LG will finally expand the reach of its V-series smartphones with the upcoming V30, according to new claims. Not only will it be the company’s first handset with an OLED display, but it will also be the first V device to go on sale in Europe.
LG decided not to launch the V10 and V20 in Europe, and it never provided an explanation for that decision, other than it didn’t expect it to be popular there. But with phablets becoming increasingly popular in recent years, it seems the company has higher hopes for its next-generation V30.
Faryaab Sheikh, former editor-in-chief of SamMobile, claims he has received “confirmation that LG is definitely bringing the V30 to Europe” this year. He adds that it will indeed be LG’s first smartphone with an OLED display, as previous rumors have promised. The device is expected to look a lot like the G6, LG’s latest flagship, only larger.
Other specifications are said to include Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, a 6.2-inch edge-to-edge display with 18:9 aspect ratio, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, dual 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,200mAh removable battery.
We believe the V30 will be making its official debut at IFA 2017 in Berlin. The event kicks off on Friday, September 1, but LG has begun issuing invitations for a dedicated press event on Thursday, August 31.