The LG V35 ThinQ could be AT&T's exclusive new LG phone

The LG V35 ThinQ could be AT&T's exclusive new LG phone

LG had initially planned to introduce new smartphones only when necessary. However, a few months after this decision, it turns out that the brand thought the time was right for not just the LG G7 ThinQ, but also a new model for the V range: the V35 ThinQ.

As strange as LG's strategy may be, the release of a ThinQ V35 could be certain if exclusive information from Android Headlines is true. The site has listed many of the features of the upcoming phone.

The V35 ThinQ may be an AT&T exclusive

AT&T raised some eyebrows by announcing that they would not carry the LG G7 ThinQ, but would instead offer an alternative, exclusive new LG phone. It's likely that this refers to the V35 as an AT&T exclusive, with the upcoming LG V40 flagship phablet to be available from various carriers.

This is supported by a render leaked by AndroidHeadlines, which purportedly show an AT&T branded V35.

The V35 ThinQ may only be available from AT&T. / © Android Headlines

LG follows the trend with a 6-inch, 18:9 format screen

Apparently, the device should "fit in the palm of your hand". The handling should be improved, making it lightweight and easy to use with one hand, which in theory, could be hard to achieve with a 6-inch 18:9 ratio screen.

Nevertheless, the chosen display size is not surprising. The 18:9 format screens have become the new fashion, and LG wouldn't take a risk on anything otherwise. To the annoyance of some (but not everybody) the screen could offer a notch, but we can't rule out the possibility that LG will allow users to toggle the notch using the software interface. If you didn't know already, this is one of the features available on the preview version of Android P.

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The vision angles of the LG V30 were a little disappointing, hopefully the V35 ThinQ will be better. © / AndroidPIT

LG haven't neglected audio

Regarding audio, LG has taken inspiration from the V30, and is likely to offer a Quad DAC High 32 bit from ESS, aka the DAC Sabre 9228. As far as voice is concerned, this device would (like the G7) have a voice recognition system that, among other things, would be useful for using the advanced Google Assistant commands that should be present.

V35 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ could share the same camera

Again, nothing surprising here - the V35 ThinQ will have a dual camera. Android Headlines stated that it will have the same camera as the LG G7 ThinQ with two 16MP sensors, one with an f/1.6 aperture and a 10-bit HDR compatibility, and the other would have a 107° wide angle.

In use, both devices could offer the same features (AI Cam, Google Lens, etc.), reusing some of the features of the LG V30. What's also interesting is the 'superpixels' concept, as it would allow the two new devices to improve the quality of photos taken in poor lighting conditions.

How will LG use Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence has been the focus of smartphone manufacturers for some time now, with each using it in a different way to achieve certain goals: optimizing the camera, assistant, or phone performance, for example. As part of the V35 ThinQ, AI will have its focus in the camera to manage brightness, along with AI cam and Google Lens. 

Of course, it will be present in other areas, but we'll have to wait for further information from the brand itself. As for the software interface, LG announced that is has created an office dedicated to updates to ensure more frequent monitoring, which should affect all LG devices, old and new.

What are your thoughts about the LG V35 ThinQ so far?

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  • Jason Booth May 6, 2018 Link to comment

    LG has to price their device to appear just as valuable as other brands,but they need to offer more at that price point. The v35 could have easily been a 6gb s845 variant with improved front facing camera at that price point IMO.

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    Deactivated Account Apr 12, 2018 Link to comment

    I just think that LG shot themselves in he foot when they got rid of the removable battery in the V series. A phone designed for content make and power user needs a removable battery.

    • David Martrano Apr 12, 2018 Link to comment

      I agree, LG should have not got rid of the removable battery. That was their biggest selling feature on the v10, g5 and v20. Why take something away that was your biggest selling feature. Pretty dumb if you ask me!

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      • David Martrano May 4, 2018 Link to comment

        Have you seen the price of the V30S 929.00. That's a g-whizz. Are they nuts or what. Plus it's using last yrs processer, yikes oh boy & holy Toledo! An LG phone for 1,000 bananas!

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