Fans of LG’s phones might be a little disappointed that its latest flagship, the V30 has bypassed the Australian market. In an effort to appease Australian customers, the company has announced that the LG V30 Plus will be coming to Australia. The phone will be aimed at battling the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for the crown of best Android phablet.
The LG V30 was reasonably well received, though it was not without its flaws. Criticism was aimed at its price and its camera performance. However, the LG V30 Plus will feature increased storage, up from 64GB to 128GB. The newer, larger phone will also come with Quad DAC audio and Quadplay earbuds out of the box for your listening – and presumably viewing – enjoyment.
The rest of the phone will feature unsurprising high end components. From the Snapdragon 835 system on chip to its 4GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging. LG is really pushing the technological envelope with its latest phone. The front end will feature a 6.1 inch display with HDR capability and Dolby Vision.
LG is hoping that the V30 Plus’ dual camera setup, with 13 and 16 megapixel resolutions will stack up more favourably against its competition. The competition being the Galaxy Note 8 and the just released Pixel 2 XL. Google has trumpeted that its new phones have the best phone mounted cameras in the world. Whether that’s actually the case remains to be seen. Certainly Apple would want to lay claim to that particular title.
The LG V 30 Plus will be available for sale in Australia from early November 2017, and it’s expected to retail at just AU$1,199. This will be much cheaper than other phablet flagships. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for example is on the market for AU$1,499 and the Google Pixel 2 XL is even more expensive at AU$1,549. Will the LG’s lower price make it a winner?