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LG V35 ThinQ: fancy spending $899 for this 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED monster with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM and dual 16MP-13MP primary camera?

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In the never-ending battle for supremacy in the flagship space, LG V35 ThinQ is the latest challenger to fight for the crown.

It hasn’t even been six months, since its predecessor – the V30 ThinQ first arrived at the scene with the following specs:

  • 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~537 ppi density
  • Always-on display
  • Fullview display
  • MIL-STD-810G certified shock resistant
  • IP68 certification with dust and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • 16MP (f/1.6 aperture, 1 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13MP (f/1.9 aperture, no AF) primary camera, phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with (f/2.2 aperture, 1/5", 1.12 µm)
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0) and Wireless charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2018 release date
  • USD 930 price tag

When everyone else is thinking of upgrading their hardware to make it faster than even, LG V30S ThinQ is about optimizing the software and bringing forth Vision AI and Voice AI. The result – a more rounded and refined flagship.

Now then, where does the V35 ThinQ fits into the grand scheme of things for the South Korean company? Let’s begin by taking a closer look at it:

  • 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~537 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • MIL-STD-810G certified shock resistant
  • IP68 certification with dust and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP primary camera with f/1.6 aperture, 1µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF & laser AF + 13MP with f/1.9 aperture, no AF, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging, up to 50% in just 36 minutes with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2018 release date
  • USD 899 price tag

At a glance, there’s not much that the V35 ThinQ seems to be offering against its predecessor. But there’s a lot more.

For starters, everything about the screen, protection, even the look and feel is almost similar. You will be getting the 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED screen with Fullview display. It also supports HDR10 playback for the best quality display for your home is now available in the palm of your hand. Then there’s the super military-grade and Gorilla Glass 5 protection and IP68 certification that lets you take it anywhere together with you.

Under the hood of the V35 ThinQ has been further upgraded to resemble the latest that the industry has to offer. With the highest-end Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor and a 6GB RAM to boot. There’s simply no stopping it or even slow it down.

Regarding the camera, the similar dual 16MP+13MP primary camera makes a return as well. Packed with a lot of features and functions, you will have a blast shooting photos after photos with it. Then there’s the upgraded 8MP selfie camera for you to take better selfies.

Storage-wise, there’s only 64GB of space available on the V35 ThinQ though. Thankfully, there’s the microSD expansion slot that can take in up to a maximum of 512GB of additional space.

One final thing to note, the retail price is slightly cheaper than its predecessor when it first came out – but still a huge figure to begin with.

Conclusion:

LG V35 ThinQ is one of the best flagships that you can lay your hands on, provided you can afford it. Great 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED screen, absolute best protection, only the best hardware around town, amazing dual 16MP-13MP primary camera, latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system and a slightly cheaper price tag.

LG V35 ThinQ is currently available for USD 899 and comes in New Aurora Black and New Platinum Gray colours.

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