LG V30 and Galaxy Note 8 could offer better signal reception, thanks to possible low-frequency support

Earlier this year, T-Mobile quadrupled its low-frequency spectrum by acquiring a large portion of the 600MHz spectrum in the US. By the end of the year, the carrier is expected to have upwards of 1 million square miles of coverage in the 600MHz range.

Lower frequency signals, such as the 600MHz one, travel farther and ‘deeper’ than, say, higher frequencies, such as the 2.5GHz band that Sprint widely utilizes. Higher frequency signals are usually the reason to experience connection issues inside of buildings and complete absence of signal when you are in the subway, for example. The 600MHz …


LG V30 appears on Geekbench?

The LGE LG-H932PR was discovered today on the Geekbench benchmark app. This could be the LG V30 getting sized up. We come to that conclusion because of the Snapdragon 835 SoC listed as powering the device. The latter is equipped with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU. The LG Q6 is out of contention because that phone is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset.  Android 7.1.2 is pre-installed.

While not mentioned on Geekbench, we expect the phone to carry a 5.7-inch OLED display with the FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio. 4GB of RAM is said to be inside along with 64GB of native storage. A dual camera …

Alleged LG V30 cases might be giving away some design clues

Online mobile accessories retailer MobileFun last month gave us a possible look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to several cases it was taking pre-orders for. Renders showing the Galaxy Note 8 inside these cases provided legitimate looking images of the phablet. While the device has not been released yet, several subsequent leaks matched the exact renders found on the MobileFun site. 

Now, it is the LG V30’s turn to possibly appear inside cases that MobileFun is taking pre-orders on. The first one is a clear Rearth Ringke Fusion LG V30 case, and is priced at $19.49. The second …

LG V30 price and release date: Here's everything we know so far

With the hype surrounding the almost bezel-less G6 abating, LG is gearing up to launch its second flagship for the year – the LG V30. In keeping with V-series traditions of years past, the V30 is expected to be powered by a top-of-the-line processor, to cater to audiophiles with a high-end DAC built in, and to continue and evolve the ticker screen concept that started with the V10 in 2015.

But this time around, the LG V30 may be poised to hit the market earlier than its predecessors. LG has already teased us that it has a something V-series-related to announce on …

LG V30 tipped to arrive in Europe with OLED display in tow

We already know that the LG V30 will be announced on August 31, just one day ahead of IFA 2017. Even so, the flagship is expected to be showcased at the trade fair along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is supposed to go official on August 23.

There have been many reports talking about LG V30’s specifications, but few are referring to the smartphone’s availability in Europe. As some of your probably know by now, LG did not launch any V-series smartphones in Europe and preferred to bring its G lineup in the region instead.

But that’s not the case any longer, or at least that’s what …

Report: LG V30 might not feature secondary display, concept could be replicated on new OLED screen

With the LG G6, LG made a statement. It no longer wants to be Gyro Gearloose of the smartphone industry, pushing bold innovation that no one outside its focus groups asked for. LG cleaned house, stripped away all the complexity, and introduced one of 2017’s most understated – and all-around pleasant – premium phones. It was a solid strategy, even though displays of clever engineering, such as the LG G5’s removable battery, will be missed by those able to appreciate them.

According to a “trusted source” as cited by the ever diligent XDA Developers, the same revision …

LG V30 slated for August 31 announcement just before IFA 2017, to cost ~$700 in South Korea

A recent report from Korean media outlet ETNews claims that LG will unveil its next top-tier handset, the LG V30, at the upcoming IFA trade show which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from September 1 to September 6. Supposedly, the phone will become official on August 31, just a day before IFA kicks off, which is not unusual at all — such high-profile phone announcements usually happen just before a major expo kicks off so that they get as much media coverage as possible. 
If we judge by LG V20’s arrival last year, which also coincided …

Early LG V30 design shown off in leaked images

Following the LG V10 of 2015, and the LG V20 of 2016, LG is expected to release a V30 smartphone sometime later this year. While both the V10 and V20 feature secondary ticker displays in addition to their main screens, the upcoming V30 might differ slightly in this regard.

According to two leaked images that reportedly show “old-ish mockups of Project Joan, a.k.a. the LG V30”, LG seems to have envisioned the new handset as a slider phone. More exactly, the device would sport two independent touchscreen displays, with the lower (and smaller) one sliding out to reveal a larger area for interacting …

Daydream to land on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG's next OLED-display flagship (possibly LG V30)

It was just announced at Google’s keynote at I/O 2017 that LG’s next flagship device, possibly the V30 which is launching later this year, will be Daydream-compliant out of the box while Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ will score support for Google’s virtual reality ecosystem later this year thanks to a software update. 
Google’s VR team is delighted to have Samsung’s most popular devices supporting Daydream, Google’s head of virtual reality Clay Bavor said on stage at I/O 2017. This makes perfect sense, as the Galaxy S8 is beyond meeting all the hardware …

Report: V30 to be LG's first OLED phone, launch set for September 2017

LG is planning to use OLED panels for its premium phones as early as this year, according to The Investor. Citing unnamed sources, the media outlet reports that the upcoming high-end V30 will likely be the first LG handset to use the technology. 
The article also reveals that the handset will be announced and possibly released in September 2017, which is pretty much the exact period when its predecessor, the V20, broke cover in 2016. As LG has a track record of putting the largest possible displays on its V line, we suspect that …