LG V30S ThinQ is announced: LG's first AI phone

A day before the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG announced an improved version of its best smartphone from 2017. The LG V30S ThinQ, as it is called, is here to introduce us to LG's approach to artificial intelligence on mobile and to show us how AI can make a good smartphone an even better one. 

Sounds cool and all, but what can the LG V30S actually do? A primary use for the phone's AI algorithms is to recognize various scenes and objects. When taking photos, for example, the AI CAM feature takes control over settings like saturation, sharpness, and contrast, and adjusts them optimally based on the scene it "sees". Right now there are 8 scenes that can be recognized by the LG V30S: Portrait, Animal, City, Flower, Sunrise, Sunset, Food, and Landscape. 

QLens is another AI feature built into the phone's camera app. It is designed to let you search for a particular product on Amazon by taking a photo of it using the LG V30S. Searches on Pinterest can be performed the same way. 

Speaking of the V30S and its camera, LG is introducing a new Bright Mode with its latest phone. It is automatically enabled in low-light situations and binds four pixels into one for a brighter image. On the downside, the produced photos is of lower resolution due to the way it fuses individual pixels together.

All of the above features are expected to be brought to the LG V30 with a software update. 

On the hardware front, the LG V30S is nearly identical to last year's LG V30 despite the "S" in its name, retaining the 6-inch OLED display, the dual camera setup, the 3300mAh battery capacity, and the Snapdragon 835 system chip. The only improvements under the hood is the inclusion of 6GB of RAM instead of 4, as well as the bump to 128 or 256GB of native storage instead of 64. The LG V30S will come in two new colors when it is released: Moroccan Blue and Platinum Gray. 

The LG V30S is scheduled to launch within one to two weeks after MWC 2018. Korea, LG's homeland, will be one of the first markets to get the new phone, followed by other countries, including the US. Specifics regarding its US pricing and carrier availability remain unknown for now, but we'll pass along those details as soon as we get them.

source: LG

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V30S ThinQ
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)



1. rdgprime

Posts: 8; Member since: May 08, 2016

price it well LG and you'll be succeed

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Wow.... Scene recognition can be done by the 4 year old Z2. That recognizes much more than 30 scenes. The phone even knows if it is on tripod or handheld. Also if you are walking or still.

5. foreverNOOB

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

I think that the new ones in these LG phone might do much more than what Sony had done before due to processing power different, just wait and see.

13. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1226; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You have to understand mate, a lot of Sony fans walk around with a chip in their shoulders, no idea why though. This fantastic work by LG, pity about the S835, but the 6GB RAM will circumvent that.

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Correct me If I was wrong, but isn't what Qlens do is something others have done (like Samsung). Anyway, mixing pixels for Brightness is a cool idea, especially if it was under the sun, I prefer a 720p that I can see clearly under sun than 4K that I can barely see.

4. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Why am i not impressed with lgv30s"thinq"... It made me think!!

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

On no SD835...the know it alls will say it’s obsolete...

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Huawei p series use cpu from previous year, nobody complains.

12. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

how did you know that nobody complains? have you read all the articles or forums regarding that huawei p series?

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1261; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Not impressed LG!!

11. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think they just didn't want to come empty handed to MWC, after all it is the most important event for mobile phones all year long.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

4 GB was a mistake. It is a good phone

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