LG V30S ThinQ with AI features unveiled at MWC 2018

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LG unveiled its Artificial Intelligence technology; ThinQ at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada as a part of CES 2018 this year. Now, with the onset of the largest mobile tech trade show in the world, MWC in Barcelona this week, the South Korea based company unveiled its first-ever ThinQ mobile device – The LG V30S ThinQ.

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Built on the foundation of last year’s V30, the V30S ThinQ comes with an upgraded 6GB of RAM and storage capacities of 128GB in the LG V30S ThinQ and 256GB in the LG V30S+ ThinQ. A microSD card slot offering storage capacity up to 2TB is also available. Two new colour variants namely, The New Moroccan Blue and the New Platinum Gray aim to give the device a refreshed look. It retains the 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi) with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 3300mAh battery and a dual Rear Camera setup  (16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)) with a 5MP Wide angle front shooter from the original V30.

However, apart from these minor hardware changes, the biggest change with the LG V30S ThinQ comes in terms of software.

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With Vision AI LG intends to transform the camera and presents three new intelligent camera features: AI CAM, QLens and Bright Mode.

AI CAM uses machine learning technology to automatically recognize the scene between eight different scene modes: portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise, and sunset and choose the optimum mode for a more desirable image.

QLens brings the QR scanner right to your camera app to improve the online shopping experience and also offers image search capabilities.

Moreover, LG plans to solve the low-light smartphone photography crisis where even the best of mobile cameras fail, with its Bright Mode to obtain better and brighter images in low light.

With Voice AI LG has incorporated Google Assistant in its exclusive AI that enables users to perform basic functions like opening apps to entirely eliminating the need to search through menu options and straightaway search for the setting one needs through their voice.

LG plans at putting the customer needs above all else and in a statement said that other LG smartphones that have the optimum hardware required for ThinQ will be offered the AI experience with a software update.

Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Mobile Communications Company. said

“Many companies talk about AI but we’re already delivering on our promise by integrating intelligent technology in the LG V30S ThinQ to features most commonly used by our customers for a whole new level of convenience never before available in a smartphone of this caliber.” “And we will continue to introduce new AI capabilities to enhance usability and to demonstrate to our customers that we are committed to delivering a great user experience that continues long after the purchase of an LG phone.”

LG V30S ThinQ Specifications:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon ™ 835 Mobile Platform
Display: 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi)
Memory:
-V30S ThinQ: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
-V30S+ ThinQ: 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera:
-Rear Dual: 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)
-Front: 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)
AI: AI CAM / QLens / Bright Mode / AI Haptic / Google Assistant
Battery: 3300mAh
Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
Size: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
Weight: 158g
Network: LTE-A 4 Band CA
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Colors: New Moroccan Blue, New Platinum Gray
Other: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / MIL-STD 810G Compliant / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / HDR10 / Crystal Clear Lens / Google Daydream / UX 6.0+ / Voice Recognition / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / Wireless Charging