It looks like LG’s next-generation flagship phone for 2014 might have something a bit more impressive to tout than buttons on the back of the device. According to a report from ZDNet Korea, LG may have leaked the specs of its next generation flagship phone, the LG G3. It is rumored to have a 1,440 x 2,560-pixel quad HD display. Quad HD is another name for 2K resolution, which refers to a display that has a horizontal resolution (or vertical resolution, in the case of smartphones) of more than 2,000 pixels. The rumor does not specify how large the display will be, but LG showed off a new 5.5-inch quad HD display this August. ZDNet Korea’s report also says that the G3 will feature a 16-megapixel rear camera and an eight-core processor. The G3 isn’t expected to launch until the second half of 2014. More →
The LG G2 has been on sale for over a week now in the U.S. In BGR’s review, we noted that despite a gorgeous display and smart design, the G2 doesn’t do much to stand out against its competition. That hasn’t stopped LG from setting its expectations high for its newest smartphone, however: According to China Times, LG announced on Tuesday in Taiwan that it hopes to sell 10 million units of the G2 worldwide. In Taiwan, LG is aiming to sell 20,000 units a month, which could lead to a 5% market share for smartphones in the country. The LG G2 will go on sale in Taiwan on September 27th at an off-contract price of NT $19,900 (about $672 USD).
LG really surprised me with the Optimus G in 2012, and I was hoping history would repeat itself with the brand new LG G2 in 2013. The company has always built good phones, but the Optimus G was an unexpected class leader with cutting-edge specs, sleek software, solid performance and fantastic hardware made mostly of glass. It was an awesome smartphone. When LG unveiled the smartphone’s successor last month though, it raised a lot of eyebrows. The vendor spent a surprising amount of time focusing on trivialities like the phone’s volume and power buttons, which have been moved to the back of the device, and it really failed to wow us with exciting new features. But now that the G2 is hitting store shelves in the U.S., is there more to this phone than meets the eye? More →
LG’s next-generation flagship G2 smartphone left a lot of us puzzled when it debuted last month. It looks like a fine phone, don’t get us wrong, but LG put a lot of emphasis on things like moving the volume buttons to the back of the phone, which detracted from anything new and innovative that might have been introduced. Nevertheless, LG’s new superphone is finally making its way to the U.S. and T-Mobile on Thursday announced that it will launch on September 18th online and September 25th in stores. Preorders start immediately and the phone will cost $99.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $21 for a steep total of $603.99. Key features include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display that stretches nearly all the way to the edges of the phone, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 4G LTE-Advanced support, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android Jelly Bean. T-Mobile’s press release follows below. More →