The LG V30S ThinQ is now official, and yes, it looks pretty much just like the LG V30 that launched last year. There are a few changes with the LG V30S ThinQ that are worth making note of, though.
With the V30S ThinQ, LG has upped the RAM from 4GB on the standard V30 to 6GB on the V30S ThinQ. The storage has been upgraded, too, going from 64GB on the V30 to 256GB on the V30S ThinQ.
The upgrades that LG is more likely to talk about have to do with the camera. Specifically, LG has given the V30S ThinQ some camera AI smarts. The AI Cam uses machine learning to recognize what you're pointing your camera at and show keywords on screen, which you can then use to make sure that the camera's settings are appropriate for what you're shooting in order to get you a better image.
Also included with the LG V30S ThinQ is a Bright Mode that'll combine four pixels into one to give you a brighter photo when you're shooting in low light. Your photo will be a lower resolution than normal, but you'll hopefully be able to see what you're trying to capture.
Finally, LG has added a QLens image detection tool to the V30S ThinQ. This feature is connected to Amazon and should be able to help you shop for things that you point your phone's camera at.
If you've already got an LG V30 and are frustrated that LG is launching a new version of your device with updated camera features, fret not, because LG says that the AI camera features found on the V30S ThinQ will be offered on existing V30 models via a software update.
Those of you after a whole new smartphone should know that the LG V30S ThinQ will launch in Korea in the coming weeks, with a wider launch happening in March. There's no word on pricing yet, but we do know that the LG V30S ThinQ will be offered in New Platinum Gray and New Moroccan Blue color options.