Flagship smartphones are becoming more expensive. And with each new announcement of a premium device, users are waiting for when not only its impressive technical characteristics and new features will be announced, but also messages about the price at which the novelty will be offered to consumers. The costs of two LG V30S ThinQ models became known, which turned out to be higher than those of the Galaxy S9.
The smartphone with unusually cumbersome for modern devices called LG V30S ThinQ and the second model – LG V30S Plus ThinQ – released to the market of South Korea. Announced at MWC 2018 by LG, new smartphones have become available for order in South Korea. Their sales start on March 9, 2018.
Prices start at KRW 1,048,200 for the base model V30S ThinQ, equipped with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage. The storage capacity of the model V30S Plus ThinQ is 256 gigabytes, and its retail price is KRW 1 097 800. In all other respects, this model is identical to the base one.
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In equivalent, the price of the basic version of the V30S ThinQ is more than 1000 US dollars. For comparison, it is noted that the Samsung Galaxy S9 price for pre-order in South Korea is KRW 957,000, while the Galaxy S9 Plus with a 64-gigabyte built-in drive is offered to consumers at a price of KRW 1,056,000. The price of the original V30 model, presented to the public last year when it entered the market was KRW 949,300.
LG has not yet announced the prices of its new smartphones for the global market. Moreover, it is not known when new items will appear in other markets at all.
Smartphones V30S ThinQ debuted as part of a new approach by LG, which now prefers the annual announcements of new models of devices to make some changes to the previously presented smartphones.
The V30S ThinQ differs from the original V30 with an increased amount of RAM and a built-in drive, as well as a more significant number of colors in which the device is available for purchase by consumers. Also, LG’s new smartphones can also boast some artificial intelligence features inherent in their cameras. These devices out of the box work under the operating system Android 8.0 Oreo, which was released by Google in 2017.