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New LG V35 ThinQ is a beefed-up version of the LG V30 ThinQ (Updated)

LG just announced the LG V35 ThinQ: a beefed-up version of the LG V30 that incorporates aspects of the LG G7 ThinQ, too.

Published onMay 30, 2018

Renders of the LG V35 ThinQ.

  • LG just announced the LG V35 ThinQ and the LG V35 Plus ThinQ.
  • Both devices look the same as the LG V30, but with beefed-up internal specs and the camera setup from the LG G7 ThinQ.
  • We are still waiting on confirmation from LG, but it looks like the device will be a $900 AT&T exclusive.

LG today announced two new additions to its “V” line of phones: the LG V35 ThinQ and the awkwardly-named LG V35 Plus ThinQ. Both devices are beefed-up versions of the LG V30 ThinQ and the LG V30S ThinQ with some features from the LG G7 ThinQ thrown in.

At first glance, it would be hard to tell the LG V35 from the LG V30. Both devices feature a horizontal dual-camera setup on the back, with a rear fingerprint sensor directly underneath. The front is the same 6-inch, 18:9 display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 at 538ppi. Even the color options are remarkably similar (New Aurora Black and New Platinum Gray).

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However, the insides of the device are much different. Where the LG V30 sported a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the LG V35 comes with the latest Snapdragon 845. The amount of RAM in the LG V35 gets a boost as well, going from 4GB in the LG V30 to 6GB in the LG V35.

The storage options for the vanilla and Plus variants of the LG V35 stay the same: 64GB for the LG V35 and 128GB for the LG V35 Plus. However, that is the only difference between the two V35 variants: screen size, battery capacity, cameras, and all other features are the same.

The camera setup may also look the same, but it is a bit different. Where the LG V30 had a 16MP shooter paired with a 13MP wide angle sensor, the LG V35 takes the camera setup from the LG G7 and pairs two 16MP shooters. The front-facing camera gets some more power too, going from 5MP in the V30 to 8MP in the V35.

The LG V35 is also getting the new AI camera features that came with the LG G7, and has Google Lens baked right into the camera app.

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All in all, the LG V35 ThinQ seems like the best phone LG device it has on its roster right now, which is both good and bad. It’s good because (obviously) we all want the best phone we can get, but it’s also bad because LG’s lineup is getting incredibly confusing. The LG V30 ThinQ only came out in August of last year, and the LG V30S hit this past February. Then the LG G7 ThinQ was announced this month and hasn’t even hit shelves yet.

Regardless, LG will release the LG V35 ThinQ in the Americas in June, with AT&T pre-orders beginning Friday, June 1. The device will also be available via Google’s Project Fi, with the price tag on both carriers being an outrageous $900. However, we have reached out to LG to get clarification on if the device will also be sold unlocked in the U.S.

We do know that LG will then release the device in limited markets in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa sometime later.

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