LG's V30 dumps the removable battery, but adds features galore

From PC World: LG has officially unveiled the V30, its 6-inch flagship phablet, and the phone is conspicuously missing two mainstays of the company’s V line: a removable battery and LG’s so-called “second screen.” The new direction could turn off LG diehards, but they can rest assured that the V30 has every other feature imaginable.

From its new display to its camera to its processor, everything about the V30 has been upgraded over both 2016’s V20, as well as the G6, a 5.7-inch flagship from this year. On paper alone, the V30 is a very intriguing phablet, but it still faces a tall order: Convincing enough people to buy it over the Note 8 and upcoming Pixel 2.

Like Apple, LG has resisted the OLED trend in smartphone displays, but that’s not the case anymore. The V30 features a 6-inch P-OLED Full Vision display with the same 1440x2880 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio introduced with the G6. LG is touting the display’s durability as much as its color gamut: The “P” here stands for plastic, so it won’t shatter as easily as other phones, and LG is also using rounded display corners to help diminish the possibility of cracking. And to top it all off, the whole thing is covered by Gorilla Glass 5.

Surrounding the display are far slimmer bezels than what we saw in the V20—20 percent slimmer at the top and 50 percent slimmer at the bottom. That sleekness also extends to the back of the phone where you’ll find a smooth, all-glass panel with a metallic sheen, and a much smaller dual camera array with a less pronounced bump.

And, of course, the fingerprint sensor/power button remains right in the center, per LG tradition.

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