LG Electronics Inc. on Thursday unveiled its new flagship V40 ThinQ that offers five different cameras to provide a versatile and unique experience for its users.
The new device has a unique, upgraded five-camera arrangement with three rear main cameras and dual cameras up front, Yonhap news agency reported.
Moments can be seized as they happen from multiple angles, the company said in a press conference held at LG Science Park in western Seoul.
“LG V40 ThinQ is equipped with the cameras that customers need,” Hwang Jeong-hwan, Vice President, LG Electronics, said in a statement, adding that they will be able to produce new, high-quality content with various functions of the cameras.
The rear-facing cameras can take so-called triple shots through just one click, capturing the same photo ranging from wide to telephoto, the company added.
The new smartphone also offers a so-called triple preview feature that shows a live preview from all three cameras simultaneously, it said.
The upgraded Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature of the camera automatically suggests the best angles and effects and also recognises up to three people and adjusts composition, the company said.
The new flagship allows users to create content combining photos and videos with a feature called “Magic Photo”, the company said.
The users can select a certain area of a photo and add video to it and then share the finished images on social media.
LG said it has conducted a survey to find what customers truly want and found out that cameras and social media apps are the most frequently used features on smartphones.
“We focused on the fact that cameras are the most frequently used smartphone feature yet draw the most criticism,” Hwang said.
“We didn’t just increase the number of cameras. We focused on providing cameras based on the concept of life and story.”
The V40 ThinQ, which comes in gray, blue and red, features a 6.4-inch display that delivers vibrant and remarkable clarity, LG said.
The company said it used sand-blast technology for the surface of the smartphone’s body, making it feel smoother in users’ hands.
To give the smartphone a more simple look, the company said it added concealed sensors on both sides of the LG V40 ThinQ. The product also comes with curved lines on all edges for improved grip.
The company said the exact launch date and price have not yet been decided.
Mi Band 3i with 2 monochrome display launched in India
Xiaomi has launched the successor of the Mi Band HRX today — Mi Smart Band 3i. Xiaomi’s new wearable follows the popular Mi Band 4 and is available for pre-order starting today via mi.com
The Mi Band 3i brings in some key upgrades. The Mi Band 3i comes in a single Black colour set and it also comes with a 0.78 inch screen at 128 x 80 pixels. The screen is also a monochrome White AMOLED display with 300 nits of brightness and a capacitive touch panel. It also comes equipped with a 110mAh li-polymer battery. Xiaomi claims that this battery will power the Mi Band 3i for up to 20 days. The Mi Band 3i comes with support for Bluetooth v4.2 and is compatible with phones running on Android 4.4 and iOS 9.0 and above. The strap is said to be manufactured using TPU material, and the Mi Band 3i is also listed as 5ATM water resistant certified.
Talking about fitness features, it can track number of steps taken, distance walked, calories burned and more. You can also see app notifications right on the band’s display. These include WhatsApp, Instagram, Text Messages, and incoming call alerts. There is a new “Find Device” option which lets you find the smartphone that is paired with the band. The Mi Band 3i also comes with 5ATM (50 meters) certification for water and dust resistance. Sadly, there is no support for heart rate monitoring.
The new fitness band from Xiaomi will be available for Rs 1,299. You can pre-order it from the company website, and shipping starts from December 10.