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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...
If you have been lusting after LG's delightfully unique Wing smartphone with 5G connectivity, now is the opportune time to pounce. It launched at $999 just a few months, falling squarely into premium pricing territory, and for some, making it cost prohibitive. But with LG exiting the smartphone business (don't let that scare you away, more on this in a moment), you can grab the Wing at a deep discount right now. As in, the LG Wing is selling for $599.99 at T-Mobile. That is a huge $400 savings over the phone's list price, which is a pretty amazing deal when you factor in the hardware, features, and of course the swiveling screen that transforms the smartphone into a multi-display, T-shaped handset... 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 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...
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...
We first heard about LG’s upcoming Wing smartphone earlier this year, and within the past few weeks, there have been some “carefully” leaked videos that have shown the device in the real world. Today, LG is officially teasing the Wing in a short video clip that gives us a visual representation of how the smartphone’s dual screens will operate. The video below, which shows a person surfing as the displays swivel, looks like a fancy tech demo, but how consumers will warm up to this new display concept in the real world remains to be seen.  The previous real-world videos of the Wing showed the smartphone displaying a navigational map on its primary... Read more...
Earlier this year, we began hearing rumblings of a new smartphone, codenamed Wing, from LG with a rotating display. At the time, we were presented with a concept render of the device (seen above), which showed a swiveling 5.8-inch primary display that was joined by a secondary 4-inch display.  Today, however, we’re getting an even better look at the LG Wing. A new video has surfaced which shows the LG Wing in action. The clip is just over 10 seconds in length, and shows the smartphone in its extended position, revealing both its 5.8-inch and 4-inch displays.  We see the smartphone on a windshield mount with the primary display in a vertical orientation showing navigational... Read more...
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...