LG Reveals New V30S ThinQ, K8, and K10 Series Smartphones

Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 at 03:05 PM PST by
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The company's latest mobile lineup has been detailed.

LG has announced the newest additions to its smartphone lineup. The collection includes the flagship V30S ThinQ with advanced AI features, and the mass-tier K8 and K10 Series.

"Many companies talk about AI but we're already delivering on our promise by integrating intelligent technology in the LG V30S ThinQ to features most commonly used by our customers for a whole new level of convenience never before available in a smartphone of this caliber," said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Mobile Communications Company. "And we will continue to introduce new AI capabilities to enhance usability and to demonstrate to our customers that we are committed to delivering a great user experience that continues long after the purchase of an LG phone."

The V30S ThinQ features a 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 and 538ppi. In addition, the display also supports HDR10 playback. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform CPU, 6GB RAM, and a 3300mAh battery running Android 8.0. A Rear Dual 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°) camera and a Front 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°) camera are included as well.

Also of note, are several new AI features including Vision AI for smarter camera performance and Voice AI for enhanced support for spoken commands. Vision AI includes AI CAM which recommends the best shooting mode based on an analysis of the image being captured; QLens for scanning QR codes, image searches, and accessing more info about landmarks; and Bright Mode which can brighten images taken in low light by a factor of two without noise through special algorithms. Meanwhile, the Voice AI works in conjunction with Google Assistant to enable voice control for running apps and changing settings.

Exact pricing and availability for the LG V30S ThinQ smartphone have not been detailed yet. Here's a full rundown of specs for per LG:

- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
- Display: 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi)
- Memory: V30S ThinQ: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB); V30S+ ThinQ: 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Rear Dual Camera: 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)
- Front Camera: 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)
- AI: AI CAM / QVoice / QLens / Bright Mode / AI Haptic / Google Assistant
- Battery: 3300mAh
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Size: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
- Weight: 158g
- Network: LTE-A 4 Band CA
- Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
- Colors: New Moroccan Blue, New Platinum Gray
- Other: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / MIL-STD 810G Compliant / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / HDR10 / Crystal Clear Lens / Google Daydream / UX 6.0+ / Voice Recognition / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology / Wireless Charging

And when it comes to mass-market models, LG has also detailed the 2018 K8 and K10 (K10, K10+, K10α) series smartphones. The K10 Series features a 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 277ppi. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core CPU. Meanwhile, the K8 Series features a 5.0-inch HD On-cell Touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294ppi. Under the hood, the device uses a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core CPU.

In addition, both series offer several advanced camera options, including a new Low Light Noise Reduction feature; HDR photo capture; a Timer Helper that uses the flash to visually countdown the shutter timer; and a Flash Jump Shot mode that can take a photo every three seconds (up to 20 photos) and then combine them all into a GIF.

"LG's 2018 K Series range of smartphones is focused on delivering even more value to consumers looking for the right device that fits their lifestyle and needs," said Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and business unit leader for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "We're confident we can capture the hearts and minds of consumers in the fast-moving market with our smartphone camera technology and other convenient features."

Exact availability and pricing for the K8 and K10 series have not been announced yet, but both models will roll out to various global markets including Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here's a full rundown of specs for each series per LG:

K10 Key Specifications
- Chipset: 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
- Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 277ppi)
- Memory K10+: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Memory K10: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Memory K10α : 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera K10: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP (Wide)
- Camera K10: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP (Wide)
- Camera K10α : Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Size: 148.7 x 75.3 x 8.68mm
- Weight: 162g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B / NFC
- Colors K10+: Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- Colors K10: Aurora Black / Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- Colors K10α: Aurora Black / Terra Gold
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner / FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash /

K8 Key Specifications
- Time Helper / Quick Capture / Quick Shutter
- Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
- Display: 5.0-inch HD On-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 294ppi)
- Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
- Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
- Battery: 2,500mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Size: 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 152g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B
- Colors: Aurora Black / Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- Other: FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash / Time Helper / Quick Capture / Quick Shutter

Source: LG

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