Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has been able to meet the expectations of fans and the company recently reported that the phablet is has been the most pre-ordered Galaxy Note device in the company's history. However, another Phablet has also garnered a fair bit of attention among consumers. The LG V30 was also launched recently and its specs and features rival those offered by the Galaxy Note 8. Early reviews and hands-on videos of both smartphones have proven that they each have their strengths and weakness, but the price of the two may determine which one manages to perform better in the markets.


Price difference between the two handsets

Many consumers believed that the LG V30 will be priced around $700, which would be a significantly lower price than that of the $929 unlocked Galaxy Note 8. However, a recent report in the Korea Herald indicates that the LG V30’s real price will be around $850 in the U.S. This is still much lower than the Samsung phablet, but one has to wonder whether the $80 price difference will really encourage fans to go for the LG V30 and not the Galaxy Note 8.

LG’s G6 device this year did reveal the potential that the company has in terms of smartphone development and sale.

The LG G6 was largely overshadowed by the Galaxy S8 smartphones from Samsung, but the LG handset was nonetheless quite well built and popular among people who ended up buying it. The LG V30 is also expected to be an impressive phablet from LG and the company will want to take advantage of its popularity to compete with Samsung in this regard.

Even though LG occupies a reputable position in smartphone sales, the same cannot be said of its earnings. The company reported losses for the ninth straight quarter in its smartphone department. So, the sales of the LG V30 may mean a great deal for the brand and future smartphone launches.


Specs of the Samsung and LG phones

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, which is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC. It boasts 6 GB of RAM and is available with flash storage of up to 256 GB. The phablet sports a dual camera setup on the back with horizontally aligned lenses. It comes with two 12-megapixel sensors on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie sensor on the front.

The LG V30 sports a 6-inch P-OLED Quad HD display, which is also powered by the Snapdragon 835.

It comes with 4 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of flash storage. It too sports a dual camera setup, with one 16-megapixel sensor and the other being a 13-megapixel one. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera.