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The pieces of the puzzle regarding the upcoming LG G6 smartphone are starting to slowly fall into place. The latest puzzle piece pertains to the flagship smartphone’s display, which LG just today announced. The LG G6 is confirmed to include a brand new 5.7-inch display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio, instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio that is found on most of today’s smartphones. As a result, the resolution of the display will come in at 1440x2880 (564 PPI) instead of the usual 1440x2560. According to LG, it has moved to adopt an 18:9 aspect ratio in order to “provide more immersive viewing experiences.”... Read more...
The LG G5 might have won praise for its ability to be easily repaired, but its modular design didn’t win over the buying public. Customers shunned the LG G5, flocking instead to Android smartphones from Samsung like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It didn’t help that the G5’s modular "Friends" system was not very well thought out, at least not compared to solutions from the Moto Z lineup of smartphones. In fact, customers had to shut down their smartphone to install a new module. Even finding worthwhile modules became a chore for those that did decide to purchase the G5. Well, LG isn’t about... Read more...
Be careful before downloading an app on your LG Smart TV. One user recently reported that their LG Smart TV had been infected by Cyber.Police ransomware, also known as FLocker, Frantic Locker, or Dogspectus. The infected television is one of the last LG Smart TV’s to use Google TV, a project that was discontinued in 2014. Software engineer Darren Cauthon revealed that his television was infected by the ransomware after his relatives had downloaded an app to watch a movie on December 25th. According to Cauthon, “They [the relatives] said they downloaded an app to watch a movie. Halfway thru movie,... Read more...
Hermione Granger is going to be very disappointed that she no longer has to utter “Wingardium Leviosa”. LG plans to introduce its  Levitating Portable Speaker (model PJ9) at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada next week. Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics, remarked, “This latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices will not only turn heads, but it makes the bold statement that LG is committed to exploring new concepts and pioneering innovative audio designs for consumers around the world.” How does the levitating speaker work? The Levitation Station... Read more...
Over the past few years, it has seemed like the advancement of smartphone tech has slowed, with some wondering whether or not it is actually worth upgrading from one flagship model to the next. We saw the same thing on the desktop: over time, CPUs were "good enough", so some people stopped fussing over needing the latest and greatest. Well, that concept of being stuck in limbo is one even Apple can't escape. Its beloved iPhone continues to get better and better with each iteration, but again, we're at a time when it's becoming ever-harder for companies like Apple to "wow" us. So what's that mean... Read more...
LG Electronics seems to be taking the unusual step of issuing full refunds to Nexus 5X owners who find their handsets stuck in an endless reboot cycle. Typically a customer could expect a refurbished replacement or free repair for a phone that is still under warranty, but apparently LG doesn't hold onto stock very long—it told a customer who sent in his phone for repair that it was out of parts necessary to complete the job. "We're sorry to hear that you've experienced a problem with your LGH790 and appreciate you giving us the opportunity to provide a warranty repair. We have received your device... Read more...
Part of the deal with the new MacBook Pro is that buyers have to go all-in with USB-C, a pricey proposition that can entail buying new peripherals and/or adapters. To help things along, Apple has issued a temporary price reduction on its USB-C adapters, along with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals. On top of that, Apple just cut the price of its new 5K and 4K LG UltraFine Displays by more than 25 percent. Starting with the lower resolution of the two, the LG UltraFine 4K Display is now priced at $542, down from its MSRP of $699.95. The 4K offering is a 21.5-inch display with a 4096x2304 resolution,... Read more...
It is likely that LG's next generation G series phone, currently expected to be branded the LG G6, will ditch modular accessories. The LG G5 did not sell as well as anticipated, and some theorize its under-performance was due to the unpopular modular accessories and possibly the modular design itself. Korean website ETNews noted that some LG executives want to offer a phone that “reflects the demands of their customers” and will therefore maintain a traditional phone design. Rumor has it, however, that there are other executives who feel that they are prematurely abandoning modules. LG... Read more...
Android 7, aka Nougat, has been rolling out primarily to Google's Nexus and new Pixel phones, as well as a few Motorola handsets, but a new Nougat contender has entered the fray, hot off the press from LG. The LG V20 is the follow-on to last year’s LG V10 and a current follow-up to the modular LG G5 that we reviewed recently. LG’s V series focuses on high quality, premium, larger-format designs that are feature-rich and the new LG V20 very much sticks to that mantra. Sporting a large 5.7-inch QHD display with 2560X1440 resolution and powered by Qualcomm's venerable Snapdragon 820 SoC (System... Read more...
If you been dying to get your hands on LG’s new V20 Android 7.0 flagship, the wait will soon be over. AT&T and T-Mobile today both announced that they will begin offering the phone on October 28th. AT&T plans to sell the LG V20 on NEXT for $27.67 per month for 30 months, or $34.59 per month for 24 months. If you work out the math, that gives the smartphone a retail price of $830. For its part, T-Mobile hasn’t given any exact pricing details for the LG V20, but has indicated that those that purchase the smartphone will receive a free pair of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 headphones,... Read more...
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...
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