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The LG V30 is off to a good start in its home market of South Korea

The LG V30 is off to a strong start at home. Here's how much better it's doing than the G6 and what killer feature could make it sell well overseas too.

Published onSeptember 28, 2017

Even though the LG V30 isn’t on sale everywhere yet, we’re already getting some good news about sales numbers. Right now, LG only sells the V30 in its home market of South Korea. That should change soon with rumored release dates for the rest of the world around the middle of October. So, how is the V30 doing so far? It looks like it’s off to a pretty decent start.

According to sales numbers reported by The Korea Times, pre-orders of the LG V30 reached as high as 15,000 units between September 14 and September 20. While that doesn’t sound like a ton of phones, it does represents 50% increase over the LG G6 that was released earlier this year. It’s yet to be determined if those numbers will translate into other markets, but LG seems very confident in the device. It recently matched its camera up against the $50,000 RED Weapon to give potential customers a look at the powerful camera on the v30.

We were impressed with the camera in our time with the device, as was the Director of Photography for Game of Thrones, David Franco. He shot a “day in the life” video with the phone and had high praise for the device. LG has touted the video and audio recording capabilities for its V lineup phones in the past and it looks like they have another winner this year.

What it's like to film with the LG V30

Besides the impressive camera, the V30 will launch with a Quad-DAC to process high-quality audio, 64 GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot to expand that up another 256 GB. The processor of choice for flagships this year, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, will run the show with an Adreno 540 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3300 mAh battery all under the hood.

What do you think about the V30? Will you be picking one up when it comes out or are there too many other competitors? Let us know down in the comments.

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