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  • LG G7 ThinQ touts a notch, headphone jack and AI camera

    The LG G7 ThinQ is now an official thing, this after countless leaks made its official launch practically pointless. Nevertheless, this is LG's latest swing at topping the two towers of Samsung and Apple at the top of the smartphone world. And on paper at least, it goes some way towards achieving its goal. For one, it now uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 CPU -- something that was neglected in the V30 -- coupled with 4GB of RAM and a base storage count of 64GB. There's an option to further expand that via a MicroSD card. LG G7 ThinQ specifications: Dimensions: 153.2mm tall,...

  • Looks like the LG G7 ThinQ has a notch too

    There's just no way you can find a phone that does everything for you. And it seems that the LG G7 ThinQ will continue this trend. Leaked renders suggest that the phone will have a notch -- keeping up with the trend the Essential Phone and iPhone X began last year -- but it will also have a headphone jack. You see? Compromise. Other information leaker Evan Blass outed (because nothing is sacred in the smartphone world) are the buttons positioned around the device's flanks. Three buttons are located on the G7 ThinQ's left hand side, while one resides on the...

  • LG’s WebOS now in open-source flavour, available for Raspberry Pi

    WebOS is probably the most underrated mobile platform in modern smartphone history. The Palm-made OS introduced the card-based multitasking menu seen on every platform today and gestures used by the iPhone X. HP eventually acquired the platform from Palm, before LG acquired it for use in its smart TVs. Now, the South Korean colossus has revealed WebOS Open Source Edition (WebOS OSE), as well as a first target device. "Web developers can easily build apps and services for webOS OSE. With the initial release, you can port webOS OSE to Raspberry Pi 3 for use in your own projects. It will be extended in...

  • LG V30s ThinQ hands-on: will the V30 be cheaper soon?

    The LG V30+ is a really great smartphone in its own right, owing to its durable design, capable wide-angle camera and great audio chops. In lieu of the LG G7 (and in the face of a changing strategy), the Korean firm used MWC to show off its LG V30s ThinQ instead. The tweaked model ups the RAM to 6GB and bumps the storage to 128GB or 256GB. Much like the Nokia 8 Sirocco, LG has decided to keep the Snapdragon 835 processor, meaning hardcore spec junkies will want to wait. Otherwise, in my brief time with the phone, I was happy...

  • LG V30s ThinQ now official: is it same as V30?

    Earlier this year, we got confirmation that LG will be launching an upgraded V30 smartphone at MWC 2018. Now, on day zero of the expo, the company has revealed the LG V30s ThinQ. We already got some of the details, including the AI-powered camera stuff, but LG has laid out all the specs now. The firm revealed that the device will still have the same Snapdragon 835 processor as last year's model, but packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. So those hoping for a huge power boost due to new silicon will be disappointed. In fact, we also...

  • 5 tall-screen smartphones you can get in SA (that are not flagships)

    Tall screens have joined dual cameras as being one of the most popular smartphone trends right now. And much like two cameras, we're seeing these screens filter down to cheaper devices. Which lesser known devices with tall displays are available in South Africa though? Let's take a look. LG Q6 Probably the first budget smartphone with a tall display in the country, the LG Q6 features a rather slick, pocket-friendly design. And it still packs a 5.5-inch, 18:9 display (2160x1080). The device is solid in terms of basic specs, offering a budget-minded Snapdragon 435 chip, 3GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery and 32GB of expandable...

  • LG V30 2018 now official, but what kind of AI trickery does it have?

    Late last month, we got confirmation from an LG South Africa executive that an upgraded V30 was in the pipeline for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Yesterday saw even more information drop out of Korea, in the form of the V30s name, spec info (256GB storage) and AI details. Now, LG has officially announced that it will be bringing "the first of a suite of AI technologies" for its smartphones at MWC -- alongside a 2018 V30. "The new technology will be featured in the 2018 version of the LG V30, LG’s most advanced flagship smartphone to date," the firm wrote in a...

  • LG V30s to launch at MWC 2018 – report

    A few weeks ago, we got confirmation from a local LG executive that an upgraded LG V30 would be launched at MWC 2018. "We will introduce at MWC for V30… upgraded version (sic)," LG South Africa's CY Kim told journalists at LG's Innofest event in Cape Town last month. Now, Korea's ETNews has delivered more details, revealing that it would be called the LG V30s. So how will it differ from the bog-standard V30? According the publication, the V30s will offer the same design but stand out with 256GB of storage and LG Lens functionality. The latter has drawn comparisons to Bixby...

  • 4 cheap dual-camera smartphones you can get in SA

    Dual cameras aren't just for expensive superphones, as we see the technology come to cheaper devices too. It's one thing to have cheap dual-camera smartphones, but another to have them in the country. Fortunately, there are actually a few devices that fit the bill... Ulefone S8 Pro Ulefone is a little-known Chinese brand, specialising in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. In other words, don't expect blazing-fast phones from this company. Nevertheless, you can buy the Ulefone S8 Pro from the Smartphone Shop on Takealot, coming in at a rather well-priced R2499. For your cash, you're getting a 13MP+5MP combo on the back (enabling depth-of-field tricks), a 5MP...

  • Can we expect LG speakers with Google Assistant in SA this year?

    Last year at LG Innofest, the company had a bit of a mixed message around its Amazon Alexa-powered appliances, to say the least. Now that the company has a few Google-powered devices, such as the CLOi robot and ThinQ speaker, you might be wondering about a local launch. Don't count on it, unfortunately. LG's Tony Dos Santos confirmed that they'd be focusing on general portable speakers for the South African market for now. "So this year we'll launch portable speakers... where you're able to stream, for example... But that product will be launched (in) the second half of this year..." Dos Santos told reporters...