The price appears to have been hidden in the terms and conditions of a Twitter sweepstake by LG offering three V30s up for grabs in the US; in the competition’s small print an “approximate retail value” set the phablet phone at $749.
Prices for the UK and Europe have not been revealed, but going by usual flagship smartphone pricing trends, the V30 will likely go beyond the £700 mark in Britain and €800 in Europe – the $749 US price tag equates to approximately £580/€630, but that’s before local taxes and regional price adjustments are applied.
When LG revealed the V30 at IFA 2017 it announced a bevy of specifications and features but kept the price under wraps. And the company appears to have realised its minor Twitter gaffe and has deleted the tweet and shutdown the Facebook page the tweeted competition link lead to.
If the approximate retail value is accurate, then the UK and US price of the V30 will keep it competitive with the likes of the Samsung’s recently revealed Galaxy Note 8, which packed with features and Galaxy S8 aping design, costs a wallet-emptying £869 in the UK and $900 in the US.
While we’re still completing our review of the V30, we’ve been impressed by it so far, and if it does come in cheaper than rival flagship phablets, it could be a handset worth the attention of big phone fans.
However, the iPhone 8 is due to be revealed September 12 and Google is expected to show off a Pixel XL 2 before the year is out, so there may be a solid selection of phablet-sized phones worth your attention this autumn.
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