Typically when LG's got a big announcement coming, the company likes to drop tidbits about it in the weeks leading up to the big reveal. It looks like that's going to be the case again ahead of MWC 2018.
LG plans to launch new smartphone artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at MWC. The first is called Vision AI, which is meant to make a smartphone's camera smarter. Vision AI analyzes objects that you're pointing your camera at and recommends the best shooting mode from the eight options available: portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise, and sunset.
LG explains that its Vision AI analyzes several aspects of an object including angle of view, color, reflections, backlighting and saturation levels. The company developed this technology by analyzing over 100 million images to develop the image recognition algorithms.
Vision AI can can also provide shopping info like the best price on a product or similar products to the one that you've scanned. The Vision AI can automatically brighten images in dim environments using a new low-light shooting mode, too.
The other new AI tech coming from LG is Voice AI. LG has worked with Google Assistant to craft 9 new commands to let you perform actions using just your voice. These include taking a panoramic photo, taking a food photo, and performing a shopping search.
LG says that these new features will be included with "the 2018 version of the LG V30." Some of these AI features will be made available to older smartphones through software updates, too, but LG didn't elaborate on which models might get which features.
The LG V30 has placed a focus on photography since its launch last year, so it's no surprise that LG is planning to build on that with new AI technologies for a new version of the V30. We'll have to wait until MWC before we know everything about this updated V30, but rumors have suggested that it'll come equipped with AI camera features and more built-in storage.