Obi Wan Kenobi, 30 Jun 2017According to GSMA, both the P10 Plus and the Mate 9 don't have FM Radio. That's why I was aski... moreI haven't as yet seen any 835 powered device's with FM radio enabled , it was nice to have on my G5 , some how I would be surprised if the V30 has this , personally I think all devices should have FM radio enabled if the device has the capability ,
apart from anything else , in an emergency FM radio is very handy for the news if other forms of communication are down.
xXoXx, 30 Jun 2017OLED and glass back will make this phone a huge thing, but remember V series is well known by ... moreCertainly not all changes are appreciated , by the same token I have no doubt the battery life will be leaps and bounds better than previous model s as long as LG does not put a ridiculous tiny battery in it to make it thin.
also it will probably like the G6 be water resistant
, and while you no doubt will lose some of the good old characteristics and features ,
There will be some good new features to replace them.
No removable battery = no buy. I will not enable planned obsolescence. The fact that LG finally gave in with the G6 pretty much guarantees this phone will be the same: an $800 disposable device.
xXoXx, 30 Jun 2017i think P10 Plus have FM Radio, i know it have IR blaster...i am looking so bad for this phone... moreAccording to GSMA, both the P10 Plus and the Mate 9 don't have FM Radio. That's why I was asking you for confirmation. :\
Obi Wan Kenobi, 30 Jun 2017Which recent Huawei flagship has Infrared Blaster & FM Radio? I've been looking for such a... morei think P10 Plus have FM Radio, i know it have IR blaster...i am looking so bad for this phone, but Mate 9 is a excelent device too, i dont care right now but for next year for sure i buy one of this.
Loss of IR blaster - it was handy, but I never found myself using it really often.
Loss of FM radio - I didn't use it personally, but I can see its uses
Loss of removable battery - *sigh* stupid trend is stupid.
Loss of secondary screen - not sure...as someone stated before..similar functionality can be done in a single panel on an OLED...so the second panel wont be required for the same effect, I personally used the second screen a lot (have apps up and control music playback simultaneously)
Here's the matter at hand, the V series has always been advertised as the multimedia monster version of the G series. With extended camera functions, more mics, media tweaks, and upgraded innards to support it. As long as these base multimedia features are kept, the V series will remain what it was marketed to be. So the move to follow some trends, for sales makes sense...regardless of how salty it makes us. If they remove the 3.5mm jack, or downgrade the number of mics, or something on the multimedia creation/playback front...then ill drop the phone entirely...
Cool. Guess my V20 will be my final LG smartphone. Perfect phablet. Need my IR blaster, removable battery, metal back, and FM radio. The first Pixel will also hold more value once they remove headphone jack this year.
2016 flagships were a better crop. The 2017 is removing legacy features and heading to stupid trends.
This could be my next phone, if they release it worldwide, instead of some picked countries only. Fingers crossed.
If LG drops the 2nd screen, people will drop the LG just like they dropped the 2nd screen.
xXoXx, 30 Jun 2017that's why my next phone after V10 will be a Huawei one...because they still have IR blaster, ... moreWhich recent Huawei flagship has Infrared Blaster & FM Radio? I've been looking for such a combo since the V20.....
Obi Wan Kenobi, 30 Jun 2017You are totally right. While it's nice that they are bringing in new features like the OLED sc... morethat's why my next phone after V10 will be a Huawei one...because they still have IR blaster, FM Radio and so on...
Xiaomi is my second choise but...lets see!
xXoXx, 30 Jun 2017OLED and glass back will make this phone a huge thing, but remember V series is well known by ... moreYou are totally right. While it's nice that they are bringing in new features like the OLED screen and IP68 protection, it's sad that they are chopping off "legacy" features like FM Radio, Infrared blaster and removable battery.
I guess LG have been forced to move with the trend.
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2017They only used an OLED secondary display because the main LCD would use more power for that ap... moreeven that way you cant say (like the leaks) it wont have a second display because the effect will be the same as LCD...so, why they keep saying they wont have it?!
they will, and i keep call it second screen.
xXoXx, 30 Jun 2017OLED and glass back will make this phone a huge thing, but remember V series is well known by ... moreThey only used an OLED secondary display because the main LCD would use more power for that application. If the main panel is OLED they can implement the same functionality as a strip along the top without needing a second panel.
OLED and glass back will make this phone a huge thing, but remember V series is well known by swap battery capability and second screen...
This may be a game changer for LG and the first two V models will be unforgetable because they have "unique" features and this wont have them.
For me LG died when remove some features i like the most like IR Blaster and battery removable, and i will keep my V10 cause he have all i need on a phone!
Goodbye LG, you are trying to copy sammycrappy removing useful things and now i wont buy another phone from u...my eyes are on Huawei now.