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LG V30's camera has the lowest f-stop in a smartphone

It will also have a glass lens that can reproduce colors better than plastic lenses.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
August 10, 2017
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After focusing on audio for the V20, LG decided to shift its successor's selling point to something else: its camera. We still have a few weeks before V30's launch, but the phonemaker has followed up a leak of its hands-on footage with the revelation that the device will have the largest aperture on a smartphone yet. LG has incorporated an f/1.6 lens into the phone's dual camera -- as you might know, the lower the f value, the bigger the aperture is and the more the light gets in. An f/1.6 lens lets 25 percent more light in than an f/1.8 lens, for instance.

V30's aperture is complemented by the camera's glass lens that can reproduce colors better than plastic lenses can. LG says the phone's camera is just better than its predecessors' overall -- it even reduces edge distortion for wide angle shots like landscape images and (ahem) "groufies" despite being slimmer.

"LG boasts an unrivaled heritage in smartphone photography," the Korean electronics maker said, "and our decision to adopt glass in the V30 camera is specifically because this has traditionally been the realm of DSLRs. For the users for whom the V series was designed, this kind of innovation is significant." We'll know for sure how good the phone's image quality truly is after it launches on August 31st.

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