In Short

The LG V30, which will debut at an event on August 31 coinciding with the IFA trade show, is the expected successor to 2016's LG V20. LG's "V series" has ostensibly stood as a bigger, more feature-packed and tougher phone to sit above the G series of devices, but in each subsequent year has proven to get closer and closer to the mainstream.

Early leaks of the LG V30, often confirmed by LG's own announcements, point to a V30 that will be the closest ever to its G series counterpart, the LG G6. We know the V30 will have a 6-inch QHD display, and for the first time since the G Flex 2 it will be an OLED panel — following the G6's LCD. Unlike the V10 and V20, it won't have a secondary display at the top of the phone, and instead will work to minimize bezels to make the phone as compact as possible. Internally we're expecting very high-end specs, and around back there would be a new-and-improved dual camera setup.

The V30 will launch just a week after Samsung unveils its new Galaxy Note 8, which will be its main competition in the large, top-end phone space. How "mainstream" it's designed to be and how it's priced will be key factors in how well it fares against Samsung's latest Note.