The AI-edition LG V30s gets detailed: 256GB storage, 'LG Lens,' price and release

The AI-edition LG V30s gets detailed: 256GB storage, 'LG Lens,' price and release
Well, well, well, it seems that Samsung's Galaxy S9 won't be the only one stealing the show at the MWC expo two weeks from now, as we initially thought. An LG V30s is in store, too, and today Korean media is abuzz with scoops on what upgrades will LG offer to us mere mortal users, to make its 2017 flagship fill the void until the G7 lands on shelves.

For starters, the name V30s should tip you that this is an upgraded version of the V30 that launched on US carriers back in September. What are the enhancements? How about 256 GB storage to begin with? That's right, the V30 has 64 GB, and there is a Plus version that offers 128 GB flash memory, but the V30s is now supposed to ship with the whopping 256GB, or as much as its exclusive "Signature Edition" that was launched in Korea in time for the holidays. That one has 6GB RAM, so perhaps the new V30s will also sport as much, although the source remains mum on the matter.

Apart from quantity upgrades, the new V30s will try to pique your interest with quality ones, too, and the newly-minted "LG Lens" feature is front and center of that strategy. It is basically an AI-based camera experience that enhances the already very good dual shooter on the back of the V30 with some machine learning algorithms, because why not. The tipsters say that LG Lens will be similar to what Samsung does with Bixby Vision, i.e. serve up contextual information for objects in front of the lens, such as translation, QR code detection, landmark recognition, and real-time directions based on augmented reality, or shopping suggestions.

All this is fine and dandy, and we can't wait for LG to unveil a good upgrade to an already excellent phones, but how much will all that 256GB-laden AI powerhouse cost? Well, the Signature Edition of the V30 with 6GB RAM/256GB storage and ceramic body is about $1840, but the upcoming V30s is a phone for the masses, so LG is said to price it at a million won in Korea, which translates to about $920, likely less in the US, as these things go. Release date is set for March 9, and we will be at LG's presentation at the expo that kicks off Monday, February 26, to relay all the V30s festivities.

source: ETNews

Related phones

  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)



1. fyah_king unregistered

I hope that color comes to T-Mobile.

4. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'd hope it's the default color of upcoming LG phones. THAT red/pink color is such a pleasure to look at.

17. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Clear protection case all day.

18. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I like the blue color.

21. andrewc31394

Posts: 302; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

the default? Hellllll no. default should always be black/gray. the vast majority doesn't want a borderline pink/purple phone

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

A revamped UI would be nice.

3. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

They better get a better brighter panel cause Samsung the best brightest panel out there , LG v30 cant even come close

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

If it comes with the snapdragon 845 and an upgraded front facing camera plus 6gb of RAM I will be interested.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Front cam jumps from 5MP to 6MP

16. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Where did you see that at?

15. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Shoot, I'd settle for the better front facing camera at least. LG needs to do this if they are serious.

6. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Knowing LG, we should expect this to be released by the end of this year.

12. thedizzle

Posts: 202; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Yeah no kidding lol

7. J2017

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

If the camera is significantly upgraded. I might just get this. If not I'll upgrade my G6 to the original V30

8. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I really like LG but I think this should be cheaper. And why there is microSD card with 256GB. I would prefer 6GB + 128GB (or even 64GB) flash memory + enhanced camera + cheaper price.

10. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Will come to us carriers in black or silver. LOL

11. shoman94

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

The panel is definitely bright enough.

13. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

The V30 is already an awesome phone, visually and functionally. Improve the camera, add RAM and slap in the latest processor and you have your LG flagship for 2018. No need to create an entirely new phone.

14. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

An improved front facing camera and I'm all in. If not, why not listen to complaints and reviews LG? How hard is it?

19. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013 Lg V30 signature addition 256gb, 6 gig of ram and ceramic back, but 2000$!

20. deleon629 unregistered

I'll take 5 of these, please. One for each day of the week.

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