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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...
Generally speaking, the two very best times of the year to shop for a new TV are Black Friday weekend (which pivots into Cyber Monday) and the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. That is when the deepest discounts normally apply. Super Bowl Sunday is not yet in view, but we are into Black Friday weekend, and you can save some hard earned cash on LG's NanoCell 85 series 4K smart TVs. These can generally be considered mid-range in the realm of big screen TVs, offering a nice balance of features, image quality, and price. They are also really good for using with a PC or console to play video games because of the low input lag. That is not always the case when buying a less expensive model, so kudos... Read more...
We thought that TCL had hit rock bottom -- at least with regards to pricing -- with its new 10 5G UW smartphone that is exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Not only does the phone support sub-6GHz, but it also supports mmWave 5G for a mere $399. However, LG must have been sitting back and grinning, because it knew that it was about to release a bombshell with its new K92 5G. The K92 5G can be had for as little as $359, which is a new low for 5G-capable smartphones available within the United States. However, to get to that price point, LG is using the entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC, rather than the brawnier Snapdragon 765G found in the TCL 10 5G UW. That also means that it loses... Read more...
Earlier this year, LG took Apple's AirPods to the cleaners with a set of 'Tone Free' earbuds (HBS-FN6) that shipped with a slim and sanitizing "UVnano" case, which uses UV light to zap away germs and bacteria. But unlike the latest AirPods Pro, noise cancellation was not part of the deal. Until now—LG's newest Tone Free earbuds (HBS-FN7) offer the same features as it predecessors, with the addition of active noise cancelling (ANC) technology. For a long time, I never cared much about active noise cancellation, perhaps because until recently, I only experienced it through headphones (not earbuds), and it would always make my head feel funny. That was even true of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay... Read more...
Many people have a love-hate relationship with their television. These people want a television in their home, but dislike how much space it can often take up. LG may have a solution for these kinds of consumers if have nearly $90,000 to spare. The LG Signature OLED R, the first “rollable” television, is now available for sale for $87,000 USD. The LG Signature OLED R features a 65-inch flexible OLED display that “leverages self-lighting pixel technology and individual dimming control.” The device includes a few different settings -- Full View, Line View and Zero View. Full View is when the screen is fully “rolled up” and visible. Line View allows a small portion... Read more...
LG has announced pricing for its "Wing" smartphone, and we're actually pleasantly surprised at the end result. The smartphone will go up for preorder starting October 1st, and will begin shipping from Verizon on October 15th with an asking price of $999. We were fully expecting LG to blow past the psychological $999 pricing barrier for something more in the realm of the Motorola Razr 5G (which is priced at $1,399, or more recently discounted to $1,199) or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which is priced at $1,450. But the $999 price, while still on the high side for mainstream consumers, seems "about right" for this device.  The Wing's claim to fame is no doubt its swiveling... Read more...
LG is a company that likes to plot its own course when it comes to smartphone design, and while everyone else is ziggingwith folding or dual displays, LG is zagging with its rotating dual-screen Wing smartphone. But that’s not all that LG is working on as part of its Explorer Project initiative. At its event announcing the Wing yesterday, those that stuck around until the tail end of the presentation were greeted what looks to be the next entry into the Explorer Project family. It’s just a brief clip, but it shows a smartphone laying on its back from the side, and you can see the lower portion of the display extending out, give your more real estate to work with.... Read more...
After plenty of “leaks” over the past few weeks, the LG Wing is now official. The Wing is the first product to come from LG’s Explorer Project, which aims to “discover yet unexplored concepts” to help advance the smartphone industry. In the case of the Wing, we’re looking at dual screens. There’s a top screen that swivels revealing a smaller display underneath. This is a drastic departure from the flexible folding displays that we’ve seen on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 or the dual folding displays we’ve seen with the Microsoft Surface Duo. The primary display that you will be interacting with the most measures 6.8-inches across... Read more...
Huawei holds the second largest share of the global smartphone market, according to the most recent data culled by IDC, but the Chinese handset maker finds itself in yet another tough spot. Barring an extension at the final hour, it is very likely both Samsung and LG will stop supplying smartphone displays to Huawei next week. Samsung and LG are pretty much the go-to companies for premium panels in the mobile space—we have been particularly enamored with the overall display quality of Samsung's higher end Galaxy phones that rock OLED screens. But if Huawei has to look elsewhere for smartphone panels, it could face multiple challenges. Why is this happening? It relates to ongoing tensions... Read more...
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