Verizon LG V30 gets Portrait mode for the front camera and more with new update

Verizon LG V30 gets Portrait mode for the front camera and more with new update
Verizon's website reveals that the LG V30 is currently receiving an update that adds several new features to the phone. Software version VS99620g brings Portrait mode to the front-facing camera. To activate, tap the portrait button in the Front camera Auto mode preview. A slider will appear which can be used to adjust the amount of blur in the background.

Another new feature allows LG V30 users to create GIFs. Tap on the Mode icon and select Flash Jump-Cut. A picture will be taken every three seconds as the LED flash blinks every second to countdown each photo. An icon in the top right corner can be tapped to change the number of shots that will be taken to create the GIF. The maximum amount of pictures that can be snapped with this method is 20.

With the update, LG V30 owners will be able to use the Always-On Display designs found on the LG G7 ThinQ. Analog clock, Dual clock and calendar AOD options are available. To set the Always-On Display, go to Settings > Always-On Display. And the software update also comes with the November 1st Android security patch.

The update is being sent out OTA, which means it is a staggered release. In other words, users might not receive it for a few days. To try and manually coax out the update, LG V30 owners should go to Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for Update > Download Now. Before starting the updating process, users should be connected to a Wi-Fi signal and have their battery fully charged.

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V30
  • 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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2 Comments

1. trollz

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Wait a sec, are my eyes working correctly? Did I just read that Verizon and LG actually released an update to one of their devices!? This must be a dream...

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1496; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Who cares, LG V30 has one of the worst (if not THE worst) selfie camera on a "flagship" device. Plus you can use Google Camera App for that for like a year.

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