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LG V30 may include pressure-sensitive haptics like the Galaxy S8

LG's next flagship, the V30, is set to be announced at this year's IFA on August 31. LG has a tendency to slowly drip out details in the weeks prior to a big announcement, and the V30 is no exception.

LG has announced it would use technology from Immersion Corporation, a company focusing on haptic technology. The partnership is said to produce an innovative touch experience on LG's upcoming device.

TouchSense, the technology in question, is said to enable device makers to provide "high-quality, power-efficient tactile effects that enhance the user experience for mobile apps and device UI." It'll be interesting what user interface decisions LG incorporates into its version of Android to accommodate and highlight this feature. This could end up being similar to the 3D Touch-like feature expected in the Galaxy Note 8, which in turn may be a more advanced take on the pressure-sensitive home button found in the Galaxy S8.

Looking forward to the LG V30? Let us know down below!

8 Comments
  • Not looking forward to this one. The V20 was a nice phone, but the battery life was terrible. I had to charge it at least once every day even if it was full when I left the house. I even bought a new battery, but there was no improvement. Switched to the HTC U11 recently and am loving it.
  • How is the battery life on the HTC U11? I have the V20 also. The battery life is not good at all. I have two extra batteries. Some days I can get through a whole day. Other days I am not. I don't see myself getting another LG phone unless it has a removable battery.
  • Battery life on the U11 is quite good. I've had one since the Solar Red version was released and I honestly can find no fault with this phone over the last 3 weeks that I've had it. I dig it. I do wish they'd had the 6GB/128GB version available ..but such is life.
  • Interested to see how this plays out. The touch button on the S8 is not very good, especially compared to the one on the iPhone 7/s. I think the main difference is that Apple uses a better haptic motor to provide the vibration.
  • Haptic feedback is one of the first things I turn off on the iphone.
  • To me the s8 is actually pretty good. I just get annoyed using an iPhone because there aren't any notifications like android and all the apps are jumbled together. I almost threw my moms phone out the window yesterday.
  • Yeah it's true, notifications are a mess on the iPhone. iPhone users love the badge notifications on the app shortcut but if you ever use the notifications on the lock screen or when you pull down the shade from the top of the screen none of the notifications are grouped together and you can't just easily swipe them away. They use this same system for notifications on the Apple watch and it drove me nuts, and it's the main reason I like Android Wear better.
  • hopefully the pixel xl 2 will have all the stuff this phone has plus more