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LG V30 gets launch date as official press invites go out

LG has sent out official media invitations for the announcement of its next flagship smartphone: the LG V30.

We’ve been fairly certain that LG was planning to announce a new smartphone in late August or early September for a while now, but it’s finally been confirmed. Invitations sent to technology press reveal that the company will announce its next mobile device on August 31, 2017. More importantly however, the invitations also confirm that the device in question is the LG V30.

LG’s event is set to take place at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany at 09:00 local time. That’s not a massive surprise; the announcement takes place on the press day before Berlin’s annual IFA 2017 tradeshow (September 1 – 6) kicks off properly. Many major tech firms are expected to make similar announcements on the surrounding days.

The LG V30 is the long-awaited successor to last year’s LG V20 smartphone, a critically well-received handset that (unfortunately) didn’t get a proper UK release. While the phone launched in the USA in late 2016, it was only possible to buy the LG V20 in the UK through importer services like Clove. It’s not yet clear whether the same will be true for the LG V30.

The good news is that we already have a very good idea of what to expect from the LG V30, thanks to a healthy roster of online leaks. For instance, a video leak earlier this week seemingly revealed that the phone would feature a dual-camera module on the back.

And LG itself has already announced that the handset will have a 6-inch OLED Full Vision display, which is larger than the 5.7-inch screen on its predecessor. Importantly, the handset is expected to be smaller than the old model, thanks to a reduced-bezel design that we’ve already seen adopted on other phones like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

We’ll be covering LG’s product launch live as it happens, so stay tuned to Trusted Reviews for all the latest LG V30 news.

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