Kicking off the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin, LG officially unveiled the LG V30. The third addition to LG’s V-series lineup is almost like an upgraded G6, with refined bunchups.
The LG V30, as we already know, has a 6-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display (Gorilla Glass 5), with minimal bezels around it. Just like on the LG G6. The processor that is powering the V30 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which is paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, and 3,000mAh battery. There’s also a 128GB variant.
LG’s got dual cameras, again. But this time the company has managed to set-up an f/1.6 lens, which is the world’s first-ever on a smartphone camera, with 16-megapixel sensor alongside 13-megapixel wide-angle f/1.9 shooter at the back.
There’s much beyond the specs. The LG flagship sports Google Assistant along with its own voice recognition software that allows for the usage of custom commands. Saying “Ok Google, take a wide-angle selfie,” for instance, will launch the camera app in wide-angle mode. In addition, select LG home appliances are compatible with Google Assistant when using the LG V30 and Google Home. Say “Ok Google, talk to LG to wash my clothes” to start a load of laundry.
LG’s Cine Video mode lets you produce movies like a pro, thanks to its new Cine Effect and Point Zoom features. With Point Zoom, you can easily zoom in on any object, regardless of its position. LG says “another industry first.”
“The V series has always been demonstrating new practical mobile technologies that contribute to high quality content creation and the V30 has not lost sight of its roots,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With its F1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera and Cine Video mode, the LG V30 is designed to help create professional-looking content without professional-level complexity.”
The handset sets a big focus on audio. You’ll find the headphone jack, of course. The LG V30 includes a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, like on the LG V20. But this time, the company is partnering with B&O Play for an optimal listening experience. It comes with support for MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology that allows for high-resolution audio streaming.
The metallic construction of the V30 is IP68 water and dust certified, and also meets military-grade requirements for durability. LG says the handset has passed 14 categories of the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test, which makes the phone a compliment for military operations.
LG says the V30 will arrive in South Korea on September 21, followed by North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East in days ahead. The V30 will come in four skins — Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet — for the 64GB variant, while the 128GB model, which LG calls the V30+, will have a limited availability.
OnePlus 6T to launch in Nepal on November 11
OnePlus’ fastest device is coming faster than ever in Nepal this time.
OnePlus recently announced that it will be launching the OnePlus 6T in Nepal on November 11. The company launched the handset just last month in New York.
Yes, OnePlus is sticking to its ridiculous six-month update cycle that outdates the only flagship every six months.
The OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, and a chin, of course, on the front. It packs a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending upon your preference.
OnePlus has added an in-display fingerprint scanner to the handset, and removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery included in slightly larger in capacity than what we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6. Rest follows what’s on the OnePlus 6.
You can pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Nepal beginning November 11, and get the handset delivered in the next few days if not weeks. OnePlus Nepal is offering the handset at a discounted price of 69,999 NPR for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, in partnership with Alibaba’s Daraz to celebrate its Double 11 sales day.
That said, the regular OnePlus 6T pricing will likely be a little over what Daraz is offering.
We’ve reached out to OnePlus for more information, and will update this article as the story progresses.
Update: OnePlus will be selling the OnePlus 6T for 75,999 NPR in Nepal after the Daraz Double 11 sale is over. Grab the discounted price while you can.
OnePlus 6T gets new Thunder Purple finish in China
OnePlus fans in China are in for a treat that’s not black but purple.
OnePlus has announced a new OnePlus 6T variant that it’ll trade exclusively in China for the time being. The new OnePlus flagship doesn’t take another tech specs bump in this news, rather a new finish. Thunder Purple.
While the US and rest of the world has to settle for OnePlus 6T Mirror Black and Midnight Black, customers in China will be able to avail a new Thunder Purple finish of the OnePlus 6T. It’s similar to Samsung’s Lavender Purple, with more light purple at the bottom and darker as it reaches to the top.
For 3,399 Yuan ($490), you can grab the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in China. Rest of the world, waiting could be the only option for now.
Apple Pay is set to launch in Germany
This could happen anytime soon.
Apple is about to launch Apple Pay in Germany. Local banks have started emailing customers about Apple Pay’s launch in the country, but none have mentioned an exact launch date yet. Plus, Apple’s Germany website also states “coming soon” for the mobile payments service, leaving us without an exact date.
Apple earlier this year promised that it will launch Apple Pay in Germany before the end of this year; we can now see where it’s headed. Apple Pay made its debut in Europe when it launched in the United Kingdom in 2015, and now covers most parts of the continent. The contactless payments service could go live in Germany anytime soon.
At launch, Apple Pay will support American Express, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Boon, Bunq, ComDirect, Square, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, N26, O2 Banking, and Vim Pay customers in Germany.
Stay tuned for more information as the story progresses.