The LG G6 device is displayed at the LG stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2017. Reuters/Paul Hanna

LG is reportedly sending out invites for its V30 smartphone at a time when Galaxy Note 8 reports are gaining momentum. The LG smartphone will be launching on August 31.

LG has sent out “Save the Date” invites but did not mention the purpose of the event. Since V30 is the only phone in the pipeline for the smartphone maker, fans and tech experts are almost certain that the event is for the launch of the device.

The event coincides with two other big events, namely the IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch event rumoured to take place in Aug. 23 in New York. A “Save the Date” screenshot invite was sent to Tech Radar.

Thus, two highly anticipated Android phones are likely to have September releases. The LG V30 is expected to come with an 18:9 screen and will sport an OLED display like the LG G6. The OLED display could go a long way in making the V30 smartphone a Google Daydream VR smartphone. If true, it would be the first LG smartphone to be so. The handset could also come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which would also be an LG first. These specs tell a lot about the phone possessing Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities.

The timing of the V30 launch also coincides in a way with Google’s late summer launch of its next operating system, the Android O. The big question now is whether the smartphone will launch outside the US.

G has already started creating hype around its upcoming smartphone. There are lots of doubts in the minds of fans and tech enthusiasts. The smartphone maker could clear them all on Aug. 31 when the V30 launches.

Meanwhile, Samsung is keeping its fingers crossed as it readies to launch the Galaxy Note 8 handset. The release is a big deal as it will rejuvenate the lost trust after the Note 7 disaster. The “Note” brand has suffered a major setback, and Samsung can make things better only with another top-quality Note handset.

Leaks have been coming thick and fine. The ones by top leaksters are more or less in line. Recent renders have shown a change in the Galaxy Note 8's aspect ratio. It could also be the first Samsung device to sport dual cameras, a large new Infinity Display, a headphone jack and a rear fingerprint sensor moved away from the camera lens.