The LG V35 ThinQ is an LG V30 with bits of LG G7 ThinQ in it

LG's smartphone strategy seems more confused than ever with the launch of the V35 ThinQ, but the phone itself looks promising.

  • Published: May 31, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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After the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ earlier this month, LG has now announced its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V35 ThinQ. The phone looks and feels a lot like the LG V30+ that was launched late last year for Rs 44,990, but has upgraded internals that make the range more current for the time. The phone is very similar LG G7 ThinQ as well, but the most significant difference between the two phones is the lack of a notch cutout.

The new phone also brings LG’s popular V-series up-to-date in terms of specifications, with the LG V35 ThinQ powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The phone has an 18:9 QHD+ resolution screen without the notch cutout that can be seen on the LG G7 ThinQ. This essentially makes the device ideal for buyers who aren’t keen on a phone with a notch, instead opting for the regular rectangular screen with the 18:9 aspect ratio that is quickly becoming the norm for smartphones.

LG V35 ThinQ specifications, price

The new phone also comes with 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage (on the V35+ ThinQ variant), a 3,300mAh battery and fast charging through the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard. The phone’s 6-inch screen is a P-OLED one, the technology developed by LG’s display division. The camera setup is the same as that on the LG G7 ThinQ, with a 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

You also get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back, with an aluminum frame. The phone launches with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, and is IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. There’s no word on when the phone will launch in India or its pricing, with these details to be announced closer to actual availability. If we were to guess, the LG V35 ThinQ is likely to be priced slightly higher than the V30+, at just under Rs 50,000.

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The LG V35 ThinQ appears to be a capable device on its own, and has key hardware changes over the V30+ that keep the device relevant. However, it will go head-to-head with the company’s current flagship device, the LG G7 ThinQ. With the only key difference being the notched screen, the LG V35 ThinQ appears to exist as an afterthought, targeting consumers who might not want the notch. LG’s confusing approach to its smartphone line-up is likely to hurt the company in the long run.

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  • Published Date: May 31, 2018 12:24 PM IST