LG TONE Platinum SE with Google Assistant button, real time translation and LG TONE Ultra SE announced

LG has introduced  TONE Platinum SE (HBS-1120) with a dedicated Google Assistant button and LG TONE Ultra SE (HBS-835S) featuring an external speaker ahead of IFA 2018 later this month. Continue reading “LG TONE Platinum SE with Google Assistant button, real time translation and LG TONE Ultra SE announced”

LG XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers announced

LG XBOOM Go and portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ

LG Electronics is all set to unveil the XBOOM audio lineup; the XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers at the IFA 2018. The company says that the XBOOM mini component (model CK99) and all-in-one are crowd favorites are capable of producing an output starting at 1,800 watts and topping off at 5,000 watts for a lively party atmosphere. Continue reading “LG XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers announced”

LG Display doubles large-size OLED Panel sales in H1 2018, crosses 1.3 million units

LG Display today announced today that its global sales of large-size OLED panels has crossed 1.3 million units in the first half of 2018, more than double the sales of 0.6 million units of large-size OLED panels in the first half of 2017. The company expects to sell more than 2.9 million units of large-size OLED panels this year compared to 200,000 units in 2013 and 1.7 million units in 2017. Continue reading “LG Display doubles large-size OLED Panel sales in H1 2018, crosses 1.3 million units”

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”