When it comes to photography on our smartphones, most smartphones these days are more than capable of snapping a good photo under good lighting, like in the day or if a place is brightly lit. However low-light photography is where the challenge is that, and there aren’t many phones out there that are up to the task.

However that might not be the case for the upcoming LG V30. According to a report from Slashgear (via PhoneArena), they have heard from a source that LG is apparently priming the LG V30 to be a great phone for night photography. How will they do this? By introducing a camera with a wider aperture of f/1.6.

At the moment the smartphone with the widest aperture belongs to the Samsung Galaxy S8 at f/1.7, and for those who are unfamiliar with photography, basically a wider aperture (a lower f-number) means that more light can come in, thus reducing the time the shutter remains open, which in turn helps with non-blurry low-light photos. Now the different of f/0.1 might not seem like much, but in the photography world it does, which is why sometimes the price difference between a f/1.4 lens and a f/1.2 lens can be in the hundreds of dollars.

Take this with a grain of salt for now, but recent leaks have hinted that the LG V30 could pack a dual camera system. The handset is currently scheduled for an official launch at IFA 2017 and could be released towards the end of September.

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