We’ve seen and heard a fair bit about the LG V30, despite that its official unveiling is still two weeks away. The device has been spotted in real life photos as well as renders, the most recent of which all point towards the same design. A new leak from tipster @evleaks supports this once again, giving us another solid look at what will, in all likelihood, arrive on August 31.
The press renders, which were featured in a tweet yesterday, reveal the device’s front, back, and sides in a silver color variant. Those who have seen the LG G6 should be familiar with the overall design philosophy, but the handset differs from its predecessor, the LG V20 in some significant ways.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 16, 2017
It’s immediately noticeable that LG has seemingly managed to reduce the bezel sizes to include a larger display, but you’ll also see that the secondary display is no longer in place (you can see this at the top of the V20 picture below). LG has ditched this in favor of a new “floating bar” instead, something which can be swiped off the display when not in use. This would provide shortcuts to different options and settings, and LG has already revealed a few details about it — read more on that here.
Also, notice that the V30 doesn’t appear to include a power button — this has seemingly been integrated into the fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device.
Aside from the optimized display area and the potential software innovations, LG is also making a big deal of the V30’s camera capabilities. It will be the first major smartphone product to house a camera with an f/1.6 aperture lens, said to receive 25 percent more light when compared to an f/1.8 lens like found on the LG G6 (which itself has an excellent camera). This should provide for better photos when shooting in environments with low light.
For more on what you can expect to see from LG’s upcoming conference, visit our dedicated LG V30 rumors article here.