LG had introduced the LG V30 flagship smartphone at IFA 2017 in September last year. Citing industry sources, a South Korean publication states that the company may announce an upgraded edition of the LG V30 with enhanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities at the Mobile World Congress (2018) on Feb. 26.
The rumor mill had predicted earlier that LG would be launching the LG G7 with Snapdragon 845 chipset at that MWC 2018. However, recent reports have claimed that the company is redeveloping the upcoming LG G series flagship from scratch after the LG CEO Jo Seong-jin said at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 that the company won’t be releasing smartphones to just because its competitors are doing so. Hence, the LG G7 is unlikely to debut at MWC 2018. Another report claims that the launch of the LG G7 could be delayed to March or April.
Even though LG won’t be showcasing the LG G7 in the next month, it will be holding a press conference on Feb. 26 to unveil the new edition of the LG V30 that is expected to launch as “V30+‘α’.” The publication claims that it will be coming with “new technologies and functions.”
The probable reason behind launching an advanced model of LG V30 is that the company is now putting into practice its new strategy of retaining existing premium phones for longer period. The arrival of the upgraded V30 could also mean that G7 may launch after several months.
The LG V30 comes loaded with Korean edition of Google Assistant. Considering the relationship between LG and Google, the new version of LG V30 may arrive with AI functions based on Google Assistant. Since it is an advanced model of the “Plus” edition of V30, it may feature 4 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 128 GB. As of this writing, there is no information available on its pricing.