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LG revealed the V30 at IFA last year, so there's a high chance that we'll see a successor at this year's tech show. Since the V30 has already seen an incremental update, in the form of the LG V30S ThinQ, we're likely getting the V40 at IFA. Or rather, the V40 ThinQ (pronounced thin-cue), since LG is now using this branding for pretty much all of its AI-enabled products.
Speaking of AI, LG also has a keynote lined up for the show, where the company will talk about its vision to incorporate artificial intelligence into most of its product lines. 'AI' is very much a buzzword right now, but there's a lot of interest regarding the tech's possible uses to improve user experience (among worries about how it could negatively affect privacy), so it's bound to be an interesting keynote.
Other than that, on the smartphone front, the LG G7 One — a more stripped down version of the G7 running pure Android — and the G7 Fit are expected to make an appearance at IFA. The G7 One is LG's first Android Phone and the company says it will be offered at an "exceptional price," though we don't have concrete figures right now. The G7 Fit is expected to be an even cheaper offering, that LG says is designed "to bridge the gap between mid-range and flagship models."
Recent reports suggest that LG may also reveal a new smartwatch at the show, dubbed LG Watch Timepiece, that will run Wear OS (née Android Wear) and have actual, mechanical watch hands. It could be a part of the first wave of smartwatches that will use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 3100 wearable chipset. According to Qualcomm, Google and "several partners" are working together to release products that showcase both the new hardware, and the revamped Android for smartwatches.
Watch LG's IFA show starts on August 31st, 2018 10:30AM CEST. You can watch it live here.