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LG V30 gets ThinQ support

LG V30 Android flagship gets ThinQ features in late April 2018 (Source: LG)
LG V30 (Source: LG)
Just as promised, LG has issued a software update that brings the ThinQ set of artificial intelligence-driven photo capabilities to the LG V30 flagship. In addition to these features, the new software also includes a new startup screen, various improvements under the hood, and the security patch dated on March 1, 2018.

As shown by the Huawei P20 Pro and its siblings, artificial intelligence can work wonders for mobile photography — when complemented by capable hardware, of course. Back in February, when LG launched the V30S ThinQ, they also promised to bring the AI-driven software capabilities to its predecessor, the almost identical LG V30. Now, one month since the release of Android 8.0 Oreo for this handset, the time has come for that update to reach the V30 units on Verizon Wireless.

After applying the update and bringing the software version to VS99620b, the first change that can be noticed is the new start screen, which now says "LG V30 ThinQ" instead of the "LG V30" text that was there before. In addition to this, there is also the March security update, the AI Cam app which recommends one of 4 different filters available after analyzing the contents of the frame, as well as various minor improvements such as better WiFi connectivity, a slightly increased autonomy, and more.

Leaving aside the different color and more memory provided by the LG V30S, this update will turn the LG V30 into an LG V30S ThinQ. For a comparison between the LG V30 before the update and the LG V30S ThinQ, you should spare a few minutes to check the detailed video below. What do you think about these features, can they stand up to Huawei's offering? Maybe you think that AI-driven mobile photography is overrated, no matter the brand behind it? Feel free share your thoughts with us in the comments section.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-24 (Update: 2018-04-24)