Either LG has a serious issue with keeping things secret or the rumour mill has found a new fixation. The last few weeks have been riddled with leaks of the LG G6, the company’s upcoming flagship to be announced at MWC 2017. While we wait for the official word on the G6, rumours about the LG V30 have already started surfacing. The leak comes via the Chinese Website Weibo where the information about the phone was shared by a tipster.
Allegedly, the LG V30 will get to run on the Snapdragon 835 SoC. The LG G6 is skipping the Qualcomm flagship silicon, probably because of Samsung. The LG V30 might also feature 6GB of RAM and a better Quad-DAC chip than the V20. Interestingly, LG might be taking things up a notch in the camera department, by adding dual cameras to both the front and the back of the phone. Dual cameras seem to be becoming a popular choice amongst manufacturers, mostly featuring on the back. Vivo adds dual cameras to the front instead of the back, but the LG V30 might have a total of four cameras. Interestingly, the tipster notes that LG might be moving the flagship moniker from the G-series to the V-series, potentially because the LG V30 might run the Snapdragon 835 while the LG G6 will sports the Snapdragon 821 chip.
LG did a number of unique things with the V20 such as the removable back cover, allowing users to replace the battery, dual displays on the front and even a Quad-DAC chip that allowed the phone to be certified by Bang & Olufsen as a superior audio device. IT would be interesting to see just how much of these feature the V30 retains, improves upon or even ditches altogether.
The LG V30 is suggested to launch sometime in the second half of 2017, but we’d wait a little longer to come to any definite conclusion.