MWC 2018 | LG V30S ThinkQ launched

LG has launched its modestly revamped V30 dubbed the V30S ThinQ. The new model is the first from LG to include new AI-inspired software features, largely centered around improving its photographic capabilities.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

LG has launched the V30S ThinQ at MWC, a minor revamp of the V30/V30+ the company released a few months ago. The updated smartphone is the first from the company featuring its “ThinQ” branding to signify its inclusion of AI technology. In addition to the software upgrades, the new V30S ThinQ gets some modest hardware upgrades including 6 GB of RAM (up from 4 GB), a couple of new color variations and a bump up in storage with the entry-level model now offering 128 GB (up from 64 GB) and the high-end model offering 256 GB (up from 128 GB).

The new AI features center largely around photography with three new intelligent camera features including AI CAM, QLens and Bright Mode. AI CAM analyzes subjects in the frame and recommends the optimal shooting mode among to enhance color, reflections, lighting and saturation level. QLens can be used to capture an item of interest (like a smartphone, or other product), to get information on where to buy it at the lowest price. The new Bright Mode is designed to enhance low-light photography using algorithms to brighten images by a factor of two.

If you already own an LG V30, you needn’t be concerned that you may have missed out on the new technology. All the new AI features will be coming across to existing V30s as a software update in the near future. All other key features of the V30S ThinQ remain unchanged as well, including the support for Google Daydream VR, wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

The new LG V30S ThinQ is a modest upgrade on the earlier V30. (Source: LG)
The new LG V30S ThinQ is a modest upgrade on the earlier V30. (Source: LG)


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-02-25 (Update: 2018-02-25)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.