LG rumored to launch V30 model with improved AI features at MWC 2018

According to a new report, LG might be preparing to unveil an upgraded version of its V30 model at MWC 2018. Sources of The Korea Herald suggest that the enhanced handset will come with “improved AI features” and will possibly be called “V30+ α”. The Korean media outlet is rather vague as to what these AI features will be, but it does mention that LG has likely developed them in direct collaboration with Google.
While we do recommend that you take this information with a pinch of salt, LG Mobile’s recent change of strategies does make the story seem a bit probable. …


LG patent filing shows two different foldable phones

A patent filing made by LG to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) revealed not one, but two different concepts for a foldable phone than can be turned into a tablet and vice versa. The patent itself calls the product a “mobile phone with flexible display which can be folded in half.” One version appears to have two handset bodies side-by-side, with a single display that can be folded in half. When the display is folded, the device resembles a smartphone and shows an “always on” display with the time. Unfolded, it looks like a tablet.

The second version of a foldable device …

Deal: Unlocked LG G6+ (US variant) is now $200 cheaper

Released in the US in the second half of 2017 for
$799, the unlocked LG G6+ is now $200 off – thus, you can buy it for just $599.99.
This is the official North American variant of the G6+, coming with US warranty and
being compatible with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. In case you’re wondering,
this is not the Amazon Prime version of the phone (which has Amazon ads and
offers on the lockscreen), so it’s offering a clean user experience.  

 

The G6+ is an upgraded LG G6 (available since early 2017), featuring
128 GB of storage space and coming with a pair of premium LG QuadPlay headphones
in …

The rugged LG X4+ goes official with Snapdragon 425 CPU, LG Pay support

Despite the fact that LG said it will lay low for a while when it comes to smartphones, the South Korean company continues to introduce new products. However, it’s almost certain that we won’t be seeing another LG flagship for at least a few months.

That being said, it looks like LG has just introduced a middle-class smartphone on its home turf: the X4+. The smartphone will be available for purchase at all three major carriers in the country for about $280 outright.

The X4+ comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, but it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with …

LG G7 development might have been restarted from scratch by LG CEO

According to a new report from South Korean outlet The Investor, LG’s VP and CEO Jo Seong-jin has ordered the company’s mobile division to start work on its upcoming flagship device from scratch. Citing an anonymous LG official, following CES 2018 the team responsible for the development of the upcoming flagship device which might not be called the G7 after all has been instructed to cease the development and review the project from the ground up.

It seems that the development team received word on these recent developings promptly after LG’s CEO revealed that the company …

LG V30 starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo beta in the US

I’m pretty sure that all of you, LG V30 owners in the United States, can’t wait to get your hands on the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update, so I’m glad to tell you that you won’t have to wait too long.

After releasing the update in South Korea, LG has started testing Android 8.0 Oreo for the V30 in the US. At least one LG V30 owner received the update for its US unlocked version of the smartphone.

The update comes with the latest January security patch, but it’s still a beta build. It’s yet unclear how many LG V30 users in the US got the update, but we’re …

LG Aristo 2 for MetroPCS appears in unboxing video ahead of unveiling

LG Aristo 2 is the next budget-friendly smartphone that will hit US carriers in the coming weeks. A picture showing the handset’s sales package was published less than a week ago, so we know a little bit about the device that should be launched by T-Mobile.

Recently, a full unboxing video showing the LG Aristo 2 from all angles appeared on YouTube. Even though it’s certainly an entry-level smartphone, the Aristo 2 features a stylish look thanks to the premium finish.

Apparently, the smartphone will go on sale at MetroPCS as well, though we still don’t …

LG G7 render surfaces revealing dual front-facing cameras

A render of what allegedly is the LG G7 has appeared and if legit, it tells us a little about the front of the phone. The bezels are trimmer than ever, and it appears that LG’s 2018 flagship will once again feature an aspect ratio of 18:9. A glance at the image also reveals the dual camera setup on the front of the handset. LG is reportedly planning on releasing the device in April, later than it had in the past so that it won’t get shut out on using Qualcomm’s new top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset.

Last year’s LG G6 had to make do with the prior year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC thanks to …

LG changing strategy in a bid to turn smartphone fortunes around, will release new models "when it is needed"

Yesterday, we reported on LG’s apparent plans of delaying the announcement of its G7 flagship model to mid-March. Today, the Korean company revealed its intentions of changing its entire smartphone strategy in order to try and bring its mobile division back to profitability. 
Jo Seong-Jin, CEO of LG Electronics, disclosed some interesting information when speaking to Korean media at CES 2018. When asked for a potential ETA of the announcement of the G7, the chairman said that LG will unveil future handsets “when it is needed” and won’t necessarily do announcements …

LG V30 in Raspberry Gold hands-on

As expected, the Raspberry Gold version of the LG V30 made its debut at the showroom floor during CES 2018, expanding upon the lineup’s existing set of dazzling colors. We spent a little bit of time checking it out at LG’s booth, leaving us just a bit jealous afterwards. 
Much like the other color options for the LG V30, this Raspberry Gold one shimmers in the light – emitting this tantalizing look as light bounces off its surface. It’s a refreshing change of color quite honestly, as rose gold has been traditionally the ‘gold’ choice amongst smartphones. …