LG V30 To Feature World's First F1.6 Smartphone Camera Lens

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LG Electronics (LG) is making a big splash with its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone by giving it an F1.6 aperture camera with a glass lens, making it the "world's largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone" and capable of delivering "25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens."

Traditionally, glass lenses have been reserved for DSLRs, ILCs, or even some high-end point and shoots, but not on phones.  

This makes a lot of sense for a company trying to remain relevant in a smartphone world filled with Apple and Google devices. No matter what kinds of apps people would or wouldn't use across the different platforms there's one constant that everyone uses... the camera. 

The LG V30 also promises other valuable upgrades from the much loved LG V20 like --

  • 30 percent smaller in size
  • UX featuring laser detection af
  • optical image stabilization 

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(LG V20 pictured)

On top of that, the camera in the V30 cuts edge distortion by a third compared to the V20 when capturing wide angle shots. That's a huge improvement that could sway die hard photographers to keep one on them just to take wide shots so they don't have to swap out their longer lenses on their DSLRs

Or maybe it's just a better camera for selfies. 

Stay tuned for more information on August 31 when LG is poised to make a full and official announcement in Berlin at IFA 2017 (which you can watch live on LG's Facebook page). What we do know is that this will be available globally and pre-orders should begin sometime in September.

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Source: LG