Even though the LG V30 has not been announced yet, the Korean company just revealed the new software the upcoming device will run on: UX 6.0+. Touted to be an “advanced version of LG’s UX,” the UX 6.0+ is made specifically to suit the V30’s 18:9 OLED FullVision display.
In LG’s UX 6.0+ announcement, the company confirmed that the V30 will indeed not feature a secondary display. Instead, the yet to be announced phone will come with a “Floating Bar,” which will offer quick access to frequently used functions. It will be interesting to see if the Floating Bar can be customised to user’s liking.
Along with the new 18:9 OLED display, LG is also revamping the Always-on Display. Like previous iterations of the feature, the V30’s AOD will show the clock at all times, but it can also be customised to show Quick Tools – likely a shortcut to key functions – Music Player, or even personal images now.
The security aspect of UX 6.0+ is also highlighted. According to LG, the V30’s Face Recognition can unlock the phone “instantaneously” using the front-facing camera. On top of that, this will work even when the phone’s display is off. Voice Recognition is improved on the V30 as well: using Qualcomm’s Aqstic audio technology, the device can be unlocked using only the user’s voice.
It’s quite rare for a phone maker to announce its new UI before the phone itself is officially unveiled, but we imagine LG is doing so to build up hype for the LG V30. The V30 is expected to be announced on 31 August in IFA 2017.