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The LG V40 ThinQ smartphone launched yesterday, and we have our review of the smartphone up right now. Just as a rumor over the weekend hinted, alongside that V40 ThinQ smartphone launch came the launch of LG's latest smartwatch - the LG Watch W7. When the rumor of the W7's launch surfaced over the weekend speculation was that the wearable would run Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform; sadly, that part of the rumor was false. The LG Watch W7 launches with the aging Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform under the hood, has 4GB eMMC storage and 768MB LPDDR3 RAM along with a 240 mAh internal battery. LG's 240 mAh battery is smaller than the battery Samsung offers in either flavor of its Galaxy... Read more...
LG is at the ready again with its latest V-series smartphone, the V40 ThinQ. Like its predecessors, the LG V40 ThinQ is a large-screen device that’s outfitted with some high-end internal hardware and an array of innovative features meant to distinguish it from the competition. In the case of the LG V40 ThinQ, in addition to its beautiful 6.4” OLED display and svelte exterior, the phone is equipped with a total of five cameras – two in front, and three in back – and the ability to do some interesting and useful things with those cameras, including creating cinemagraphs and multi-shot GIF animations. Before we drop in for our detailed evaluation, we have a quick video tour... Read more...
LG is getting ready to release a 31.5-inch FreeSync monitor with a 4K resolution, HDR support, and high color fidelity for what we hope will be a relatively affordable price. While the MSRP has yet to be announced, word on the web is that it will cost around 55,000 yen, which is a little over $480 in US currency. According to the monitor's product listing on LG's website in Japan, the new monitor sports a VA panel boasting 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P color space. It has a rated response time of 4ms (GTG), a 60Hz refresh rate, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and 178-degree viewing angles (horizontal and vertical). For the most part, this looks to be a higher end display. Where it seemingly falters,... Read more...
The wearables market is going strong, and the two major competitors in that market are the brand-new Apple Watch Series 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch. A new smartwatch is reportedly set to debut soon from LG called the LG Watch W7. A rumor claims that the LG Watch W7 will launch with the slick five-camera LG V40 ThinQ smartphone expected to land on October 3. The tip comes from Evan Blass via Twitter, and he has an impeccable track record with leaks. The watch turned up previously in an FCC filing, but for now, there are no hard details on the wearable. The assumption is that it might use the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform expected to launch in October. Qualcomm will certainly want a launch partner... Read more...
The smartphone camera wars are just starting to heat up. First there were dual rear cameras, then we starting seeing triple cameras (a la the Huawei P20 Pro). Now, LG is looking to get in on the triple camera action with the V40 ThinQ, which is set to make its global debut on October 3rd. Gadget leaker Evan Blass has provided us with a look at both the front and rear of the device, and you can clearly see three rear cameras arranged horizontally and an LED flash. Sitting beneath the triple-camera setup is a traditional fingerprint sensor. Up front we find dual cameras that are housed within a display notch. While it might not appear that there is a display notch -- at least initially... Read more...
The next big thing in TVs is certainly OLED sets with screens that are much brighter and offer better image quality than LED technologies (not to mention better black levels). The concern for many of the people who have researched OLED TVs the higher occurrences of burn-in compared to LED-baclkit TVs. The folks over at RTINGS performed real-life burn-in testing on LG OLED C7 TVs to get to the bottom of OLED burn-in. In the test, the publication purchased six of the sets and set up an accelerated aging test to see what type of content was most likely to lead to burn-in and how fast it can happen. The testing is still ongoing as of this writing, but already the publication reports that the... Read more...
When buying an Android smartphone these days, you're not just getting Google's mobile operating system. You also have to deal with the OEM's user interface that is skinned on top, duplicate apps, and carrier bloatware (if you choose not to go with an unlocked device). LG has heard your pain, and has announced the LG G7 One smartphone, which runs the bone stock Android One operating system. The LG G7 One is very similar to the LG G7 ThinQ that was launched earlier this year (read the HotHardware review here), but it replaces the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an older Snapdragon 835. In addition, the dual camera setup on the rear has given way to a single 16MP f/1.6 camera... Read more...
We’ve already heard straight from Samsung that the Galaxy S10 will not be its first 5G smartphone when it launches early next year. Motorola, on the other hand, will bring 5G functionality to the Moto Z3 courtesy of the 5G Moto Mod in early 2019. Is anyone else willing to step up to the 5G plate when it comes to smartphone? According to a joint press release issued today, LG will be delivering its first 5G smartphone in 2019 with the help of Sprint. The unnamed smartphone will land during the first half of 2019, and it's claimed that it will be the first 5G smartphone available in the United States. We don't know if Sprint will be able to make this claim by actually... Read more...
If you buy a smartphone that has an OLED screen in it today, odds are that the panel is made by one of two South Korean tech giants: Samsung or LG. However, there is some fresh competition brewing in China. Chinese manufacturer BOE Technology Group is looking to become a supplier for OLED screens to Apple according to a new report. BOE is already a giant in producing LCDs and already has an "in" with Apple because it makes displays for iPads and MacBooks. BOE won't be able to supply Apple with OLED screens in the near term; the company is said to be at least a few years out. People claiming to be familiar with BOE's plans say that the earliest that the Chinese firm could start supplying... Read more...
It looks as though LG wants you to ThinQ about purchasing another flagship smartphone, and is preparing for the release of the V40 ThinQ. This new high-end smartphone would serve as the follow-up to the V30 that we reviewed back in late October and the V30S ThinQ. What's interesting about the V40 ThinQ is that it will reportedly have a total of five cameras onboard. There will be two cameras up front that will aide in 3D facial recognition along with a rare triple-camera setup on the back. This arrangement will allegedly consist of 20MP, 16MP and 13MP cameras that will handle ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto shooting. According to ETNews, LG doesn't want... Read more...
One of the biggest challenges for Apple when it comes to making enough of its smartphones has been getting enough displays over the last several years. Samsung and Apple have had a tie-up for the high-end OLED panels that it uses on the iPhone X, but things haven’t been all roses for the two firms. Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the smartphone world and word is that Samsung had to scramble to find something to do with all the OLED panels that Apple wasn't buying. Apple has also reportedly been pressuring Samsung to lower the cost of the OLED screens. A new report indicates that LG Display will ship OLED panels to Apple in the second half of 2018. LG Display has signed a contract... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 - LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI 29:38 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review:... Read more...
LG debuted the G7 ThinQ in early May and certainly turned some heads with the promise of a 1000 nits capable display, an AI-powered camera, and its Boombox Speaker features. On the surface, if you consider some of the salient features consumers are looking for in a modern smartphone, the marketing folks at LG had their ears to the ground, so to speak. The new LG G7 ThinQ checks many of the key feature boxes consumers look for in a handset, and it strikes a nice size balance as well, in a thin-bezel 6.1-inch form factor.    However, what makes true smartphone success is practical usability and how some of those key features translate in terms of overall user experience. We've been... Read more...
So far this year, LG has debuted a couple of high-end Android smartphones in the form of the G7 ThinQ and the V35 ThinQ. For those that don't have $750 or $900 respectively to throw down on a new smartphone, LG has heard you loud and clear. Enter the Q Stylus, which as its name implies, comes with a standard pen for taking notes, drawing or doing markup on webpages or other content. Think of the Q Stylus as a "budget" alternative to the expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) 18:9 display, a single 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, up to a 1.8GHz octa-core processor, up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. A microSD slot... Read more...
If you've been interested in joining Google's Project Fi MVNO wireless network, but were unimpressed by the lineup of supported smartphones, we've got some good news for you. Google announced today that it is inviting three additional smartphones to Project Fi: the Motorola Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQand the LG V35 ThinQ. The Moto G6 and LG G7 ThinQ are already known quantities to us, with the former featuring a 5.7-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for expanded storage and TurboPower support. The latter -- which we previewed here-- features a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display (3120x1440), Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB... Read more...
Imagine strapping on a VR headset for the first time and getting immersed in a virtual world, and then feeling nauseous. Not everyone experiences the phenomenon, but for those who do suffer from motion sickness in VR, it can be a crippling experience that ruins what could otherwise be an awesome adventure. VR developers have spent considerable time and research to reduce the effect, and interestingly enough one of the solutions has to do with artificial intelligence. AI has been around for decades, though only in recent years as it penetrated so many different market segments, everything from self-driving cars and social media schemes (like recognizing faces in uploaded photos), to smart phones... Read more...
After much anticipation, the LG G7 ThinQ has finally been fully revealed for all to see. Sure, there have been plenty of leaks along the way, but nothing beats getting a chance to have some hands-on time with a device, which is exactly what we were able to do at an LG event held in New York City last week. Needless to say, we think that LG has a winner here with their new 6.1-inch flagship. The G7 ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm's newest high-end SoC: the Snapdragon 845. As we saw in leaked benchmarks, the smartphone is going to be a real screamer among Android handsets. On board the G7 ThinQ, the Snapdragon chip is paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is also plentiful at 64GB, it... Read more...
LG isn't exactly playing coy with details on the smartphone it is set to launch on May 2 called the LG G7 ThinQ. A big leak last week unveiled most details of the details on that device. LG was annoyed enough at the leak that it decided to push out official details regarding the G7's super bright display the smartphone will employ. Benchmarks of the device have leaked now to boot. Today, however, LG is offering details on another feature of the device that sounds interesting, literally... LG is focusing heavily on the audio tech crammed inside the thin and sleek G7 ThinQ smartphone and is fitting the device with something it calls a Boombox Speaker feature. LG says that the speaker design... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris run down Tech's biggest headlines from the last week or so, including AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, Dell's new Gaming Notebooks and the monster new config of the Alienware Area-51, LG's G7 ThinQ super-phone, Samsung's hot new SSD 970 Pro and SSD 970 EVO NVMe drives, news about the forthcoming Windows 10 April Update, and details or our killer AMD Raven Ridge gaming PC giveaway... Show Notes: 03:35 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: 2700X And 2600X Deliver More Performance Per Dollar 13:16 - AMD Ryzen 7 2800X Rumored Ready To Counter Incoming Intel 8-Core Coffee Lake-S 19:55 - Fully Liquid Cooled Alienware Area 51 Game Streaming... Read more...
There may not be a whole lot left to discuss about LG's upcoming G7 ThinQ smartphone by the time LG officially unveils the handset during a scheduled press event on May 2. In this final week leading up to the launch, several leaks and details have emerged, including the fact that the G7 ThinQ will sport an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness level. It will also pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC), and if you're wondering how the handset will perform, there are couple of leaked benchmark scores to analyze. Geekbench is a popular landing spot for benchmarking unreleased phones, and the G7 ThinQ has now made its obligatory appearance. According to Geekbench's database entry, the phone... Read more...
We talked a bit yesterday about leaked details on the forthcoming LG Android smartphone flagship called the LG G7 ThinQ. As you might imagine, LG was none too happy about that leak and decided to give up all the official details on perhaps the most interesting part of the smartphone, the super bright display. LG says that display allows "stunning display quality" while reducing power consumption. That means bright and vivid images while providing better battery life for users. The screen will be a 6.1-inch QHD+ unit with 3120 x 1440 resolution rated for maximum brightness of 1000 nits. LG says that the tech specs of the display make it the brightest and most vibrant smartphone display... Read more...
LG is holding an event on May 2nd that will see the debut of its next flagship: the LG G7 ThinQ. We've seen the smartphone leak at various points over the past month, but we're now getting our best look yet at the new smartphone. As always, Evan Blass is the one that scored this newest leak, and it shows the G7 ThinQ from every angle. On the back, we see dual cameras and a fingerprint reader just below them. On the right side, there's a power button, while on the left side there are volume buttons that are joined by a dedicated Google Assistant button. The top of the phone is reserved for the nano SIM slot, while a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone hack adorn the bottom of... Read more...
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