LG V30 to feature glass lens and F1.6 aperture, fastest ever on a smartphone
LG’s upcoming flagship phone, the V30, will be launched at IFA in Berlin on the 31st of August and we’ll be present to report from the event. However, LG has a fun habit of trickling out some device details before launch, and today it has done just that with some news about the V30’s camera specifications.
LG tells us that the new device, “will include the world’s largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone.” In real terms, this means that the V30 will, presumably only on the main camera of its dual-cam setup, come with an F1.6 aperture which would be the fastest we have seen on a smartphone camera so far.
In addition, the lens is made form glass instead of the usual plastic materials which, according to LG, delivers improved light transmission over its predecessor and competitors. Together, those two technical details should make the V30 a great candidate for low-light photography with a smartphone.
In its press release, LG also says the wide angle camera in the dual-cam setup will have 30% lower edge distortion compared to the V20. However, it was also announced that the rear camera module will be 30% smaller than before, which could mean a reduction in sensor size and therefore reduce at least some of the fast aperture’s low-light advantage.
We’ll have to wait until the end of the month for the full specifications, but it seems the V30 could be a very interesting option for mobile photographers.