Loaded with in-built AI-based features in its camera setup, LG has launched its latest set of smartphones, LG V30S ThinQ and LG V30S+ ThinQ during MWC 2018, currently underway in Barcelona.
The highlight of these devices is the optics section, where a dual camera setup (16MP + 13MP) is packed with integrated AI technology. Without doubt, the 13MP sensor has the wide-angle lens. The general belief among the observers is that LG wants to take on the newly launched Samsung flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The LG V30S+ ThinQ has some additional features that the V30S. The unique camera features are claimed to be AI CAM, QLens, and Bright Mode.
The AI CAM feature lets the camera choose the best mode to shoot based on the view before it including the subjects in the frame. The actual shooting is then aided by due adjustments in the colour, lighting and reflection.
Similarly, the QLens works on the lines of the Bixby Vision of Samsung and has the capabilities to scan the QR codes of products and throw up the best deals on ecommerce sites. The third feature Bright Mode enables low-light photography.
There is also the voice recognition feature for running apps with Google Assistant helping in the process.
On to the specifications of the new smartphones, the LG V30S ThinQ has a 6-inch Quad-HD+ display and the OLED full HD screen resolution is 1440x2440pixels. The phone comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC is the main processor. The RAM is 6GB. The internal storage is 128GB in the LG V30S ThinQ and 256GB in the case of the LG V30S+ ThinQ. The provision for a microSD card to expand the storage to 2TB is also provided.
The Android Oreo, version 8.0 with the LG UX 6.0+ skin on top runs the new LG smartphones. The battery is 3300mAh backed by Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The face unlock technology is complimented by the fingerprint sensor in the rear.
The front camera is of 5MP and the connectivity options are complete. LG has equipped the new smartphones with dust and water resistance certificate IP68. The audio section is also strengthened by a 32-bit Quad DAC.