LG V30 arrives at CES 2018 in 'Raspberry Rose'

The V30 dons a new vibrant pink shade at the annual tech show.

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If you're trying to make a splash in Las Vegas, it helps to be flamboyant.

Maybe that's why at CES 2018, LG showed off its top-tier V30 phone in a new vibrant shade. First announced on Jan. 3 and officially called "Raspberry Rose," the new color is a deep mixture that falls between fuchsia and magenta.

It will be available first in Korea after CES wraps up, followed by other countries in Europe and Asia. The pink shade marks the newest color variation of the premium phone, which is also available in black, silver, blue and purple (though availability varies by market).

The phone itself, however, remains the same as it was when it launched the fall of 2017. Though the G6 is considered to be LG's flagship, the V30 is currently the company's highest-end phone. It features a sharp 6-inch display, wireless charging, and a fast Snapdragon 835 chipset. It also is waterproof and has two rear cameras, one of which is a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera.

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LG V30 spec comparison

LG V30Samsung Galaxy S8Apple iPhone X
Display size, resolution 6-inch; 2,880x1,440 pixels5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels5.8-inch; 2,436x1,125 pixels
Pixel density 538 ppi570 ppi458 ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 6x3x0.29 in5.86x2.68x0.32 in5.7x2.79x0.30 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 151.7x75.4x7.3 mm148.9x68.1x8 mm143.6x70.9x7.7 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.57 oz; 158g5.5 oz; 155g6.14 oz; 174 g
Mobile software Android 7.1.2 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatiOS 11
Camera 16-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel (wide)12-megapixelDual 12-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel8-megapixel7-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)Apple A11 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB64GB64GB, 256GB
Expandable storage Up to 2TBUp to 2TBNone
Battery 3,300mAh3,000mAh?
Fingerprint sensor Back coverBackNone (Face ID via TrueDepth camera)
Connector USB-CUSB-CLightning
Headphone jack YesYesNo
Special features Water resistant (IP68), wireless charging, wide-angle camera, Floating Bar tab, Gigabit LTE-readyWater-resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-readyWater resistant (IP67), wireless Qi charge compatible, TrueDepth front-facing camera adds Face ID for payments and enables front-facing AR effects
Price off-contract (USD) Unlocked: $830; AT&T: $810; Verizon: $840; T-Mobile: $800; Sprint: $912AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; U.S. Cellular: $675$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB)
Price (GBP) £800£689£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,199AU$999AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB)

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