LG’s has unveiled its latest G3 handset at the global launch event held at London.
The South Korean firm said that the latest flagship mobile is the first of its kind to have laser assisted auto focus feature to help the user take photos with sharp quality.
The technology is designed to allow the devices powered by Android to focus well under dim light conditions and lock the moving objects much faster. Experts have applauded the innovation but also opined that it would have limited effect on the firm’s ranking at a global level.
Jasdeep Badyal, analyst at telecoms consultancy CCS Insight stated that it has become a tough task to identify the handsets just by the way they look.
He also added that a gadget needs to be loaded with few standout features which would help the retailer to explain why it is better than the rest of the gadgets in the store when a buyer visits the store.
The G3 flaunts a 5.5 inch screen with 538 pixels / inch which makes it the gadget with a high resolution than its rivals in the market, G5 of Samsung. The laser auto focus function of this gadget allows the user to focus in just 0.276 seconds.
LG has introduced a new mobile device Gx in Korea. LG Gx runs on Android Jelly Bean and is powered by snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. The new smart phone is 9.2-millimetre thick and has 5.5-inch screen with 1080-pixel IPS display. Some of the other features of the device include 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera, 3140mAH battery and 2GB RAM.
Quite expectedly, LG has topped Android Jelly Bean with its custom interface that includes several special features as incorporated into Optimus G Pro and G2. Some of the features that can be found in LG Gx are Smart Day, KnockOn, Q Remote and Smart Memo. Smart Date displays schedule, weather and similar information on the lock screen for quick view while KnockOn enables users to start Gx by tapping the display twice. On the other hand, Q Remote can control certain appliances in the home while Smart Memo is for jotting notes.
LG Gx will be launched on Korea’s LG U+ with HSPA, EV-DO, LTE and Voiceover LTE connectivity. The G2-esque metal-strip on sides of G-series devices and physical – navigation-buttons like those of Optimus G Pro have been included in Gx to give it combined effect. However, the South Korean conglomerate has not announced about the launch of Gx outside Korea.
Recently, a device passed the Bluetooth SIG certification sparking rumors of next generation of Nexus tablet or LG Smartphone. This model number of this device is LG-V510 and it comes with a screen size of 8.3-inches.
The specifications of the rumored device suggest that it could be another version of LG G Pad. The rumors have been doing the rounds for few weeks and the news surrounding the device show that the model number of this device is V500.
Some of the specifications of the device include an 8.3 inch display with 1920×1200 pixels. It has a 2 GB RAM with 4,600 mAH battery. The front camera would be 1.3MP while its rear camera would be 5MP. The device would measure 216.8×126.5×8.3 mm.
All these specifications are already present in the LG G Pad 8.3 and this device only differs with the G Pad in terms of weight. The G Pad weighs 338g while this device would be weighing 349.38g.
The leaked manual did not show any signs of a Nexus version but there are high chances of this being the latest version of LG G Pad. Gadget enthusiasts still need to wait as the device seems to be in the starting phase.
LG introduces G Flex that comes with curved OLED display measuring six inches in size with a 1280x720p resolution.
Unlike the screen of Galaxy Round from Samsung curving from one side to the other, the curves of this phone initiate from the top and end at the bottom.
A special feature of the device is the “self healing” cover at the back which consists of a scratch resistant film allowing the users to get rid of light scratches within few minutes. The device can also capture high-quality audio with ease.
The G Flex is available with a Snapdragon 2.2GHz quad-core processor along with 3500mAh battery. Apart from all these features, some other features include microSD card slot, 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, HSPA+ and LTE advanced connectivity and NFC. The device has a 13MP camera at the back along with 2.1MP front camera.
The device runs on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 from Android and even includes “Swing Lockscreen” feature. The company is expected to introduce the device to South Korean market by next month. Unfortunately, there is no news about the launch of the device outside South Korea and the pricing details.
It has been confirmed by LG that the successor of Optimus G will be the G2. It is expected to strip away the Optimus name and start a new era of premium handsets falling under G branding.
The CEO and President of LG stated that the vision of the company is to keep the G devices at par with excellence and offer the end users with an ultimate user experience. He also stated that the new device will be built upon excellent reputation created by other G series products.
There were already rumours regarding the successor of Optimus G and with specifications, images and a video available on the web, there is no time left for imagination. Hopefully, the G2 will be unveiled by the company at an event that will be held on 7th of August.
The speculations that have been leaked give a clear indication that the handset will be available with 5.2 inch screen, 2GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2GHz processor.
Apart from that, it also seems as though the G2 will include a 2540mAh battery and a 13MP camera. The phone is likely to operate on Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2.
Electronics major LG recently revealed the slimmest full HD LCD smartphone panel in the world. The panel is just 2.2mm thick and 5.2 inches in length, with the company going on record in saying that this panel is the narrowest one ever to hit the market.
Using flexible dual printed circuits, direct bonding system and touch technology, LG claims that the panel lines’ number is reduced by 30% that allows greater brightness.
Byeong-Koo Kim, Vice President of Mobile and IT Development Group, LG Display, said that their latest offering shows that the top-end smartphone category is moving towards a better future every passing day and thanks to their world class expertise in touch and IPS technologies, LG is playing its role in it as well.
When it comes in pushing the envelope in the tablet and smartphone display technology, LG is quite famous and is easily one of the most influential players. The company announced last month that they are planning to trigger the production of unbreakable and flexible smartphone display panels for the mass market. This will apparently be lighter and thinner when compared with the conventional LCD displays.
But LG is not the only one as it is likely to face some high competition from the likes of Nokia, Apple and Samsung in this segment.
LG Electronics will be bringing out its new LTE TDD smartphones in different parts of the world. Some of the countries where LG is planning to launch the smartphone this year are Japan, India, Australia, North America, etc.
LTE TDD has proved to be a very good alternative in many countries where it was launched and is very flexible in downloading and uploading the contents. Officials at LG are excited about the launch of this phone and say that this 4G LTE is an unparalleled device and has been commercially successful.
There have been two LTE variants launched by the company in different parts of the globe. Experts believe LTE TDD service is very efficient and transmits and receives content with same frequency.
There is also the LTE FDD technology that uses two different frequencies for receiving and transmitting data. In India there are some problems related to the LTE technology. The officials have been working hard on making this technology available but presently there is absence of both devices and operators required for this service.
Operators will start working in a full-fledged manner on the LTE service from the last quarter of this year and LG will also launch this smart phone by year end. The pricing details have not yet been confirmed.
LG Electronics has recently launched its Optimus G Pro. The company rolled out the device first in South Korea and had a plan of launching it next in the markets of Japan and North America.
In February 2013, the company said that it will be launching the Optimus G Pro in Japan in the month of April 2013 and as said, today it has announced the release of the device in Japan this week through Japans largest mobile operator NTT Docomo.
According to the Company the Optimus G Pro became LGs fastest selling smartphone by crossing the 500000 mark of its sales within 40 days of its launch.
The Optimus G Pro specially designed for Japanese market sports a 5-inch display with full HD IPS display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core processor – a 0.5 inch smaller display than that is released in South Korea. The device with Full HD IPS Display with Zerogap Touch is the first one in the Japanese market.
Optimus G Pro 5-inch display comes with rich, sharp images, crisp text and wide viewing angles. It comes with subtle, attractive and minimum bezel offering a comfortable one hand grip. Its UX functions like VR Panorama and Dual Recording allow users a full 360 view and recording with front and rear cameras simultaneously, respectively. It also has innovative functions like QTranslator, QSlide and QuickMemo.
As said earlier the company is planning to release the device in North America in the second quarter of 2013. A US launch schedule is yet to be fixed.
LG has recently announced its latest Optimus F Series Smartphones Optimus F5 and Optimus F7. The Optimus F Series brings the fast performance of 4G LTE to the mass audience and premium user experience.
The company said that it is sending a clear message with Optimus F Series that LTE is not only for techies and heavy content consumers but it is for everyone.
Optimus F5 features a 4.3-inch IPS display with 256ppi pixel density. It has a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor and 1GB RAM. It has 8GB internal storage capacity along with a microSD card to expand the memory up to 32GB. It has a 5 mega pixel rear camera and 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera. It is powered by 2150 mAh battery. It measures 126.0 x 64.5 x 9.3mm in dimensions.
Optimus F7 features a 4.7-inch HD IPS display with 312ppi pixel density. It has 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor and 2GB RAM. It has 8GB internal storage along with a microSD card to expand the memory up to 32GB. It has 8 mega pixel rear camera and 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera. It is powered by 2540 mAh battery. It measures 131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6mm in dimensions.
Both devices run the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Operating system. They include advanced UX features like Live Zooming and the upgraded QSlide which were available only in LG’s premium devices previously.
The Optimus F5 will first arrive in Europe in second quarter followed by F7, worldwide in selected markets. As of now, there is no information available regarding the price and exact launch date of the handsets. The company is yet to announce.
Telstra has announced the pricing and availability details for LGs latest Android Smartphone Optimus G today.
The premium flagship 4G capable device was launched for sale in September 2012, in Korea and late in 2012 in other global markets. The launch in Australia is delayed due to testing local network requirements.
Telstra will be taking pre-orders for LG Optimus G online starting today available from 12th March 2013. The device will be available for $0 upfront on Telstra’s $60 Every Day Connect plan for 24 months at a cost of $1440. The plan provides with $600 worth calls, unlimited SMS and up to 1GB of data. Telstra also has a range of plans including $80, $100 and $130 over 24 months.
Telstra had a lucky draw contest for its customers who pre-order Optimus G online between 25th February and 4th March, to win Australian F1 Grand Prix experience worth of $25000.
LG Optimus G will be available in India at retailer Saholic.com at a price of $569.39.
For a synopsis, LG Optimus G features 4.7-inch HD IPS Plus display with 1280x768p resolution. It has 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage and a 13MP rear camera along with 1.3MP front facing camera. It is powered by 2100 mAh battery.