With its Optimus G smartphone, LG went where Samsung still refuses to tread. LG’s software enhancements on top of Android matched Samsung’s on the Galaxy S III, but the Optimus G featured premium materials while the S III felt cheap and plasticky. Now, LG is back again with the follow-up to last year’s flagship smartphone: the LG G2. More →
LG is holding a special press conference on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. EDT in New York City to unveil its new G2 hero phone, and the show is about to begin. The South Korean consumer electronics giant will look to build on the success of its previous-generation Optimus G with a new flagship Android phone that is better in every way. Rumored specs include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2,610 mAh battery, and official press images of the G2 leaked on Tuesday evening. Is there any mystery left? Find out by watching the live video feed of LG’s press conference, which is embedded below. More →
LG on Wednesday plans to unveil its new flagship G2 Android phone and in keeping with the theme of the past few weeks, one final leak from @evleaks has revealed official press images of the smartphone. We have already seen the handset leak extensively and LG itself has announced several details including the name of the phone and the fact that it is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset. Other specs reportedly include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2,610 mAh battery. LG will announce the G2 at a press conference that starts at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday and in the meantime, the leaked images follow below. More →
LG hasn’t left much to the imagination where its new flagship LG G2 is concerned. While most smartphone makers go to great lengths to keep unannounced devices a secret, LG has already named its new hero phone and shared a number of details. The phone will be unveiled during a press conference on Wednesday, August 7th, and now a new report suggests it may launch the very same day. Korean-language MK News reports that the G2 will become available for purchase in South Korea immediately following its debut at LG’s press conference in New York City. Because of the time zone difference, the phone’s actual release date will be August 8th in South Korea, if the report pans out. Unfortunately, MK News makes no mention of wider availability so it is unclear when the G2 might roll out in the United States. The G2 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Photos of the phone leaked late last month.
Early responses to Google’s refreshed Nexus 7 tablet have been very positive, but that apparently might not stop Asus from losing its Nexus contract. According to a research note from plugged-in KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo picked up by 9to5Google, Google will likely dump Asus for its 2014 Nexus 7 model and instead turn to LG to build the device. LG has previously manufactured the Nexus 4, so this wouldn’t be the first time the two companies collaborated on a pure Google device. According to Kuo’s note, new display technology will be a main focus of Google’s next Nexus 7 tablet.
A new report claims that LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be available on Verizon in the coming months. According to Korean news outlet The Kyunghyang Shinmun, LG will launch the G2 in South Korea in early August, in North America sometime in September, and in Europe and other markets by October. The publication cites an unnamed LG executive who claims the G2 will arrive in the U.S. on Verizon. Recent FCC filings have revealed that both AT&T and T-Mobile will also offer the smartphone at some point this year. The latest rumors suggest that the G2 will be equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. LG is expected to announce the device at a press event on August 7th.
LG might not move tens of millions of smartphones each quarter like market leaders Samsung and Apple, but the South Korea-based vendor continues to fight the good fight. And what’s more, it’s making progress: LG shipped a record 12 million smartphones in the second quarter and Q3 could handily top that figure thanks to the upcoming launch of its new flagship smartphone, the LG G2. Plenty of details surrounding the new G2 have already leaked, and now new photos of the handset have been published on Korean-language Ruliweb. The photos show the unannounced device powered on and they also reveal a sizable 2,610 mAh power cell that should provide impressive battery life. LG is scheduled to unveil the G2 during a press conference on August 7th. The leaked photos follow below. More →
LG has largely flown under the radar among the big Android vendors but the company has quietly been building momentum and on Wednesday it reported a banner quarter for smartphone sales. In its Q2 2013 earnings report, LG revealed that it sold a company record 12.1 million smartphones last quarter, which helped the company generate revenue totaling $13.6 billion and a net profit of $139 million. LG will likely see its smartphone profile grow even more once it unveils its next flagship smartphone, the LG G2, in the coming weeks. Rumored specs for the G2 include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. LG’s full press release follows below. More →
It may not be the most surprising choice, but LG has officially decided to call its next flagship phone the G2. What’s more, the company says that it will reserve the “G” brand only for its premium flagship smartphones in the future, while adding that LG’s line of devices with displays that have 4:3 aspect ratios will be called “Vu:” going forward. Rumored specs for the G2 include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera, and the handset is expected to debut on August 7th. LG’s full press release follows below. More →
As Apple prepares to refresh its flagship iPhone with a Retina display that packs the same pixel density as the panel that started the resolution wars back in 2010, rival smartphone makers are getting ready to launch phones with better-than-1080p resolution. DisplaySearch analyst Shawn Lee said in a recent blog post that chip makers are developing application processors that will support WQXGA resolution in upcoming smartphones. The chips are seemingly set to begin rolling out in 2014 and Lee says we’ll likely see 5.5-, 6- and 6.5-inch handsets with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel displays in the near future. At those sizes, pixel densities on these new displays will run from 452 ppi to 534 ppi. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone Retina displays on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 feature a pixel density of 326 ppi. Lee believes the first round of WQXGA smartphones will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this coming February, though he notes there may be production capacity issues in the early days.
LG thinks it has a winner on its hands with the upcoming G2 smartphone. The handset is shaping up to be one of the most impressive devices of the year, at least on paper. The latest rumors suggest the G2 will be equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. LG sold more than 10 million smartphones worldwide last quarter, and company executives believe the G2 will give sales an extra boost in the second half of the year. More →
Microsoft can use all the help it can get right now. Nearly three years following its launch, Windows Phone’s share of the global smartphone market now sits at just 3.2%, according to market research firm IDC. Nokia’s new $650 Lumia 1020 is an impressive camera phone, but the odds of it helping Microsoft’s cause likely aren’t good — at least not until the price comes down. What may help, however, is getting more vendors on board with Windows Phone 8, and LG is currently working on its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, according to a recent report. More →
LG Display on Thursday gave us a preview of what we can expect from its upcoming smartphones by showing off a 5.2-inch full HD LCD panel that measures just 2.2 millimeters thin. While we don’t yet know when LG will actually use this panel in one of its devices, it’s interesting that the company decided to announce the new panel leading up to its launch of the upcoming Optimus G2 smartphone that will likely be released this fall. The latest rumors claim that the Optimus G2 will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. LG’s full press release follows below. More →