LG V30 price accidentally revealed; device costs lower than Note 8

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A promotional image for the LG V30 smartphone. (Facebook/LGMobile)

With roughly two weeks before the LG V30 is released, LG remained silent on its price tag — until now.

Though the company did not officially unveil the price of the device, an apparent error revealed it to be $749.99. TrustedReviews reported that a running contest on Twitter offering three units of the LG V30 to three lucky winners revealed the price tag. A small print showed the price, along with the words “approximate retail value.”

In case the leaked value of the device holds to be true, the LG V30 phablet will cost much lower compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. Samsung recently unveiled their latest device, which comes with a $930 USD price tag.

Despite the lower price range, the LG V30 still packs a punch. According to GSM Arena, the device features a P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. It also comes with a 1440 x 2880-pixel resolution and multi-touch capabilities.

Moreover, it will run on a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, and Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). Its standard version comes with 64 GB of memory and a 4 GB RAM. It also has a microSD slot that can support up to 256 GB.

When it comes to the camera, the LG V30 will showcase two. The primary is a dual 16-megapixel camera with f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, and laser and phase detection autofocus capabilities. On the other hand, the second one is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2, 1/50-inch sensor size, and 1.12 µm pixel size features.

Similar to the Samsung’s flagship smartphones, the LG V30 also comes with a fingerprint sensor located at the back. It will draw power from a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, Samsung is projecting the Galaxy Note 8 to outsell the Galaxy Note 5. Speaking to The Investor, Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said they are keen on selling over 11 million units of the device.

“The Note 5 sold 11 million units. I think the Note 8 would sell more than that. But the shipments could be adjusted because we still want to sell more Galaxy S8 phones,” said Koh. He clarified, however, that they are still looking to ship more Galaxy S8 units to reach their target of 48 million units.