LG V30s Expected At MWC 2018 With AI-Enabled Camera – All We Know So Far

LG plans to launch an AI-focused variant of LG V30 at the upcoming MWC 2018. The new LG V30s will come with its enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) features. Other features are likely to remain the same (with upgrades in the storage and camera department). Read more to find about LG V30s Price in India, Specifications, and Features

LG V30s

Price & Availability

Price (expected) 1 million KRW (approx Rs 59,300)

The new LG V30s is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next month. It is tipped to be priced at 1 million KRW (approx Rs 59,300). The original LG V30 was launched at IFA last year. The company also launched the LG V30+ model which comes with additional storage.

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LG V30 Specifications

Processor Snapdragon 835 SoC
Internal Storage 64GB/ 128GB
Display 6.0-inch, P-OLED, QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels), 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat, LG UX 6.0+
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual Cameras (16MP + 13MP) with flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3300mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The LG V30 features a 6.0-inch OLED FullVision display with QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) resolution, 538ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is the first device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display. The ‘Always-on’ display replaces the secondary screen seen on previous V series devices. The QHD+ display features 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio,  covers 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and supports HDR10 as well. It is optimal for VR and supports Google Daydream.

The LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. It comes with 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 2TB). The new LG V30s is expected to come with 256GB internal storage (the V30+ comes with 128GB storage).

The powerful device is backed by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It also supports wireless charging.


On the camera front, the new LG V30 features a dual rear camera setup. It combines a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture. The LG V30 also sports a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 90-degrees wide-angle lens.

The f/1.6 aperture is a game changer. It will allow the camera to capture more light, and sharper pictures, even in conditions of low light. The Crystal Clear Lens on dual cameras adds to the process of correct color reproduction and clearer photographs. Earlier, LG had announced that the V30 will feature the ‘clearest’ lens ever on a smartphone. Other camera features include laser detection autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS).

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LG V30 Features

  • f/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera
  • Cine Video
  • 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
  • Bang & Olufsen audio
  • Voice recognition
  • MIL-STD 810G rating
  • Laser detection AF
  • Optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Electronic image stabilization (EIS
  • Bezel-free design
  • 3.5 mm headphone port
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Better cooling management
  • Daydream support
  • Water Resistant
  • Dust Resistant
  • USB Type-C port
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Wireless Charging
  • Quick charging

On the back, the LG V30 sports a center-aligned dual camera setup (horizontal) and a fingerprint scanner. It measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm and weighs 158 grams. LG claims that the upper and lower bezels have been reduced by 20 to 50 percent, compared to the LG V20. The new handset comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back. It will be available in four color options – Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.

The LG V30 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with an upgraded LG UX 6.0+. The Indian variant may run Android Oreo 8.0 OS out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v5.0 with BLE, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. It is compatible with USB Type-C 3.1.

The LG V30 enhance the audio experience with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by Bang & Olufsen. It also comes with support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming. The smartphone comes with the earphones (manufactured by B&O Play) with three digital filters to adjust output.

The LG V30 comes with ‘Ok, Google’ voice activation feature. You can assign certain keywords to perform various actions, even within the apps. Users will be able to unlock their device with their voice. The voice recognition feature works along with the music playback.

Other features include IP68 certification (water and dust resistance), and MIL-STD 810G rating (for durability). It also supports facial recognition technology, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones. The combinations of f/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera and Cine Video mode can help you create professional-looking content.

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The new V30s is expected to come with feature enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) features. It is tipped to come with Google Assistant-based AI functions along with in-house features. The phone might also feature the AI-powered LG Lens technology, which will have functionality similar to Samsung Bixby Vision and Google Lens. This feature is expected to offer a better shopping experience as well as foreign language translation.

Last month, LG announced that it was taking a break from its annual launch cycle. The delay in the launch of LG G7 will be covered with the new variant. Samsung is also building its proprietary AI chips for future smartphones. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ might be the first Samsung models to feature AI chips. Apple iPhone X is already powered by A11 Bionic chip for features like Animoji. Huawei Mate 10 Pro sports Kirin 970 SoC with mobile AI features.

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