LG just unveiled the V30 at IFA yesterday, and we got a first look at it. So far, we’re enjoying our pre-production unit and are willing to recommend it to anyone in the market for a flagship smartphone, but it all really depends on how much the device will cost. Unfortunately, we didn’t get that information from LG directly, but as spotted in a contest being held by the company, the V30 could be rather pricey.
Over on Twitter, LG is holding a contest to give away three V30s to those who retweet a specific tweet. Hidden inside the contest’s terms and conditions, as spotted by a Redditor (via 9to5Google), is an approximate retail value of $749. Therefore, it seems safe to assume the company will charge a price similar to this when the phone goes on sale in the US later this year. Of course, it’ll be up to carriers to decide how much the phone will cost if bought through their services, but as for an unlocked model of the V30, $749 should be the price you’ll have to pay.
Mind you, $749 is a lot for a smartphone. I’m not saying the V30 isn’t worth since, at least from my brief experience, it really is, it’s still $100 more than a Google Pixel or iPhone 7. That being said, it’s actually $20 cheaper than the XL and Plus sizes of those two smartphones which each have 5.5-inch screens. Meanwhile, the V30 has a bezel-less 6-inch OLED display. Overall, if you’re comfortable with spending more than $700 on a smartphone, the V30 should be at least considered.
It should also be considered if you want a Galaxy Note 8 since that phone is nearly $1,000. Seriously, you might wanna save your money.
The LG V30 features a 6-inch FullVision OLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a Floating Bar instead of a second screen, a 3300mAh battery, a 16MP f/1.6 camera and 13MP wide-angle camera, USB-C, a hi-fi quad DAC, and an IP68 certified glass body.