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

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.


Rather than early adopters or avid tech fans, we are targeting a wider segment of general consumers who seek particular values in LG phones said Juno Cho, LG's CEO of the smartphone business.


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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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 05:58 6

1. androiduser (Posts: 286; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:16 2

5. Furkan (Posts: 142; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


LOL the worst flagship in 2017 = HTC U11

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:44 4

10. w1000i (Posts: 128; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Check the Verge best phone in 2017 > HTC 11

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 10:12 1

21. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1096; Member since: 24 Dec 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 10:30

22. androiduser (Posts: 286; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 11:58

24. hazard1 (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Feb 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:01 4

2. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


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. :(

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:00 2

11. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1361; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:20 2

16. hazard1 (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Feb 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:48

20. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 10:42

23. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1361; Member since: 09 Mar 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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:57

25. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


"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. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:17 1

15. PryvateiDz (Posts: 305; Member since: 31 Jul 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:46

18. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:47

19. androiduser (Posts: 286; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:02

3. shield (Posts: 555; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Europe is s**t.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:24 1

7. Jacksie66 (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2017)


1/10
Must try harder..

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:30

8. notfair (Posts: 233; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


same as you.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:14 5

4. Furkan (Posts: 142; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 08:32 1

17. Settings (Posts: 2411; Member since: 02 Jul 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 21:12

26. Settings (Posts: 2411; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:21 2

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1669; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:36

9. CableTelcontar (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:01

12. mobiledigger (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Sep 2015)


This pricing is not right

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:02

13. izeKK (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Apr 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

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:05 1

14. shnibz (Posts: 406; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


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

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