LG V30S ThinQ – the successor to the LG V30 – was launched at the company’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event in Barcelona, Spain. The LG V30S ThinQ touts the internals designed to pack Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to take on the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. The smartphone is a part of the South Korean company’s ThinQ line that was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 held in January. In addition, LG announced a bigger variant of the smartphone called the LG V30S+ ThinQ that comes with specifications bump over the V30S ThinQ.
LG V30S ThinQ Price and Availability
The LG V30S ThinQ price has not been revealed by the company yet. However, it can be expected to be higher than the launch price of the predecessor LG V30, which was launched last year. As for the availability, there is no announcement made by the company, as well. The LG V30S ThinQ comes in two colour options – New Moroccan Blue and New Platinum Gray.
LG V30S ThinQ Features and Specifications
The LG V30S ThinQ boasts of AI-driven features that are now a part of the phone’s camera app. The LG V30S ThinQ has a dual camera setup at the rear consisting a 16-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture and a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture. As its biggest highlight, the LG V30S ThinQ cameras come with ‘intelligent’ features such as AI CAM, QLens, and Bright Mode.
The AI CAM is essentially an AI feature that recognises the subjects in the camera frame and recommends the best mode to shoot that. As soon as the recommended mode is selected, the camera applies a bunch of effects that are pre-customised for a certain set of objects to bring about the optimum colours, lighting, and reflection levels. The QLens is similar to the Samsung’s Bixby Vision that was recently introduced into the Samsung Mall app. It uses image recognition capabilities to scan QR codes of different items and offers the best deals from the e-commerce websites on them. The Bright Mode, on the other hand, is suited for low-light photography that instead of measuring the ambient light, brightens the images without noise with the help of AI.
The LG V30S THinQ also comes with voice recognition feature that will allow users to run apps and change the phone settings with voice commands. LG says that its voice recognition feature will work alongside Google Assistant and offers deeper integration into the apps’ menu and settings to allow direct selection of specific functions in the apps.
Moving to the other specifications of the LG V30S ThinQ, the smartphone comes with a 6-inch Quad-HD+ (1440×2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. Both the LG V30S ThinQ and V30S+ ThinQ bear the same RAM size, however, the internal storage on them differs – 128GB of internal storage on V30S ThinQ and 256GB of inbuilt storage on the V30S+ ThinQ. The storage on both the devices supports expandability via microSD card up to 2TB. The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with LG UX 6.0+ customisations on top.
Apart from the dual cameras on the rear, the LG V30S ThinQ bears a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture and a 90-degree lens. The connectivity options in the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0 BLE, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible), and 4G VoLTE among others. The LG V30S ThinQ comes with IP68 water and dust resistance and features 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for improved sound. In addition, the smartphone comes with the face unlock technology. There is a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear side of the device. The LG V30S ThinQ is backed by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology along with support for wireless charging. The smartphone measures 151.7×75.4×7.3mm and weighs 158 grams.