Tech giant LG has debuted its first ThinQ mobile device at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the foundation of the LG V30 platform, the LG V30S ThinQ was introduced at CES 2018 to identify all of LG’s home appliances, consumer electronics and services that utilise artificial intelligence (AI).
LG’s vision for ThinQ is to promote artificial intelligence as an approachable and less intimidating technology. The company began working on making differentiated and intuitive AI-based solutions for the most commonly used smartphones features more than a year ago.
With a particular focus on the camera and voice recognition, the resulting Vision AI is a smarter camera that is easier to use, while Voice AI enhances the breadth of spoken commands in the latest smartphone. Vision AI includes three new intelligent camera features – AI CAM, QLens and Bright Mode that automates and enhances the smartphone image capturing experience for novice as well as experienced shutterbugs.
AI CAM analyses subjects in the frame and recommends the optimal shooting mode among eight categories – portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise and sunset. Each mode enhances the characteristics of the subject taking into account factors such as the viewing angle, colour, reflections, lighting and saturation level.
QLens takes further advantage of the image recognition capabilities of the AI technology to scan QR codes to improve the online shopping experience. Consumers can also perform an image search with QLens to see matching or similar images of food, fashion and celebrities or detailed information of landmarks such as buildings and statues.
And, instead of measuring only ambient light like most smartphone cameras, Bright Mode AI feature uses algorithms to brighten images by a factor of two for better looking photos without the noise.
Another new feature in the smartphone is the Voice AI that allows users to run apps and change settings through voice commands alone. Working alongside Google Assistant, the LG-exclusive Voice AI commands eliminates the need to search through menu options and allows for direct selection of specific functions.
The LG V30S ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and features 6-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision display. While the V30S ThinQ is armed with 6GB RAM/128GB that can be expanded up to 2TB, the V30S+ ThinQ also has 6GB RAM, but features a larger 256GB of internal storage that can further expanded up to 2TB.
Both the devices are powered by 16MP standard angle (F1.6 / 71-degree) and 13MP wide angle (F1.9 / 120-degree) at the rear and a 5MP wide angle (F2.2 / 90-degree) at the front. The smartphone runs on Android Oreo and houses 3,300mAh battery.