MWC 2018: Everything Announced At The LG Press Conference

Credit: LG

Though it lacks the glitzy backdrop of CES, Mobile World Congress is no less of a big deal for the tech world. In recent years, it’s become a battleground where the biggest brands compete for attention and debut their flagship mobile devices. Last year alone saw the debut of the LG G6, Huawei P10 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium and this year is shaping up to be just as chock-full of announcements.

Here’s what LG brought to this year’s Mobile World Congress.

LG V30s ThinQ

What is it?

A slightly-improved take on last year’s V30+, which was itself a slightly-improved take on the company’s V30.

What’s exciting about it?

Aside from the expected bump upwards in processing power that’ll come with a Snapdragon 845 processor, the V30s ThinQ is also expected to incorporate AI into its camera in a similar fashion to the Note 8’s Bixby Vision or the Huawei Mate 10’s NPU-powered camera. LG say your phone will now be able to recognize objects and optimize its settings based on the framing of your photo. There’s also a new feature called Bright Mode, which blends four pixels together to produce brighter pictures in extreme low light.

Credit: LG

In terms of other technical advantages the phone will offer over its predecessors, the LG V30s ThinQ commands a fearsome 6GB of RAM and your choice of either 128GB or 256GB.

When will it be available?

It’ll be launching in Korea first in a few weeks time.

How much will it cost?

Pricing on this device is TBA.

Has Australian availability been confirmed yet?

Not sure on this one quite yet. At this stage, it’s only confirmed for South Korea.

The original V30 didn’t make it over to Australia. However, the V30+ did. It feels like things could go either way here.

For a longer look at everything that happened at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, click here.

Disclosure - Our coverage of MWC 2018 was sponsored by Intel who covered the cost of our flights and accommodation.


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