LG V34 announced in Japan, like the V20 but with IP67 rating

The LG V20 is currently LG’s Star of the Show although it has yet to be available from more mobile carriers and in different countries. We know T-Mobile has started shipping the premium flagship phone while AT&T and Verizon are already taking orders. We can say it’s really better than the V10 according to an initial hands on review. It’s also the first to be available on T-Mobile’s LTE AWS-3 spectrum which means it can take advantage of a faster mobile Internet connection.

Nothing has been made official yet but a new phone, known this early as the V34, is also coming. We’re guessing this is also the LV5 that showed up last week. Well, at least in Japan, the LG V34 was shown off by KDDI. It will immediately remind you of the V20 but this one is smaller.

Phone is only 5.2-inches but this one is said to be IP67-certified already. This means the device is dust- and water-resistant. It can withstand being submerged one meter under water up to half and hour. That’s something impressive for any phone in the market today. Other devices like the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge also have the same IP67 rating. Phones with no IP67 certification won’t hold up being under water like the HTC One A9.

The LG V34 is listed with the following specs: 5.2-inch display, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB built-in storage, 4G RAM, non-removable 3000mAh battery, Quad DAC, and Bang & Olufsen audio technologies. Unlike the LG V20, this one will not be offered with a pair of B&O Play H3 headphones.

Looking at the specs, the LG V34 has many similarities to the LGV20 but the new smartphone is said to be more robust and more protected with the IP67 rating. So can we say the V34 is a better V20? We’re not sure but the latter doesn’t mention any IP rating. IP68 is preferred but it may be difficult to achieve since battery is now non-removable. There lies the difference.

This LG V34 is only water-resistant but not totally waterproof. We know this isn’t a modular phone like the G5 but a removable battery is still always a nice option. We’ll see when LG makes an official announcement.

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