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LG V30 model with improved AI technology will be revealed at MWC

It’s certain that the LG G7 will not be showcased at MWC. Instead, LG will reveal new artifical intellegence (AI) technology that will be demonstrated in an updated version of the V30; yet another example of how manufacturers are following the AI trend.

What can we expect from LG at #MWC2018?

LG hasn’t gone into too much detail, but what is clear in the latest press release is that there will be a version of of the of the V30 in 2018, which could be named the V30+α or the V30s. LG states that it is its “most advanced flagship smartphone to date”, and we can now confirm that the rumors were true: LG has developed a V30 model with improved AI. And apparently, these features that will be presented at MWC are only the beginning, as LG continues to research these technologies as a key part of its long term strategy.

LG Vision AI

The main innovation of the LG V30 in 2018 is the presence of AI within the camera software, a function that we have already seen in Huawei’s smartphones. The features appear to be very similar. Basically, the camera has the ability to identify the landscape or object that you are taking a photo of, adapting the camera mode accordingly.

Portrait, food, animals, views, cities, flowers, sunrise and sunset: these are the eight shooting modes implemented in the smartphone. The software will take into account the viewing angles, colors, lighting reflections and saturation levels to decide the optimum way to capture the image. To determine this new algorithm, LG claims to have worked with a partner to analyze over 100 million images!

LG vision screenshot
We can't wait to see the new camera software in action / © LG Newsroom

Another function that we will find in the new version of the V30 will be the recognition of objects. By touching an object in the viewfinder, the smartphone will be able to decide what it is and search for similar images, scan the QR code or suggest a best price for purchasing that particular item. A similar function can also be found in the Galaxy S8 camera, but we know that the results aren’t that great. Hopefully LG has done a better job.

In poor lighting conditions, it’s difficult to get a decent photo. LG have implemented a better system to increase the brightness of photos taken in low light or in the dark, which increases the light in the images by a factor of two.

LG AI Voice

LG has also increased the list of commands available through Google Assistant to change the camera settings without having to navigate through the options. The current commands have increased to 32 from 23, all of which are listed in the table below:

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Will voice commands really be easier than using the traditional menus? / © LG Newsroom

The company clarified that the functions will not only be installed on upcoming smartphones, but will also be made available on some existing models through OTA updates. This will be based on the devices performance and features, in order to avoid slowing down and disrupting the user experience.

What are your thoughts on AI? Do you think of it as a buzzword or an interesting feature? We’re excited to learn more at MWC.

Source: LG

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  • I for one am excited for the push for new technology. LG isn't the most popular brand in the phone realm, but they have been on the cutting edge constantly pushing the envelope. The v30 is the only phone with capabilities to use the MQA music format with their already amazing sound profile. Now they will continue to improve an already great phone with AI benefits? I will without a doubt be holding out to test their capabilities as phone manufacturers.


  • I question LG'S sanity. Why on earth would you use a phone released last year in 2018? New & improved with artificial intelligence the V30+a, huh! Compared to Samsung & Apple the V30 has not sold to well here in the US. 10% of the market share is pitiful. So why bring it back? Well, who is making these decisions certainly does not know what there doing. Now a new mid-ranger the X4, a 720p display. No Oreo, how in the heck will this phone compete. These appear to be sad days for LG plus no g7 release or plans. Wow, sad days indeed!


  • Instead of a new release their looking to improve the V30 that was released last year. Good move, I don't think so. With only 10% of the market share here in the US there going backwards instead of forward. The is definite trouble in LG land. I don't think this phone will compete with the top dogs. Now there is talk about using once again the 835 chip. I guess they didn't learn anything using the 821 processer in the g6 as opposed to the 835 chip! Yikes!

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