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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...
Advertisements are everywhere, such as along the highway, on the radio, or even on the very page you are looking at right now. However, it looks as though modern advertising may move a step closer towards Minority Report with a new development hailing from South Korea. LG Electronics has now signed a memorandum of understanding with ASSA ABLOY to develop transparent OLED automatic doors (TOADs?). You read that right; this is a door that doubles as a transparent display. According to LG, the TOADs are an “innovative, first-of-its-kind customer experience solution” for several uses. They claim that companies can use it for “greeting customers, communicating with employees, and... Read more...
After 22 consecutive quarters of operating at a loss, LG's mobile division has finally decided it is time to rethink its strategy. What it ultimately decided on, for the foreseeable future, is to continue focusing on and designing flagship phones (like the ThinQ G7 we reviewed in 2018) as it has been doing, but shifting its mid-range and entry-level handsets to an outsourced business model. This is a cost-saving measure, and one that is understandable, given how cutthroat the smartphone business is, with so many players. Competition comes from all directions, too. Apple and Samsung generally rule the roost in the flagship space, though several other smartphone makers compete in the top shelf... Read more...
The calendar lies! By that I mean, it shows Black Friday and Cyber Monday having already passed, but then how do you explain a $500 discount on an OLED TV that is primed for gaming on next-gen GPUs and consoles? Oh yeah, it's because this has become an entire season of sales, which means you need not fret if you missed out on the barrage of bargains last week. As for that hefty discount, it applies to LG's 55-inch CX-Series OLED TV, which is on sale for $1,496.99 at Amazon (Save $500 - 25% Off). It got a little lower during Black Friday, but the current discount is still a big one, and for one of the most desirable TVs on the market right now. And not just because it is an OLED panel—which... Read more...
LG is a bit like that quiet loner in high school -- often misunderstood, but sometimes brilliant. Take the company’s 2020 smartphone lineup for example. At the top, it consists of the $700+ LG V60 ThinQ 5G, a competent affordable flagship, and the $600+ LG Velvet, a stylish premium mid-ranger. These are good phones by any measure, but they’re often outclassed by the competition, and don't have many stand-out features -- optional dual-screen case aside. Which brings us to the $1000 LG Wing, the first handset born from the company’s Explorer Project. The LG Wing's main display can swivel 90 degrees to reveal another (half) display, transforming from a normal phone... Read more...
Most of you reading this have long since moved on from using those bulky CRT monitors of yesteryear, the kind of big and heavy displays that would break your back if you had to lug them up a flight of steps (been there, done that). Nevertheless, you might still be on the hunt for a new monitor, one that is primed for gaming. If so, now is a good time, with Cyber Monday deals bringing discounts on a bunch of models. One of the more affordable gaming monitors is the HP X24C, priced at $189.99 at Amazon (Save $40 - 17% Off). It features a 23.6-inch VA display with a 1500R curvature and 1920x1080 resolution. This display also boats a speedy 144Hz refresh rate, and is a FreeSync Premium model, making... Read more...
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