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Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this show, we talk about new, relatively low-cost SSDs from Intel and OCZ, a great new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga laptop with OLED display, the mechanical Das Keyboard Prime 13, LG's G5 and V20 smartphones, new CPU architectures and we're giving away an HP 2-in1 notebook! Show Notes: 02:50 - Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Storage 08:30 - Intel SSD 600P Solid State Drive Review: NVMe Performance, SATA Pricing16:31 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: The OLED Display Update25:41 - Das Keyboard Prime 13... Read more...
Now, more than ever, manufacturers are exploring alternative ways to differentiate smartphones. One savior to the oversaturated smartphone market, that is rife with products with similar specifications, may come in the form of modularity. The promise of a modular phone, is an ability to adapt to a user’s needs in the moment. Purchasing a smartphone is traditionally a long-term investment. What might perfectly address day-to-day use, however, could come up short under specific use cases. We already took a close look at the Moto Z family and see promise in Moto Mods, but modular smartphones... Read more...
It seems hard to believe now, but for a long time the monitor market was stuck in a rut without any kind of real innovation taking place. That started to change with 4K Ultra HD gained steam, and monitor makers have been using the opportunity to release new models with fancy new features. Just this week alone we've seen Samsung launch a trio of promising Quantum Dot displays and now LG offering up three new models of its own, including one with Google Cast built into it. That's the 34UM79M, a 34-inch UltraWide flat panel display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. That gives you a bunch of vertical space... Read more...
LG is planning to formally introduce its V20 handset on September 6, 2016, a notable phone because it will be the first one out of the gate with Google's Android 7.0 (Nougat) platform installed. We've already seen some leaked renders of the handset ahead of its release, and now famed leaker Evan Blass (known by his Twitter handle @evleaks) is showing off what looks to be an official press image of the device, seemingly confirming the presence of a secondary ticker display. The leaked photo looks similar to the previous renders, only colored in and fleshed out with a home screen showing of Android... Read more...
LG spilled the beans earlier this week that there would indeed be a follow-up to 2015’s quirky V10 smartphone. The LG V20 will actually be the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, which would give it bragging rights over Google’s incoming 2016 Nexus flagships. At the time, LG said that the V20 would debut in September, but now the company is getting a lot more specific. The LG V20 will be unveiled on September 6th at an even held in San Francisco. LG invites uses to “Play More” as “The second story begins” with the V20. The current V10 has some pretty decent specs including a Qualcomm... Read more...
LG is no stranger to making Android smartphones, and has worked very closely with Google in the past on Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X). That close collaboration with Google will extend to LG’s successor to the V10: the V20. According to an official press release on LG’s Korean-language website, the V20 will be the very first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat when it launches in September. If this statement is accurate (and it appears to be, as LG confirmed the news to Engadget), the V20 would even beat Google’s upcoming Marlin and Sailfish Nexus devices to the punch with regards... Read more...
LG Display, the world's top producer of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, is betting big on flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology driving the future of mobile devices. The South Korean outfit is so confident that flexible OLEDs will be a mainstay of tomorrow's smartphones and other mobile gadgets that it's investing 1.99 trillion South Korean won (around $1.75 billion in U.S. currency) in the technology. The massive investment will go towards a new 6th generation (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line at its P9 plant in Paju, South Korea. Of the planned... Read more...
LG is just a tad late bringing its anticipated Action Cam with LTE connectivity to market (the company stated in May that it would ship in June), but it's now starting to roll out, first to South Korea and then followed by other "key markets" in the coming weeks. It's not entirely clear when and if LG will launch its Action Cam in the U.S.We assume the U.S. is considered a key market, especially for something like this, which will go toe-to-toe with the GoPro line. The big selling point here is the built-in LTE connectivity that allows users to record and stream their adventures in real-time to... Read more...
Move over GoPro and make room for LG and its new Action Cam with LTE connectivity. A first in the action camera space, LTE connectivity is built right into the device so users can stream their adventures in real-time to YouTube Live and other services, all without having to use a smartphone. That's something not even GoPro can do, at least not yet.LG's Action Cam is built to go wherever you go, be it the four-wheeling on the dunes or scuba diving in the ocean, the latter of which you'll need an optional waterproof case that will be available in the third quarter. Even without it, the Action Cam... Read more...
Future LG smartphones, and smartphones the use display panels produced by the South Korean electronics giant, could soon do away with fingerprint sensors that are embedded in home buttons on many of today’s top flagship devices. Components subsidiary LG Innotek has created a new fingerprint sensor that can be embedded underneath a smartphone’s (or tablet’s) display panel. LG was able to achieve impressive results with its fingerprint sensor, which is mounted in a 0.3mm “shallow furrow” cut onto the backside of a smartphone’s display glass. Given its “hidden” location, the sensor is not exposed... Read more...
AT&T has just announced a couple of great deals involving LG's brand-new G5 smartphone and Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch. With the former, AT&T is offering a second G5 for free, as part of a buy-one-get-one free promotion. That assumes that you'll be signing up to AT&T Next with both devices; once the credit hits $689, that second device becomes free. If that sounds a little too good to be true, it isn't, but, because of how the mechanics works, both phones need to purchased at the same time, which is quite a bit to shell out initially. But, if you take advantage... Read more...
LG's attempt to shake up the smartphone industry begins in earnest early next month, which is when the South Korean electronics maker plans to ship its modular G5 handset to the United States. The "early April" release isn't much of a surprise—LG had previously announced plans to ship the G5 to Canada on April 8. You'll be able to find the G5 at major carriers and retailers, including AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. What's unique about the G5 is that its modular design allows it to plug into a host of companion devices that LG calls "LG... Read more...
If you ask 10 different people what they value most in a smartphone, you might get up to 10 different answers. You'd certainly get a handful—some would point to screen size as the most important feature, while others might place a higher priority on camera quality or speed. It all boils down to personal preference, and with that in mind, LG is taking a bit of a unique approach to its newest Android smartphones. Dubbed the X series, LG's approach to its new line of handsets is to offer "one exceptional feature at a price that rivals mid-range smartphones." It's kicking things off with the X cam... Read more...
Well it's official, LG Electronics is bonkers. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm just observing. Heck, going bonkers might turn out to be a genius strategy for a company trying to draw attention to its upcoming G5 handset when all anyone wants to talk about are iPhone and Galaxy devices. Or maybe LG is buckling under the pressure of trying to compete. Let's observe the facts. First, LG last week sent out invitations to members of the press imploring recipients to "come meet new friends on the playground" on February 21, 2016, otherwise known as "LG G5 Day." The colorful invitations featured... Read more...
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