Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name

Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name
Verizon is performing a little magic on its variant of the LG V30. They are waving a magic wand (borrowed from Harry Potter, of course) and turning the LG V30 into the LG V30 ThinQ. The update, which carries software version VS99620b, adds AI CAM to the handset's camera. This allows the camera to analyze the subject and recommend one of four filters available. Each filter optimizes certain settings like contrast, saturation and color. these recommendations are made after the AI CAM places the subject of a photograph into one of eight different categories such as "people, pets, food, flowers, city, landscape (sea/sky), sunset or sunrise."

Another change is seen when the phone boots up. The boot screen now shows that the phone has been magically transformed into the LG V30 ThinQ. Check out the before and after images at the top of this story. Keep in mind that this is NOT the LG V30S ThinQ, which was unveiled at MWC in February and includes extra RAM and more internal storage. But the point is that LG is pushing AI and wants everything, from its smart speakers to refrigerators, to be under the ThinQ branding umbrella.

The OTA update also features the March Android security update. And as always, we recommend that users follow two basic rules before starting to update their handset. Make sure that the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network (Verizon adds that a strong Verizon network connection will also suffice), and that the battery is fully charged.

Maybe Big Red isn't pulling a rabbit out of a hat, but we think that Verizon customers with the LG V30 in hand will appreciate this magic a lot more.

source: Verizon

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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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8 Comments

1. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Hmmm. I don't know if I can get on board with this "ThinQ" branding yet... For one, it's too long of a name now, and the "Thin-Cue" pronounciation (evidently that's the correct way to say it) just feels off and clunky. Regardless of how it's said, adding more syllables to a phone's name is rarely a good idea from a marketing standpoint. All of these manufacturers are trying to create their own AI assistants, but it seems like Google Assistant and Alexa are destined to rule the AI world for now. They've already become household names, and that puts them lightyears ahead of most competition.

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I very much agree with you El Ji Vi Thirty Thin Cue , El Ji Ji Seven Thin Cue , compare it to Ay Fone X I may not have written the pronunciation very accurate, but my point is clear.

7. integrazimmy

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2015

I respectfully disagree. Just look at Samsung... Samsung Galaxy S9+ LG V30 ThinQ Samsung has one more syllable than LG. I KNOW I DIDN'T WRITE IT OUT, but you can do it for yourself. The "Thin Cue" as you call it may not be super catchy, but it's hardly the disaster you make it out to be. Imo! Besides, you can just say Think!

2. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah, I ThinQ it's a stupid name/marketing as well.

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It is COOL

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Please drop this "ThinQ" branding. PLEASE.

6. Zohan

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

My V30 got 8.0 update Then got a 843mb update to ThinQ I can see no difference at all? Improvement? Worse battery life, maybe?

8. ezMoney

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

I got it last week on my LG V30 - and really couldn't care what the upgrade is called. I am very happy to have gotten Oreo as well as amazing improvements to photos taken using the fully automatic settings!

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