Today LG announced the much leaked handset the LG G4 which has a slightly bigger than its predecessor the G3, measuring 149.1 x 75.3 x 8.9mm with a 5.5in screen that retains the G3’s 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution (IPS Quantum display).
Power is likely to come from a Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM, and internal storage should be 32GB with microSD support capabilities up to 128GB.
The LG G4 will be 25% brighter than that of the G3 while also having a 20% wider colour range. with a rear camera of 16MP with a f/1.8 len this allows 80% more light, 1/2.6″ image sensor, the LG G4 will also feature an 8MP snapper on the front for super-sharp selfies.
With the rear camera on the G4 is capable of recording videos at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, HDR, stereo sound rec.
LG G4 works with Qi enabled wireless chargers, the battery on the LG G4 uses a 3,000mAh battery, which is removable and yes, it is equipped with fast charging technology. According LG, you should be able to charge your phone by up to 60% in just about 30 minutes
Thanks to Three UK for the video
LG G4 will ship with Android Lollipop 5.1 preinstalled on the new device with a layer of LG UX 4.0 skin on top of the device.
No official pricing yet but Carphone Warehouse is saying 28th May for a release date, the LG G4 will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold also LG is adding 100 GB for 2 years free Google Drive storage on the LG G4 also Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are pre-installed.
Today LG officially announced the LG G Flex 2 is smaller than the original, with a 5-inch display, but it packs a sharper 1080p resolution display.
It also offers either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, where it’s sold, 16GB or 32GB of storage, an improved 13 megapixel camera that offers both hardware and software advancements over the LG G Flex, with a more scratch resistant back cover and front panel, a microSD card slot that supports up to an insane 2TB of storage and an octacore 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor.
The LG G Flex 2 has a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, the laser-autofocus shooter on the back, an IR blaster up top, NFC, USB 2.0 and more.
Better yet, LG plans to launch this beauty in red. The LG G Flex 2 will launch in South Korea this month followed by other markets, though pricing and carrier partners weren’t announced at the LG press conference at CES 2015.
Today LG has announced the LG G3 Beat, the new smaller version of its flagship device is still fairly big, with a 5-inch 720p display.
Specifications include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. MicroSD support and Android 4.4 KitKat are also included.
The camera is a step down from the unit in the flagship G3, with 8-megapixels of resolution to play with. However, there is the laser auto-focus found on the more expensive G3.
The size is 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm, which may not be compact enough for some, although the battery – at 2540 mAh – is better than the competition.
The phone will be going on sale on 18th July in South Korea and will be hitting Europe in the weeks after. No price just yet.
LG has today announced the much rumoured and leaked smartphone the LG G3, and with launch events taking place in six cities worldwide London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul LG G3 aims to redefine the definition of a global smartphone.
LG developed the idea under the Simple is the New Smart concept, LG G3 is a culmination of consumer research based on LG’s The LG G3 was empowered with the best of what current technology has to offer, providing consumers with a user experience more ambitious than anything offered before by LG.
The smartest innovation in a fast evolving smartphone market is creating harmony between advanced technology and a simplified user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG G3 is the result of our effort to actualize that idea into a tangible product. And we are extremely pleased with the result.”
Highlights of the new G3 include
5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and almost two times higher resolution than a Full HD display
13MP OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) camera with a revolutionary Laser Auto Focus that can shoot stunningly sharp images in a fraction of the time required by conventional phone cameras.
Polished metallic skin on the rear cover that is lightweight, fingerprint-proof and most of all,
Floating Arc form factor that feels incredibly comfortable in one hand and incorporates the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key
Simple is the New Smart concept of the G3.
True-to-Life Viewing Experience
LG’s reputation in the display arena is second to none and the development of the G3’s breath taking Quad HD display was the result of years of innovation in display technology. With a pixel density of 538ppi, the G3’s Quad HD display sets new viewing standard producing images that are sharper and clearer than traditional smartphone displays. At 5.5-inches, LG G3 boasts a screen ratio of 76.4 percent with thin bezels all around so the phone feels as comfortable in the hand as a smaller traditional smartphone.
The high resolution display on the G3 also required LG engineers to pair it with battery technology that was just as innovative. LG equipped the G3 with a 3,000mAh removable battery and advanced optimization technologies to further maximize battery efficiency. By replacing the metal in the battery cathode with graphite, LG engineers were able to extend the lifespan of the G3’s battery. The result is a battery that can keep up with the Quad HD display’s ultra-high performance without losing steam in the middle of the day.
The G3’s advanced 13MP OIS+ camera is designed to quickly and easily capture life’s special moments as they occur, not necessarily when you want them to occur. This is made possible with G3’s innovative Laser Auto Focus, the first of its kind in the smartphone industry. This technology enables the G3 to capture the best moment — even in low light — by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam. So no more fuzzy pictures of your son scoring his first football goal and or missed shots because your camera couldn’t decide quickly enough which toddler in the playground to focus on. Combined with the proven and popular OIS+ technology first seen in the G Pro 2, the G3 is sure to impress even the most discerning shutterbugs.
LG also simplified the process of actually capturing those special moments. Rather than having to focus on the subject in preview mode and then pressing the shutter button, with the G3, tapping the subject to focus will simultaneously also trigger the shutter. What’s more, the G3’s 2.1MP front camera incorporates several new enhancements such as a larger image sensor and larger aperture for more light throughput and better-looking selfies. A unique twist has been added to the standard timed selfie mode by incorporating gesture controls — when ready to shoot, simply clench your hand into a fist and the G3 will recognize the gesture and begin the automatic three-second countdown. It couldn’t get any simpler than that.
For video, the G3 offers superior sound quality with instinctive microphones that measure the environment to identify the optimal audio level for the clearest recording. And with the built-in 1W speaker with Boost AMP, users can enjoy videos and music accompanied by richer sounds and clearer tones.
The Floating Arc design of the G3 with its ergonomic arch and slim side profile provides an extremely comfortable grip for everyday one-handed use. The Rear Key continues to anchor LG’s innovative design language, with a newly designed power key and volume buttons as well as more premium quality materials and finish. LG also refined sophisticated technical features and advancements located on the rear by arranging them in a clean and singular layout consistent with the G3’s well-balanced design language.
The stylish metallic skin with matte finish which keeps the G3 looking clean and fingerprint-free will be offered in five vibrant colours: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red.
LG new external design, LG adopted a minimalistic user interface design with flat graphics. The circular motif of the graphic assets in the new UI was derived from the shape and concept of LG’s logo, reflecting its unique visual style and identity.
Simplified UX to Reflect Simple Pleasures
With advanced core technologies, LG took its Learning from You approach to a new higher level with new UX features to offer G3 users a unique experience unlike any previous LG smartphone. Highlights include:
Adaptive technology learns as you type for faster input with less mistakes. Smart Keyboard reduces input errors by up to 75 percent by tracking and analysing typing habits and intuitively “knowing” what word the user intended to type. The height of the keyboard can also be adjusted to better fit the user’s hands and position of the thumbs. Individual keys can also be customized with frequently used symbols for even faster input.
Like a personal assistant, Smart Notice provides suggestions and recommendations based on user behaviour, phone usage patterns and location to offer user information when it’s needed the most. Smart Notice can remind you of a call you declined earlier and ask if you would like to call that person back. If you have a large number of un used files or apps on the G3 taking up valuable space, Smart Notice will ask if you would like to delete or uninstall them. But what sets Smart Notice apart from other personal assistants is its natural language capabilities. For example, instead of just displaying today’s temperature and weather forecast, Smart Notice will make a recommendation such as, “You may want to take an umbrella today since it will rain this evening”.
Understanding the importance of maintaining and securing confidential data when smartphones are shared, misplaced, lost or stolen, the LG G3 offers a number of enhanced security features such as:
The LG G3 is a smartphone I’m really looking forward to hold and use this year, no fixed date or pricing for launch of the product out early July this year.
Also at the Microsoft event at Model World Congress, Joe Belfiore announced that Windows Phone 8.1 is coming around April with key hardware support changes such as: support for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 200, 400, 400 LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA SGLTE and support for dual SIMs. On-screen buttons like on Android are now supported, allowing OEMs to make handsets without the three physical hardware buttons. Hardware camera shutter button is also no longer a requirement.
Now with Windows Phone 8.1, the users will now be able to apps on microSD cards.The Windows Phone 8.1 will be backwards with most of the existing Windows Phone 8 hardware on the market.
Microsoft also announce new hardware partners, with LG, Lenovo, ZTE, Xolo, Karbonn, Lava all onboard for Windows Phone 8.1 powered devices.
For those of you who love, there is some good news. Official Facebook Messenger app is coming to Windows Phone in the coming weeks.
Today LG has announced it’s plans to showcase three mid range handsets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month.
LG will unveil its L Series III range at the event, with the Android 4.4 (KitKat) powered L90, L70 and L40 on display.
With the L90 that’s sports a 4.7-inch IPS qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear-camera, 1.3-megapixel front snapper, and a 2540mAh removable battery.
The L70 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, the L70 features a 4.5-inch IPS (800×400) display, 4GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear-camera depending on the market.
Rounding off the L Series III, the L40 comes with a 3.5-inch (480×320) display, dual-core 1.2GHz chip, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 3-megapixel rear-camera and either a 1700mAh or 1540mAh removable battery.
At last the Nexus 5 smartphone has arrived, the first device to come with its Android 4.4 KitKat operating system pre-installed.
The LG made handset is quoted as the “slimmest and fastest Nexus phone” yet, with a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM on board.
The Nexus 5 available in White and Black
With the Nexus 5 weighting at 130g and measuring in at 8.59mm thin, the device includes a 5-inch Full-HD display made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, an Adreno 330 GPU running at 450 MHz, and a 2300 mAH battery with wireless charging functionality.
Available in black or white, the handset comes with an 8-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation on the rear, and a 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front for video conferencing.
Here is a video from Three in the uk showing off the new Nexus 5
Google are claiming that the Nexus 5’s battery is capable of providing up to 17 hours of talk time, 300 hours of standby time, and eight and a half hours of web browsing, dropping to seven hours on LTE.
With features include support for LTE, microUSB, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi, as well as dual microphones, and a built-in speaker and a 3.5mm jack connector.
Even if Google hasn’t even came out with an announcement yet for the Google Nexus 5. But this hasn’t been an enormous amount of leaks like videos, pictures, and shipment pictures, even leaked manuals. Here is @MrIgorTV on Twitter via his Instragram some how he picked up his own Google Nexus 5.
— MrIgorTV (@MrIgorTV) October 31, 2013
MrIgorTV announced that he got his Nexus 5 on Twitter this morning via twitter.
— MrIgorTV (@MrIgorTV) October 31, 2013
The Nexus will have a 5-inch Full HD screen with 445ppi, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and will come with 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage depending on what model you get.
Then a first minutes later he posted this on twitter
I think Google got a big leak this time with Nexus 5
LG has today officially after all the leaks for this device, has now took the wraps off the LG G Flex, a smartphone curved to follow the contour of the face, the first device to offer such a design in the smartphone market. The latest device in LG’s premium G Series, the G Flex incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies in the form of the display and battery that have never been seen before. The LG G Flex also boasts new user experience (UX) features that take advantage of the curved form factor.
“The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile
Communications Company. “The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary.”
Form + Function: Design that Understands Human Curves
The vertically curved design of the LG G Flex reduces the distance between one’s mouth to the microphone when the device is held against the ear, as traditional telephone handsets used to. The LG G Flex employs a curvature arc that is optimized for the average face, to deliver improved voice and sound quality. The curved form increases the sound level by 3dB compared to typical flat smartphones. The curved design also offers a more reassuring grip and fits more comfortably in one’s back pocket. What’s more, in landscape mode, the display offers an IMAX-like experience, with the result being the most comfortable viewing angle for watching videos or playing games.
LG G Flex also features the Rear Key first introduced in the LG G2. Devoid of any buttons on the sides, there is less chance of accidentally powering off the
phone and the convenience of using one’s index finger to adjust the volume when conversing is maintained.
Innovation Delivered Through Collaboration
The development of LG G Flex was only possible through the successful collaboration with sister companies LG Display and LG Chem. The 6-inch display
found in the G Flex is the world’s largest Plastic OLED (POLED) display developed and mass produced specifically for smartphones. The ultra-thin, ultra-light flexible POLED display and curved OLED panel are built on plastic substrates instead of glass, giving LG G Flex its unique shape and durability. The POLED display is brighter and more precise thanks to the application of Real RGB, which contains all three sub-pixels — red, green and blue — in one pixel.
LG Chem developed the world’s first curved battery technology specifically for application in LG G Flex. The curved battery in the G Flex is designed with LG
Chem’s patented Stack & Folding technology, which reduces the physical stress on the battery pack when in the curved form and provides better stability and performance. Despite its thin form, the LG G Flex battery has a capacity of 3,500mAh, enough power for more than a full day of use.
Among the several new technologies, the LG G Flex is the first smartphone to apply a “Self Healing” coating on the back cover. The elastic coating has the
ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive, keeping the G Flex looking newer longer.
Users of LG G Flex will have a wider selection in the ability to enjoy in various format of music — MP3, CD quality or 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback. UX
features, such as KnockON, Guest Mode and Plug & Pop, which were positively received when first introduced in the LG G2, can also found in the LG G Flex.
The LG G Flex also includes an array of new UX features:
– QTheater gives users quick access to photos, videos and YouTube right from the lock screen. By touching the screen and dragging outward along the curved
surface with both fingers, the apps appear with the effect of theater curtains being drawn.
– Dual Window divides the wide 6-inch screen into two separate windows for more effective multitasking.
– Swing Lockscreen alters the image on the lockscreen depending on how the G Flex is held.
– Face Detection Indicator displays the LED on the Rear Key in green to confirm status of face detection and focus.
– Camera Timer flashes the Rear Key LED to indicate that the countdown has begun.
– Urgent Call Alert flashes the LED on the Rear Key in red when several consecutive calls from the same person go unanswered.
The LG Flex will be available in Korea starting in November through all three major local carriers. Availability in additional markets will be announced thereafter.
Key Specifications (Korean Version):
– Chipset: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 800 (MSM 8974)
GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
– Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
– Memory: 2GB LP DDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMc
– Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
– Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded)
– Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
– Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 – 8.7mm
– Weight: 177g
– Network: LTE-A / LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
– Connectivity: BT 4.0 / USB 3.0 compatible / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC
– Color: Titan Silver
– Other: TDMB / Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback
LG is bringing popular family-friendly video games Skylanders Battlegrounds and Where’s My Mickey? to its CINEMA 3D Smart TV platform. Demonstrated for the first time at IFA 2013, the fun, family-friendly titles can be played using the intuitive LG Magic Remote. These games will be made available this holiday season in the LG Smart TV Game World app store.
“At LG, we’re committed to providing LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV users with a truly diverse range of entertainment options, suitable for the entire family,” said
Richard Choi, senior vice president of the Smart Business Center at LG Electronics. “These entertaining titles deliver an incredible gaming experience
thanks to the fantastic picture quality and large screens of our Smart TV lineup. And the games we’ll be bringing to our platform will take advantage of LG’s easy-to-use Magic Remote, which makes the gaming experience much more like a dedicated game console.”
Skylanders Battlegrounds is an action role-playing game experience featuring inventive team-up gameplay in which players must pit the fighting skills and magical abilities of their favorite characters against powerful enemies. Specially adapted and optimized for LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, Skylanders Battlegrounds will enable fans of the franchise to play with any character from the entire collection of Skylanders figures. The motion control capabilities of LG’s Magic Remote will help to transport the player into the beautifully rendered battlegrounds of the unique world of Skylands.
Where’s My Mickey? is a spin-off of Disney’s popular physics-based game, Where’s My Water?, and features one of the world’s most iconic animated characters, Mickey Mouse. Players guide Mickey through a variety of entertaining story-based episodes, complete with appearances by other loveable Disney favorites, including Goofy. The interactive LG Magic Remote adds to the enjoyment, allowing players to control Mickey via pointing, clicking and dragging.
The third installment in the series, Where’s My Perry?, will also debut on LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV along with Where’s My Mickey?.
LG Electronics marked another milestone today by unveiling the world’s largest Ultra High Definition (or ULTRA HD) OLED TV at IFA, the largest consumer electronics and appliance trade show in Europe. LG’s 77-inch ULTRA HD CURVED OLED TV follows in the footsteps of the company’s 55-inch CURVED OLED TV, which was introduced to the public just eight months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
“LG was proud to be the first company to commercially launch an OLED TV and we are once again setting our sights high with the ULTRA HD CURVED OLED TV,” said Havis Kwon, president and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “This 77-inch TV is proof that we will never stop pushing the boundaries and exploring new possibilities.”
Currently the largest OLED TV in the world, LG’s 77-inch ULTRA HD CURVED OLED TV is also LG’s most advanced next-generation TV to date. Spanning a total of 77 inches diagonally, the massive screen’s IMAX-like curvature fills the viewer’s field of vision more completely than a flat-screen TV. The ULTRA HD CURVED OLED TV combines LG’s exceptional WRGB OLED and ULTRA HD technology, enabling it to produce infinite contrast ratio and resolution four times greater than regular FULL HD . Unmatched in picture quality, this enormous, futuristic-looking TV is “a true home entertainment wonder that has to be seen to be believed,” Kwon said.
LG today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone LG G2, the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new “G” Series for premium devices.
“Our definition of innovation today is technology that truly resonates with consumers,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, who welcomed the guests to the event. “We have always listened to and learned from consumers in pursuit of innovation. We took these insights to new heights in developing LG G2, the most exciting and ambitious mobile phone in our company’s history.”
New Perspective in Smartphone Design
The LG G2 brings everything together in a device with comfortable, functional, convenient and beautiful design. The LG G2 shifts the paradigm in smartphone design by placing all the buttons on the rear of the device, making this the first smartphone to be completely devoid of side buttons. The unique Rear Key concept came from the realization when studying users that the larger the phone became, the more difficult it was to properly access the side keys. Moving the main buttons to the back of the phone gave users more control since this place was where individuals’ index fingers are naturally located. Researchers found that moving the buttons also resulted in fewer dropped phones when adjusting the volume while talking.
Long-pressing on the rear-mounted volume keys allows users to launch QuickMemo and the camera, making note taking and photo capturing even easier than before. And if the LG G2 is lying on a surface face up, there’s no need to lift the phone to access the power button on the back. With KnockON, the LG G2 can be powered on simply by tapping twice on the display.
Edge-to-Edge Display and Best-In-Class Power Capacity
LG upped the ante by incorporating a 5.2-inch Full HD display in the LG G2, the largest display designed for one-handed operation in today’s popular 2.7-inch width smartphone category. In addition to the expansive viewing experience, LG’s innovative Dual Routing technology reduced the phone’s bezel to a mere 2.65mm on the side edge. And with proven IPS technology, the LG G2 offers superior graphics, accurate colours and clear images without any distortion.
OIS and High Resolution for Great Pictures
The LG G2’s high-resolution camera comes equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) technology to prevent blurring, allowing for clearer, brighter and sharper images even when in motion or shooting in dim environments. Most current smartphone cameras with OIS tend to offer resolution in the 4MP to 8MP range. The G2 is unique in that it offers 13MP and OIS technology in a slim design without a protruding lens. And features such as Super Resolution and Multi-point AF help keep everything in focus, just like a standalone point-and-shoot digital camera.
Studio Quality Hi-Fi Sound
In recent years, there has been an increase in consumer demand for superior sound in smartphones as high-quality multimedia content becomes more ubiquitous. Smartphones have become hubs for entertainment of all kind — TV shows, movies, games — and consumers expect the sound to be just as good as the image. The LG G2 is the first smartphone on the market today to feature 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like quality sound, far superior to a CD. Now consumers can hear a level of audio realism that hasn’t been possible before in a smartphone.
Practical UX Connected to Everyday Life
Research shows that the most frequently used smartphone features are the most basic ones that users often take for granted such as SMS, social networking, directions and of course, making phone calls. The LG G2 comes with a number of compelling user experience (UX) features that provide the most practical value by focusing on a smartphone’s most popular tasks:
– Answer Me — Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear.
– Plug & Pop — Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected.
– Text Link —Allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or the internet.
– QuickRemote — Not only can LG G2 be used to remotely control popular home entertainment devices, it can also learn from conventional remotes and be customized to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys.
– Slide Aside — Enables easier multitasking by simply “sliding” open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.
– Guest Mode — Protects owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.
The launch event in New York City on August 7, the LG G2 will be rolled out in over 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets. Specific dates for market availability will vary by region and carrier.
The next flagship device from LG Electronics (LG) will be officially known as G2 and will be the first smartphone from LG to be launched as part of the company’s new “G” premium brand.
Future smartphones in the same series will carry only the G name while the branding of mobile devices that have already been introduced will continue unchanged. “Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
“The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.” Furthermore, LG’s premium 4:3 display smartphones will be rebranded as simply “Vu:” going forward. All of LG’s smartphones feature next generation core technologies and familiar UX with each series highlighting a different facet of the company’s product expertise.