LG announced the V30 almost a full month ago but has been pretty much silent as far as when the smartphone will become available in the US. After releasing the handset in South Korea about a week ago, LG has finally released a press release announcing that the V30 will become available in the coming weeks…
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LG’s press release states that both the 64GB V30 and 128GB V30+ models will be available from “all major carriers.” By this, the company means that it will be sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular, even though it doesn’t seem like all carriers will carry the V30+ model.
Shortly after LG, both AT&T and T-Mobile released their own press releases with more information about when the handset would be available and how much it’ll cost consumers. If you’re buying it from AT&T, you can order it online starting on October 5 for $810 outright or $27 a month for 30 months on AT&T Next. The handset will available in stores starting on October 6 and for a limited time, AT&T will throw in a second V30 for free if you open a new line, purchase them both on Next, and have an “eligible” DirecTV service.
T-Mobile, on the other hand, will begin letting customers pre-order the V30 on October 5 but the device won’t go on sale officially online and in-store until October 13. For those interested in purchasing the handset, T-Mobile is charging $800 outright or $30 a month for 24 months after paying $80 at the time of purchase.
The other carriers (Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular) have yet to announce pricing or availability for the LG V30.
Further, LG announced that the V30 and V30+ will both be covered under the “Second Year Promise” program. What this means is that both handsets will have a limited warranty for up to two years after being purchased. While it won’t cover the phones from broken displays, it will get users a new device if they’re plagued by LG’s bootlooping issues.
LG’s press release:
LG V30 AND V30+, THE NEWEST V SERIES FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONES, TO BE SOLD BY ALL MAJOR CARRIERS WITHIN NEXT TWO WEEKS
LG Extends Second Year Promise to V30 Models, Giving Peace of Mind National Google Daydream View Promo Inspires the Possibilities of VR
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sep. 28, 2017 — LG Electronics’ latest LG V30 and V30+ flagship smartphones, available in 64GB and 128GB versions respectively, will be available for pre-order and purchase at major carriers within the next two weeks, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. Availability, colors and pricing will vary by carrier.
Continuing LG’s commitment to quality and peace of mind, V30 users can take advantage of LG’s Second Year Promise, which offers limited warranty coverage in year two at no additional cost. And with smartphone VR now coming into its own, the OLED FullVision display takes V30 users into new worlds via Daydream by Google. A national promotion with Google Daydream View will be rolling out soon.
The new LG V series smartphone features an F1.6 aperture and a Crystal Clear glass lens, an OLED FullVision display, Cine Video mode for producing movie-quality videos, premium sound with advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC and Voice Recognition. The V30 ushers in numerous smartphone innovations and is the pinnacle of LG performance, equipped to support the next generation of mobile networks.
LG V30 Second Year Promise
Peace of mind comes with every LG V30. “We are so confident in the V30’s quality, that in addition to the manufacturer’s first year limited warranty, we are now offering free second year coverage upon registration,” said Chang Ma, President, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. “Plus, enjoy a service experience that gets you a replacement phone quickly. That’s LG’s promise to you.”
As part of the LG V30 Second Year Promise program, LG is shifting the definition of ‘quality’ to one that includes not only device specs and build, but also the peace of mind consumers experience using them, particularly during long term ownership. As consumers are using their devices for an average of 18 to 24 months1, LG is driven to ensure a positive experience beyond initial ownership and into the longer life cycle of its devices.
“We want our customers to feel peace of mind that should they encounter a problem, they can depend on LG,” said Ma. Register to get a free second year of limited warranty coverage at LGV30Promise.com.2
Intense Color and the thrill of Virtual Reality
The LG V30 builds on the strengths of the OLED FullVision display in a body that is compact, slim and light. The QHD+ (2880 x 1440) OLED FullVision display offers fast response time with minimal afterimages when viewing an action-packed movie or playing a game with quick movements.
The V30 takes full advantage of this rapid response time with exceptional graphics delivered by the robust Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile VR. With Daydream, users can explore new worlds, enjoy personal VR cinema and play games that put them in the center of the action.
As part of a national promotion with Daydream by Google, V30 owners can also receive a Daydream View headset and a Top VR Content Bundle3 to explore the possibilities of virtual reality. With five of the top Daydream games, this content bundle takes users on a journey through their imagination while leveraging the latest technology.
A Whole New Way to Tell Your Story
The LG V30 is a leader in the era of smartphone videography. The main camera on the rear of the V30 features an F1.6 aperture and a Crystal Clear glass lens for improved light transmittance. The second lens in the V30 dual camera is an upgraded 13MP wide angle lens with two-thirds less edge distortion than in the V20.
Using Cine Effect and Point Zoom features, LG’s new Cine Video mode allows anyone to produce professional-like movies. Point Zoom allows users to zoom in on any subject smoothly, regardless of its position in the frame, and Cine Effect provides a palette of presets to give videos a unique movie-like look.
Photo capturing is even more advanced with the new V30. Using Graphy in the cam- era’s Manual Mode, users can select professional images from the Graphy website or mobile app and apply the same presets to photos taken with the V30.
Authentic Acoustic Experience
Equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, the V30 delivers a superior acoustic experience. Digital filters can be used to adjust the pre- and post-ringing of the impulse response of music with three filter options. Four pre-programmed presets mix and match sound frequencies and decibel scales to produce the audio quality of professional earphones.
The V30 is the first global smartphone to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology that allows for the streaming of high-resolution audio. MQA captures the sound of the original studio master and folds it into a small file to make high-resolution audio easy to stream.
Advanced AI with Face, Voice and Additional Unlock Options
The Google Assistant on the LG V30 features unique capabilities specific to the phone. For example, saying “Ok Google, take a wide-angle selfie” will launch the camera app with the setting on the front-facing camera wide angle mode.
The Second Screen which was introduced in past V series smartphones has evolved into a new Always-on Display (AOD) feature and Floating Bar. When the display is off, the AOD replaces the Second Screen by providing shortcuts to Quick Tools and Music Player without having to turn on the display.
The V30 also features four advanced unlock options. With Face Recognition, the V30 can be unlocked using the front facing camera without pressing any buttons even when the phone’s display is off. Voice Recognition uses a combination of the user’s voice and user-defined keywords to unlock the V30. The reliable Fingerprint Sensor resides on the rear of the phone for fast, accurate security, and Knock Code allows tapping a pattern on the screen to unlock the V30.
Government-Grade Security for Safe and Secure Mobile Business Access
The Rear Key on the LG V30 is equipped with a fingerprint sensor to verify the user’s identity, ensuring that your business content remains secure. The LG V30 also supports LG GATE (Guarded Access to Enterprise) for Enhanced Enterprise Security Features and Manageability Functions including:
- Enhanced EAS (Exchange Active Sync) – Enforces simple security policies, secure corporate data, and provides full wireless email and PIM
- FIP 140-2 Validated – Adds Government-Grade Security Module for enhanced protection for government accounts that require the highest-level of
- Platform Security includes:
- Enhanced Secure Boot
- LG Device Integrity Protection
- Data Protection
- Key & Certificate Protection
The V30 is your perfect business travel companion, allowing employees to remotely and securely access corporate VPN so they won’t miss a beat. With expanded mobile device management support, corporate IT managers can also control and protect data and configuration settings for LG devices with major MDM vendors. Lastly, with ThinkFree Viewer, a Microsoft® Office-compatible application suite, employees can check important work documents remotely.