LG helped clear up some rumors and speculations today about their upcoming LG V30 phablet by publishing an official press release.
The LG V30’s advanced new UX 6.0+ interface boasts some cool features that are more optimized for OLED FullVision displays. For starters, it appears that a new quick launch shortcut tab will be available for launching apps such as notes, settings, favorite contacts, and calendar. This will replace the static second screen all together, making it quicker to access frequently used device functions with a floating shortcuts bar.
Additionally, LG pointed out in their press release that the Always-on display has also been revised. Now, instead of only showing the clock, you’ll be able to display Quick Tools for quicker access such as Bluetooth, Music Player, Photographs, Wi-fi, e-mail, and flashlight.
LG also pointed out new camera features such as access to more metadata presets including shutter speed, ISO, aperture, and white balance. These new filter presets will give photographers more control over their photos as well as access to a new service called Graphy. In addition to this, LG has also included new programs that will make it easier to create GIFs via the Gallery app as well as for using pre-existing photos to create and edit videos.
Furthermore, it’s been recently confirmed that the LG V30 will have a f/1.6 aperture lens making it the world’s smallest of any other smartphone on the market to date.
Another notable feature to point out about the LG V30 and new UX 6.0+ is the ability to unlock the device without having to press anything while the screen is turned off with added facial recognition. You’ll also be able to unlock your LG V30 without having to press anything using the secure voice unlock option which uses Qualcomm’s Aqstic voice UI technology and user-set keywords. Definitely a big improvement on the security front.
We still don’t know if the LG V30 will come with Android 8.0 or not, but our guess is Google won’t officially reveal their latest OS until later in September after the IFA event.
Overall, based on what we know so far, the LG V30 is shaping up to be a real winner. What are some of your thoughts, is the LG V30 something you’re looking forward to?
See the full press release below: