivalent of $965, almost $100 higher than the most expensive LG V30 model.





According to sources from the telecom industry, LG is determined the win the race against Samsung, at least in South Korea. If customers who are willing to pay more than $800 for a smartphone will choose the cheaper LG V30 over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, then LG may have a chance this time.



Obviously, we're not going to get these prices in Europe due to currency and VAT that applies to every product. Still, LG might undercut the Galaxy Note 8 in Europe as well, but it remains to be seen by how much.


source: Korea Herald

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  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Or just buy the htc u11 instead :D best phone till now

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

LOL the worst flagship in 2017 = HTC U11

10. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Check the Verge best phone in 2017 > HTC 11

21. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Just because verge says it doesn't mean s**t, the article is written by single writer, so it's just his opinion, if it was an open vote, I doubt the HTC u11 would even be close to the best, v30 and galaxy note 8 would probably in the top, when the iPhone releases though, it would probably be added to the list too.

22. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Best speakers best camera great battery life beautiful design best performance... It's the best overall phone

24. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

If that phone is the "worst flagship of the year," then it is quite a good year. I am not saying it is the best or worst. But it is a quality phone. U11, GS8/8+, Note8, G6....These are all quality phones. The upcoming releases are also promising.

2. TechGirl90 unregistered

My interest in this Device has died anyway, LG still consistently announces a product first and releases it a Month or a half Later, Unacceptable! I'm personally now looking at either the iPhone X, Google Pixel XL 2, or Huawei Mate 10. LG you gotta do better! You milked this Device too much to the point it has become spoiled to me. :(

11. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Or maybe you just don't want it as much as you thought you did.. I bought my note 8 no hesitation. Best phone out today. Battery life has made it to over 15 hours of use including YouTube and web surfing.

16. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

No, I see TechGirl190's point. I was interested in the V30, really interested. As in, I would have preordered a phone for the first time since the GS4. But now? Maybe I order the Note8. Maybe I keep the G6. Maybe I get the Pixel XL 2. So many options. LG never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

20. TechGirl90 unregistered

I actually wanted that Device a lot, my expectation and excitement broke the ceiling, but as LG kept teasing and teasing after the announcement and the days going by and by, my excitement went away, it may come back, but I'm not so sure now that there's the Mate 10, Pixel XL 2, and iPhone X on the horizon, I'll have to see.

23. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Again maybe you aren't as sold as you thought that you were. I waited since last year after turning in my Note 7. After finger print scanner not being embedded in the screen I still wanted this phone.. No Pixels, iPhone or any other phone could pry my eyes off this Note 8 acquisition. V30 HAS nice features, but it ain't no Note 8, nor does it have Samsung pay. The Note 8 and the Gear S3 Frontier makes payment easier. Screen can be seen in bright sunlight with auto brightness. Go hard or go home. Make a decision and stick with it

25. TechGirl90 unregistered

"Go hard or go home. Make a decision and stick with it" Sorry for responding 7 hours later but...you're right, I just need to be patient and wait, I really like this phone, and if I were truly a fan, I would wait patiently for this product to be released and give it a shot instead of being demanding on this Matter. :)

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Right! I thought you loved LG, unless you have a broken smartphone now and really need a new one, why can't you wait for what you really wanted before? The only thing that may steer me away from the V30, is the price. I'm willing to pay $749-$770, like the V20 was released for $770 MSRP. Though that was initially too high for me, I settled on working my way around accepting that and saving towards that. $840+tax is really too much, for what I'd be willing to pay. But, I have a HTC U11, so I'm not in a rush to get a new smartphone really soon. I can wait a month or so.

18. TechGirl90 unregistered

I still like LG, and their products, and I want them to be successful and stay in the Smartphone Game, but if they don't see that teasing folks about this Device in the midst of them waiting for a release date while Samsung and Apple is getting the spotlight and potential grabbers won't hurt their sales, then they'll never change this business tactic. If you truly want to capture the attention of Consumers, announce your product and then open a preorder for next week, because the expectation is still high, but LG let this drag on and it seems like it's heading in same release window like the V20 (granted the V20 was released back in November though). Don't just make it available in South Korea first, make it available worldwide, I understand that that's your Home Country, but it's not the only country that buy and sell.

19. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Are you rich? The u11 is still the best phone out right now and there is no reason to want to upgrade.

3. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Europe is s**t.

7. Jacksie66 unregistered

1/10 Must try harder..

8. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

same as you.

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It's price drop after 2,3 months , you can buy it for 600$ 500$ if you wait

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

^This. Holiday sales are just around the corner. I can wait. I have to see first what will Google and Apple has to offer first before finally deciding what to buy. My choices are XZ1, V30, Pixel 2 or the new iPhone.

26. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The new iPhone is meh. XZI, V30 or the Pixel 2.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2354; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Wasn't there a contest to win a V30 in the U.S. that said the MSRP was around $750? I mean you're giving prices for devices in other countries and it's not even confirmed either.

9. CableTelcontar

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Not sure how serious LG really is. You've gotten a whole lot of people interested in this device that is meant to compete with the Samsung galaxies and almost a month after release there is no pricing, no sights or sounds of the device. By the time it becomes available everyone would have gone Note5 or Iphone.

12. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

This pricing is not right

13. izeKK

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

These prices are getting ridiculous. Just buy a 1-year old flagship and get 95% of the phone for 1/3 of the price. You're not really losing anything especially since older flagships will get updated just until you decide to buy another 1-year old flagship, a year later. Differences between phone generations are getting marginal, yet the prices skyrocket year by year

14. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Oof. Looks like I'll be waiting a while for the inevitable LG flagship significant price drop

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