According to the rumors, the LG G7 will not be making an appearance at MWC 2018, and instead it was suggested that LG could launch an updated version of the LG V30 with enhanced AI capabilities, which was later hinted could have to do with the camera on the phone which could have Google Lens-like capabilities.
Turns out the rumors were right as LG has since announced the “2018 version of the LG V30” which will come with a host of AI technologies, some of which will be adapted into the phone’s camera as well as other aspects of the phone. This includes features like “next-generation” image recognition that can recognize and analyze objects to recommend shooting modes.
It also includes QR code scanning, initiate image searches, and also provide shopping options. There will also be LG-exclusive voice commands introduced to the phone, where together with Google Assistant, users will be able to ask their LG phones to perform a bunch of commands, such as taking photos and videos.
According to the company, “LG spent more than a year researching how AI should be implemented in smartphones, long before announcing LG ThinQ at CES 2018. This research focused primarily on making AI-based solutions with the objective to deliver a unique and more intuitive user experience, focusing on the camera and voice recognition. The result is a suite of AI technologies that is aligned closely with the needs and usage behavior of today’s users.”
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