LG V30S ThinQ appears in promotional image (UPDATE)

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LG V30S ThinQ appears in promotional image (UPDATE)
A promotional image disseminated today via tweet by tipster Evan Blass, shows off the LG V30S ThinQ. Expected to be introduced during the MWC trade show that gets underway on Monday, there is nothing subtle about this phone. Even the specs are aggressive as the handset comes with 256GB of native storage right out of the box. AI/AR powered LG Lens is on board. Similar to Bixby Vision and Google Lens, this feature allows the device to recognize the subject of a photo and passes along information about it. For example, if you snap a photo of the Mona Lisa from a book, you'll know who painted it (Leonardo da Vinci of course), where it is currently hanging (the Louvre in Paris), and some more background info related to the portrait.

The LG V30S ThinQ is expected to have a price that also isn't subtle, with talk of a million won price tag in Korea. Based on current exchange rates, that works out to be the equivalent of $920 USD. However, currency exchange calculations tend to greatly overstate the actual U.S. price. We should find out things like pricing and availability for the V30S when LG makes its presentation at MWC. We do know that the phone will go on sale March 9th.

UPDATE: We now have the specs of the LG V30S ThinQ to pass along. The device carries a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 (QHD+). This works out to an aspect ratio of 18:9 with LG's FullVision display. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 chipset featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with the aforementioned 256GB of native storage. The dual cameras in back weigh in at 16MP (f/1.6 aperture) and 13MP (wide angle, f/1.9 aperture). A front facing wide angle 5MP camera (f/2.2) handles selfies and video chat. Keeping the lights on is a 3300mAh battery, and Android 8.0 is pre-installed.

The ThinQ addition to the name indicates that this phone is part of LG's AI initiative, which is made up of Vision AI and Voice AI. The latter works with the camera and can suggest what settings to use when taking pictures in one of eight categories: portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise, and sunset. It also uses image recognition to scan QR codes, recognize landmarks and to retrieve shopping information. Algorithms help brighten photos by a factor of two for better quality shots taken in light-light.

Voice AI has a feature called QVoice that adds 50 commands to Google Assistant. 32 of the commands are exclusive to LG. Many of these commands help users control their handsets. LG says that it will add some of these these features to the LG G6 and LG V30 via OTA updates.

The PhoneArena team has already landed in Barcelona for what is the largest trade show of the year for the mobile industry. Keep checking in often for the latest news, videos, new product introductions and more, coming directly from MWC 2018. And don't forget that tomorrow, Samsung will be introducing its shiny new flagship models. We are referring, of course, to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Keep it right here!

source: @evleaks, VentureBeat

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