LG rumored to launch V30 model with improved AI features at MWC 2018

LG rumored to launch V30 model with improved AI features at MWC 2018
According to a new report, LG might be preparing to unveil an upgraded version of its V30 model at MWC 2018. Sources of The Korea Herald suggest that the enhanced handset will come with "improved AI features" and will possibly be called "V30+ α". The Korean media outlet is rather vague as to what these AI features will be, but it does mention that LG has likely developed them in direct collaboration with Google.

While we do recommend that you take this information with a pinch of salt, LG Mobile's recent change of strategies does make the story seem a bit probable. As you might know, LG typically uses the floor at MWC Barcelona to announce the latest member of its flagship G series. However, at this year's CES event, LG CEO Jo Seong-Jin declared that his company will unveil new handset models "when it is needed" and won't necessarily do announcements in unison with rival companies. Moreover, there are also rumors that Jo Seong-Jin ordered his team to scratch the development of the G7 and start anew, which could very well push the announcement date for the new smartphone by a month or more. 

The CEO also mentioned that there are plans for keeping high-end smartphones relevant for longer by releasing more variants of said models. Considering that the V30 is LG's latest and greatest handset to date, it is possible that it could be the first phone to receive additional variants with notable improvements that could keep it in vogue in 2018. 


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V30
  • 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)

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14 Comments

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Unless it has an S845, don't do it!!!!

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

economically they must be very bad for not being able to make a high-end

6. mootu

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

LG is doing fine apart from it's mobile division which had losses of $117 million in Q2 and $331 million in Q3 and with nothing to show at MWC 2018 which is usually a big deal for them they are fast becoming irrelevant.

8. SyCo87

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Just please work on releasing the phone not far from announcement and Reduce compromises(inferior amoled, subpar UI, awful front-facing camera, and build quality issues). Don't reinvent the wheel, just iron out kinks.

9. Jrod99

Posts: 699; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

The ever elusive V30. Still haven’t seen one in the wild or even at Best Buy.

12. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Went to Verizon yesterday to get a pixel case. They still had the V20 on display. I was shocked.

15. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Yep. i've been to 4 Tmo stores in my area and no one has a v30 or v30+ on display. One store had 2. A demo and one for retail. They had to dig it up from the back. A couple of the employees came over to look at it because they had no idea what it was. It's sad.

16. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That's insane lol

10. hazard1

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I would look at this device if they corrected some of the kinks: everyone knows about the screen (which I was personally okay with), but there are some issues with bluetooth connectivity in certain vehicle makes which LG hasn't bothered to acknowledge. The bluetooth issue was a deal breaker.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1424; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Interesting, I have used 5 Bluetooth devices with LG V30 so far and no problem. Is there really an issue with LG or is it that some car manufacturers do not know the meaning of Bluetooth standard? I am really curious since I haven't encountered Bluetooth problems on any phone so far.

17. hazard1

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I think most V30 users HAVE NOT had problems. But there is definitely an issue with Subaru vehicles and the V30, as other users on Subaru's forum and elsewhere report similar issues (mostly with Subarus) I have tried three V30s with my 2012 Legacy. All had the same issue: static on BT phonecalls (not other media such as music or podcasts). My VS8+ and all earlier phones have no issue.

18. hazard1

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Sorry for the run on. I was trying to say that I tried three different V30s. All had the same issue. Other users who own Subarus report the same issue.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If LG improved the front facing camera I'm in 100%. That was the only weakness of the V30 to me.

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