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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...
LG has announced that it is opening a new Software Upgrade Center in South Korea. This will be its first facility of this type and the goal is to provide customers globally with faster, timelier smartphone OS and software updates. Faster Android updates have been one of the major reasons that Android fans choose Google's devices over other competing products. LG has located the new center on a campus in Magok-dong, western Seoul. The software center will be charged with regular OS updates for LG smartphones and for ensuring a consistent user experience on LG devices. The Upgrade Center will continuously test stability and compatibility between software and hardware after updates. That should... Read more...
The LG G7 ThinQ is official, and it will be unveiled at an event held in New York City on May 2nd. The news come straight from the horse’s mouth, as LG confirmed the launch details on its official [South Korean] website. According to LG, the G7 ThinQ will expand the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) into the smartphone realm and will build upon the work that it started with the V30S ThinQ. LG claims that the G7 ThinQ's AI camera will be able to respond to a variety of voice commands and that the smartphone will be able to intelligently interact with other devices (we're assuming other ThinQ-branded products and home appliances from LG). In addition to the... Read more...
We are well into 2018 flagship smartphone season, which arguably kicked off with the unveil of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+back in late February. LG might not have the marketing muscle that fuels Samsung's smartphones, but it is coming out with its own powerhouse flagship called the G7 ThinQ. New, real life photos of the smartphone were revealed to TechRadar, and they clearly show that the smartphone will have a notched display. This will no doubt be disappointing to some Android fans whose eyes are probably rolling out of their sockets now. More and more Android OEMs are adopting the notch that first showed up on the Essential Phone (albeit in a much smaller form) and... Read more...
Someone must have told LG to 'go big or go home' and it clearly opted for the former. The company's new 38WK95C display is a massive 38-inch class (read: 37.5-inch) ultrawide monitor that first showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and is now finally available to preorder. You will need an equally big budget, however, as this monitor will set you back $1,500. LG's new display uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 3840x1600 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. IPS panels tend to offer superior color accuracy compared to cheaper TN panels. That seems to be the case here, with LG advertising 99 percent coverage of the sRGB color spectrum. Assuming... Read more...
There's a lot to love about Mobile World Congress, including seeing how phone makers will improve upon their previous designs. Take LG's new V30S ThinQ, for example. When we took a look at the V30 a couple of months ago, we walked away impressed enough to label the phone an Editor's Choice. It might have been a little pricey, but pretty much everything else made up for it. While this phone is the first to carry the "ThinQ" moniker, it's going to be one that's shared by a great deal of LG's total portfolio in the future, including home appliances. With this first move, LG wants to make AI accessible to many more people, and to make it as approachable as possible. The AI on this phone encompass... Read more...
We've been hearing rumors since late last year that Apple had plans to make a larger screen iPhone X smartphone called the "iPhone X Plus." The poor sales of the iPhone X might make some wonder at the business sense the decision to make a larger iPhone X would make. Apple iPhone X screen supplier Samsung has been scrambling to find other customers to use the OLED displays it can't sell to Apple, after production cuts due to lackluster iPhone X sales. Despite questionable demand, a new leak claims to show a display assembly for that bigger iPhone X Plus. One of the leaked photos shows a person holding the alleged iPhone X Plus screen digitizer in their hand. It still sports the notch despite some... Read more...
The smartphone world never stops spinning, and there is always something new and shiny right around the corner. Or as it pertains to LG, around the block and down the road a piece. Word on the web is that LG is working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed "Judy" with an anticipated release (or announcement) coming in June. If the early information proves accurate, Judy will feature a bigger display than LG's current flagship, the G6 (an excellent we phone, we might add). LG's 'Judy' phone will have a bigger display than the G6 (shown above) and faster hardware. Though the LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch display with a 2880x1440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, Judy's display is getting stretched out... Read more...
Some big names are ponying up millions of dollars to own a piece of eMagin, a producer of miniature organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays that have mostly been deployed to military, medical, and industrial fields. In a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), eMagin announced a new stock issuance with Apple, LG, Valve, and others investing over $10 million into the relatively small outfit. The company released a subsequent statement indicating an upsized $11.5 million underwritten public offering, of which it expects to net $10.6 million. It intends to use the proceeds for "working capital and general corporate purposes." More specifically, eMagin has been increasingly... Read more...
LG is coming off its biggest year ever, in terms of overall revenue—it generated 64.1 trillion South Korean Won (around $55.4 billion U.S. currency) during all of 2017 and across all of its divisions, a 10.9 percent jump from the previous year. It also generated its highest profit since 2009, coming out ahead 2.47 trillion KRW (~$2.23 billion), so there is plenty to celebrate. However, its mobile division has been struggling, especially in China where LG has reportedly decided to stop selling smartphones. A Chinese-language news report quotes a representative at LG's Beijing office as saying that LG is pulling its "mobile phone business out of China." While this has not been confirmed by... Read more...
Back in March of 2017, LG ran into a problem with some of its smartphones that involved a continual reboot loop (bootloop), which resulted in a class action suit. The bootloop suit covered the LG G4 and V10 devices originally, but the V20, Nexus 5, and G5 were later added. LG is now offering a settlement that class action members should be happy about. The settlement will either give owners of affected devices $425 in cash or a $700 rebate towards a new LG smartphone. As of now it doesn't appear that the settlement has been certified by the courts, but it certainly seems like a decent deal. The plaintiffs in the LG suit were represented by Girard Gibbs LLP. LG admitted the problem existed... Read more...
LG has a new patent that is making the rounds that shows a device with a dual purpose. The patent describes the device as a "mobile phone with a flexible display which can be folded in half." The original filing for the patent was in July of 2017, and the patent was just published on January 12, 2018. There are two different versions of the device on the patent with the first being a folding phone that has a camera on the back panel. When this device is folded, information like time can be displayed on the front screen. The second device in the patent app features a sidebar that can display time and notifications. On one side of this device is a cover that can be pushed aside to show information... Read more...
If you were hoping for an early launch for LG's next generation G7 flagship, you may be waiting quite a bit longer. The LG G6 launched on February 26th, 2017, and its successor was tipped to launch around the same time this year at Mobile World Congress 2018. However, a new report from The Investor suggests that Jo Seong-jin, who serves as Vice Chairman and CEO of LG Electronics, has ordered a complete review of work that has already been completed on the G7, and that the design should be reworked from scratch. “Right after the vice chairman made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, a direct order was sent down to the working-level officials to start over,”... Read more...
It's the start of a new year, and T-Mobile with the latest iteration of its Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Free offer on some of the hottest flagship smartphones on the planet. This time around, there is at least one newcomer to the fold when it comes to smartphones that qualify for the offer. The promotion requires that you purchase both smartphones with an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and you must port at least one number over on a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited plan. On top of that, you must trade in a smartphone in order to qualify for the promotion. If you want a "true" BOGO bargain, here are the following phones that you can choose from: iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 8 (64GB) Galaxy... Read more...
If you have never used a projector, you might not know the challenge it can be to get things set up properly. Often to get a big 150-inch image on the wall, you need a giant room with plenty of distance from the wall to throw that image. LG has announced that it will be showing off a new compact and very easy to set up projector at CES 2018 called the HU80K series. "At this year’s CES event, we are excited to bring value to consumers with our first 4K UHD projector, which delivers the highest resolution we’ve ever offered in a compact size," said Chang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division. "LG’s 4K UHD projector will lead the way in changing how consumers view 4K... Read more...
Lithium-ion batteries degrade over time, that is just the way is, unfortunately. To deal with that, Apple made the unpopular decision to throttle the performance of some older iPhone models by way of an iOS update, and then hid that fact from the public until a collection of benchmarks essentially outed the company. Striking while the iron is hot, several Android phone makers have come and said they have not (and will not) slow down older handsets. Samsung and LG, two of the biggest Android phone players on the playground, are the latest to issue statements on the matter. Both of them told Phone Arena in no uncertain terms that they are against the practice of throttling older phones to deal... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be chatting about Apple's iPhone throttling controversy, the beastly Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming PC, AI Voice Assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home potenitally being used as corporate spy machines, the LG V30 gets Android Oreo, and we'll offer specific details of a great new holiday GIVEAWAY we're holding with Lenovo, where you could score some pretty sweet new Tech gear... Show Notes: 03:28 - Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries 04:35 - Apple Slapped With Two Class Action Lawsuits For Throttling CPUs On Older iPhones 15:14 - Alienware Area-51... Read more...
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