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In the game of smartphone hype, LG’s approach has been to concede defeat in trying to suppress leaks and just pre-announce everything. The company’s next premier handset, the LG V30, will be made official on August 31st at IFA in Berlin, but LG’s making sure we know its biggest selling point today: the camera. The V30 will be the first cameraphone with an f/1.6 lens aperture, which lets in 25 percent more light than the f/1.8 of phones likes the iPhone 7. Beside the wider aperture, the internal construction of LG’s new camera will include a glass lens, which is said to deliver sharper, more faithful images.

It’s not abundantly clear whether both cameras in LG’s dual-camera setup will benefit from these improvements, but it is obvious…

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