LG G6 Android Oreo update finally starts rolling out in India, brings ThinQ branding

After V30+, LG has finally started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the LG G6 smartphone in India. This will turn the phone into LG G6 ThinQ and also brings out several new features, including new camera app layout, but it doesn’t bring AI Cam like the V30+. After updating, the start screen of the device will now show LG G6 ThinQ branding instead of LG G6.  Continue reading “LG G6 Android Oreo update finally starts rolling out in India, brings ThinQ branding”

LG G7+ ThinQ with 6.1-inch QHD+ display, Snapdragon 845, 16MP dual rear cameras, 128GB storage launched in India for Rs. 39990

LG just launched the company’s flagship G7+ ThinQ smartphone in India. It was introduced back in May and has a 6.1-inch QHD+ 19.5:9 FullVision LCD Super Bright display that can be viewed easily even under direct sunlight with brightness up to  1,000 nit, displaying 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM.

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LG Q8 (2018) with 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision Display, military-level durability, Hi-Fi Quad DAC announced

LG has announced new Q8, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘Q series’ soon after the introduction of Q7. It has the same 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision Display, is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC with 4GB of RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It also comes with built-in stylus with pop-memo, GIF editing and more. Continue reading “LG Q8 (2018) with 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision Display, military-level durability, Hi-Fi Quad DAC announced”

LG opens AI Research Lab in Toronto, Canada

LG Electronics has opened a new AI Research Lab in Canada soon after the opening of LG Silicon Valley AI Lab in Santa Clara, California. This will further enhance LG’s global research capabilities, which include AI labs in South Korea, India and Russia, said LG.  Continue reading “LG opens AI Research Lab in Toronto, Canada”

LG Signature Edition 2018 with 6-inch QHD+ OLED display, 256GB storage, Ceramic back announced

LG has announced new Signature Edition smartphone, the company’s latest premium smartphone in the ‘LG SIGNATURE’ series and the successor of last year’s Signature Edition in Korea. It is made of premium materials such as zirconium ceramic back cover that prevents scratches. Customers can also engrave their name on the back of the phone, similar to the predecessor. Continue reading “LG Signature Edition 2018 with 6-inch QHD+ OLED display, 256GB storage, Ceramic back announced”

LG mobile losses widen as net profit falls 36% YoY in Q2 2018

LG Electronics has reported revenues of 15.02 trillion won (US$ 13.9 billion) for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2018, which is up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. It posted profits of 771 bilion won (US$ 715.1 million), up 16.1% YoY, while net profit was down to 326.5 billion won (US$ 291.6 million) from 514.9 billion won, down 36.5% YoY. First-half 2018 sales and operating profits were at all-time record highs. Revenues increased 3.2% from the 2017 first half to 30.14 trillion won (US$ 28 billion) and operating income rose 18.5% to 1.88 trillion won (US$ 1.7 billion). Continue reading “LG mobile losses widen as net profit falls 36% YoY in Q2 2018”

LG V90 trademark filing surfaces in Mexico

Details about the LG V40, the next flagship in the ‘V Series’  code-named ‘Storm’ surfaced back in April, now the Korean giant has filed for trademark of V90 in Mexico. This could be entirely a new smartphone for Mexican markets or the V40 could release as V90. The trademark filing that was registered on July 13th doesn’t reveal any other details of the smartphone except for the name.

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LG V30 Plus Android Oreo update in India brings AI Cam, ThinQ branding

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LG is finally rolling out the Oreo update to the LG V30 Plus which will turn the phone into LG V30 ThinQ with AI Camera. After updating, the start screen of the device will now show LG V30ThinQ branding instead of LG V30 Plus. The update comes with build number OPRR1.170623.026 and software version V20b-IND-XX.  Continue reading “LG V30 Plus Android Oreo update in India brings AI Cam, ThinQ branding”

LG Display said to supply 2 to 4 million OLED Panels for 6.5-inch Apple iPhone X Plus

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Back in July 207, there were reports that Apple is on the verge of investing around $2.7 billion in LG to get OLED panels for future iPhones. However, we now hear that the Korean firm is almost ready to become Apple’s second supplier for OLED screens. This will also allow Apple to reduce its dependence on Samsung who is currently the sole manufacturer of the panels in iPhone X models.  Continue reading “LG Display said to supply 2 to 4 million OLED Panels for 6.5-inch Apple iPhone X Plus”

LG X2 with 5-inch HD display, fingerprint sensor announced

LG has introduced X2, the company’s latest budget smartphone in Korea. It has a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon SoC with 2GB of RAM, runs Android 7.1 (Nougat), has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, ‘Auto Shot’, which recognizes faces automatically when you take a self-portrait, ‘Quick Share’, which allows you to share pictures instantly via SNS or messages, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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LG offers exclusive BTS content for its smartphones, introduces BTS Smart Case for G7 ThinQ

Back in April this year LG Electronics signed South Korea’s most popular K-Pop boy band, BTS as its brand ambassador for smartphones globally. Today the company has introduced exclusive BTS-themed content for 2017 and 2018 LG smartphone models. The BTS Value Pack includes seven themes, one for each member of BTS. This completely transforms the UI including home screens, menus, dialing screens, among others.

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LG’s first Android One phone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, Android 8.1, Hi-Fi Quad DAC surfaces

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Google’s Android One program piloted back in 2014 but hasn’t seen the hype which the company hoped for. Now it seems like LG is prepping its own first Android One smartphone that might be exclusive to T-Mobile in the U.S. The device is code-named “cv5a” with the carrier “tmo,” country code “us.” Continue reading “LG’s first Android One phone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, Android 8.1, Hi-Fi Quad DAC surfaces”

LG Q7 and Q7+ with 5.5-inch FHD+Display, Snapdragon 450, dust and water-resistant body launched in Korea, price revealed

LG introduced its mid-range Q7 series of smartphones last month. Today the company launched the Q7 and Q7+ smartphones in Korea and also revealed the price of the phones. It also reveals that the phone will be  powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC.  In addition to military grade durability with MIL-STD 810G, same as the predecessor, this is also IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. It also has Portrait mode, QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, and the Q7+ also comes with Hi-Fi Quad DAC.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 said to ditch the earpiece for a 6.2-inch sound-emitting edge-to-edge display

Samsung showcased an interesting sound-emitting display concept at the Society of Information Displays (SID) 2018 expo last month. Samsung says that the panel uses vibration and bone conduction to eliminate the need for an earpiece. This also helps in extending the screen all the way from top to bottom. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 said to ditch the earpiece for a 6.2-inch sound-emitting edge-to-edge display”

LG Q Stylus with 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision display, 16MP camera, water-resistant body, military-level durability announced

Looks like stylus phones are still a thing. LG has introduced Q Stylus smartphone lineup that includes Q Stylus+, Q Stylus and Q Stylus α as successor to last year’s  Stylus 3. It has a 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision Display, is powered by a 1.5GHz Octa-core / 1.8 GHz Octa-core SoC, depending on the model and runs Android 8.0 (Oreo). The top-end Q Stylus+ comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, as well as a 16-megapixel rear camera, while the Q Stylus and budget Q Stylus α comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Continue reading “LG Q Stylus with 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision display, 16MP camera, water-resistant body, military-level durability announced”