The LG G7 gets a price in Korea, and it's good news for US carrier customers

The LG G7 ThinQ price was just announced by Korean carriers, along with the phone’s release date there. LG’s seasonal flagship will be up for preorder May 11, with the launch pegged for a week after, on May 18th. 

The shipments will start only if you shell out the Korean won equivalent of $830, while the G7+ with 6GB RAM/128GB storage will go for $900. Considering that last year LG outed the G6 at exactly the same price tag in its home turf, the rumors about a more expensive G7 may turn out to be greatly exaggerated.
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Which LG G7 ThinQ color variant do you like most?

Last week, LG announced its latest and greatest flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, showcasing four color variants of it. Called New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose, all four colors are glossy and reflective – while this may not be apparent in promo images, real-life photos (like the first one seen below) do a better job at revealing the glossiness.
Right now, it’s unclear if all LG G7 ThinQ color variants will be available in the US. In any case, we want to know which of the four official colors you think suits the G7 best, so …

LG V30S ThinQ gets a pre-launch price cut

Earlier this week, we discovered that the LG V30S ThinQ was available for pre-order in the US via B&H, costing $929.99 unlocked. With the brand new LG G7 ThinQ coming soon, and the V30S ThinQ not being too different from last year’s LG V30, that price may seem too high for what the phone is offering.
Fortunately, B&H now lists the V30S ThinQ at $729.99, thus taking $200 off its original price. The handset – already available in South Korea – still doesn’t have a proper release date for the US, but it’ll likely start shipping soon. …

LG G7 ThinQ? It's all about Qlink, or phone to fridge communication

Communication is the key to understanding is what an ex told us once, and in the case of LG it means that the smartphones of the brand are able to talk with its home appliances, which in turn are connected to the worldwide Internets. The Koreans have been polishing a technology, codenamed SmartThinQ, for a while now, allowing us to manage and operate our fridges, ovens, AC units or washing machines, from the comfort of our phones. Enter the LG G7 ThinQ, and its unique Qlink communication feature for LG’s connected home gear.
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LG G7 Boombox Speaker explained: louder sound through clever design

As the case is with many things in life, when it comes to loudspeakers, size matters. There’s no way around this without breaking the laws of physics. That’s why smartphone speakers can’t match the performance of a dedicated audio system – they’re just too tiny to deliver full, high-fidelity sound.

Still, some smartphones do sound better than others. The Galaxy S9 and recent iPhones, for example, use two speakers in clever arrangements to cover a broader range of the audio spectrum and deliver some stereo separation along the way. The Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Razer Phone use two dedicated, …

Affordable LG K30 goes on sale at T-Mobile for $225 outright

As expected, US carrier T-Mobile has just added the entry-level LG K30 to its portfolio. Although we assumed the smartphone will go on sale for under $200, it appears that T-Mobile and LG decided otherwise.

If you want to buy this affordable smartphone, you’ll have to come up with $225. There’s also the option to purchase the LG K30 for no upfront payment and $9 per month for 24 months.

In case you didn’t read our previous report, the K30 ships with Android 7.1 Nougat on board and, surprisingly, comes with fast charging capability.

Also, the smartphone has a 5.3-inch HD (720p) …

LG V30 is finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo at T-Mobile, but not the easy way

T-Mobile is the last US carrier which hasn’t yet provided LG V30 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update. It’s been more than a month since the other three major carriers in the country released Oreo updates for the V30, but for some reason, T-Mobile was forced to delay it.

Usually, these updates are deployed OTA (over the air), so you don’t really have to do anything aside from waiting to be notified when you can download it. For those impatient, there’s another method that sometimes allows them to get a major update slightly earlier by simply heading to the Settings menu and force pull …

LG may not repeat Samsung's Bixby button mistake with the G7

Much like the Samsung’s recent phones, the LG G7 features a separate button on its side, dedicated to calling up a virtual assistant – Bixby, in Samsung’s case; Google Assistant, in LG’s. Another similarity between companies’ implementations of the feature, is that neither allows you to reprogram the dedicated assistant button to do something else.
When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched last year, users were quick to find a way to remap the Bixby button to perform other functions, but Samsung was prompt to step in and disable the option …

LG says it planned the G7 ThinQ notch design before Apple

We reckon there’s a surge of smartphones featuring a notch design, something that many attributed to Apple’s iPhone X, even though the Essential Phone was the first to bring it to public’s scrutiny. Still, every time another notched flagship goes official, people tend to believe that it copied Apple’s iPhone X.

That may be true in some cases, but it doesn’t apply to all smartphone that embraced the notch design lately. For example, LG’s new G7 ThinQ strongly resemblances the iPhone X when it comes to display design, but the South Korean giant denies it copied Apple’s product.

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LG suggests the LG V40 will sport an OLED display, other V-series devices too

LG has confirmed that future V-series device will sport OLED displays. Despite certain reports claiming that LG would produce separate G7 ThinQ variants with LCD and OLED panels, the company ultimately bet solely on the cheaper display. Speaking to AndroidHeadlines, however, LG has confirmed the reasoning behind this decision and, in the process, also revealed some details about its upcoming devices.

Speaking at the G7 ThinQ launch event yesterday in New York City, LG stated that it opted for an LCD panel in its latest flagship because G-series devices are considered more mainstream by …