LG G Flex Commercial

Video: This smartphone ad isn’t just bizarre, it will actually give you nightmares

By on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

Video: This smartphone ad isn’t just bizarre, it will actually give you nightmares

There is no magic formula for selling smartphones, but there are some things that can greatly increase a vendor’s chances of success. Great hardware is a start, well-made software is important, compelling features are a big draw and a fair amount of carrier support is certainly needed. Extensive, creative and interesting marketing that delivers memorable messages is also very high on the list — but there is a line between “good memorable” and “bad memorable,” and we’re pretty sure LG just crossed it. More →

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LG Smartphone Evolution Infographic

LG smartphone evolution timeline pretends the iPhone never existed

By on March 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

LG smartphone evolution timeline pretends the iPhone never existed

LG has released an interesting infographic that presents the history of the smartphone, including its past, present and potential future, at least according to the company. But for some reason, LG left out one particular event that actually made possible the very smartphones the company is selling today – the invention of the iPhone – though it did mark the launch of Google’s Android platform. More →

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LG G3 Release Date

Galaxy S5 ‘killer’ reportedly launching sooner than you think

By on March 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Galaxy S5 ‘killer’ reportedly launching sooner than you think

New reports seem to indicate again that LG will launch its next-generation flagship smartphone much sooner than anticipated, with the LG G3 expected to hit stores at some point this summer, according to independent reports from Giga.de and PhoneArena. The former has learned from a “reliable” source close to the matter that the G3 may be unveiled at some point in June, while the latter posted a purported G3 camera image sample. Earlier reports from Korea also hinted that the phone may be launched in May or June. More →

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Google Nexus Smartwatch Launch

LG-made Google smartwatch reportedly coming soon

By on February 24, 2014 at 7:50 AM.

LG-made Google smartwatch reportedly coming soon

Google may soon unveil its first smartwatch, according to new information revealed by TechCrunch and @evleaks. According to TechCrunch, the unnamed Google smartwatch has been in development for a while and may launch as soon as mid-March, although there’s also a possibility the device could be pushed back to June. @evleaks says the device is made by LG for Google, and will be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O event that’s scheduled to take place in the second half of June. More →

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LG G2 Mini Release Date

LG unveils a ‘G2 mini’ smartphone that’s still way bigger than the iPhone 5s

By on February 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM.

LG unveils a ‘G2 mini’ smartphone that’s still way bigger than the iPhone 5s

Why is Apple launching two bigger iPhone models in 2014? Because the market has shifted and now even the “mini” smartphones other companies are debuting are significantly bigger than the iPhone. LG on Wednesday became the latest vendor to announce a new smaller version of its flagship phone, which we’ll undoubtedly learn more about next week at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. More →

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LG G Pro 2 How Knock Code Works

Video: LG invents a novel new way to unlock your smartphone

By on February 18, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Video: LG invents a novel new way to unlock your smartphone

Instead of using a PIN number or drawing a pattern on the screen to unlock a phone, LG G Pro 2 buyers will be able to use a completely different screen unlock mechanism called Knock Code. After establishing certain “knock” sequences, users will be able to unlock their devices and lock them back after they’re done using the handsets. A couple of videos show how Knock Code works, a software feature that will be able to recognize over 86,000 knock combinations. More →

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LG G2 Mini Launch

Here’s how LG will fight the Galaxy S5 at MWC

By on February 13, 2014 at 2:19 PM.

Here’s how LG will fight the Galaxy S5 at MWC

On the same day Samsung plans to unveil its next flagship smartphone at MWC 2014, and when Sony is also expected to announce new Android devices, LG will fight against its rivals in an unexpected fashion. The company posted a teaser image of the G2 Mini on Facebook, revealing that the phone will be unveiled on February 24th at the Spanish trade show. More →

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LG G Pro 2 Specs, Release Date

The next Galaxy Note 3 rival is already here

By on February 13, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

The next Galaxy Note 3 rival is already here

After officially confirming its existence and revealing camera details for it, LG has gone ahead and unveiled the LG G Pro 2 ahead of the MWC 2014 trade show, where the phone was initially believed to be announced. The successor of last year’s Optimus G Pro will challenge the Galaxy Note 3 and other phablets with a bigger screen, better camera, louder sound and a bunch of new software features. More →

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AnTuTu LG G Pro 2 Specs

Everything there is to know about LG’s upcoming flagship phone

By on February 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Everything there is to know about LG’s upcoming flagship phone

While LG did confirm the name of the Optimus G Pro successor as well as some preliminary details about its camera, the company did not offer a full list of specs for its next-gen phablet that’s supposed to compete directly against Samsung’s flagship phones and other similar devices. However, a recently discovered AnTuTu benchmark seems to list just about all of the important missing details about the handset. More →

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LG G Pro 2 Display Slim Bezel

Smartphones with monster screens might actually be manageable this year

By on February 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Smartphones with monster screens might actually be manageable this year

The LG G Pro 2 will reportedly pack an even slimmer bezel than the LG G2, according to South Korean publication fnnews. The device, which LG confirmed it will unveil at MWC 2014 this month, will reportedly have a 5.9-inch display and a bezel that is just 0.4 millimeters thick. Assuming the data is correct, the display will take up 77.2% of the front side of the device. More →

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LG G Pro 2 Camera Features

LG reveals some features its new flagship phone will use to combat Samsung

By on February 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

LG reveals some features its new flagship phone will use to combat Samsung

After quietly confirming that the LG G Pro 2 will be launched at MWC 2014, LG on Tuesday has taken another step towards unveiling its specs by posting official details regarding the camera features of the handset. According to a press release posted on its South Korean website, the G Pro 2 will sport a 13-megapixel camera with an improved “OIS Plus” optical image stabilization technology that combines hardware and software stabilization features for better results, and 4K ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video recording capabilities. More →

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LG G Pro 2 Photos

This is LG’s next flagship phone

By on January 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

This is LG’s next flagship phone

LG’s next flagship phone, which will debut next month during the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, has been pictured for the first time. The consumer electronics giant already confirmed the handset’s nameG Pro 2 — and said that it will debut in February at MWC. While LG wouldn’t confirm any additional details surrounding its new phone, rumored specs include a 6-inch display with full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, LTE-Advanced support and Android 4.4 KitKat.As can be seen in one of the newly leaked photos posted on the DC Inside forum, the handset will also feature the rear-mounted power and volume buttons found on the G2 and G Flex. More →

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