10 phones that redefined LG's identity

It’s really amazing what a year can do for some companies. Just look at LG for example, who went from a fall from grace type of situation in 2016, to somehow turning things around for the better by the time 2017 came to a close. Being a seasoned veteran in the mobile space, having accumulated a diversified portfolio of phones, the South Korean company has seen its fair share of ups and downs – but through it all, they’ve managed to remain relevant, something that can’t be said about everyone!

Many will argue that they still fall under the shadow of Samsung, always trying to catch …


LG's Software Update Center hopes to speed up Android updates

At its R&D campus in South Korea, LG has opened today the Software Upgrade Center which was built so that the manufacturer can start “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.” Android users have had to cope with a system that tries to deal with so many different manufacturers and models, that as of February (the last data available), Android 8.0 and 8.1 together could be found on just .11% of active Android handsets.

The first update to be handled by the Software Upgrade Center will result in Android Oreo being pushed out …

LG's patent for a foldable phone shows device has two screens, batteries and headphone jacks

Back in 2016, LG filed a patent for a phone that not only is equipped with two screens, but also comes with a pair of batteries and two headphone jacks. The patent was filed on September 28, 2016 and published today, thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent is titled “Mobile Terminal,” and both screens are curved allowing the side of the phone to display the date and time, temperature, and other notifications.

The images that accompany the filing show hinges at the top and bottom of the device which allow the two individual screens to open and combine to …

LG's next flagship will continue to use an LCD display to cut costs

There will be no OLED display for the LG G7, or whatever name the South Korean company chooses for its upcoming flagship. Although OLED displays are thinner and have a higher energy efficiency, they cost twice or thrice the price of an LCD.

Market analysts say the LG G7 is likely to adopt an LCD display to cut costs since the company’s mobile division has been in the red for quite a while. While more and more smartphone makers are switching to OLED displays, the cost for the latter is still too high to justify the switch, so there’s no need to rush the transition.

It’s been previously …

Scrapped LG G7 (Neo) pictured in an Israeli Journal? (UPDATE: It's LG's next flagship!)

Serial tipster Even Blass received a tip himself today, about an Israeli Journal that appears to show the LG G7 (Neo) being presented at some type of event at MWC. This could be the scrapped version of the phone, as the model to be released this summer supposedly has a code name of Judy and a model number of LG710. Originally expected to be unveiled in March, LG reportedly dumped the project last month and started from scratch. The screen on the LG G7 (Neo) seems to have an optional notch setting, measures 6-inches and allegedly has a resolution of 1440 x 3120 for a PPI north of 900. The aspect …

LG V30S ThinQ is announced: LG's first AI phone

A day before the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG announced an improved version of its best smartphone from 2017. The LG V30S ThinQ, as it is called, is here to introduce us to LG’s approach to artificial intelligence on mobile and to show us how AI can make a good smartphone an even better one. 
The LG V30S ThinQ is the company’s first AI-powered phone
Sounds cool and all, but what can the LG V30S actually do? A primary use for the phone’s AI algorithms is to recognize various scenes and objects. When taking photos, for example, the …

Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

According to a report published today, LG’s delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG’s plans to release a smartphone with the code name “Judy,” says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM …

Deal: LG's Tone Active A80 neckbuds are 60% off, grab a pair for $30!

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Looking to get yourself a nice and affordable pair of around-the-neck wireless earphones? If that’s the case, you might wanna check out Daily Steals’ latest offer for the LG Tone Active A80 neckbuds. The e-commerce site is currently selling these in black and blue for $29.99, a discount of 60% when compared to the price on Amazon.
The Tone Active A80 uses LG’s Quad-Layer …

LG's next flagship won't be called the G7, rebranding options considered

LG is thinking of a new name for its upcoming flagship. A new report from South Korea suggests that the tech giant will be rebranding its signature G series in order to better compete with its major rivals – Apple and Samsung. 
In a statement to The Investor, one LG official has said that rebranding flagship models is nothing new in the industry, and added that the moniker of the upcoming flagship is yet to be decided. Another company official shared some information on what options are currently being considered: 

LG …

LG's stunning resurgence in 2017

No one wants to be the runner-up, or the second-place finisher, just because you know that despite all of the efforts put into something, there’s still someone else that has done it better than you. That’s exactly the predicament that South Korean based company, LG, has seen itself year-after-year for as long as they’ve been in the Android smartphone market. Looking back at nearly the last decade alone, they’ve always seemed to be in the shadow of Samsung’s grandiose acclaims – always coming ever so close, but never once finishing ahead of its esteemed rival.

That kind of thing …