LG sees the light: V30 has the biggest smartphone camera aperture to date

With the LG V30 set to be officially revealed at the end of the month, LG has announced that its upcoming flagship handset will incorporate an f/1.6 aperture camera in its dual camera setup. 

This means LG V30 will have the largest aperture among all other current flagship smartphones, allowing for 25% more light to reach the sensor than the f/1.8 lenses featured on last year's LG V20 and this year's LG G6. That, in turn, means you'll be able to use faster shutter speeds for shake-free photos.

Along with its larger aperture, the LG V30 also boasts LG's glass Crystal Clear Lens, which is said to be superior to plastic lenses when it comes to collecting light and color reproduction – something that's traditionally been associated with DSLR cameras.

On top of this, LG also promises that the LG V30's camera will reduce edge distortion by up to 30% over the V20, allowing for improved wide-angle shots and group selfies. 

LG also revealed that the camera will be 30% smaller in size when compared to the V20, despite the inclusion of laser detection AF, optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization. We'll know even more when the phone is unveiled on August 31, 2017.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.