+ Tuesday January 28th, 2020

While the first half of the year is traditionally a bit more fast-paced for mobile launches, the second half of the year isn’t left wanting; Apple usually announce their phones in September, and in the Android space, manufacturers usually use the second-half of the year to launch their second-tier phones. For Samsung, this is the Note range, for Huawei, it’s their Mate line, and for LG, it’s becoming the V range.

With rumours all but confirming a launch of LG’s V30 at IFA this August in Berlin, we now have reports that pre-orders will open on the new phone in mid September, ahead of retail availability on the 28th of September. This is US-only, for now, but rumours suggest this could be a global launch, meaning we could see the phone in Australia around the same time.

As in past years, the LG V30 looks to be borrowing fairly heavily from the premier G line, with a design light on bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, metal frame, glass back, etc. Dual cameras are likely to remain a feature, though unlike past years, we’re not likely to see that dual-display which the earlier V models had. In many respects, the LG V30 may be the better phone than LG’s G6 which was a bit of a retail flop in Australia.

Perhaps the biggest news, which will offer a signifciant improvement over earlier LG flagship phones, is the rumoured inclusion of an OLED display which could take the display fight right to Samsung’s doorstep. As we know, OLEDs offer a significantly better screen presence than LCD-based displays which some manufacturers refuse to give up on.

All will be revealed in around four weeks, but we expect to find out quite a bit more about the LG V30 ahead of its launch as the rumour mill continues.

Source: Android Authority.
Via: 9to5 Google.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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jimmy cychowski
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No release date? Probably end of the year ?

David J. Taylor

Is that true? Or just a rumor?


Is the V30 coming to Australia ?
The V20 was an afterthought.

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