LG Electronics recently unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ in Singapore, it is now available in Singapore for purchase! I shared about the LG V40 ThinQ in one of my earlier articles, with my short experiences with this new smartphone from LG Electronics!
If you already thinking or planning to make the LG V40 ThinQ purchase, I have an exciting news to share with you! LG Electronics is holding #LGSnapMetoKoreacontest!
LG V40ThinQ owners can look forward to winning the grand prize of a trip for two to Korea, which includes a pair of economy return tickets and a 6D5N stay in Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong worth $3,500. Four other participants can also win a pair of tickets each to Holey Moley Golf Club worth $47. The contest will be held from January 26 to February 28, 2019.
Picture courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore
LG V40ThinQ Contest: #LGSnapMeToKorea
How to enter:
Purchasers of the LG V40ThinQ can use the story shot feature to take a picture of themselves against any background that has a Korean theme
OR follow LG Singapore Instagramand post the story shot with these hashtags #lgsnapmetokorea, #lgv40sg and #storyshotv40
Winners will be announced on LG Singapore Facebook on March 5, 2019. Terms and Conditions Apply*.
More information on the LG V40 ThinQ and this contest
The LG V40ThinQ comes in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. Retailing at S$1,098, the V40ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Purchase the smartphone from January 26 to February 22, 2019 and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth S$598. Terms and Conditions apply*.
LG Electronics recently unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone to their line-up. At their recent LG event, I had the opportunity to hold, feel, touch and try out the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. The V40 series was built on successful predecessors of the LG V smartphone series family, I tried the LG V30 and it was a good multimedia smartphone with its photography and cinematography capabilities. When I held the LG V40 ThinQ, it felt sleek, lightweight, polished, minimalist and sophisticated.
The LG V40 ThinQ was built and improved further on that foundation, it’s a multimedia smartphone with strong photography, cinematography and social media capabilities, on top of its technological capabilities from the ThinQ segment build together inside them. Armed with 5 cameras, 3 cameras on the back, 1 x super wide, 1 x standard and 1 x telephoto, 2 cameras on the front, 1 x standard and 1 x wide, it is nice and ideal for users to have most aspects covered for their photography or/and cinematography requirements.
There are two new features that caught my attention during the launch of the LG V40 ThinQ event, the Cine Shot and Triple shot features. Do check out the short videos on them! The Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities would make the LG V40 ThinQ more powerful and better, that would help the story teller, the photographer, the cinematographer or someone who does all of the 3 roles in today’s society.
Let me share more key information and details on the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone:
The latest iteration of the acclaimed V series, the LG V40ThinQ incorporates a total of five cameras, and is a multimedia powerhouse device designed for today’s generation of storytellers who communicate with visuals and videos.
“With the LG V40ThinQ, creating and sharing high-quality content has never been easier for the prosumer,” said Mr Shawn Han, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “The five cameras offer incredible versatility, and with the camera’s artificial intelligence capabilities, users can take stunning photographs that stand out on social media platforms.”
Five Cameras in One Smartphone for Varied Perspective
The LG V40ThinQ is designed to deliver a truly all-encompassing smartphone camera experience. It features a rear camera module with three different lenses: 16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto. The three lenses allow shutterbugs to conveniently frame different shots without having to change their positions relative to the subject. The 107-degree super wide-angle lens captures more view in a frame, such as a vast mountain range or stunning lake, without having to physically step back to get more in a shot. The telephoto with 2x optical zoom (or 3.2x the zoom of the wide-angle lens) allows users to take clear shots of distant subjects, such as wildlife animals or birds, without much loss in image quality. The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.
The front camera features a 5MP wide-angle and 8MP standard angle lens that work in tandem to create the perfect bokeh effect, with an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur. Other features allow selfie lovers to personalize their photos even more with unique lighting and special effects.
The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the LG V30+, increasing from 1?m to 1.4?m, and the image sensor is more than 18 percent larger than its predecessor. In addition to delivering the sharpest and brightest images of any LG smartphone camera, the F1.5 aperture of the main camera delivers greater depth of field, half the shutter lag and significantly faster burst mode compared with the LG V30+.
The Perfect Shot, Made Easy
What is more, the smartphone boasts Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), which delivers automatic focusing that is 50 percent faster — about twice as fast as the industry average. The advanced HDR feature analyzes and determines the right exposure settings to create perfectly lit shots, eliminating overexposed backgrounds or underexposed subjects. Hence, subjects are always in perfect focus because the camera checks sharpness continuously until the shutter button is pressed.
LG has also upgraded the camera in the LG V40ThinQ to be even more powerful and intuitive than ever, capable of delivering the most ideal color, composition, white balance and shutter speed. The AI CAM’s new AI Composition feature taps into the phone’s intelligence to frame, capture and recommend an alternative shot to the one taken by the user. AI Auto White Balance automatically adjusts the color temperature across different lighting situations while AI Shutter selects the right shutter speed, a feature especially useful when capturing fast-moving subjects.
Other new features such as Cine Shot, 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop and Story Shot take the photography experience on the LG V40ThinQ to new heights. Cine Shot makes creating cinemagraphs – images with animation – incredibly easy and fun. Simply shoot a short video with any of the phone’s three rear cameras and “paint” the area to be animated with a finger. 3D Light Effect changes the tone of a photo with professional-looking lighting. Touch up any selfie with different looks using Makeup Pro or entirely change the background of a selfie with Custom Backdrop. Story Shot allows users to create fun photo composites. Simply choose a background image from existing photos in the photo gallery, or take a new backdrop with the smartphone. Then users can take a selfie which will superimpose them onto the background photo.
Pricing and Availability
The LG V40ThinQ will be available in Singapore from January 26, 2019 in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. Retailing at S$1,098, the V40ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Purchase the smartphone from 26 January to 22 February, 2019, and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth S$598. Terms and Conditions apply*.
Whilst Stocks Last. Redemption of the LG W7 Watch can be done at LG Customer Service Centre from 28 January to 28 February, 2019.
* Specifications, features and accessories may vary depending on the particular market.
Memory:6GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128GB UFS 2.1 ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
– Rear: 16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 1.0?m / 107°)
12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4?m / 78°)
12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0?m / 45°)
– Front: 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12?m / 80°)
5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12?m / 90°)
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
Size: 158.7 x 75.8 x 7.7mm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Colors:Platinum Gray / Moroccan Blue / Carmine Red
Other: Cine Shot / Triple Preview / Triple Shot / AI CAM / AI Composition / Boombox Speaker / Google Assistant / Google Lens / AI Haptic / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm®Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology (Qualcomm®Quick Charge™ 4 Compatible) / Wireless Charging / FM Radio
* Information courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *
Technology geeks and shoppers alert! COMEX 2018 is here! It is currently being held at Suntec Singapore from 6th to 9th September 2018. If you are looking for light weight laptops or monitors for gaming or daily use, visit LG at COMEX 2018 this weekend!
Let me share with you some exciting LG promotions at COMEX 2018 below:
LG Gram Promotion:
Purchase LG gram 15 or 14 and receive a 32” LG SMART TV (worth $599)
The first 15 customers each day to purchase the gram 15 will get their free gift upgraded to a 40” LG SMART TV (worth $899)
Limited to 3 purchases per booth each day
Available at 5 boothsat COMEX
Redemption of the TV can be done at LG Customer Service Center
Available at Best Denki, Challenger, Courts Harvey Norman and Venture IT booths at COMEX
LG UHD 4K Monitor 32UK550 Promotion:
Free upgrade to 32UK550 when consumers purchase the 27UK600 monitor
Consumers also get to enjoy free delivery + additional Bluetooth Speaker (worth $99) when they purchase the 32UK550
Available at 4 boothsat COMEX
Available at Best Denki, Challenger, Courts and Harvey Norman Booths at COMEX
Daily Special for 22MK430 Monitor Promotion:
Daily Special:The first 20 customers each day to purchase the 22MK430 will enjoy a special purchase rate of only $99 (RRP: $179, Comex Price: $129)
Limited to 5 purchases per booth each day, while stocks last
Available at 4 boothsat COMEX
Available at Best Denki, Challenger, Courts and Harvey Norman Booths at COMEX
LG Mobile promotion:
Purchase an LG G7+ThinQ and receive a 32-inch LG SMART LED TV(worth S$599). The redemption of the free LG SMART LED TV is limited to the first 400 eligible customers who purchased the LG G7+ThinQ.
Purchase Period: September 6th to October 5th 2018
Available at 2 boothsat COMEX
400 units to be redeemed on a first-come-first-served basis at LG Customer Service Centre
Simply present your Original Redemption Letter, Identification Card and Proof of Purchase (Receipt) to redeem
LG SMART LED TV model 32LJ550
Available at M1 and Starhub booths at COMEX
Visit LG authorised retailers at COMEX 2018, 6 – 9 September, Suntec Singapore, Level 3, & 4:
LG Electronics recently announced a new smartphone, the LG V30S ThinQ, making her debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The LG V30S ThinQ is built on the foundation of the LG V30 platform, a smartphone that I did get the opportunity to touch and feel during their LG Electronics launch event in Singapore.
The LG V30 platform is the smartphone for multimedia and creative users, the strong multimedia features and capabilities attracting my attention. Reading and analysing the information given, the LG V30 ThinQ looks more promising and even more capable, building on the success of the LG V30 platform. Therefore, I would have to wait for the LG V30 ThinQ to reach the shores of Singapore and I hope to share more when the opportunity arises.
For now, let me share with you, on the latest LG V30S ThinQ news and technical specifications as she made her debut at MWC 2018:
LG Electronics (LG) is debuting its first ThinQ mobile device this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the foundation of the LG V30 platform, the LG V30S ThinQ integrates new AI technologies into the most commonly used features that are closely aligned to the needs and usage behavior of consumers today. ThinQ was introduced at CES 2018 to identify all of LG’s home appliances, consumer electronics and services that utilize artificial intelligence. With the vision of becoming a human-centered AI company that puts consumers first, LG’s vision for ThinQ is to promote artificial intelligence as an approachable and less intimidating technology.
LG began working on making differentiated and intuitive AI-based solutions for the most commonly used smartphones features more than a year ago. With a particular focus on the camera and voice recognition, the resulting Vision AI delivers a smarter camera that is even easier to use, while Voice AI enhances the breadth of spoken commands in the latest smartphone.
Vision AI: Making Photography Intuitive
Vision AI includes three new intelligent camera features: AI CAM, QLens and Bright Mode that automates and enhances the smartphone image capturing experience for novice as well as experienced shutterbugs.
AI CAM analyzes subjects in the frame and recommends the optimal shooting mode among eight categories: portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise, and sunset. Each mode enhances the characteristics of the subject taking into account factors such as the viewing angle, color, reflections, lighting, and saturation level.
QLens takes further advantage of the image recognition capabilities of the AI technology to scan QR codes to improve the online shopping experience. Capture an item of interest with QLens to get information as to where to buy the product online at the lowest price as well as recommendations of similar items. Perform an image search with QLens to see matching or similar images of food, fashion and celebrities or detailed information of landmarks such as buildings and statues.
Low light photography on the LG V30S ThinQ gets a huge boost with Bright Mode. Instead of measuring only ambient light like most smartphone cameras, this AI feature uses algorithms to brighten images by a factor of two for better looking photos without the noise.
Voice AI: LG-Exclusive Voice Commands
Another new feature is Voice AI that allows users to run apps and change settings through voice commands alone. Working alongside Google Assistant, the LG-exclusive Voice AI commands eliminates the need to search through menu options and allows for direct selection of specific functions.
More Memory, More Storage, More Colors
The LG V30S ThinQ takes the “flagship” nomenclature to a new level with upgraded features that would satisfy even the most demanding customer. With 6GB of RAM, smooth multitasking and faster performance is virtually guaranteed and storage capacities of 128GB in the LG V30S ThinQ and 256GB in the LG V30S+ ThinQ means that customers will never run out of space. In the rare event that does happen, the microSD slot provides even more storage, up to 2TB.
Still the thinnest and lightest among smartphones with displays of 6 inches or more, the LG V30S ThinQ is no slouch in the toughness and durability category, having passed 14 MIL-STD 810G tests approved by the US Department of Defense. The New Moroccan Blue color has been updated with a green tint while New Platinum Gray gives the device a sophisticated, elegant look. Both devices feature a lenticular finish on the back that displays different hues under certain lighting conditions.
Expanding the Smartphone AI Experience
The AI suite of technologies in the LG V30S ThinQ is the just the beginning of the company’s renewed strategy to create more intelligent smartphones that puts consumers’ needs above all else. While the LG V30S ThinQ offers such advanced features out of the box, certain phones from LG will receive key AI features in future updates delivered over-the-air. Additional LG smartphones will be considered for future AI upgrades, depending on hardware and other factors for the best user experience.
“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.”
Attendees of MWC 2018 are encouraged to visit LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via from February 26 until March 1 for more information on the LG V30S ThinQ.
Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 835 Mobile Platform