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LG V30 smartphone will boast "largest aperture, clearest lens"

by Mark Tyson on 10 August 2017, 15:31

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LG is pulling out all the stops to deliver the best smartphone camera ever with the upcoming LG V30. Today LG has dedicated a blog post to the components and technology it will be leveraging in the V30 to deliver upon its promise of "a new level of photographic innovation".

Central to the quality of a digital camera are its lens, maximum aperture, and the sensor employed. LG's upcoming V30 will use a 'Crystal Clear' glass lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.6 in the dual camera array on the back of the V30. For its official blog post this was the focus of the discussion, LG doesn't mention the so-called 'selfie camera' of the V30.

"LG boasts an unrivalled heritage in smartphone photography and our decision to adopt glass in the V30 camera is specifically because this has traditionally been the realm of DSLRs," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "For the users for whom the V series was designed, this kind of innovation is significant."

Even if the f/1.6 lens and optics are exceptional for a smartphone, it looks like there's again an unwanted comparison to the DSLR standard here. With its compact form the V30 isn't in reality going to rival a dedicated photographic device like a DSLR with its sizable optics, choice of lenses, and sizable light sensors. However, that doesn't mean we should dismiss the V30. Flagship LG smartphones have packed excellent point and shoot cameras for several generations and the V30 will undoubtedly advance this progress and could be measurably better than the competition.

LG has, despite its claimed advancements, managed to make the rear camera module of the LG V30 around 30 per cent smaller in size compared to the V20. The new lens system is said to cut edge distortion by a third at wide angles too. Technology supporting this new imaging core include LG's specialized UX featuring laser detection AF, optical image stabilisation, and electronic image stabilization. Last but not least, LG promises that the V30 camera will continue to be easy to use for catching those unplanned moments and scenes when you only have your smartphone with you.

The LG V30 will launch on 31st August, a day ahead of IFA 2017.

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So still a tiny sensor then?? :p
Well obviously. Always will be a tiny sensor, all the phones with big sensors have bombed
Seems to have a tiny 1/3.06 sensor which is smaller than what is found in a £100 compact and smaller than average than even the one in budget phones like a Moto G.

What another overpriced pile of crap.

A “glass lens” - BAHAHAHA! My webcam has a glass lens and probably a similar sized sensor. A webcam and that was released years ago.

Plastic is also badddddddddd and not professional since SLR lenses don't use moulded plastic elements at all. LMAO.

My 24 year old Nikon 28-70mm which I still use was the first mass produced lens to use plastic aspherical elements. Before that they had to be ground manually so were only found in custom lenses like the Noct Nikkor.

So basically they found a way to cost cut on the sensor by using a slightly larger aperture,which is all relative since it's still probably smaller than the competing phones.

Then to cover up their sins try to use PR to advertise it had a feature.

These companies are making a mockery of their customers.

Spend enough on PR and people will buy into anything nowadays.

Also LG diagram - wow!

So LG has not talked about the singularity they plonked after the lens??
Nope the aperture is the largest on a major phone. For example the S8 is f1.7. Smaller numbers are larger apertures remember. It's all about balancing aperture v size and cost. For most people a decent smartphone camera is one of the things they “require” but they don't care much about how it gets there. They then also want a thin light phone which impacts battery life and the size of the sensor and lens…
Don't knock it, this will be perfect for posting slightly out of focus kitten pictures on Facebook.