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All posts tagged "LG"

  • LG G8 will have two screens, thanks to an attachment

    LG refuses to launch anything close to ordinary, and according to a new report, the LG G8 smartphone will stick to this trend. CNET reported on Thursday that the speculatively-named LG G8 will have an optional second screen attachment, that will work more like a case with a display than the rear-screened ZTE Nubia X. This also means that the phone won't fold, suggesting that LG's working on another, separate device that will pivot. It's not clear how the second screen will interact with the G8, how it will connect to the phone itself, or if it will have its own power...

  • LG’s latest Signature OLED TV rolls up into a box

    LG revealed its latest Signature OLED TV at CES 2019 that can literally bend and roll up into a box when not in use. The company's calling the technology "zero view" and allows the screen to scroll into a "harmonious blend of wool and technology," the company claims. It's essentially a control box that includes a 4.2 channel speaker system with Dolby Atmos support. The 4K 65 inch screen also features LG's webOS Smart TV software, and HDR support with Dolby Vision. The device also has the company's ThinQ AI built in along with Google Assistant and Alexa, and users "can even control...

  • LG Q9 is a reheated G7 Fit for students

    LG has this week launched a new phone, but it's not a flagship. Instead its a new entry to its Q-series, the LG Q9. The phone is a curious move for the Korean company. Although it's set to debut in the country for US$450, it'll only be available in six months time. Stranger still is the spec sheet, which looks an awful lot like the LG G7 Fit which it launched back in August 2018. The Q9 features a now customary large, fairly dense and notched screen of 6.1 inches with a 3120x1440 resolution. LG also claims it's the brightest in its...

  • These smartphone makers are launching 5G phones in 2019

    Brace yourselves, 5G is set to become as annoying marketing jargon in 2019 as waterdrop notches, AI, and foldable displays are already. But that doesn't mean the tech is DOA. 5G has intrinsic value for consumers, arriving with faster speeds and better call quality among other benefits. But which companies are focusing on the next generation mobile tech? Here are a handful that have announced their intentions to launch a device with 5G capabilities in 2019. OnePlus You're not getting the headphone jack back, OP fans, but OnePlus is planning to launch a phone with 5G support in 2019. According to a report by...

  • LG HomeBrew is a craft beer making machine for the capsule age

    Forget smartphones and televisions, LG has revealed a new capsule-based craft beer machine called LG HomeBrew. The device essentially allows users to make their very own craft beers using capsule based ingredients, in a similar vein to capsule coffee makers. “With a set of single-use capsules -- which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring -- and the press of a button, users can relax as LG HomeBrew automates the whole procedure from fermentation, carbonation and aging to serving and cleaning,” explained the company in a press release. The device uses a “optimized fermentation algorithm” which “intelligently controls the fermenting process”, making...

  • LG V40 ThinkQ is now official

    This week LG officially launched the V40 ThinQ – its smartphone with five cameras. In fact, the company calls this camera system “revolutionary” with “the power to capture moments big or small, at different angles from multiple perspectives”. The three rear cameras work simultaneously, giving your three pictures out of every click. “Easily capture three photos – standard, telephoto zoom and super wide-angle – with just one click.” With the dual front-facing cameras you can choose between standard or 90 degree wide angle selfies. The device also uses AI to help you choose filters and make basic edits to your photos. Other specs include: Qualcomm...

  • So here’s what each of the five LG V40 ThinQ’s cameras can do

    With five cameras, the LG V40 ThinQ is set to be a smartphone photographer's pocket knife heading into the latter stages of 2018. But what do each of the cameras do? According to a leak from Evan Blass, we now have a fairly good idea. About those five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ... pic.twitter.com/DzC9aJnlFT — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2018 For one, one of the V40's rear camera will be the standard, everyday lens. The other two will tackle telephoto zoom and wide-angle duties. We've seen LG use wide-angle lenses before, most notably on the LG G5. As for the remaining two...

  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • LG K11 arrives in South Africa for R3899

    LG has added another smartphone to its South African roster in 2018. It's called the LG K11, and it's the refreshed version of the mid-range K10 which debuted last year. On the surface, the metal-body phone borrows a few features from the older LG G6. This includes the 13MP phase detection autofocus-enabled rear snapper and 8MP front facing camera. Internally, it's not very exciting. LG employs a octa-core Mediatek chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There's also a 3000mAh battery powering the phone. Up front, there's a 5.3 inch 1280x720 screen with a 16:9 ratio, and a fingerprint reader...

  • 48 hours with the LG Q7

    LG's second big smartphone launch in South Africa 2018 is its smallest by quite some margin. The LG Q7, which should really be known as the LG G7 Mini for all intents and purposes, is a smartphone set to challenge the country's mid range pretenders. Huawei, Sony, Samsung, and Nokia have all snuggled into this extremely tightly-fought space over the past few years, but LG hasn't really earned its place here just yet. The LG Q6 tried, but fell short. But can the updated Q7 be the device that puts an LG into more South African hands? I've spent my first 48 hours...