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It might be hard for many of us to believe, but some people out there still love using flip-phones. I am not sure if it's an issue of function, or simply nostalgia, but it appears there's still an ample enough market for flip-phones that LG has decided to release one using the latest and greatest version of Android, 5.1 Lollipop. As far as flip-phones go, I think this latest one, called Gentle, hits all the right marks. It looks good (and would have been amazing ten-years-ago), and it has nice bubbly buttons for the sake of good feedback. Of course, one thing to set this phone apart from phones... Read more...
Most of the attention in the smartphone space gets placed on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets and Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. It's sometimes easy to forget that there are other mobile phone makers competing in the high end space too, and to help consumers remember that fact, LG Electronics is readying a new flagship device.Apparently LG's next mobile handset won't just be a smartphone, but a "super premium phone," which the company plans to release sometime this year (sooner rather than later). The mention of a super premium phone has stirred up speculation... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices and Samsung responding with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, you may have forgotten about the G4 from LG. Even with slightly newer smartphones on the market, the G4 is right there among the top Android smartphones, and if you're rolling with T-Mobile, you can score one for $480 for a limited time.T-Mobile has temporarily dropped the price, slashing $120 off its normal retail cost of $600. That's still a hefty sum to pay all at once, though if you have good to excellent credit, you can snag it for no money down... Read more...
With the release of the high-powered Android flagships (LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9) out of the way, there hasn’t been much going on in the smartphone arena; well at least not until the OnePlus 2 makes an appearance later this month. Thankfully, LG is hoping to liven things up in the mid-range market with the G4 Beat, which packs in the look and feel of it its G4 big brother into a slightly smaller package. Whereas the G4 delivers a 5.5-inch (2560x1440) QHD display, the G4 Beat pares things down a bit with a smaller 5.2-inch (1920x1080) Full HD display. And while the G4... Read more...
Notebook screens will be getting even slimmer, thanks to a touch screen technology from LG Display. The Advanced In-Cell (AIT) panels have already appeared on the LG G4 and other smartphones, but this is the first time that the technology will be used on larger devices like notebooks. AIT shaves as much as a millimeter off the thickness of an ordinary notebook screen. That may not sound like much of a difference, but notebook sizes and weights have become factors in many buyers’ purchasing decisions, so competition among manufacturers has been focused on those areas. AIT hits both size and weight... Read more...
It's been a roller coaster ride of rumors for fans of LG's G Pro series -- first there was talk that a third generation G Pro device would emerge late last year, then there was speculation that the South Korean handset maker decided to retire the line so that it could concentrate all its efforts on its flagship G4 smartphone. So, what's the latest? It looks like LG will go forth with a G Pro 3 device after all, and it will be the biggest one yet.If you recall, the original G Pro released in 2013 featured a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) IPS display. It also came equipped with... Read more...
LG Chem has developed a new battery that could be a boon for certain smartwatch manufacturers. The company this week introduced a new hexagon-shaped battery that can be used in smartwatches that feature circular case designs. Today’s wearables typically feature a square-shaped battery, which is not very space efficient when placed inside of a circular watch case. However, the hexagonal shape more closely matches the shape of a circular case, thus allowing LG Chem to improve storage capacity of its batteries by up to 25 percent. Source: LG Chem "The development will help users have four hours more... Read more...
As our screens continue to become thinner and thinner, it almost seems like there's no limit to how far vendors can push the envelope. And speaking of envelope, perhaps in time, our screens will be thinner than one! As LG has proven this week, we're on our way there, as the company showed off a "wallpaper" OLED panel that comes in at a mere 0.97mm thick. "Thick" seems like such an inappropriate word here. To give some perspective, LG's current flagship 55-inch display is 4.3mm thick - in one fell swoop, the company managed to decrease the overall thickness to less than 25% of... Read more...
LG has been going full-bore with the smartphone announcements lately. The company impressed us all with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 808-powered G4 flagship, which is shipping this week worldwide, and just last week introduced the Lancet Windows Phone (which unfortunately is a decidedly budget-oriented device). And just yesterday, AT&T quietly launched the Escape2 Android smartphone for $179.99 off-contract. Today, LG has two more smartphone release for us, and they are based on the basic design of the flagship G4. As its name implies, the G4 Stylus comes with, well, a stylus and a slightly larger... Read more...
May has been a big month for LG smartphone launches. LG Mobile released its budget-friendly Windows-based Lancet late last week and then announced that it is rolling out the flagship, Android-based LG G4 in the coming days. As it turns out, the company also gave carriers the green light to sell the LG Escape2, which is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a curved design. AT&T is offering the Escape2 for a mere 99 cents with a two-year contract, but you can buy the phone off contract for $179.99. The phone runs Lollipop on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz processor. It has 1GB of RAM and... Read more...
Mobile carriers worldwide will begin offering the LG G4 smartphone this week. The phone gives Android fans a competent, modestly-priced alternative to Samsung’s market-dominating Galaxy line. More than 180 carriers and retailers will be stocking G4s over the next several days. LG plans to start the rollout in Hong Kong and move to Russia, Singapore and Turkey before opening up Europe, North America and other regions. “The LG G4 is our most ambitious smartphone yet because it is unlike any other flagship mobile phone on the market today,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile... Read more...
Calling the smartphone market "mature" is likely misguided, even if you consider its increasing saturation levels. In the U.S., however, much has changed over the past half-decade, but more important perhaps is what has become commonplace. While the initial players all jockeyed for their share of the smartphone pie, companies such as Kyocera and Sony have all but vanished, while Apple and Samsung are the only two options that some mainstream users even consider. LG's mobile CEO is aware of the current landscape, stating recently that it hopes to sell around 8 million G4 handsets by the end of 2015.... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and long-time HH tech editor extraordinaire, Paul Lilly, discuss Intel's latest 18-core Xeons, the Broadwell NUC with Iris Pro and the Compute Stick, the slick Asus T300 Chi ultrabook, Samsung’s Galaxy S 6 and LG’s G4, our awesome Syber giveaway, which is running until the end of the month, and much more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families 08:33 - Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 Ultrabook Review 18:43 - Intel Compute Stick PC Review: Tiny, Sleek, And... Read more...
After a lengthy hiatus, LG is returning to the Windows Phone realm with a new smartphone release. LG’s latest entry was leaked last month, but today, Windows Central has spilled all the bean on the Lancet Windows Phone device. Unfortunately, if you were expecting the Lancet to be high-end device to break us away from the deluge of low-end Windows Phone announcements from Microsoft, you’ll once again be disappointed. The Lancet will ship with a decidedly bargain basement 4.5-inch 854x480 display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM.(Source: Windows Central) You’ll also... Read more...
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