Apple’s iPhone 5 became the best-selling smartphone in the world shortly after its launch last fall, and hype surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5S is starting to build. Rivals are preparing new flagship smartphones of their own to combat the new iPhone, however, which is expected to launch late in the third quarter. According to unnamed industry sources speaking with Digitimes, we can expect new flagship Android phones to launch around the same time as the iPhone 5S from several of Apple’s top competitors, including Samsung, LG and HTC. More →
Tired of seeing Samsung and HTC hog the limelight for Android handsets this spring, LG is planning to launch a new smartphone of its own on May 30th. Per Techradar, LG has sent out press invitations for a May 30th event in Macau for the unveiling of an unnamed smartphone that in all likelihood will be the sequel to the Optimus G. The tagline on the invitation is “ImaGination Begins,” with an emphasis on the “G,” so it’s almost a sure thing that the device will be some new variation of its Optimus G series that includes both the original Optimus G and the new Optimus G Pro. We got our first glimpse of what could be the Optimus G2 in leaked pictures last week, although we still have no idea what kinds of specifications the phone will have.
Photos of an unannounced LG smartphone have been published online and while the device is not likely to be the next-generation Google Nexus phone, it may very well give us a good idea of what to expect when the Nexus 5 debuts later this year. Evleaks, who recently published images of what is believed to be Google’s upcoming X Phone, posted photos of an unknown LG handset on his Facebook and Twitter accounts this past weekend. The presence of LG branding on the face of the phone suggests the device is not the upcoming Nexus 5, and speculation suggests it could be the sequel to LG’s flagship Optimus G smartphone. More →
LG’s (066570) first attempt at a large screen Galaxy Note competitor never really took off, however the company is said to be ready to try again. According to a report from GSMArena, LG is looking to make a splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January with a number of high-resolution displays. More →