Launched in August last year, the LG V30 is getting a bunch of software upgrades that enhance the camera capabilities, and also bring about the March security patch. Interestingly, the new update also brings a new start screen with the ThinQ branding, indicating the addition of more AI-based features.
The new software version VS99620b is available for certain Verizon-branded units of the LG V30 in the US. As part of the update, the new AI Cam feature has been added. It essentially allows for intelligent scene recognition and allows users to pick from different filter recommendations based on the lighting and image conditions. These filters combine factors including contrast, saturation, color, and scene characteristics. There are also recommendations based on the subject such as people, pets, food, landscape, and so on.
Those who update to the newest version will also be welcomed with the new ThinQ branding. It refers to the ecosystem that LG aims to create where AI forms the core of the gadgets or appliances in it. Lastly, the update also brings the March Android security patch to the Verizon-branded LG V30.
Those who own the Verizon-branded LG V30 will receive the OTA update. In case you have not received the update, you can head to Settings -> About Phone-> Software updates-> Check for Update-> Download Now. Once the download is over, you can install the software update. Verizon advises users to ensure the device is connected to Wi-Fi or seamless mobile data connection before installing the OTA update.
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To recall, the LG V30 packs a 6-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with HDR10 support. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For optics, there is a combination of 16-megapixel standard angle lens and a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. It is fueled by 3,300mAh battery, with support for fast charging and wireless charging.