LG V35 ThinQ is official, comes with Snapdragon 845 and a promising new camera

LG V35 ThinQ is official, comes with Snapdragon 845 and a promising new camera
Right on cue, LG took to the world wide web to announce the V35 ThinQ – an upgrade to the V30s ThinQ that LG revealed just a few months ago. While the V30S ThinQ was just a slight software rework of the original V30, the just-introduced V35 ThinQ actually packs a number of hardware improvements under the hood.

The LG V35 ThinQ stays true to its power-user idea, but it mostly borrows some new-generation components from the mainstream G7 flagship. The most significant upgrade is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system chip, which ensures that LG's V line remains fully competitive in 2018. A more dramatic successor is rumored to be in the pipeline for an autumn introduction, and will possibly be called LG V40 (ThinQ). The Snapdragon 845 is the same chip that powers the V35's biggest rivals, such as the Galaxy S9+, the OnePlus 6 and others.

LG V35 ThinQ

  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

A reworked dual-camera was among the key features of the G7 (unveiled earlier this month), and this new configuration now makes its way to the V35 ThinQ as well. It consists of two 16 MP rear cameras, one standard and one that is super wide-angle. This sounds similar to what we had before, but the new setup promises to capture better night / low-light photos, wide images with less distortion towards the edges, and also support for a suite of 19 'AI' effects designed to optimize the image profile depending on the scene you're capturing. The front-facing camera is also getting a resolution bump, from 5MP to 8MP.

As part of the AI-fication of the smartphone, there's support for the Google Lens visual recognition technology, just as on the G7. However, in terms of software and features, there doesn't seem to be anything here to differentiate the V35 from the G7. It does have its unique, bezel-less design that doesn't have any cut-outs though. It looks basically the same as before, except for the New Aurora Black color option, which is only complemented by the New Platinum Gray variant that we already know. On top of that, the V35 keeps its predecessors' biggest differentiating feature, which is the 6" high-resolution OLED panel. The latter was subject to a bit of criticism initially with the V30, but hopefully LG has worked out any production kinks at this point.

The LG V35 price is set at $900, which is notably more expensive than the $750 G7 ThinQ. Perhaps this is due to the costly OLED screen in use. The phone's release date is set for June 8, with planned availability across the Americas, and in select markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa. In the US, the LG V35 ThinQ will be available on AT&T and Google Project Fi.


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V35 ThinQ
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1346; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks cool. Best to LG

6. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I want to buy this in India...one thing thats holding me back from buying v30 was the crappy ffc...the rest are perfect

13. Blogietis

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

absolutely agree, poor FFC (which works well only in really well lit areas) is the main drawback on my LG G6 and even though I rarely use it, but I will want my next phone to have good both cameras and this V35 looks now like a great option

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Still very similar to G7 and boring. Somebody needs to innovate harder...!! At least get rid of the chin and forehead.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So the lg V line is pretty pointless now, it’s almost exactly the same as their other flagship the G7. The v30s was already DOA from the start. 2018 is the year LG failed soo hard.

3. kotan24

Posts: 308; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Google project Fi with that LG bloatware and software I don’t think so all the phones for project Fi are usually stock or near stock android, just like Samsung S4 and htc one m8 gpe.

4. Gamas_K

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I like this better than the G7, dunno why but I still hate those notchy phone

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

This is LG G7 ThinQ no notch edition.

7. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Anywhere I can get it unlocked?

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

G5 was the only great cam after G2. Rest are poor.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Great battery + OLED + 8 mp front + 6 GB ram + no notch

11. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

this wide angle is not wide anymore -_- !

12. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's still wide. Just not as wide as before but at least you get crisper shots with the 16mp resolution.

14. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why even bother with the G7 or announce yet another flagship right around the corner? I need answers from the new CEO who said they were going to avoid this exact same scenario. Come on man. I want this though. The V30 had everything I needed in a phone but the front facing camera and a weaker speaker. But with this new 8mp ffc and new processor I don't need much else.

23. w1000i

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Also new microphone ( super sensitive )

15. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Hmm, nothing here in Europe and it has the same underperforming 1 micron camera of the G7. I'll wait for the V40.

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Double post.

17. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

$899.00 good luck with that

19. bucknassty

Posts: 1318; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

at 900 bucks.... why choose this over the s9+? i just dont understand these companies... they arent going to knock off samsung this way. And chinese companies are just steadily coming up

21. Serious85

Posts: 19; Member since: May 23, 2017

For that price I can buy two new Lg V30. Ridiculous.......

18. renan_batista2

Posts: 21; Member since: May 11, 2013

The lack of inovation is pretty clear to me. We need steve jobs back.

20. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I love the V30+. Great phone with a reasonable camera. I just bought the OP6 though, with 8gb/256gb storage. If I don't like it I may opt for the V35.. I wonder if there is any release planned for Australia

22. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

The battery now is 3300mAh

24. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I really hope that this phone will come to eastern Europe and this ridiculous price will drop fast. Also I hope that LG won't have any random issues with the display, because otherwise it is very nice OLED screen.

25. Amin20

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2018

I would love to buy this phone as my HTC 10 has gone mad apparently. But the main problem is only a few devices support VoLte in India. Samsung Apple Xiaomi Nokia and a few other Chinese manufacturers support VoLte ... Sony HTC LG don't...so whenever i need to buy a new phone here in India i get very confused and buy the wrong one. I regret buying this HTC 10

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