LG is set to launch its LG V30 flagship at the end of the month in Berlin. Earlier this year, leaked renders showed a slide-out secondary, but new reports reveal that LG is dropping the Second Screen from the V30 in favor of a new ‘floating bar.’
One of the standout features on the previous V-series devices, LG V10 and the LG V20 was the Second Screen — a unique small display above the regular display that allowed quick access to the notifications and shortcuts. But now, Android Authority, in an article has revealed that LG is dropping the secondary screen from the LG V30 in favor of a “floating bar”.
Other than a floating bar, Android Authority further confirmed that the new device will feature a 6.0-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display, as well as HDR 10 and Google Daydream support. Sources further confirm that the V30 will be the first smartphone to feature a camera with an f/1.6 aperture, along with a Crystal Clear Glass Lens and improved transmittance.
The rest of the specifications for LG V30 are likely to include military standard protection, 6000-series aluminum with Gorilla Glass 5, IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as a heating and cooling pipe.
LG V30 will be announced on the last day of this month, August 31, with US pre-orders launching September 17 and the global launch set for September 28.