Would you buy a LG V30 that looks like this?

New Renders have been leaked showing the possible design of  LG’s latest offering, LG V30. It resembles BlackBerry Priv with  a secondary touch screen instead of a physical keyboard. Evan Blass, who shared the renders, was quick to note that the final design of the LG V30 may well have departed from these early concepts, but they do provide a tantalizing glimpse into LG’s thinking.

The original LG V10 was a surprise, with its industrial design, secondary display, dual front-facing cameras, DAC and amp setting it apart both visually and functionally from the rest of the pack. The follow-up V20 took a design departure from the original, falling largely in step behind the flagship LG G5 and switching the dual cameras to the back.

 

Therefore, a complete change on the setup is due. LG hasn’t maintained a fixed design language for the V series like the LG’s flagship G series. In a saturated market like those smartphones, Mixing things up like a slider phne could go long way. For better or for worse.

 

On a personal note, the BlackBerry Priv although being a failure people had a great experience with it.That would make a V30 like this instantly appealing to some people. But the Priv failed to find much of an audience beyond the BlackBerry faithful and the V30 might suffer a similar fate if it follows the slider approach. Regarding the Priv’s failure to catch on, maybe it was BlackBerry, maybe it was the slider, maybe it was the combination of both, but a slider could be risky territory for LG.

 

On the other hand, the use cases as potrayed by EvanBlass may make it a very favourable choice for the few. Also people accustomed to glass slab phones of 2017 may develop a liking for it. There is no denying it will be the greatest marketing stunt LG ever pulled. If it manages to improve its software coughes *skin* coughes.

What do you think? Would you buy a LG V30 if it looked like this? Do you think LG would get the software right? Or is this just another pointless gimmick with no real use value? Hit the comments and let us know what you think of this concept and what angle you think LG might ultimately take with the V30.

Lalit Wadhwa

Tech Geek, BlackBerry Lover and a Engineer

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1 Response

  1. Rahul Sharma says:

    Better than those glass slabs we are used to. Keep it up!

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