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4
Sep

LG G4 Note rumored for October 10th launch


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A new LG smartphone passed through TENAA yesterday, which could be the anticipated second flagship that LG has planned for the second half of the year. Last week, LG’s Cho Juno confirmed that a new flagship would be unveiled sometime in Q4 2015 and reports from Korea suggest that October 10th could be the launch date.

According to the source, an LG official recently let the release date slip during a briefing about the company’s plans for the second half of the year. However, nothing else about the handset seems to have been mentioned.

We don’t know much about the next LG flagship, although the TENNA pictures suggest that the company’s laser auto focus technology may be heading to the phone’s front camera too. LG is expected to launch a large Note-like handset, with names like the G4 Pro, G4 Note and G4 Script all floating around. However, we didn’t spot a slot for a stylus or pen in those TENAA images.

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Is this LG’s next flagship smartphone?

The smartphone may also not be quite the premium model that we had expected earlier in the year. LG has since backtracked on suggestions that the new smartphone would notably “stand above the G series” and some rumors are pointing to a familiar plastic build material, rather than the metal or glass being adopted by many of LG’s competitors.

Ultimately, we will just have to wait a little longer to find out what LG has planned for October. I’m sure that additional details will trickle our way over the next month.

4
Sep

LG G4 Note rumored for October 10th launch


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A new LG smartphone passed through TENAA yesterday, which could be the anticipated second flagship that LG has planned for the second half of the year. Last week, LG’s Cho Juno confirmed that a new flagship would be unveiled sometime in Q4 2015 and reports from Korea suggest that October 10th could be the launch date.

According to the source, an LG official recently let the release date slip during a briefing about the company’s plans for the second half of the year. However, nothing else about the handset seems to have been mentioned.

We don’t know much about the next LG flagship, although the TENNA pictures suggest that the company’s laser auto focus technology may be heading to the phone’s front camera too. LG is expected to launch a large Note-like handset, with names like the G4 Pro, G4 Note and G4 Script all floating around. However, we didn’t spot a slot for a stylus or pen in those TENAA images.

LG-new-G

Is this LG’s next flagship smartphone?

The smartphone may also not be quite the premium model that we had expected earlier in the year. LG has since backtracked on suggestions that the new smartphone would notably “stand above the G series” and some rumors are pointing to a familiar plastic build material, rather than the metal or glass being adopted by many of LG’s competitors.

Ultimately, we will just have to wait a little longer to find out what LG has planned for October. I’m sure that additional details will trickle our way over the next month.

4
Sep

Rumor: LG releasing a phone with a secondary ‘ticker’ display


LG is launching a phone called the V10 with a small auxiliary “ticker” display above the main screen, according to Evan Blass (@evleaks) and photos from Chinese regulator Tenaa. That might sound bizarre, but it was actually used before on Samsung’s Continuum, a 2010 Galaxy S Verizon variant. Still, it’s a unusual idea for a modern phone that otherwise looks rather decent. According to Blass, it’ll have a 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,440 screen, Snapdragon 808 CPU, 3GB memory, 16-megapixel rear/5-megapixel front cameras, expandable memory and a back fingerprint scanner.

We’re not sure what LG will put on the ticker — perhaps some kind of launcher like Samsung uses on the curved sides of the Galaxy Note Edge. While the phone has a removable-looking plastic back, the frame itself appears to be metal, according to the Tenaa photos (which have since been pulled). Provided all this info is correct, we should see the handset imminently, given that it’s cleared the regulatory hurdle. With the dual-sim setup shown in the Tenaa listing, there’s no guarantee it’ll come to North America or Europe, however.

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4
Sep

LG G4 Pro to come with a plastic body and removable battery


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According to a report published earlier today, LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the G4 Pro, is set to sport a plastic body along with a removable battery as opposed to the previously-rumored metal unibody design. The device is also believed to have the company’s renowned rear controls on board.

The G4 Pro is still expected to pack a 5.8-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon 820 octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, a 27MP rear-facing shooter and a 8MP front-facing camera.

Unfortunately, as with all leaks, rumors and speculation, we have to take these details with a pinch of salt until Sony provides us with some evidence with regards to what it has in store for the G4 Pro.

Source: Daum

 

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4
Sep

LG G4 Pro will be called V10 according to new leaks


Android Smartphones_LG_V10_first leak_TENAA_090315A new tweet from Evan Blass gives us a first look at LG’s upcoming flagship type device. Up to this point people have been calling the device either the LG G4 Pro or G4 Note. According to Blass, the device will actually be called the LG V10.

A leaked image popped up today showing off what could be the new flagship device LG has been planning. The device will be more of a squeal to the LG G4 which disappointed in sales, and will include mostly the same hardware specifications. However, the leaked image shows a metal design and although it includes the rear shutter and volume controls, they appear to be slightly different when put next to the G4. The camera lens has also gotten bigger, laser auto focus has been included, as well as a dual tone LED rear-facing flash. Noticeably, the bezels have shrunk down and rumors point towards a possible secondary display located at the top of the device.

Besides the device’s new design language, we are looking at a large 5.7-inch QHD Quantum display. Which originally debuted with the G4. It will likely be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and include other familiar internals such as a 5MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear camera, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and be expandable via a microSD card slot. The device is also rumored to include an all-new fingerprint scanner. At this time it’s unknown if LG will keep its removable battery compatibility going forward.

We’re expecting the device to be announced on October 10 and include a hefty price tag. We should find out more details soon.

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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3
Sep

New LG smartphone shown off in TENAA images, LG’s next flagship?


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Samsung’s 2015 strategy has been focused on moving away from past design decisions and aimed instead on a more premium image with toned down software. In contrast, LG’s strategy has largely been the opposite.

While the Galaxy S6 ditched removable backs, batteries, and plastic, the LG G4 offered all those things alongside a more premium leather backed variant for those that weren’t keen on plastic. Now that the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have arrived with the same design choices, how will LG respond? As it turns out, LG looks to be gearing up for its own phablet-sized flagship, at least if new evidence from TENAA (China’s FCC equivalent) proves accurate.

As you can see, the filing delivers a number of images showing off a previously unknown handset, dubbed the LG LG-H968. The images don’t tell us anything specific about the specs, but the design appears to be made of plastic with a metal frame, and likely packs all the usual things you’d expect from such a device like microSD and a removable battery. You’ll also notice that LG’s iconic rear buttons make a reappearance here. Even more intriguing is the front facing camera, which has the sensors moved behind the glass protecting the display. There also seems to be what might be laser autofocus on the front.

So what exactly is this phone? We already knew LG was working on a “super premium” phone, though they later denied using such language to describe it. There have also been rumors of an LG G Note, suggesting that LG’s next flagship might go directly after the Note 5. That said, the filing here doesn’t mention or show a stylus, and so we can’t say for sure that this device really does pack an S-Pen rival.

Either way, we do believe it is a safe bet to assume that this is a phablet-sized phone and is intended to combat Samsung’s latest, though whether it has a stylus or will actually be called the “G Note” remains unclear. What do you think, do you hope that LG really does offer a Note competitor, is a high-end larger-sized flagship enough to interest you?

3
Sep

LG’s new G Pad II really isn’t anything new


LG’s never been scared of trying new things when it comes to smartphones, even pioneering the strange-yet-convenient back button placement other manufacturers have copied since. By comparison, the company has played it safe with its G Pad tablet range, none of which have had any particularly stand-out features. And after briefly playing the LG’s new G Pad II 10.1 here at IFA, it seems like the company is quite happy sticking to its rather unexciting formula. Last year, LG opted to release three sizes of tablet, but for now at least, the G Pad II only comes in the one form factor, with a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display. Slideshow-316996

To refresh your memory, the G Pad II marries a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 with 2 gigs of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, a 7,400mAh battery and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. By all accounts, a capable tablet, but there really isn’t much to say beyond that. At 489g (just over 17 ounces), it’s agreeably light for a 10-inch slate, and the one “brilliant bronze” color scheme is neither exciting nor off-putting. Build quality is tight, as you’d expect from an established company like LG, but otherwise, the G Pad II is pretty generic. In fact, one of the more interesting factoids about the slate is that it comes with Microsoft’s Office suite preinstalled.

Of course, not every tablet has to push the boundaries of design, specifications or feature set, but it’s hard to consider LG’s latest effort as anything but “just another option.” And without conclusive pricing for either the WiFi-only or LTE variants, which launch in the US later this month before rolling out to other markets in due course, we can’t really speculate on who it’ll appeal to most. We’ve poked LG for more info on this important missing piece, and we’ll be sure to update you if we hear anything more. On first impressions, at least, the Bluetooth keyboard launching alongside the G Pad II is more interesting than the new tablet itself. Whoops…

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub.

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3
Sep

Rumour: LG’s Nexus 5X coming September 29th with $400 price tag


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While news from IFA 2015 is still filtering through, it seems that the one topic that makes the hearts of many Android purists skip-a-beat has reared its head again. Yesterday we learned that Google will announce both the LG and Huawei Nexus devices on September 29th, in San Francisco, and now some new details about LG’s latest Nexus device have emerged.

alleged_lg_nexus_5_white_rear_leak_081715The details come courtesy of Android Authority, whose unnamed source has informed them that LG’s Nexus handset will probably be known as the Nexus 5X.

While the Nexus 5X will be more affordable than the Nexus 6 initially was, according to the source, it will still be around $50 more expensive than the original Nexus 5. To be honest, if the price tag is accurate, the relatively small increase in cost would be what most people would expect to see, especially considering the bump in specifications. The 16GB version of the Nexus 5X is expected to retail for $399, with the 32GB variant running to $449. It should be noted, none of the leaked factoids have been officially confirmed at this point, thus, a normal sized pinch of salt should accompany these details for the time being.

The same unnamed source dropped other interesting tidbits, including that, as long suspected, and alluded to with the tons of leaked renders, LG’s Nexus 5X carries a fingerprint scanner on the plastic rear panel, with a raised camera sensor and dual-LED flash accompanying it. Colour options include white, black, and light blue. A USB Type-C port is also said to be present, which, I’m sure we all hope, will be the full-featured product, and not the stripped down version that is present in the OnePlus 2.

If, and it is an if, these leaked details all come to pass, the Nexus 5X is bound to find its way onto the want lists of many Nexus fans. Especially considering that, for many, the 6-inch Nexus 6 handset was simply too big and costly. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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3
Sep

Exclusive: LG’s Nexus 5X coming September 29 for around $400


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The Nexus 5X will come two years after the popular Nexus 5.

The LG-made Nexus is coming at the end of the month and it will be slightly more expensive that the original Nexus 5.

A source close to the matter has revealed to us details about Google‘s and LG’s plans for the new generation of the Nexus 5 smartphone. The source warned us that this information is not final, and as such, official details may differ, but we feel very confident in the veracity of this report.

First up, our source confirmed that the new Nexus will be made available in the Google Store from September 29. Both the LG Nexus and the Huawei Nexus will be offered at this point. This confirms a recent report from CNET, as well as an older rumor from Korean media.

The LG Nexus will probably go under the Nexus 5X moniker. We say probably because a decision on the final name has not been taken yet at Google HQ. That name makes a lot of sense: it allows Google to keep its “Nexus #” naming convention, while signaling that this is a new device in a much more intuitive fashion than by adding a “(2015)” or “(2nd gen.) suffix.

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The Nexus 5X will look a lot like the device pictured in this leaked image.

Next up, we can confirm that the leaks that have been making the rounds showing the design of the Nexus 5X are accurate. The device will feature a circular rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, along a raised camera and the dual LED flash on the side.

The Nexus 5X will be available in white, black, and light blue, and will feature a plastic back and a USB Type-C port.

Perhaps the most important detail we gleaned from our source is the price of the Nexus 5X: the device will be affordable, but not as affordable as the original Nexus 5. The Nexus 5X will cost $50 more than the Nexus 5, according to our source. That means we can expect a starting point of $399 for the 16GB model and $449 for the 32GB model, assuming Google has decided to stick with 16GB for the base version.

Again, this is non-final info so do not take it for granted just yet. That said, this is a very solid source, so we fully expect this info to pan out.

That’s it for now! How do you feel about a $400 Nexus 5X? Let us know your thoughts.

3
Sep

LG’s roll-up keyboard is cute, but predictably uncomfortable


Getting anyone at all interested in a new portable Bluetooth keyboard is quite the feat, but LG has just about managed it with its new, quirky roll-up peripheral. The Rolly, as it’s inventively named, is intended for those who want to be a bit more productive with their tablet time, and I’ve had a brief tinker with it here at IFA. The benefit of having a keyboard that rolls up around its battery, of course, is that it takes up the least amount of space in your backpack. And neat, the Rolly certainly is. The magnets that run down either side of the key grid are no weaklings, keeping the thing tightly wound and generating a satisfying snap as you roll it up. Slideshow-316994

When unfurled, the Rolly is nice and solid, to the extent you can’t tell there are seams in between the rows of keys. As advertised, the keyboard automatically wakes up the nearest paired tablet — in this case, I tested it with LG’s new G Pad II slate, which came to life as soon as I’d levered open the first row of keys. The feel and travel of the island keyboard is not dissimilar to the MacBook I’m using to write this, but like every portable Bluetooth keyboard ever, it’s no fun to type on. Due to the cramped layout that’s unavoidable at that size, I was missing keys, hitting the wrong ones, and clawing up my hands in the hope they would somehow shrink before RSI set in. Also, the magnets on either side of the keyboard are slightly higher than the keys themselves, but they still feel like keys to peripheral fingertips, resulting in many a useless tap.

But let’s be honest, the Rolly is as much about style points as it is hammering out a quick email at the airport. And me even using the phase “style points” when talking about a Bluetooth keyboard means LG has done something right. With a suggested retail price of $119 when it launches in the US later this month (before dropping elsewhere shortly after), though, you’d have to be rolling in it to pick one up without at least a test drive.

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub.

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