It will not be long before LG officially unveils its delicious new flagship phone, the V30. Until then, there are plenty of leaks to whet your appetite. The latest one comes from Evan Blass, the infamous inside man who goes @evleaks on Twitter. Blass posted what are undoubtedly officially press renders of the LG V30, giving viewers a full-on view of the handset from just about ever angle.
The leaked renders show off the 6-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display with reduced bezels compared to LG's V6, the two of which appear very similar to each other. If the G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 were to hook up and have relations, the V30 is what their offspring would look like.
This time around LG is not utilizing a secondary screen like it did with last year's V20 handset. While some might have found it beneficial, the dual display approach did not end up being a major selling point. Ditching the secondary display also allowed LG to reduce the overall size of the V30 and put more focus on the gorgeous 6-inch OLED panel that comprises almost the entire front of the handset.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 16, 2017
As with the previous model, the fingerprint scanner (which doubles as a power button) is placed on the back of the V30 towards the top. It sits underneath the dual camera lenses and LED flash, and also what looks like a laser autofocus.
Camera performance will be a point of focus on the V30, with LG previously saying it the rear camera system will feature an f/1.6 aperture. That will allow significantly more light in than the f/1.8 lenses found on the V20 and G6. It will also mark the first time a smartphone has used an f/1.6 lens.
The V30 could end up being LG's best looking smartphone to date, assuming the real deal lives up to the renders. It sports a premium design with shiny metallic edges, and of course there is the large display. We will get to see the actual product when LG launches the device on August 31.