LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile on October 13th, pre-orders start October 5th

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UPDATE: LG says that customers that buy the V30 will get a free Daydream View virtual reality headset.

 

ORIGINAL: One month after its official debut, T-Mobile has finally revealed when the LG V30 will arrive on its shelves.

The LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile on October 13th for $80 down and $30 per month for 24 months, which works work to a full retail price of $800. JUMP! On Demand pricing will be set at $0 down and $33 per month. T-Mo will begin taking pre-orders for the LG V30 at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET on October 5th.

One of the most notable features of the LG V30, at least when it comes to T-Mobile, is that it’s the first smartphone with support for T-Mo’s new 600MHz LTE coverage. 600MHz LTE is currently only live in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Scarborough, Maine, but T-Mobile has said that it plans to deploy 600MHz LTE in several other parts of the U.S. before the end of 2017.

Other features of the LG V30 are flagship-tier. It’s packing a 6-inch 2880×1440 OLED display with slim bezels and a dual rear camera setup that includes one standard 16-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization as well as a 13-megapixel wide angle camera. There’s also a fingerprint reader on the back of the V30 and a 5-megapixel wide angle camera on the front of it.

Inside the LG V30’s IP68 water and dust resistant body lives a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD slot for adding more storage if you’d like. There’s also a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for improved audio and a 3,300mAh battery with wireless charging support.

On the software side, LG V30 comes with Android 7.1.2. LG has loaded some custom software features onto the V30 as well, like an Always On Display that’ll give you shortcuts to Quick Tools and Music Player features without you turning on the display. And because the V30 ditches the secondary display found on previous LG V series phones, it’s got the Floating Bar, a semi-transparent strip that appears on your home screen and can be customized with up to five apps that you want quick access to.

So now that we know the launch date and price of the LG V30, will you be picking one up?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Derek

    Is anyone else getting tired of how outrageously priced these phones are getting? (I blame Apple for a lot of this).
    But seriously, Android hardware has gotten really good in the mid-range and lower end side. I just bought a ZTE Blade Z Max for free when porting over to Metro from Sprint, and I swear this phone is just is good if not better then the Galaxy S7 I had with sprint that I paid way too much money for even when it was on sale.

    • 1ceTr0n

      There are plenty of lower end options if your too poor/cheap for flagship phones. There is no shortage of cheap android choices

      • ENIGMA

        Don’t be a fanny faggy

    • Haze1nut

      So… good for you? Let others buy what they want with their own money, just like you were allowed?

  • HeatFan786

    Great phone, bad pricing because it is at the same price as the iPhone 8+ and just a bit cheaper than the Note 8. LG has a winner on its hands, but just a tad bit over priced. Where are the promos to aggressively push it, like the free Daydream VR or Google Home?

    • usc1787

      Bad Pricing?? The iPhone8+ is bigger but has a smaller screen. The screen is not OLED but IPS. Resolution is 1920×1080 with 401ppi vs V30’s 2880×1440 537ppi. The iPhone 8+ is not bezel-less. V30 has a 1GB more memory, removable storage, bigger battery, better camera, etc……………….How are you even comparing them? The V30 specs are better then the iPhoneX as well.

      • HeatFan786

        iOS and iPhone users don’t go for specs. They go for a simplified experience that just works. It doesn’t work well enough for me since it’s a kiddy designed OS and the hardware only has a good processor, that is it. LG doesn’t have the branding Samsung or Apple possess.

        • Max

          Agree. And that’s without mentioning that an iPhone8+ won’t be sold brand new for less than half the original price next year, like it usually happens with high end Android phones, negatively impacting the resale value.

        • Bklynman

          The reason why is simple,now instead of bringing out new phones ever 18 months to 2 yrs,now it is every 6 months to 1yr ,even the mighty Iphone prices has been affect by this.

        • Max

          First, Apple releases phones ever 1 year, so not sure how the release date of other OEMs affects them when they haven’t even won enough customers from them.

          Second, The iPhone 7 current prices start at $549 factory unlocked, ~15% lower than release price ($649).

          The LG V20 is $480 (on tmobile, cheaper other places), ~%33% lower than T-Mobile release price and it isn’t even factory unlocked and depends on T-Mobile for updates. Even the LG G6 is already sold below iPhone 7 price despite being a 2017 release…

          I’m sure you can imagine which one would have lost you more money if bought on release date and resold now, there’s at the very least a $100 difference but probably more considering I can get a brand new unlocked V20 for as low as $330 through other retailers (http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/24/deal-alert-attunlocked-lg-v20-329-99-breed-via-neweggflash/).

          BTW, I’m using a Pixel XL and planning to get a Pixel XL 2 but I feel like I’m burning money considering I won’t get more than $~450 with any luck for a perfectly mint condition phone when I resell it…

        • Bklynman

          Now apples bring out new phones every year,but before it was every 2 yrs. Also the other phone makers did.every 18 months to 2 yrs,then it change to,12 months to 18 months,now it is 6 to 12 months. Just makes you wonder why,so often.

        • Max

          You should do a better research because your information about phone releases cycles is completely wrong.

        • usc1787

          If iPhone users do not care about specs then why wouldn’t they keep their phone and just update the OS? So I do not agree with that argument. You are going to pay $800 for software? iOS and Android both do just work. Maybe not so much back in the day. It all comes down to user preference. However, when it comes to hardware specs the iPhone is already outdated. Either way all these damn phones are overpriced! ;p

        • Haze1nut

          Because having the current year model is a status symbol to most iphone users. Specs have absolutely nothing to do with anything.

        • HeatFan786

          If they went for specs, then they would go Samsung, Google, OnePlus, HTC, LG, etc. The iPhone 7 and 7+ did well last year despite having the same design from 2014 and also having a 750p/1080p LCD display on both models. It also doesn’t have as much RAM as Androids do. Some people pay $800 for software because they’re too entrenched into the Apple ecosystem.

  • Ryan Smith

    Any word on JOD pricing? I suspect close to the Galaxy S 8, but would love official confirmation

    • Alex Wagner

      Nothing yet. I asked T-Mobile this morning when it made this announcement, but haven’t heard anything back yet. I’ll update you when I do.

      • Ryan Smith

        Hey there, Ryan. The V30 will be available on JOD for as low as $0/month and $33+tax/month for 18 months with $206 residual. *DanKing

        • Ryan Smith

          I think he meant 0 down lol

  • CAL_08

    Saw a T-mobile rep comment on their Facebook feed that the only color they were going to offer as of now was silver. Bummer for all they hype to only have one option

    • Ryan Smith

      Confirmed, got the same answer. Sucks

  • Alex Wagner

    It’s, uhh… 64GB of Hugely New storage. Haha.

    • thepanttherlady

      Hahahaha!!!

  • David Firebaugh

    I wonder if they will do a Bo-Go?

  • tranceformer978

    Any gifts with that 800 price tag?

  • John Doe

    No B&O headphones included? :(

  • Bay_Ranger

    This from the LG/USA site: “For a limited time, when you purchase a new LG V30, not only will you’ll have a true cinematic masterpiece in your hand—you’ll also get the Daydream View VR Headset by Google
    and a top VR content bundle by google absolutely free! Imagine
    immersing yourself in the magic of virtual reality as you explore new
    worlds, play games, and experience exciting virtual journeys. You’ll
    also be automatically enrolled into LG’s second-year limited warranty program for free! It’s the LG V30 Second Year Promise. But hurry—this offer won’t last long!”

    • Bay_Ranger

      I wonder if its the older or newer version of the Daydream Headset?

  • francob911 .

    Ill just wait until black Friday BOGO or $100 off the original price

    • Francisco Peña

      true… magenta Friday…

  • Fernando Gonzalez

    Absolutely picking one up.

  • PiCASSiMO

    $800 for V30 w/ 64GB + MicroSD
    $800 for S8+ w/ 64GB + MicroSD
    $850 for Pixel 2XL w/ 64GB
    $930 for Note 8 w/ 64GB + MicroSD
    $950 for Pixel 2XL w/ 128GB

    I think I’m going to get they V30… unless the 2XL has some incredible optical and electronic video stablization, which sadly the $800 V30 still lacks compared to the $930 Note 8.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Pricing as of 09/28 1:00pm CST:

      AT&T will have V30 units in stores from October 6 (next Friday) and pre-orders start the day before. On a 30-month plan, the you will be paying $27 a month. That works out to $810 total.

      T-Mobile will be taking pre-orders from October 5 (next Thursday) and online sales will begin on October 13. T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan will cost $80 up front and $30 a month. Only the Silver version is available. T-Mobile’s 600MHz band is supported.

      Sprint has not announced pricing yet, but it has exclusivity on the V30+ (the 128GB model).

      Verizon will also carry the V30 starting from October 5. Pricing details will be announced later.

      • Bklynman

        That sucks,Tmo drops the ball again with with only having the silver version. How did sprint get there hands on the plus? how much more did they give Lg,than the other carriers? Or were Sprint was the only to take it?

    • dtam

      I’d suggest waiting for promo’s

  • AJ2

    It will be interesting to see if the carriers go all out this holiday season/Black Friday like they did last year. I hope Sprint & Tmobile don’t merge. The competition of the 4 majors and a slew of MVNOs has really been good for consumers

  • lomsha

    Give it a few weeks, it’ll be 600.

    • Haze1nut

      And BOGO

  • 1ceTr0n

    Too little, too late, picked up Note 8 to replace my beloved but aging Note 4 which replaced that shit Note 3, then Note 2 then Note 1.

    I don’t listen to music on my smartphone, don’t film videos with smartphone nor care about tweaking and modifying pictures like a DSLR. I point, I shoot picture. I’m done. So the V30 offers nothing to me. Besides, I still love/need/want that S-pen.

  • 1ceTr0n

    Too little, too late, picked up Note 8 to replace my beloved but aging Note 4 which replaced that crap Note 3, then Note 2 then Note 1.

    I don’t listen to music on my smartphone, don’t film videos with smartphone nor care about tweaking and modifying pictures like a DSLR. I point, I shoot picture. I’m done. So the V30 offers nothing to me. Besides, I still love/need/want that S-pen.

    • noh1bvisas

      Music on the Note 8 is every bit as good as my v20.

  • Bklynman

    Going to wait until to see what kind promos they have with this phone.both Lg and Tmo,can’t believe Tmo is only going to carry the silver. SMH. Well look like,still be

    • 1ceTr0n

      A VR headset only apparently for preorders

      • Bklynman

        Really? Oh,joy. I can’t wait to get it,rolling my eyes. Few years from now all these people who fell for this(not just from Lg) will be complaining of mass headaches,and eyes problems.

        • 1ceTr0n
        • 1ceTr0n

          Welcome to the current VR fad. There is info on it at android authority which I am not allowed to link

        • Bklynman

          Thanks,your time and information, not interest in having big vr,gear attach to my head,with video so close to my eyes. I will check it out those,maybe just maybe Tmo,will have bogo on this phone like they did with the note 8 and the G6,if not I will keep using my Note 3,perhaps pick up mid range phone like the Stlyo3+,or the ZTE Blade when it comes to Tmo,next yr,when note 9 comes out the(I will wait) lg,v35,40,G7 comes out. I think by next year midrange phones will have 3 gigs ram if they do no more hign price phones for me.

        • 1ceTr0n

          God I hated my POS and unstable Note 3 so much, My note 4 was getting laggy and slow despite marshmellow rebuild, so I can’t imagine how bad the Note 3 would still be. I finally sucked it up and got Note 8. I’m not a fan of that stupid infinity display and taller design but I guess thats the fad and direction now, but its fast and smooth as fook

        • Bklynman

          Really? Never had a problem with my Note 3,but then I am always cleaning it out,the cache,use clean master help with the other tasks,like battery,closing down apps in the background etc.

        • 1ceTr0n

          The wifi on mine was unstable as hell and the camera was such a POS. I hated that thing

        • Hoppysport

          Smart! I’ve also made it a once-a-week habit to do a Wipe Partition. It really cleans out a lot of junk.

        • Hoppysport

          Surprised to hear that your Note 3 was slow. I had one for a long time and it was always snappy. Then again, every 6 months I would backup and do a factory reset.

        • 1ceTr0n

          Nevermind, VR headset is for AT&T only

        • Bklynman

          Ok,thanks.

        • Haze1nut

          Not according to LGs website. New version VR is available to all pre orders of the V30.

        • 1ceTr0n

          I will believe carriers info first before LG

        • Haze1nut

          …. that makes no sense whatsoever…

          LG is the one providing the promotion. On their end. On their device. Absolutely nothing to do with the carriers. Why would you believe the carriers info first? Are you ok?

        • 1ceTr0n

          Once I’m done with your mom I will be

        • Haze1nut

          Lmao. Classic. But im probably old enough to be your grandfather so you shouldve gone with “daughter” or “granddaughter” instead. Unless youre talking about banging a corpse that’s been buried for 30 years now….

          …. but hey, whatever gets some common sense into you, little buddy. You go right ahead and dig that corpse up, if it’ll help you realize how stupid it is to believe carrier info over LG’s.

        • 1ceTr0n

          Good to see you have some sense of humor. But honestly, I believe no corporation nowadays, people even less so.

  • Haze1nut

    Unfortunately ive grown used to samsung pay. LG needs to release worldwide their own version of MST that they were working on.

    • noh1bvisas

      LOVE Samsung Pay. It was a big factor in picking the Note 8.

    • mavricxx

      I don’t use any of those services, it’s an accident waiting to happen where someone will steal your identity because of it. I stay far away from Samsung Pay, Apple Pay etc…

      • Haze1nut

        It’s ok so long as youre wearing your tinfoil hat….

        … both samsung pay and apple pay mask your information, making them actually more secure than your actual cards. Unless you dont use those, either. Straight cash?

  • Iphart

    Be patient folks.
    In 2-3 months just like LG G6 and Motorola Z force 2 this will be $500.
    I hope!

    • Bay_Ranger

      That’s been the history with LG; however, the V30 is selling so well it might not come down in price as quickly. Hope it does!

  • riverhorse

    I’ve needed a new phone since this spring– I’m gonna tough it out until January 2018 because I believe some even better flagship will still come out.
    If i have to get a holdover, Metro’s LG Stylo 3 Plus will do. Some special or other will have it under $100.

    • 1ceTr0n

      There is ALWAYS something better coming out, so whats your point?

  • Jeremy Turnley

    Yeah, the Note 8 is going back, JOD to this instead. I like the Note 8 feature-wise, but not the feel – it’s top-heavy and not comfortable in the hand as a result. I’ll take a slightly smaller screen in exchange for a lot less weight.

    • Hoppysport

      The V30 is intriguing. Wonder if screen replacements will be reasonable because it’s not an infinity display? Heard that the S8 and S8 Plus screen replacement is over $300.

      Handled the Note 8 and agree with you that it’s top-heavy. I have the S8 Plus, which I love. Even though it’s a tall phone, feels great in the hand. I previously had an iPhone 7 Plus, but dumped it because of the awful Intel modem that Apple saddled the T-Mobile and AT&T variants with, in their sorry attempt to leverage Qualcomm.

      Even though the iPhone 7 Plus had Band 12, the junkball Intel modem rendered it useless in fringe areas. In fact, my previous iPhone 6s Plus would get 2 bars in the same area where the 7 Plus got “NO SERVICE”.

      Went to the S8 Plus and it’s been a revelation. The only thing I miss is iMessage. As for the V30, I also wonder what the level of depreciation is? All Android phones depreciate hard, but LG takes the prize.

      I see that you can buy an S8 now in the $500 area. That’s incredible!

      • Jeremy Turnley

        Yep, all Android flagships tank in price pretty fast, especially compared to Apple devices. I would expect the V30 to be in the $500 range 6 months from now when they announce the G7, and $300 a year from now. That’s why I lease. :)

        I am really shocked at how uncomfortable the Note 8 is. I had the Note 7 (twice!) and loved the way it felt in my hand, and figured the Note 8 is the same width so I would love it too. I hadn’t accounted for the extra weight from the new form factor and the new camera, fingerprint sensor and other stuff that’s all in that section of the phone. The V30 is smaller overall, and a whole lot lighter, so I expect I will like the hand feel a lot more without losing a lot of the features. Heck – I will probably end up using the DAC and wide angle camera more than I would the S-Pen and zoom one anyway.

  • johnnyxlayer

    I’m not a big fan of the silver color but with the free google daydream vr ill make an exception on the color

    • roger shahan

      They also have black, white, and violet

      • steadymobb

        Tmo is only going to have the silver available.

      • johnnyxlayer

        Yeah but tmobile will only have the silver color option

    • Bay_Ranger

      The free daydream is from LG, not T-Mobile so you get it no matter which carrier you decide use.

      • johnnyxlayer

        Yes I know I’m not a newbie

  • PostmanLV

    Not falling for this band 71 trick, hell Vegas has never even received band 12 after all these years

    • mavricxx

      I went to Vegas and I recall having good LTE reception everywhere, you don’t have reception somewhere in the boondocks or something?

      • PostmanLV

        Reception is fine where I work and live, I’ve wanted band 12 so I can have good reception inside buildings

        • mavricxx

          My bad, I didn’t know that’s what band 12 does. I thought only the new band 71 allowed that to be possible. That sucks cause even myself at work don’t get reception at work either but outside it’s good.

  • roger shahan

    Does jump on demand pricing work work with jump 1 ???

  • Kevin

    $800 is kinda pricey. But again we have the $1000 one without the headphone jack so now it doesn’t look so bad.

  • Keith Ho

    Wait 2 weeks after launch and it will sell for $500 on eBay. LG normal depreciation.

  • iconwodan

    Crap hate to be this guy but it should be 64gb not 64hn.

  • Iphart

    Sprint will have V30+ BOGO. Is TMo far behind?

  • mavricxx

    I’m so pissed LG left out the headphones! Wtf LG, all the unboxings show it with the adaptors and headphones we don’t get crap! Might just skip this one altoghether. Hopefully the S8 active story is true and it comes with band 71.

    • Bay_Ranger

      Some countries get the headphones. Are you sure that the US version is lacking them?

      • Galaxy_Fan

        Watch the T-mobile unboxing video. No headphones mentioned and there is nowhere in the box for them to be hiding.

    • Bay_Ranger

      I just read that the Sprint version is the only one including headphones. It is the V30+ with a BOGO so two phones for $900 if you happen to need two phones. Not me.

      • Ty Christensen

        V30+ is 6GB RAM I believe and only for Verizon and Sprint

        • Andrew Neuman

          Ram is still 4GB, storage increases to 128gb instead of 64gb on the v30.

  • Hoppysport

    The V30 is intriguing. Wonder if screen replacements will be reasonable because it’s not an infinity display? Heard that the S8 and S8 Plus screen replacement is over $300.

    Handled the Note 8 and agree with you that it’s top-heavy. I have the S8 Plus, which I love. Even though it’s a tall phone, feels great in the hand. I previously had an iPhone 7 Plus, but dumped it because of the awful Intel modem that Apple saddled the T-Mobile and AT&T variants with, in their sorry attempt to leverage Qualcomm.

    Even though the iPhone 7 Plus had Band 12, the junkball Intel modem rendered it useless in fringe areas. In fact, my previous iPhone 6s Plus would get 2 bars in the same area where the 7 Plus got “NO SERVICE”.

    Went to the S8 Plus and it’s been a revelation. The only thing I miss is iMessage. As for the V30, I also wonder what the level of depreciation is? All Android phones depreciate hard, but LG takes the prize.

    I see that you can buy an S8 now in the $500 area. That’s incredible!

    •Edit•R

  • CJNewYork

    Wow, TMo fumbled the ball on this one. Great looking phone, but no real incentive to buy it for people who already have a flagship phone. I have the V20 and it’s a very good phone, so the V30 would be just a fairly decent step up. It’s not like I’m stepping up from a 5 year old phone. The ability to catch the new 600 Mhz signal was a draw because I drive out of town a lot, but it’s not even available in my area until next year sometime and TMo’s signal is already strong and very widespread in my immediate area. I might as well wait until next year and get it for half price or see what the next gen phones have to offer.

  • Bay_Ranger

    Depends on color choices from T-Mobile or I might have to wait for the unlocked version.

  • TRUEBLUE

    Anybody else tired of the VR Headsets? Throw in an Otterbox case of ur choice , Charging Pad , memory card Instead.

  • T Redd

    I wonder how long it’s gonna take for the price to dip on this.

  • CJNewYork

    Ok Tmo. One last chance. $200 off for the V30 (like you did with the V20) and a choice of headphones or the new LG Tablet (because I could use a new one, lol) with the VR promo on top of it.
    The V30 is a great phone, but LG’s name alone isn’t enough to sell it, yet anayway. You ain’t Apple or Samsung. Listen to me! LOL

  • Philip

    LG makes real OLED for the TV. Does this have OLED screen?

    • mobilemods

      yes

    • fee

      Real OLED as opposed to what exactly? AMOLED? AMOLED & all its variations/marketing names are still OLED.

  • UGADawginVA

    I would wait…let sales slip then you will see BOGO or some discount offer.

    • Richy Dingo

      and a BOGO / BOGO Plus is definitely coming right? I mean, we’ve seen the major competitor Samsung have BOGOs for S8, S8_ and now the Note 8. That’s hefty competition.
      Plus I would argue that LG is late to the game with announcements / launches already from Samsung, Apple, Google (yesterday) – so it’s in a real competition for a fixed pot of cash here. I don’t expect the Pixel or Apple to BOGO, but against Samsung, unless you need something peculiar from the V30, it’s hard to justify buying it vs a BOGO Note 8 or S8+. So am guessing very shortly LG and TMo will BOGO the V30 and possibly add even more incentives to the deal to catch up.

      Would love to pick up the Samsung deal but the one peculiar item for me that I think I need is the new 600MHz capability. My reception is awful both at home and on the outskirts of my town in northern MA. So am holding out for the BOGO +extra deal so we get a future proofed phone that might help resolve this.

      One addition/correction: May be wrong about not expecting a BOGO on Pixel – Just noticed that yesterday TMo announced a rebate of $325 if you brought your new Pixel 2 / 2 XL to TMo, “for new or existing customers”. Perhaps it achieves the same thing, just by buying via the Google Store?

  • Rafael Spinola

    So i have been trying to upgrade my V10 to the new V30 and the tmobile page does not show the V30 available as an upgrade. I have gone through the pre-order link and when i choose upgrade the page redirects to the view the phones available. For me at least the V30 does not show available. Can someone confirm if it is not available or if its just me. Thanks

  • Michael Lilley

    Been on the phone twice this morning, trying to pre order. Have been told both times that pre orders start tomorrow the fifth. Excuse me, isn’t today the fifth? Was told that they would call me back when they are available.

    Good job T-Mobile

  • Jose Hernandez

    I just put in an order yesterday for next day air, I can’t even check the status because the MyTimobile site seems to be down. Has anyone else got their device or an update on shipping yet?

    • Jose Hernandez

      Update: I can now see that they have charged my card for this, So hopping I can get this tomorrow.