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Thursday, 14 September 2017 | MYT 9:00 AM

A smartphone designed for video editing: LG presents the V30

LG's new V30 smartphone has been specifically designed to optimise the experience of making and viewing videos. The Android device, which was launched at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, comes with a super-bright dual camera system. 

The maximum aperture of the combined wide angle (13 megapixels) and normal angle (16 megapixels) lens is f/1.6. The phone also comes with numerous colour filters and shooting modes to support video recording. And the camera lenses are made of glass instead of plastic, which offers better exposure and crisper photos.

As with the G6, launched in Barcelona in the spring, LG has fitted the V30 with a large so-called FullVision display that has an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The six-inch, 2,880 x 1,440 pixel screen has rounded edges and takes up the bulk of the front of the device. Its high resolution can also accommodate virtual reality headsets, and it supports Google's VR-platform Google Daydream.

The developers have also paid special attention to the sound. The V30 is equipped with a digital audio-processor, and users can choose between different audio profiles. The microphone in the V30 is particularly sensitive, according to the specifications: It can even recognise voice commands for Google Assistant amid loud music or lots of ambient noise. 

When it comes to design, the V30 is a clear improvement on the slightly clunky G6. The device looks much slimmer, with softer edges. Even the camera has been noticeably condensed, only slightly protruding out of the casing. The weight has been reduced to 158g.

The LG V30 comes with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, and will be available at the end of September for around €900 (RM4,530). A V30+ version with 128 GB should soon follow. — dpa