MWC 2018: Everything Announced At The LG Press Conference Credit: LG

MWC 2018: Everything Announced At The LG Press Conference

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.

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.

Read more:Huawei Unveils First Car To Be Driven By AI-Powered Smartphone

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.

Read more:Have we reached the age of “VR everywhere”?

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.

IDG Insider


«MWC 2018: Alcatel detail 2018 smartphone portfolio


Apple to stop iTunes Store access for first-gen Apple TV, Windows XP, and Windows Vista»
IDG Connect

IDG Connect tackles the tech stories that matter to you

Add Your Comment

Most Recent Comments

Our Case Studies

IDG Connect delivers full creative solutions to meet all your demand generatlon needs. These cover the full scope of options, from customized content and lead delivery through to fully integrated campaigns.


Our Marketing Research

Our in-house analyst and editorial team create a range of insights for the global marketing community. These look at IT buying preferences, the latest soclal media trends and other zeitgeist topics.



If it were legal, would your organization hack back?