LG V30 will have an f/1.6 aperture camera


LG is not like most other companies. They don’t swear to complete silence and secrecy leading up to the launch of their most anticipated products. They feed us information from the horse’s mouth like the little hungry beings we are.

For the LG V30, the info train begins with its camera module, with LG revealing that the LG V30 will sport the world’s first f/1.6 aperture lens in a smartphone. This lens can deliver 25 more light to the sensor than an f/1.8 aperture could, which results in better low-light performance and depth of field capabilities.

LG is also talking up their Crystal Clear Lens, which is essentially a glass lens cover instead of plastic, a trait which LG says should deliver better light performance and color reproduction.

Here’s what else LG had to say about the camera sensor:

In all areas, the camera in the LG V30 is superior to the camera of its predecessor, let alone other smartphones. The camera in the V30 cuts edge distortion by a third compared to the V20 when capturing wide angle shots, making it ideal for group wefies, spacious interiors and expansive landscapes.

Even with all these improvements, the rear camera module of the LG V30 still manages to remain svelte, 30 percent smaller in size compared to the V20. Paired with LG’s specialized UX featuring laser detection AF, optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization, shutterbugs will find the V30 as easy and convenient to use as its predecessor.

And yes, LG did just use the term “wefies.” No, we don’t support them in that endeavor.

LG has never been able to blow out the competition in the smartphone camera arena, but they’ve always been just as good as anyone, and that trend should no doubt continue with the LG V30. We’ll learn more about the device come August 31st.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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