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Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final release is not far behind, and that should be the case here as well. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta software version is listed as V19A and available for several supported models, including the LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP, and LGM-G600KP. It's not clear if LG is planning on making an Oreo beta available G6 owners in other... Read more...
One of the themes we expect to be in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month is smart speakers. Amazon leads the charge with its Echo products, and following its success, others have jumped on board the smart speaker bandwagon, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Harman Kardon, to name a few. You can add LG to the list as well, which just unveiled its 2018 speaker lineup. Among LG's new speakers coming out is a soundbar with Google Assistant integration. It offers full connectivity to hubs, speakers, and other smart devices support Chromecast, and allows users to bark out commands starting with "OK Google" to pull audio from streaming sources. Outside of... Read more...
It didn't arrive in time for Christmas, but we aren't going to rag on LG for finally delivering the Android 8.0 Oreo update for V30 owner (the OS officially launched on August 21st). The OS has been available in preview form for V30 owners in LG's home market of South Korea, but today marks its first official release into the public realm. LG says that it took feedback from customers during the preview period (over 500 specific incidents to be exact) in order to better hone the final release for customers. The company also claims that it is the "first domestic smartphone manufacturer" to release the Android Oreo update for current generation smartphones, which seems like a subtle dig at segment... Read more...
LG has announced that it will be bringing new computer displays to CES 2018, and they are both quite impressive. The first is the LG 32UK950, which is a 32-inch UHD 4K monitor with support for HDR600 and LG's Nano IPS technology integrated. That Nano IPS technology uses nanometer-sized particles within the screen's LEDs to absorb excess light wavelengths. That application enhances intensity and purity of colors according to LG allowing for a more life-like viewing experience. The monitor is able to show 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, which LG says is comparable to the monitors used when mastering Hollywood films. The 32UK950 monitor has peak brightness of 600 candela. LG also says that this... Read more...
LG might not be a name you think of when considering a premium thin and light laptop—the company is perhaps best known for its smartphones and televisions, and has been making noise in the latter category with its 4K OLED TVs. That may change, however, once you spy the company's latest Gram laptops. Boasting full metal alloy bodies and new 8th Generation Core i7 and Core i5 processor options from Intel, the Gram looks poised to throw its weight around in the high-end laptop category. More than just a good looking laptop, LG says its Gram models are durable too, passing seven stringent US military MIL-STD 810G tests for resistance to impact, pressure, and temperature. This is partially the... Read more...
We have been hearing rumors for a while now about a Samsung smartphone that features a folding screen. The rumors peg the device to debut next year and so far, reports indicate that the folding smartphone could be unveiled at CES next month. A new report has come in that claims to confirm that the smartphone is indeed launching next year. The report quotes Samsung Mobile president Ko Dong-jin who told Business Korea that the smartphone will indeed launch next year. There are still no hard details on the smartphone to speak of. The device is thought to be called the Galaxy X, but there is no confirmation of that just yet. The closest we have to confirmation of the device before came when Samsung... Read more...
Have you been contemplating a big screen TV upgrade? Generally speaking, the best deals are found twice a year—just prior to the Super Bowl, and during the Black Friday festivities that in recent years have been extended well before the day after Thanksgiving. We now find ourselves in that moment where Black Friday deals are starting to appear, and there are lots of deals on TVs out there. Among them are discounts on LG's awesome organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs, which are widely considered some of the best looking TVs on the market. One of the big advantage of an OLED panel is that light can be emitted on a pixel-by-pixel basis. This allows for bright and vibrant pictures, with... Read more...
If there's a sleeper phone that's been on our radar for a while here, it's the LG V30. LG has been teasing this phone for what seems like an eternity. We actually got our first hands-on time with it a couple of months ago in August. However, LG has been conservative with its last couple of handset roll-outs, taking the same preview tease approach with the LG G6, where we got an early look prototype unit and firm rules of engagement with it before final production units arrived. The G6 was one of the first generation thin bezel phones on the market at the time and LG wanted to make doubly sure it was ready for prime time when it shipped. The same can be said for the new V30, as this device feels... Read more...
Sprint has announced something that LG V30 fans who wished for more storage will be pretty pumped about, and it's known as the the LG V30+. This smartphone will be a Sprint exclusive at launch, and that launch will happen on October 13, which is about a week after the standard LG V30 launches on October 5 at Verizon and AT&T. There's also a treat for audiophiles with the new V30+ bundle as well.The V30+ will look just like the normal V30 (check out our hands-on for all the details), but the differences are all on the inside. The V30+ will have twice as much on-board Flash storage, 128GB to be exact. Sprint also promises that its V30+ will have higher sound quality experience for music and... Read more...
If you've read our hands-on preview of the LG V30, then you know that we're incredibly excited about what the device brings to the flagship Android smartphone market. Today, we're learning that AT&T and Verizon Wireless will begin selling the LG V30 on October 5th, which is one week from today. The LG V30 has a retail price of $809.99 at AT&T, and can be purchased on a NEXT plan for $27 per month for 30 months. AT&T will also be offering a Buy One, Get One Free promotion with the LG V30 for qualified customers. For those with a qualifying NEXT plan purchasing two LG V30 smartphones, you will have a $27 bill credit applied to your bill over 30 months to slowly pay off the full retail... Read more...
It looks as though LG is going to do US customers a solid by offering a full 2-year warranty on its forthcoming V30 smartphone. Other than being specific to the US, the caveat (and it is not really much of one) is that customers will have to register their V30 handsets within 90 days from purchase. Doing so activates what LG is marketing as a "Second Year Promise." The added year is a nice bonus. While LG has not yet announced a price for the V30, it is a safe bet that like all high-end smartphones, it will cost several hundred dollars—rumor has it the device will command 800,000 Korean Won in South Korea, or around $700 in US currency. Having that additional 12 months is a value-add that could... Read more...
Google is taking an interesting strategy with its next generation Pixel devices, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. Around this time last month, a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed that HTC is the manufacturer behind the Pixel 2. Now we have learned that LG is producing the Pixel XL 2 rather than HTC, which was also confirmed by an FCC filing. Both phones have not yet been formally announced.This time around the FCC filing is quite as fleshed out as the last one. However, it does provide some goodies. The filing lists the FCC ID as ZNFG011C, which is a combination of LG's FCC grantee code (ZNF) and the phone's model number (G011C). If you are wondering where the G011B... Read more...
For many consumers, choosing a new smartphone is a difficult decision that usually boils down to a few prominent devices. With the current generation of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the new LG V30 are likely to be among the most popular options for consumers looking for a large screen device. The Galaxy S8+ is widely considered one of the best Android-based smartphones on the market. And although it was just announced a few days ago, we have already spent some hands on time with the LG V30 and figure it's lining-up to be a fantastic Android flagship device that is worthy of serious consideration as well. With high-end phones that feature similar processors and have... Read more...
LG has teased only a handful of details about its upcoming V30 handset after unveiling the flagship phone at IFA in Berlin earlier this week. One of the unknowns is the price, or so that was the case initially. According to the fine print of a Twitter contest that LG is promoting, the unlocked version of the V30 has an approximate retail value (AVR) of $749.99 in the United States. As part of the contest, LG is giving away three V30 phones for free. Those who are eligible need only retweet the following Twitter post to enter: We're giving away 3 LG V30s to celebrate the launch of the 3rd V series smartphone! RT for a chance to win. Terms: https://t.co/hmkBsMigrk pic.twitter.com/Mt7ewnAAlr— LG... Read more...
If you keep a pulse on the premium smartphone arena, you probably have a line on the fact that there might be something special about the forthcoming LG V30. Set for an official IFA 2017 unveiling, the new handset has been leaked, rumored and even teased by LG itself. LG in fact has been on a consistent marketing blitz, releasing bits and pieces of LG V30 features to keep the buzz factor and discussion of its new device at peak volume. Regardless, with a complement of features that may not be earth-shattering, but when combined add up to what could be handset nirvana for many, it's beginning to feel like LG may truly have something compelling in hand for Android power users with the V30.... Read more...
Smartphones have virtually replaced the iPod and other MP3 players for most people, and use them to listen to all of our tunes on-the-go (either on-device or through a cloud streaming service). The catch is that not all smartphones are created equal when it comes to their music playback prowess. LG has a new flagship smartphone on the way called the V30, and one of the big features of this device is that it has an integrated Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Specifically, the V30 smartphone has a ESS Technology Sabre ES9218P 32-bit Quad DAC. The two main things that V30 users will get out of that fancy Quad DAC are digital filters and sound presets. The DAC gives users more options when customizing the audio... Read more...
It will not be long before LG officially unveils its delicious new flagship phone, the V30. Until then, there are plenty of leaks to whet your appetite. The latest one comes from Evan Blass, the infamous inside man who goes @evleaks on Twitter. Blass posted what are undoubtedly officially press renders of the LG V30, giving viewers a full-on view of the handset from just about ever angle. The leaked renders show off the 6-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display with reduced bezels compared to LG's V6, the two of which appear very similar to each other. If the G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 were to hook up and have relations, the V30 is what their offspring would look like. LG V30 [tipping... Read more...
LG's upcoming V30 flagship smartphone looks to offer a lot of what people want, and the company has been releasing bits and pieces of information over time to help whet our appetites. Last week, we learned that the phone will sport a 6-inch OLED display with curved bezels and a resolution of 2880x1440. Today, we learn a bit more about its camera. If you asked a room full of people what feature they'd want to see improved on their phone, chances are many would say "the camera", even if they have one of the top options available. People simply want better, clearer photos, and with its dual camera V30, LG promises to deliver them. The V30 will mark the first smartphone with a f/1.6 lens, allowing... Read more...
There is not a lot that is known about LG's unreleased V30 handset, the single-screen successor the dual-display V20 that we reviewed last year. But while much of the phone's specs remain a mystery, LG did reveal a few tidbits—the V30 will be the first handset to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display. It will also be LG's first OLED smartphone since the LG G Flex 2 released in 2015.LG is shifting from an IPS panel on the V20 (above) to a plastic OLED screen on the V30 "Expertise in OLED has long been a core competency of LG, and the technology has always been seen as a potential value-add for smartphones," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With competition... Read more...
It's starting to look like Google's upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones could become some of the most alluring Android phones the company - or any company, for that matter - have released in a long time. A couple of weeks ago, we pored over the details of what was believed to be an accurate render, and today, we see another collection of renders from a party that seems to agree on most of the devices' visual cues. Credit: MySmartPrice In the aforementioned post, the design seen was believed to be the XL model, but based on these new renders, it would have actually been the non-XL. The differences are subtle: on the XL, the rear glass isn't as tall, and the camera lens is found to the... Read more...
Following weeks of rumors and speculation, LG has come out and officially announced the Q6, a lower-end handset that is part of the South Korean electronics maker's new Q series. Also known online as the G6 Mini, an unofficial designation that reflects the similarities between the new Q6 and LG's high-end G6, LG's aim with the Q6 is to offer many of the premium features found on its other smartphones at a more competitive price. The leaked info leading up to the official unveiling of the Q6 was mostly spot on. LG's newest handset is equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD+ FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The "FullVision" designation is a marketing term to denote a near bezel-less display... Read more...
The LG G6 was one of the very first 2017 flagship smartphones out of the gate, but it was quickly overshadowed by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. With the Galaxy S8’s snazzier styling, Infinity Display, and fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the G6 simply got lost in the mix and LG quickly resorted to attractive promotions to entice customers. Now LG is fighting fire with fire, adding a new more potent model to the mix with enhanced hardware. The G6+ sits above the G6 in LG’s smartphone family and brings with it 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That a nice upgrade from the G6, which features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage respectively. LG has also bundled the G6+ with a pair of B&O... Read more...
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