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For some individuals, there is no such thing as a television that is too big. Those individuals are in luck if they have over a million dollars lying around. The LG Direct View LED Extreme Home Cinema Display can measure up to 325 inches and feature 8K UHD resolution. It reportedly costs up to $1.7 million USD and is a “cinema display [that] truly puts ‘the theater’ in home theater.” The television uses Direct View LED or DVLED technology. Each device uses between 2 million to 33 million individual diodes, depending on the device’s resolution. This technology reportedly creates more vivid and detailed images. The purpose of these devices is to bring the “captivating... Read more...
Folding displays are, for the most part, still in their relative infancy. Companies have shown a strong interest in adopting folding form factors, and consumers seem to be open to the idea as well—Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 recently set record preorder sales among their respective product lines. There is room for improvement, though, and LG believes it can advance the sector with a new folding display material. Developed by LG's chemical division, LG Chem (or LG Chemical), the new material incorporates a special coating to enable a folding display that is thinner than tempered glass, but more durable and resilient to cracks. It's also as flexible as plastic, LG Chem says,... Read more...
The LG 32EP950-B has all the trappings of an excellent monitor for business and creative professionals. It measures 31.5 inches diagonally and comes with a generous 4K (3840x2160) resolution.  Perhaps most critically for those that crave an outstanding picture with excellent contrast ratio is that the 32EP950-B uses an advanced OLED panel instead of an IPS or VA LCD panel. Luckily, the monitor is now available to purchase, although it’s gonna cost you.  The use of OLED comes at great expense, with B&H Photo currently listing the 32EP950-B for $3,999. For comparison, 31 to 32-inch 60Hz 4K LCD monitors can be had for around $350 on sale.  LG 32EP950-B 31.5-Inch OLED Monitor... Read more...
If you're in the market for a fast gaming monitor to connect to your swanky GeForce RTX 3000 or Radeon RX 6000 graphics card, we have some excellent news for you this afternoon from the LG camp. Two of the company's 27-inch gaming monitors are available with rather steep discounts for a limited time. Kicking things off is the UltraGear 27GN750-B, a 27-inch gaming display with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. LG claims a 1ms response time (GTG) for this IPS monitor, and it comes with a 240Hz refresh rate. In addition to supporting HDR10, the UltraGear 27GN750-B also is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC adaptive sync technology to eliminate screen tearing. The specs also claim that the display covered... Read more...
As would be expected after abandoning the smartphone business earlier this year, LG's share of the handset market in the United States has taken a major hit—the latest data shows LG's smartphone share plummeted 35 percent in the first half of 2021, compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, OnePlus is doing gangbusters with its smartphone business. Interestingly enough, LG exited the smartphone business right as the push for 5G technologies began to drive more shipments overall. This is evidenced in the latest data corralled by Counterpoint Research—it shows that the US smartphone market saw a 27 percent year-over-year increase during the first half of this year, and attributed the gain to... Read more...
LG is bolstering its lineup of big screen TVs with new models featuring Quantum Dot NanoCell technology and mini LEDs, aimed at the premium TV segment. Sizes start at 65 inches and go up from there. Can these new sets compete with OLED, though? That remains to be seen (literally), but the specifications are certainly promising. The big deal here is the use of mini LEDs. These are smaller than traditional LEDs that are used to light up LCD screens, allowing for brighter images and potentially more accurate colors, depending on the specific TV model and other technologies at play. "Certified by international product testing agency Intertek for providing 100 percent color volume and color consistency,... Read more...
There's still two more weeks to go before Amazon's annual Prime Day sales bonanza kicks off, and with it will come savings on a wide range of products, exclusive to Prime members (you can sign up for a 30-day free trial). No need to wait, though—if it's a deal you are after, Amazon has plenty of discounts in play, including a nice bonus if you purchase a $40 gift card. Here's what you do—head to the Amazon Gift Card promo page, hit the 'Apply code to your account' button (or enter coupon code GIFTFORPD21 at checkout), add $40 or more in select Amazon gift cards, and you will receive a $10 promotional credit to your account withing two days. This is a neat way to save even more during... Read more...
Are you in the market for a large and ridiculously expensive rollable TV? LG’s got a deal for you! Well, you can now purchase LG's 65-inch Signature OLED R Rollable TV in select countries. Interested consumers can “inquire to buy” the rollable TV through LG’s website. Consumers will then be asked to select their “region” from a limited number of listed countries and will be provided with the email and phone number of their regional representative. Unfortunately, LG does not provide any information on their website about how much the OLED R Rollable TV will cost. The OLED R Rollable TV recently went on sale in South Korea for roughly 100 million won or $90,000.... Read more...
If you're a fan of LG's smartphones, it was probably heartbreaking news to learn last week that the company announced plans to exit the business. LG cited an "incredibly competitive mobile phone sector" for its decision, which was compounded by the fact that the division has been a money loser for six straight years. The company would later confirm that it will provide up to three major Android OS updates. It then added the caveat, "future updates will depend on Google's distribution schedule as well as other factors such as device performance and compatibility." Well, LG has now updated its Korean-language support website with a rundown of which specific devices will receive Android updates... Read more...
LG announced earlier this week that it would be fully leaving the smartphone market by the end of July 2021. At the time of this announcement, it committed to provide current LG smartphone owners with a few OS updates. LG today announced that all of its premium devices will receive up to three OS updates from the year of purchase. All premium LG devices released in 2019 or later will receive three more OS updates. This includes smartphones like the G series, V series, Velvet, and recently released Wing. Certain devices released in 2020 like the LG Stylo and K series will only get two OS updates. LG noted that these “future updates will depend on Google’s distribution schedule as well... Read more...
LG's retreat from the smartphone market has been rumored for months, with the most recent report suggesting that the South Korean electronics company couldn't find a buyer for its money-losing division. Today, LG confirmed the news in a statement, saying that the decision to abandon ship was approved by its board of directors. So, what does this mean for LG's smartphone business in the short term? While it would probably be ill-advisable to purchase one at this point, LG says that its current smartphone inventory is still available for sale. Extended software support, including OS updates, which has been somewhat hit-or-miss for LG, will be provided by the company "for a period of time which... Read more...
Just over a week ago, reports were swirling that LG's troubled smartphone division had encountered even more roadblocks. It was alleged that the development of the company's innovative and quite spectacular rollable displays was canceled. It was also reported that LG was looking to sell its entire smartphone division, which has been a money loser for the past six years. Potential suitors allegedly included Vingroup JSC and, surprisingly, Volkswagen AG. However, the latest news coming from South Korea signals that no one seems to be interested in acquiring LG's smartphone business. As a result, the company is expected to pull the plug and exit the booming market completely. "LG has considered... Read more...
LG was on track to launch a smartphone with a rollable display to compete against folding phones like Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2, which swings open to offer users a larger touchscreen surface similar to a smaller tablet. However, it might not ever see the light of day—it is rumored LG has stopped development on its rollable smartphone, and is looking for a buyer to scoop up its mobile business too. There is a bit to unpack here. Let's start with the phone itself, which is yet another innovative design from a company that has not shied away from unique form factors (check out our LG Wing review to see what we mean). The idea of a rollable display is not so you can roll it up like a newspaper... Read more...
As we noted in our LG Velvet review, a stylish 5G phone that lacks excitement, the past few years have not proven easy for the South Korean electronics maker, as it pertains to its efforts in the smartphone sector. The company has seen its phone sales and market share steadily diminish. This has LG considering giving up on making and selling smartphones altogether. It is an understandably tough decision. LG at times has shown flashes of innovation. We saw this most recently with the release of the LG Wing, a unique handset that lets users twist the main display to reveal a secondary half-display. LG was also the first to introduce things like a Quad HD screen and ultra-wide camera lens, both... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a different sort of animal than all previous ones, as the Coronavirus pandemic took away the feasibility of big crowds congregating in Las Vegas. In light of the situation, CES went completely virtual this year. What did not change, however, was the excitement and barrage of product releases and announcements that have become a staple of the annual tech event. This year did not disappoint in that regard. And as in previous years, there were some standouts among the bunch. What exactly stood out the most? Quite a few products, actually, which we have taken the liberty of highlighting. From next-gen laptops sporting brand new CPU and GPU hardware,... Read more...
At CES 2021, LG has been teasing products like a rollable display. While that technology is incredible, regular people still need monitors to work, game, and create on a day-to-day basis. This year, LG is updating its Ultra series monitors with the latest technologies and improved quality overall, which you can see below. 2021 LG UltraGear Gaming Monitors Gaming is a market that has grown immensely, especially during the pandemic, when people have nothing better to do in their free time. LG is tapping into that with new UltraGear gaming monitors in three different models. The first model is the UltraGear 4K IPS monitor with a refresh rate of 144Hz that can be overclocked to 160Hz. It also features... Read more...
LG is a major force in the OLED TV market, and if you are a gamer who has researched your options, you undoubtedly have come across the company's offerings, the latest being its CX series. Believe it or not, however, LG has yet to release an OLED monitor for PCs. That is about to change—LG has announced its brand new UltraFine OLED Pro (32EP950) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. While not aimed at gamers (unlike the 48-inch auto-bending OLED display that is coming), LG is looking to make a splash in the OLED monitor scene with a professional grade 31.5 panel sporting a 4K resolution (3840x2160) and accurate color reproduction. According to LG, its first OLED monitor boasts 99... Read more...
LG has been teasing its CES 2021 announcements for the past month, but at the end of todays' keynote, it reserved a spot for an upcoming product that've talked about in the past. We're of course talking about LG's smartphone with a rollable display, which was first teased at the tail end of its LG Wing unveil. While the previous teaser only gave us a glimpse at the smartphone's silhouette from the side, we get a clear look at the device from the front. In the short clip below, the smartphone is being held in a landscape orientation and actually looks like a small tablet. However, we the see the display slowly shrink down -- under its own power -- until the display dimensions... Read more...
The LG Gram family laptops have long been among some of the thinnest and lightest on the market, and the entire family is getting redesigned for the new year. There are five models in this family: three traditional laptops, and two 2-in-1 convertibles. Each of the machines are powered by Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake Core processors with integrated 12th generation Iris Xe graphics. The Core processors can be paired with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, and there are two M.2 slots onboard to accommodate plenty of NVMe storage. In an interesting twist, all the new Gram laptops have 16:10 aspect ratio displays to give you more screen real estate for your daily workflow... Read more...
For the past month, LG Display has been making waves with futuristic advances in OLED technology. Early in December, the company showed off automatic sliding doors using transparent OLED technology to display advertising along, and more recently extended the concept to a 55-inch stationary display that could be used in bars or even your bedroom. Now the company is switching its attention to everyday consumers with a new twist on the OLED TV. LG Display will be showcasing its new 48-inch Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) at CES 2021. That's quite a mouthful for a name, so let's unpack what's going on here. First of all, this is not your run-of-the mill OLED panel; it can function... Read more...
LG Display has some big plans for its transparent OLED technology, and it extends beyond using it only on automatic sliding doors, as the company touted earlier this month. The display maker wants its see-through OLED screens to permeate multiple facets of everyday living, from sushi bars and other restaurants, to even your bedroom. Er, I mean your smart bedroom. "LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today brand-new Transparent OLED applications to be showcased at the upcoming all-digital CES 2021. The company has applied its cutting-edge transparent OLED displays to objects and situations that people encounter on a daily basis, thereby presenting... Read more...
Earlier in December, Samsung unveiled the likely absurdly expensive 110” MicroLED 4K TV. Now, it appears that LG will be taking off its gloves and entering the ring with a lineup of Mini LED displays. Ranging in size up to 86”, these ten new 4K and 8K displays are being prepped to be fully revealed during CES, but LG has shared some preliminary details a bit early. LG’s QNED Mini LED displays are the “top-of-the-line offering among LG’s 2021 premium LCD TV lineup.” The QNED portion of the name represents the power of quantum dot and nanocell technology, combined to enhance the TV’s color reproduction. LG has also paired this with nearly 30,000 Mini LED... Read more...
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