Since the start of 2017 electronics manufacturer LG have taken an interest in virtual reality (VR). There have been indications that LG are partnering with Valve, perhaps to make a new version of the Vive headset, and new information now indicates that LG’s forthcoming smartphone, the V30 will be including Google Daydream support.
Rumoured specifications and design for the LG’s forthcoming flagship smartphone have been leaked. The leaks suggest that the LG V30 will be using an OLED screen instead of the traditional LCD screen, a design decision that lends credence to the idea of VR support, since OLED is seen as a superior choice for VR applications. The V30 is also said to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, a powerful CPU that would more than capable of supporting Google Daydream applications.
The reports also indicate that the V30 will offer support for the upcoming Android O operating system, which is said to bring native VR support in addition to other new and improved features. Mockup designs of the LG V30 have also shown a rear dual-camera set up, which is a feature that can enhance mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.
LG will join Google’s own Pixel smartphones in supporting the Google Daydream platform. With Google Daydream support also due to soon arrive on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it seems that Google Daydream is beginning to catch up with the popularity of the Samsung Gear VR.
VRFocus will bring you further information on the LG V30 and LG’s other VR projects as it becomes available.