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LG V30 to come with top-notch camera with F1.6 lens

2017/08/10 10:00

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By Kang Yoon-seung

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V30, set to be showcased later this month, will come with high-end camera with a F1.6 lens.

The South Korean tech giant said the F1.6 aperture camera will be 25 percent brighter than the F1.8 lens adopted by its predecessor, the LG V20. A lower number in aperture indicates that a camera is capable of gathering more light, leading to more vivid photos and videos.

LG said earlier that the new smartphone will focus on camera-related features through its teaser poster.

LG added it adopted the Crystal Clear Lens for the rear camera to provide users with optimized color. The company said such glass-based material will allow the camera to capture more details of objects compared to other plastic-based lens. Glass lenses are also applied to high-end digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, it added.

The LG V30 will also come with a wide-angle camera on the back which can be utilized when taking group photos. The company said it significantly improved image distortion on sides, normally observed on wide-angle lenses.

Accordingly, LG said users will be allowed to take quality selfies without having to use sticks.

The V30 will have dual lenses, with the standard lens boasting a resolution of 16-megapixel and the wide-angle lens posting 13-megapixel. It holds major features including Optical Image Stabilization, Electronic Image Stabilization, and Laser Auto Focus.

LG has been providing various teasers on the new flagship smartphone, in an apparent bid to bolster consumers' attention as the device is set to play a decisive role in revitalizing its faltering earnings.

The company hinted the 6-inch LG V30 will come with what it calls 18:9 ratio Full Vision display, which minimizes bezels to provide users with a wider screen.

It also said the 6-inch V30 will actually feel smaller in one's hands compared to the 5.7-inch LG V20 as it reduced the bezels at the top and bottom by 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

The logo of LG Electronics will be located on the back, seeking what the company calls a "minimalist design" for the front.

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