LG V30 Smartphone Will Have Always-On Display, Facial Recognition
LG’s upcoming “phablet” smartphone, the V30, will be equipped with the latest version of their custom Android launcher UX 6.0+, supporting a number of new features.
The phone will launch with what the company calls its first “OLED FullVision display” which promises to blend the advantages of OLED technology with the additional screen surface the 18:9 aspect ratio provides.
OLED displays, which are more efficient and provide higher contrast than regular LCD ones, do not require any backlighting in order to display an image since they emit light themselves. Making use of this technology, the phone’s always-on display can be used to show the clock, quick tools, the music player or even a photograph while the phone is off. However, the latter option will probably not be ideal for battery life since showing an image with low contrast would offset the efficiency that OLED technology provides.
Whereas previously the LG V20 featured a small “second screen” above the regular one, the LG V30 has a “floating bar” that will allow “quick access to frequently used functions”. This ditches the series’ characteristic ticker display for something more reminiscent of the sidebar in Samsung’s Galaxy Edge series. It remains to be seen if this will be a serious replacement or if it will mostly just get in the way.
In addition, the V30 will include new security features, such as facial recognition technology that will work “even when the phone’s display is off” as well as incorporating Qualcomm’s “Aqstic” voice recognition technology.
The new included “Graphy” app could end up being one of the more interesting additions. By choosing from a preset or downloading professional photographs, the app promises to allow users to apply metadata from these such as “white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO” to their own shots, effectively emulating another photographer’s style. The app can also be used to create GIFs or movies using the included video editor. With smartphones being used more and more for photography, this could allow the V30 to stand out from the crowd.
Dealerscope will be sure to keep you up to date on the V30 as it is revealed at IFA.