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All posts tagged "LG"

  • LG K12+ mid-ranger leaks, will feature Mediatek chip, no notch

    Earlier this week, LG South Africa promised us that mid-range devices would be unveiled by the company in 2019. Today, a global leak suggests that one of those devices will be a new phone from its K series. The LG K12+ has been spotted by Tigermobiles, and is set to feature a octacore Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762) chipset, 3GB of RAM, and a 1440x720 screen. Interestingly, there's also no notch in sight. It's not clear what the LG K12+'s killer feature will be, but the device will likely launch alongside the LG G8 ThinQ, a phone which is set to debut with a...

  • Gallery: Hands on with the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras

    Thankfully, the South African market will retain one of its smartphone competitors in 2019. LG South Africa isn't going anywhere, and its commitment to this statement is the launch of the LG V40 ThinQ in the country. We've covered the phone's specs in detail in previous articles, but on Tuesday, we finally got the phone in our hands. So, how was our experience? While you can expect a snapshot "48 hour review" incoming in the next few days, and a longer more critical look at the phone in the coming weeks, below is a brief look at what the phone's five...

  • 3 phones we can’t wait to see at MWC 2019

    The world's biggest annual smartphone expo is now just a few weeks away. MWC is like Christmas in February, but for smartphone journalists and power users. Each year, the globe's biggest brands -- combined with a few up and coming surprises -- descend on Barcelona to peacock their wares. But while some phones are almost confirmed to be showcased at the event, other manufacturers haven't quite made their intentions concrete. We take a look at the devices we'll definitely see launched in Spain in February, while rating the likelihood of the others making an appearance. Sony Xperia XZ4 Sony is set for a big...

  • LG V40 ThinQ coming to South Africa for R12 500

    The LG V40 ThinQ will be available in South Africa from 7 February, the Korean company announced on Tuesday. Some notable features includes a 6.4 inch OLED screen, IP68 dust and water resistance, and the typical Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. But the big selling point is its five cameras: that's three at the rear and two up front. For music lovers, the phone also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack alongside LG's 32-bit Quad DAC. The flagship, which officially debuted in October 2018, will retail for R12 500 and be available exclusively through Vodacom. Feature image: 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...