According to a report from Android Authority, LG’s upcoming V30 handset could have one of the low-light cameras on any smartphone to date. The device would achieve this by having a super-wide f/1.6 aperture that would let in a lot more light than most phones on the market. Right now, the largest aperture on a phone is the Samsung Galaxy S8 rear camera’s f/1.7.
Not only would an f/1.6 perform well in low-light, it could also achieve improved bokeh shots without the need for extra software processing or a secondary lens. Speaking of which, the phone is also said to have a secondary camera but one with a wider angle to capture even more in your shot, similar to what’s available on both the LG G6 and last year’s V20.
Additionally, the V30 is expected to ditch the secondary display that was made famous on the LG V10 and V20 in favor of what’s known as a “floating bar”. Essentially, this bar would display shortcuts to quick toggles and applications while also showing your notifications as they roll in. This is the exact same functionality available on the V20’s second screen so fans shouldn’t be too disappointed when LG drops the extra hardware for extra software.
The only gripe I have with this rumor is how LG will implement it. Will it float on your screen wherever you want it to? Could it be mounted towards the top of the device? Maybe it’ll sit near the navigation buttons for easier access? Who really knows? Right now, there’s too many questions that need answering, and August 31st can’t come soon enough.
Furthermore, AA notes the V30 will sport a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display, have built-in HDR 10 and Google Daydream VR support, a quad DAC, an IP68 rating, and 6000-series aluminum implemented in some fashion. It’s also said the device will go on sale September 28th in the US.