Google Assistant Powered LG ThinQ Smart Display Now Available For Pre-Order
Evern since Google launched the Pixel 2 and the iPhone X came with a Bionic chipset, the trend of AI has been on a rise. Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Samsung have their own voice assistants, while the others have incorporated Google Assistant. At the CES 2018, LG announced the ThinQ Smart Display with Google Assistant and ThinQ Smart Assistant speaker. Both smart home accessories are now available on B&H for pre-order in the USA.
Pricing and availability
The LG ThinQ Smart Display with Google Assistant is priced at US$ 296.99 and the ThinQ Smart Assistant speaker is priced at US$ 196.99. Both models are available for pre-order. However, the website has not mentioned the shipping date.
Features of LG ThinQ Smart Display
The device has an 8 inch touchscreen display powered by LG ThinQ Artificial Intelligence. The device offers a premium sound clarity using Meridian Audio’s advanced technologies. Similarly, the device also comes with Google Assistant and support for Chromecast. The smart speaker has a front-facing camera. LG also claims that the device offers an immersive smart speaker experience using a touchscreen display. In fact, the speaker setup can be completed without connecting to a smartphone. However, just like every other smart speaker, the ThinQ Smart Display with Google Assistant requires an active Wi-Fi connection.
Features of LG ThinQ Smart Speaker
The device is similar to the most of the smart speakers. It comes in a cylindrical shape powered by LG ThinQ Artificial Intelligence. Similarly, the speaker also supports Google Assistant and comes with a dedicated button on the top with volume and pause/play button. The smart speaker is certified to support Hi-Res Audio (192kHz/24bit) with built-in Google Assistant and Google Chromecast.