LG has announced the LG V30S ThinQ, an improved version of its best smartphone from 2017, a day before the start of Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) in Barcelona. Here are the details you need to know about it.
As it is called V30S ThinQ, is here to introduce us to LG‘s approach to artificial intelligence on mobile phones, as well as to show us how AI can make a good smartphone an even better one.
Sounds great. What can the V30S ThinQ actually do? All things, better than a primary use for the phone’s AI algorithms is to recognize various scenes and objects. Because it has a built-in AI technology, it can be very useful when taking photos, for example’ the AI CAM feature takes control over settings like saturation, sharpness, and contrast. And also can adjust them optimally based on the scene it “sees.” Right now there are 8 scenes that can be recognized by the V30S ThinQ: Portrait, Animal, City, Flower, Sunrise, Sunset, Food, and Landscape.
Under-the-hood, there’s QLens, another AI feature built into the handsets’ camera app. It is designed to let you search for a particular product on Amazon by taking a photo of it using the V30S ThinQ. Searches on Pinterest can be performed the same way.
By the way. You can scan any object with LG’s QLens feature to search for it on Amazon or Pinterest. Speaking of the V30S and its camera functionality, LG is introducing a new Bright Mode with its latest phone. This feature enables automatically in low-light conditions and binds four pixels into one for a brighter image. On the downside, the produced photos are of lower resolution due to the fact it fuses individual pixels together.
Every single features aforementioned are expected to be brought to the V30 with a software update in the next few weeks.
On the hardware front, the LG V30S ThinQ specifications are nearly identical to last year’s predecessor, despite the “S” in its name, retaining the 6-inch OLED display, the dual camera setup, the 3300mAh battery capacity, and of course, the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The only improvement would be the 6GB of RAM instead of 4 gigs, as well as the bump to 128 or 256GB of native storage instead of 64.
The LG V30S will come in two colors when it is officially released: Moroccan Blue and Platinum Gray. It is scheduled to launch within one or two weeks after MWC keynote. Korea, LG’s homeland, will be one of the first markets to get the new phone, followed by other countries, including the United States.
Regarding V30S US pricing and carrier availability, it remains unknown for now, but we’ll update this post as soon as we receive any information and share with you.