LG develops AI chip with its own Neural Engine for home appliances

LG has announced that it has developed its own AI chip (Artificial Intelligence Chip)’ that can be used universally in various home appliances such as robot cleaners, washing machines and refrigerators. It has a built-in ‘LG Neural engine’ which is an artificial intelligence processor that uses deep learning algorithm to dramatically improves the processing performance.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G will finally roll out starting from May 10

Update : May 8, 2019 — After a delay, LG has confirmed that it will roll out the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone from May 10th in Korea. Pricing remains the same — 1,199,000 won (US$ 1,016 / Rs. 71,019 approx.) for the phone and the Dual-Screen accessory costs 2,19,000 won (US$ 185 / Rs. 12,970 approx.), which is free those who buys the phone till June-end. It also offers one-year free replacement service for customers who purchase the phone before May 13.

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LG Q1 2019 profits down 20.8% YoY due to weak smartphone sales

LG Electronics has reported revenues of 14.92 trillion won (US$ 13.27 billion) for the first quarter that ended March 31st, 2019, which is down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year, as expected. It posted profits of 900.6 billion won (US$ 801.25 million), down 18.7% YoY, while net profit was down 20.8% YoY to 578 billion won. Decrease in profits is primarily due to lackluster sales in mobile business. Continue reading “LG Q1 2019 profits down 20.8% YoY due to weak smartphone sales”

LG X4 (2019) with 5.7-inch display, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, military-level durability announced

LG introduced X4 smartphone last year in Korea, now it has introduced new X4 model in Korea, which is a version of  K12+ that was introduced few weeks back, but this has  Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Other specifciations are similar, including a 5.7-inch HD+ FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio screen, MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, Android 8.1 (Oreo), 16-megapixel rear camera with AI and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with LED flash. Continue reading “LG X4 (2019) with 5.7-inch display, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, military-level durability announced”

LG K12+ with 5.7-inch FullVision display, military-level durability announced

LG has announced K12+ (LG-LMX420), the company’s latest smartphone in the K series in Brazil, after it surfaced recently. It has similar specifications as the K40 that was introduced as the MWC earlier this year. The LG K12+ has a 5.7-inch HD+ FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio screen, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with 3GB of RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), features a 16-megapixel rear camera with AI and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with LED flash.

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LG V40 ThinQ Review: A capable flagship that can’t keep up

Technology as a whole got matured right now especially in the past couple of years. In the case of smartphones, 2018 has been a fruitful year where the transition happened so fast. From thick bezel to notch, physical fingerprint scanner to in-display scanner, bump up to triple camera setup from double and more. Continue reading “LG V40 ThinQ Review: A capable flagship that can’t keep up”

LG V40 ThinQ Camera Samples – Triple Rear and Dual Front Cameras

A few days back, LG launched its flagship V40 ThinQ in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 49,990. This is one of the few smartphones to come with a ‘penta-camera’ setup in the market. Continue reading “LG V40 ThinQ Camera Samples — Triple Rear and Dual Front Cameras”

LG G8 ThinQ pre-orders begin this week starting from Korea, price revealed

LG unveiled its flagship  G8 ThinQ smartphone at its MWC event last month. Today the company has announced that it will begin pre-orders for the phone starting from Korea from March 15th till March 21st at a price of 897,600 Korean Won (US$ 790 / Rs. 55,280 approx.), which it says is the lowest price tag ever for a flagship LG smartphone. It will go on sale starting from March 22nd and alsocomes with 1-year free screen replacement and a free case as a part of launch offer.

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LG 2019 TVs global roll out starting this week; Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support coming later this year

LG OLED TV

LG has announced that its 2019 premium TV lineup featuring advanced OLED and NanoCell TVs will begin rolling out this week. This year, OLED models will make up 20% of the company’s high-end TV portfolio and with demand for OLED TVs expected to grow to 3.6 million units this year, 7 million units in 2020 and 10 million in 2021. Continue reading “LG 2019 TVs global roll out starting this week; Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support coming later this year”

LG G8 ThinQ Hands On and Photo Gallery

Along with LG V50, the South Korean giant also introduced a smartphone under G series as well. Dubbed as G8 ThinQ, the device carries a similar look as LG V50 5G smartphone. This is the first G series smartphone to sport an OLED display compared to LCD display on earlier models. Continue reading “LG G8 ThinQ Hands On and Photo Gallery”

LG V50 ThinQ 5G Hands On and Photo Gallery

After a lot of rumours and speculations, LG finally introduced its flagship device dubbed as LG V50 ThinQ with 5G support at the MWC. Talking about the design, it looks more or less like its predecessor V40 with triple camera setup. Continue reading “LG V50 ThinQ 5G Hands On and Photo Gallery”

LG V50 ThinQ 5G with 6.4-inch Quad HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, dual screen accessory announced

Along with the G8 ThinQ, LG also introduced the V50 ThinQ 5G, the company’s first 5G smartphone at the MWC. It is powered by  Snapdragon 855 with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem and has a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system that efficiently keeps the internal temperatures low. It has a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED screen, has triple rear cameras with 16MP 107-degree super wide-angle, 12MP standard and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. It has an 8-megapixel front camera and replaces the 3D ToF sensor on the G8 with a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens. Continue reading “LG V50 ThinQ 5G with 6.4-inch Quad HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, dual screen accessory announced”

LG G8 ThinQ with 6.1-inch Quad HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, 3D face unlock announced

LG has announced its flagship G8 ThinQ smartphone at its MWC event as it had promised. It has a 6.1-inch FullVision OLED display, is powered by Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM, runs Android Pie, has triple rear cameras, 16MP 107-degree super wide-angle, 12MP standard and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. It has 3D ToF front camera that measures the distance between the subject and the camera in millimeters to control the intensity of the background blur up to 256 levels for selfies with more depth. It also offers enhanced security with Hand ID and Face Unlock 

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LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets

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LG Electronics has announced that it will aggressively expand its voice recognition-enabled smart home appliances this year. With the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) partners Google and Amazon expanding sales of AI speakers globally, LG anticipates a simultaneous increase in demand for appliances supporting voice recognition. Continue reading “LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets”

LG Q60 with 6.26-inch 19:9 FullVision display, triple rear cameras, military-level durability, K50 and K40 announced

LG has announced Q60 smartphone in the Q Series as well as K50 and K40 smartphones in the K series ahead of MWC 2019. All the phones are MIL-STD-810G compliant that can withstand impact, vibration, high temperature, low temperature, thermal shock, and humidity, are powered by 2GHz Octa-Core SoC, feature rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and have a dedicated Google Assistant button. Continue reading “LG Q60 with 6.26-inch 19:9 FullVision display, triple rear cameras, military-level durability, K50 and K40 announced”