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LG announced closing of mobile business unit

LG Electronics Inc (LG) recently announced that it is closing their mobile business unit worldwide. This decision was approved by its board of directors.

This strategic decision taken by LG to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable them to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices , smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services.

For the Singapore market, there is currently no inventory with authorised retailers. All the OS updates have been completed on the LG smartphone models that are available locally. LG Electronics (Singapore) will continue to provide service support for customers of existing LG mobile products until further notice.

Moving forward, LG will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and develop mobility-related technologies such as 6G to help further strengthen competitiveness in other business areas. During two decades of LG’s mobile business operations, LG has developed core technologies that will be retained and applied to existing and future products.

LG is expected to complete their wind down of the mobile phone business unit globally by 31st July 2021 although inventory of some existing models may still be available after that.

Personally, I have covered LG smartphones from LG G series and LG V series over the years, I once owned and used a LG smartphone too. The LG V series is a smartphone series that I like, for its videography and content creation features. The worldwide mobile phone market is indeed incredibly competitive with the number of different manufacturers and smartphone models available in the market, from entry level to top end. Although it’s disappointing to see LG exit the mobile phone sector, it’s a strategic business decision.

* Information courtesy of LG Electronics and Asia PR Werkz *

Pre-Order & Labour Day SPECIAL for LG V30S+ ThinQ and LG V30+

The LG V30S+ ThinQ recently made its debut at MWC 2018, I published and shared information on the upcoming LG V30S+ ThinQ in an earlier article post. Today, I would like to share more news on the LG V30S+ ThinQ, they are now coming to Singapore very soon!

Let us recap on the LG V30S+ ThinQ key specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm®Snapdragon ™ 835 Mobile Platform
  • Display: 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi)
  • Memory:6GB RAM / 256GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:

Rear Dual: 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)

Front: 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)

  • AI: AI CAM / 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
  • Color:New Platinum Gray
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • 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

LG is unveiling the brand-new LG V30S+ThinQ in New Platinum Gray, priced at S$1,298 on May 5th – which comes equipped with artificial intelligence (AI).

Pre-Order and Labour Day SPECIAL for LG V30S+ ThinQ and LG V30+ 

Preorder LG V30S+ThinQ to Receive Free Stylus 3 and Tone Infinim

Coming with a two-year warranty, the LG V30S+ThinQ in New Platinum Gray is priced at S$1,298, and will be available from May 5th at Best Denki1and Lazada. Each purchase of LG V30S+ThinQ will be entitled to a free LG Stylus 3*worth S$398, while stocks last.

Users can preorder LG V30S+ThinQat Best Denki stores or online via Best Denki websiteand Lazadafrom April 25th to April 29th. Those who preorder LG V30S+ThinQ will receive a free LG Stylus 3* worth S$398 and LG Tone Infinim*(HBS-920) worth S$198, as well as look forward to earlier delivery starting from May 3rd.

Labor Day Special for V30+

To celebrate the upcoming Labor Day, LG will also hold a promotion2for the V30+. Customers who purchase V30+ from April 27th to May 1st at authorized retail stores will get to receive S$150 worth of shopping vouchers.

Selected AI features, as well as the Android 8.0 Oreo update, will also be rolled out to V30+ fromMay 5th. Users can get the updates via the Software Upgrade Center, which grants easy access to the latest OS, software, security and other function upgrades. The Smart Doctor, LG’s remote customer support service that diagnoses the smartphone’s status and offers solutions, has also received an upgrade.

Key diagnosis functions include alarms for automatic backups, auto-toggling of WiFi when not in use for apps that frequently access it, detection of unstable WiFi connections, and detection of apps that keep the screen turned off for extended periods or drain the battery.

Such after-sales support is a testament to LG’s commitment to maintaining the quality of its smartphones, in turn allowing customers to enjoy products that have a long usage and extended shelf life that lasts far beyond the initial purchase period.

1List of Best Denki Stores with LG V30S+ThinQ

  • Bedok Mall
  • Great World City
  • IMM
  • Junction 8
  • Ngee Ann City
  • Parkway Parade
  • VivoCity
  • Waterway Point

2Terms and Conditions for V30+ Redemption

  • Redemption of vouchers can be done at LG’s service center from May 2nd to May 15th, 2018
  • A copy of IC and receipt/contract as proof of purchase is required
  • The proof of purchase must be from authorized retailers and transacted from April 27thto May 1st, 2018
  • The proof of purchase must include the IMEI number or the purchased phone must be produced for the purpose of verification
  • Only 1 redemption per IC and per IMEI

*While stocks last

If you have been looking out for the LG V30S+ ThinQ or the LG V30+, this upcoming pre-order and Labour Day special promotion would be of interest to you! Pass it on and spread the word to your family, relatives and friends!

** Information and picture courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar **

LG V30S ThinQ debuts at MWC 2018

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.

Key Specifications:

  • 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)

  • Camera:

– Rear Dual: 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)

– Front: 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)

  • AI: AI CAM / 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

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *