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If smartphones with folding displays just aren't your cup of tea, then perhaps a forthcoming phone from LG with a rollable display will be more to your liking. A new report out of South Korea alleges that LG is set to launch an advanced smartphone with a rollable display in early 2021. Although LG announced the first commercial flexible 6-inch OLED panel seven years ago, only Samsung has shipped folding smartphones in significant numbers thus far. In addition, LG's mobile phone unit has experienced losses for 20 consecutive quarters, so the company is hoping for a breakout hit to help improve its bottom line with handsets. The device is reportedly being developed under the codename "B Project,"... Read more...
LG on Thursday launched two sets of wireless earphones, one of which comes with a slim "UVnano" charging case that zaps germs and bacteria away with ultraviolet (UV) light, as its name implies. According to LG, this eliminates 99.9 percent of E. coli and S. aureus from the non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone ear gel and inner mesh. It also gives these a leg up over the competition, namely Apple's AirPods family. Earbud sanitation is something most people probably do not put much thought into, at least when using their own pair. But they do get exceptionally dirty at the microscopic level. Citing a study from 2018, LG says in-ear headphones carry six times more bacteria than a kitchen sink. The... Read more...
If you're looking for a monitor that will make your 20-something-inch display look puny by comparison, stop searching, we found one. LG's new 38WN95C-W is a sprawling 38-inch ultrawide monitor with copious bells and whistles. It is actually not the biggest ultrawide on the market—that distinction belongs to the crop of 49-inch monitors—but it is hard to imagine anyone thinking this thing is small. The 32WN95C-W sports a curved "nano" IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a 3840x1600 resolution (QHD+) with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It also features a 450 nits typical brightness rating (360 nits minimum), 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio, and 178-degree... Read more...
LG released a security update last month that addresses a vulnerability that impacted a massive number of its smartphones. The security flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-12753, affected every single smartphone that LG made over the last seven years. The vulnerability was in the bootloader component that shipped with the LG devices. Bootloaders are software components that are specific to each smartphone vendor and are the first code that runs inside the smartphone when a user turns the device on. Bootloaders are intended to ensure that the smartphone firmware and Android operating system start correctly and securely. LG's vulnerability was discovered by a U.S. security researcher, Max Thomas, in March... Read more...
Smartphone shoppers should check out Amazon and see the incredibly low price the online retailer is offering for the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone. The smartphone is unlocked and has 128 GB of internal storage. It's offered in Aurora Black and operates on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, and Metro. The device does feature a US warranty, and its new low price is $399.99. For the $399.99 price, buyers get a 6.1-inch QHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage that is expandable using microSD cards. The processor running the show is a Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, and the smartphone has a 16MP and 12MP rear camera array with... Read more...
Smartphone makers are in a constant bid to outdo one another and develop unique features that will set their offerings apart from the competition. This has led to the advent of folding phones, like Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X. Not quite following in those footsteps, LG has something else in mind for a dual-screen device. LG is apparently working on a device it is calling "Wing" due to the design of the second screen. It sits behind the primary display and can be flipped to the front in a horizontal position, created a winged (or T-shaped) form factor. It is sort of like what you see in the image above, though that is not an actual product render of the Wing. According to a Korean-language... Read more...
LG has put out a steady drip of information concerning its upcoming Velvet smartphone over the past few weeks, and it's continuing the information dump today. Given its specs, the Velvet doesn't appear to a true flagship device, but it does take LG phones in a different design direction. As we already know, the Velvet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC, which features an integrated 5G modem. That puts it squarely in the mid-range segment, as the Snapdragon 865 occupies the loftier "premium" tier. Today, we're learning that the Snapdragon 765 is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. LG is also including a microSD slot (up to 2TB supported) if 128GB isn't enough... Read more...
The LG G8X ThinQ was announced a few months back and right from the get-go it was apparent that LG was heading in a somewhat different direction than many of its competitors – at least for the time being. Whereas large format, foldable devices are all the rage as of late, LG took a different approach with the G8X (and it's bigger-brother, the V60 ThinQ) by focusing on optional, dual-screen functionality. Rather than using a single, large folding screen like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, LG took a more practical approach with the LG G8X ThinQ by pairing it with what the company calls a Dual Screen accessory. The Dual Screen essentially functions like a folio-type case, but instead of merely providing... Read more...
While we were presented with black and white drawings of the LG's Velvet smartphone earlier this month, the South Korean electronics manufacturers is presenting the real deal now via its YouTube channel. The renders clearly show off the new "3D Arc Design" influence that LG wants to bring to its smartphone lineup. "Our upcoming smartphone will draw on the rich history of classic LG designs which have always been distinctive at first touch," said vice president Cha Yong-duk, who severs as head of LG’s Mobile Communications Design Lab. "This handset will be a first-look at the competitive edge we will be bringing to every LG smartphone going forward." The sleek design reveals what looks to... Read more...
Future smartphones coming out of LG are going to look a little different than current ones. The South Korean electronics maker shared a bit about a new design language it plans to implement on its upcoming flagship phones, which includes a better looking camera arrangement on the rear and a more strategic curves. The latter is part of what LG is calling its 3D Arc Design. This basically entails making the edges of the display and the rear symmetrically curved for a "much more natural feeling" when holding the smartphone, compared to previous LG handsets. It also means "less sharp edges" and angles that are intended to both give the phone a sleeker look and make it more comfortable in the hand.... Read more...
It’s fair to say that when you think of flagship phones, LG may not be the first brand that comes to mind. Although the company's made some strong devices over the years, including some of Google's Nexus and Pixel-branded phones, the South Korean giant hasn't had the same kind of success in the mobile space as some of its larger competitors. The company's introduced some competent handsets over the years, but often seems to rely on the strength of its carrier relationships -- at least here in the US. As a result, LG’s phones often feel designed to please the operators more so than end users, and to meet a particular -- typically aggressive -- price point. Last year’s G8 and... Read more...
While 5G coverage certainly isn't widely available from major carriers around the United States today, many people looking to upgrade to a new smartphone want one that is 5G compatible. One of the most recent 5G-compatible smartphones that has been announced is the LG V60 ThinQ 5G with dual screens. This isn't a folding screen smartphone like the Galaxy Fold or Motorola Razer. Instead, it has two separate screens on each side of a smartphone that opens like a book (when using the Dual Screen accessory). Three of the four major carriers have announced that they will be selling the LG V60 ThinQ 5G. On AT&T, the device will be available starting on March 20, and will be offered for... Read more...
Cloud gaming is quickly becoming a high stakes affair, and companies both big and small are figuring out how to navigate the landscape. We have seen Google make big promises with its Stadia platform, NVIDIA roll its GeForce NOW service out of beta and into the public spectrum, and now Shadow is announcing some key changes to its own platform, including a significant price cut for its entry-level tier. Shadow now starts at $11.99 per month in the United States, if paying annually ($14.99 per month otherwise). That is down from $24.99 per month previously. This gets subscribers into the French-startup's Boost tier, which provides cloud access to a GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, a quad-core CPU clocked at... Read more...
LG it is ready to jump back into the limelight with the release of its latest flagship mobile device, the V60 ThinQ 5G. As you'd expect from a flagship Android smartphone release in 2020, the V60 ThinQ 5G is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 SoC which is mandatorily paired with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem. The V60 ThinQ 5G follows the trend of larger displays for flagship smartphones, and enters the fray with a 6.8-inch FHD+ (2460x1080) P-OLED FullVision panel. The display features a 20.5:1 aspect ratio and incorporates an in-display fingerprint reader. There's also a punch-hole cutout for the 10MP selfie camera at the top of the display. But LG doesn't stop there; it also offers... Read more...
It looks as though LG had been gearing up to formally introduce its next-generation flagship phone, the V60 ThinQ, at Mobile World Congress (MWC), but that was before the Coronavirus outbreak threw a wrench into those plans. MWC was cancelled after several vendors pulled out of the show. So, where does that leave the V60 ThinQ? That's a good question. While we await an answer, what appears to be the first leaked render of the V60 ThinQ has emerged, courtesy of Android Headlines. As seen in the image above, the supposed render displays Monday, February 24, as the date. Before it was cancelled, MWC was scheduled to run from February 24-27. Maybe LG will still announced the V60 ThinQ on Monday,... Read more...
An image has leaked that claims to be a promotional shot of the upcoming LG V60 ThinQ smartphone. The smartphone was expected to launch at MWC 2020, however,  LG opted to skip the show altogether this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The image is said to have come from a promotional video that was to be shown during MWC 2020 when the phone debuted. The leaked image shows off the four microphones that the smartphone will have inside. The device will also have four rear cameras, a 5,000 mAh battery, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone port, and bottom-firing speakers. While it's not clear, the assumptions it has the V60 will have a fingerprint scanner under the front screen. The image shows what... Read more...
LG Display has been a staunch supporter of OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology, so it comes as no surprise the company will be unveiling new OLED products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Among them is a rather nifty 65-inch bendable OLED that rolls down from the ceiling. As far as LG Display is concerned, its newest take on the bendable/rollable display "points to the future of home interior design." You can think of it sort of like a projection screen, in terms of the flexible design. As LG Display explains it, the 65-inch bendable OLED can be rolled up and stored in the ceiling when not in use. "It is expected to raise the level of smart home interior... Read more...
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is right around the corner, and that means a bevy of product announcements are incoming. Ahead of the event, LG announced it plans to roll out an "impressive lineup of soundbars" with premium quality audio, easy connectivity, smart functionality, and "AI room calibration." I can hear you groaning as you read that last part, and it's a natural reaction—it seems everything these days touts AI technology in some form or another. It is what it is, though. And in this case, AI room optimization promises sound that is better tailored to your living room setup, or bedroom arrangement, or wherever you might place one of these soundbars. "AI... Read more...
As the year comes to a close, companies are starting to look ahead towards the Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, January 7 to Friday, January 10. Count LG among the companies getting it ducks in a row. Ahead of the convention, LG is previewing three new monitors it will unveil next month. All three of its 2020 "Ultra" models have received a CES Innovation Award. Collectively, the upcoming lineup targets both professionals and gamers, though there are key differences between the three displays. LG UltraWide 38WN95C Monitor Specs and Features Starting with the largest of the three, the UltraWide 38WN95C is a 37.5-inch monitor with a curved nano IPS panel. It... Read more...
Amazon has been offering some of the biggest discounts on all sorts of items that we have seen for Black Friday 2019. Cyber Monday is just a day away when more online deals will surface from a wide variety of retailers. Anyone needing a smartphone for themselves or someone on their Christmas list will want to check out the deal Amazon has on the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone. Amazon has the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone for $450 off it's normal $849.99 price making the device $399.99 with free Amazon Prime shipping. The device has Alexa hands-free and is factory unlocked with a U.S. warranty. It will work on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, and Metro. LG G8 ThinQ with 128GB storage - $450... Read more...
Back in early September, LG promised us all that its 2019 lineup of OLED TVs would be receiving a firmware update to support NVIDIA G-SYNC technology "in the weeks to follow." In actuality, LG probably should have said "in the months to follow" as we hadn't heard anything more about the firmware update until today. The company is now saying that the G-SYNC enabling firmware is coming this week to its most recent OLED TVs. LG says that the firmware will be applicable to the E9 Series (65- and 55-inch models), C9 Series (77-, 65-, and 55-inch models), and the B9 Series (65- and 55-inches). For those living in North America, consider yourself lucky -- you'll be the first to get... Read more...
LG has announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone in a market that is dominated (in mindshare) by devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10, Google Pixel 4 and Apple iPhone 11. However, LG has something different up its sleeve with the new G8X ThinQ, and that comes courtesy of its dual-screen functionality. Rather than using a large folding screen like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, LG is taking a more practical approach with the G8X ThinQ by pairing it with what it calls a Dual Screen accessory. The Dual Screen pretty much acts like a case, but instead of merely providing additional protection for the phone’s display, it gives you double the screen real estate. The G8X ThinQ... Read more...
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