La commercializzazione del Nexus 4 affiancata dal modulo di ricarica Wireless ORB sembra sia piaciuta particolarmente ad LG, tanto che il produttore coreano sembra voglia spingersi ad un’adozione dello standard su tutta la nuova gamma di smartphone 2013. Analizzando anche una ricerca condotta da IHS iSuppli l’idea non sembra poi così sbagliata, la domanda di moduli di ricarica wireless crescerà da 5 milioni di unità dello scorso anno fino a ben 100 milioni entro il 2015.
Per conoscere meglio le abitudini degli utenti sull’utilizzo di uno smartphone, LG ha condotto personalmente negli Stati Uniti uno studio, stabilendo come una delle lamentele più frequenti da parte degli utenti riguardi proprio il consumo eccessivo di batteria e la velocità della stessa nel ricaricarsi completamente, costringendo spesso sempre a portarsi dietro una batteria di ricambio, ed è qui che dovrebbe intervenire la ricarica wireless.
Il Wireless Power Consortium fa sapere che presto questo tipo di tecnologia non sarà integrata soltanto in piccole basette, ma la troveremo anche in mobili, servizi, elettrodomestici ed ovviamente automobili come abbiamo visto in alcuni articoli precedenti (Toyota Avalon è la prima auto compatibile con lo standard di ricarica Wireless Qi) (Mensola fai da te per la ricarica wireless dei Nokia Lumia WP8).
Per LG sembra quindi il momento buono per allargare la ricarica wireless a tutta la propria gamma di dispositivi, non soltanto quelli di fascia alta ma anche per quelli più economici
It would appear that LG may be working on a successor to their LG Optimus G smartphone, the device will apparently be called the LG Optimus G2 and it will feature a full HD display with a resolution of 1902 by 1080 pixels, the display will be 5 inches.
This ties in with the LG device with a 5 inch display and a 1080p resolution that recently appeared in some benchmarks, and the benchmarks also revealed that the device was running Android Jelly Bean and it featured a quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.
LG recently launched their new Optimus G smartphone, which comes with a 4.7 inch display and a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, and according to TechCrunch, the new 5 inch G2 with the full HD display could possibly launch as early as May of 2013.
As soon as we get some more information on the new LG Optimus G2, along with some full specifications and an actual picture of the device we will let you guys know.
LG Electronics has reported its earnings for Q3 2012, notching its third straight quarter of positive income with a net profit of 157 billion won ($138.57 million) and “solid” performances from its home theater and mobile businesses. Revenue is down from the same period last year, but seeing as it’s actually making money this time around it’s probably still reason to celebrate. On the mobile side of the aisle it reports an operating profit of $19.42 million with slightly higher sales than Q2, mostly thanks to those LTE smartphones it’s been rolling out. Its home entertainment biz noted a rise in LCD sales, with 3D TVs and LED-lit models growing from last quarter in most markets. Looking towards the future it’s obviously going all-in on the Optimus G (although our interests run towards the Nexus G that should debut next week), and also looks for its Ultra HD television to raise its standing as a premium brand.
Windows 8 imminent launch continues to draw out even more devices in almost every permutation imaginable. LG’s up next, with its collection ranging from a familiar-looking V325 all-in-one PC, through to a slider PC with tablet skills. The size of LG’s 11.6-inch H160 hybrid means we’re not certain whether it’ll be running Windows RT or the more power-intensive complete package. LG’s brief explanation below the press shots also suggests we’re only looking at two models for now — despite the three devices on show here; presumably that tablet is just the laptop transformed, given that the company decided to put that particular family of devices on the back burner. The hybrid laptop houses its own auto-slide button, and measures in at 15.9mm thick, despite the built-in keyboard. The 11.6-inch screen is another LG-made IPS panel, promising up to 178 degrees of crisp visibility, while the manufacturer expects the battery to last up to 10 hours. Connectivity encompasses WiFi, HDMI output and a USB port and — according to Google’s translation — a microSD card slot. The device will have to compete for fans against Sony’s similarly-sliding VAIO Duo 11 — not to mention Toshiba’s U925t Ultrabook.
The touchscreen V325 AIO packs all the thinking parts behind a 23-inch display, with up to 10-point touch sensitivity. There’s a (presumably Korea-only) TV tuner built-in, which can be activated without powering up the whole PC, while processing powering is provided by a third-generation Core i5 processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GT640M. Both devices are currently set to remain on home turf for now, starting from October 26th and will be accompanied by LG’s latest range of Ultrabooks, refreshed with Windows 8 software.
While we’ve seen the Google TV platform spread to additional manufacturers and some new lower-priced form factors, LG Uplus (not the same as LG Electronics) is the first we’ve seen offering a set-top box for its IPTV service based on it. new and existing customers alike can opt for the U+TV G, which will blend live TV streams, video on-demand and Google TV apps. Rapper Psy will be playing a large part in a national campaign to promote the offering, and after making Korea the tenth country Google TV is available in, Google says it will continue to work with providers around the world. Jumping inside the cable box is a notable move for the project, however at home hasn’t significantly improved integration beyond that originally offered by Dish Network, and it’s not even built into the Google Fiber set-top box.
LG launches Optimus G flagship smartphone: quad-core S4 Pro, LTE, 2GB RAM, ICS, 13MP camera (updated)
It’s official! Today in Seoul LG is announcing its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G. The 8.45mm (0.33-inch) thin handset — which has been rumored for weeks — packs Qualcomm’s Fusion 3 chipset which pairs a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC (APQ8064) with a 2G / 3G / LTE radio (MDM9615). It features 2GB of DDR RAM and a 4.7-inch 1280×768 (320ppi) True HD IPS PLUS display with Zerogap Touch (in-cell touch) technology. A sealed 2100mAh Li-polymer battery rated for 800 charge cycles powers this Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device. The rear camera sports a 13-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor with 1.1µm pixels, an f/2.4 autofocus lens and a single LED flash — along with a more pedestrian 1.3MP shooter in front. There’s 32GB of built-in flash storage, but no microSD card slot. Other specs include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC and MHL.
Aesthetically, the Optimus G marries LG’s Chocolate and Prada design-languages into a sleek 145g (5.11oz) unibody smartphone. The front is all glass with three capacitive buttons while the back indroduces the company’s Crystal Reflection process which gives the handset “the ability to display different patterns depending on the viewing angle and lighting”. LG’s placing a lot of emphasis on how the user experience benefits from the Optimus G’s quad-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU — something it calls “cross-tasking”. This includes capabilties like QSlide Function, Live Zooming, Dual Screen Dual Play, QuickMemo, Screen Zooming, Application Link and Icon Personalizer, plus camera funtionality such as Time Catch Shot, Cheese Shutter, Smart Shutter and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction.
Here’s yet another 84-inch 4K TV, this time from LG. The company’s 84LM9600 was announced last week and has already started shipping in Korea, but it’s here at IFA and poised to hit the market worldwide. Priced at about $22,105, this display is big in every way. You get a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 — four times the resolution of existing full HD panels — and what LG calls “3D sound” thanks to 2.2 integrated channel speakers. 3D is courtesy of the company’s passive glasses technology. So how does that all look?
We spotted the set during LG’s booth tour today. At first it seemed like “just another” 84-inch 4K TV (the form-factor seems to have exploded within the last week), but this flavor is rigged for three-dimensional viewing as well. You’ll need to view 2D content in order to take advantage of the full resolution, and the picture in this mode seemed to be on par with the competition, based on our quick peek at IFA. And how about 3D? The passive picture was consistent with the company’s other sets, just, well, much much larger. Will you be making room for this massive set in your living room? You might want to take a closer look in our hands-on photos below before pulling out that credit card.
There will soon be a new Optimus L-Series smartphone on the prowl, as LG has just announced the Optimus L9 as a followup to its Optimus L3, L5 and L7 handsets. This series is viewed by LG as a budget lineup that places an emphasis on style, and the L9 will undoubtedly be the leader of the pack, as it boasts both a dual-core 1GHz CPU and a large, 4.7-inch IPS display. The phone will be outfitted with Android 4.0, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a beefy 2,150mAh battery.
New software is also set to ship with the Optimus L9, which includes both a redesigned keyboard and a language translation app. The new keyboard is dubbed the My Style Keypad, which allows users to adjust the key placement for easier one-handed typing — like we’ve seen in Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Note — along with a separated layout for landscape view (that you can peek in the gallery below). Meanwhile, the language translation service is dubbed QTranslator, which leverages OCR to translate sentences and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, though we’ll be sure to let you know the moment those final tidbits become known.
LG has been teasing its upcoming Optimus G smartphone for weeks after promising LTE phones that would be “second to none” and now we finally have the full specs of what appears to have been renamed the Optimus G Lightning. When it arrives in Korea next month it will be the first with LTE mounted to a quad-core CPU, thanks to the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 at its center. The display is also groundbreaking, featuring LG’s fully integrated touch technology — sounds like its new in-cell touch to us –for a thinner screen and bezel. It’s a True HD (1280 x 768) IPS LCD, and LG claims when it’s turned off the 3mm bezel and body of the phone match the screen when it’s turned off. Just the leaks indicated, it also has 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and 2,100mAh battery, all while measuring only 8mm thick.
The only bad news so far? It will arrive in Korea next month (and on NTT Docomo in October or November as the L-01E in black and red, seen after the break) with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, not Jelly Bean. The software will be as we’ve seen on other high-powered LG units like the Optimus Vu, with the addition of a “live zoom” feature on video and Dual Screen Dual Play mirroring for external displays. The real triumph for LG however, is its ability to vertically integrate technology from its various units to create the device. LG Chem provided a battery that is the first to offer a lifespan of 800 cycles, while LG Display created the screen and partnered with LG Innotek on the G2 Touch Hybrid Display unibody tech that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel. A worldwide launch is promised later in the year, although we’d expect to hear more soon at IFA 2012.
It’s tradeshow season and as is its custom, LG is bringing monitors packed with its latest and greatest display technology to show off. Just announced ahead of IFA 2012 are the EA93 and EA83 IPS LCDs, with the former aimed at entertainment / multitasking and the latter targeting graphics, video and photography pros. The EA93 is a 29-inch 21:9 aspect ratio ultrawidescreen (2560 x 1080) display with a thin bezel designed to immerse the viewer in the content. It can handle a 4-way split screen and connections via DVI Dual Link, DisplayPort, or HDMI with MHL support. The EA83′s claim to fame is its 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution that brings four times the pixel count of 1280 x 720 panels and 99 percent Adobe RGB accuracy. There’s no word on the price tag for either of these, but they should start shipping in November.
LG ha annunciato il suo nuovo TV da 27 pollici, il TM2792 Personal Smart TV che verrà mostrato tra pochi giorni all’ IFA di Berlino.
Il nuovo TM2792 consente agli utenti di godere di un’ampia vasta di caratteristiche tra cui la funzionalità LG Smart TV, Cinema 3D con schermo a tecnologia IPS. Il 27 pollici Full HD permetterà di sfogliare e condividere files con il computer, smartphone e dischi rigidi esterni tramite la porta MHL o la connessione Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). Non mancano le connessioni DLNA e HDMI.
Per il 3D vengono utilizzati occhiali passivi che si trovano a prezzi molto bassi. Il TM2792 sarà sul mercato a Settembre con i prezzi che verranno comunicati la prossima settimana ad IFA, la fiera Berlinese da cui vi racconteremo ogni dettaglio.
Just in time to completely blow away that puny flat screen you nabbed for your dorm room, LG has announced its 84-inch ultra high definition LCD TV is ready to ship in South Korea. The company put its first UHDTV up for pre-ordering last month, at a price of 25 million won, which currently converts to about $22,105 US. The 84LM9600 does 3D with LG’s Cinema 3D passive glasses technology, however its ultra high pixel count means you’re still watching in 1080p even with the resolution loss since it starts at 3,840 x 2,160, and also features “3D sound” with integrated 2.2 channel speakers.
The bad news of course is that finding actual 4K res content is practically impossible, despite recent work on standards and even some testing by broadcasters. Still, plug this into a BDP-S790 Blu-ray player, certain PS3 apps or just output the latest video you’ve shot and it should be worth the price of admission, assuming you’re one of the (presumably) well-heeled Korean VIP customers that managed to snag one so far. If you’re not then don’t worry — the press release (included after the break) reveals you’ll have your chance once they start shipping worldwide in September, we plan to get our eyes on a production model at IFA 2012 in Germany.
LG has unveiled the V720, a new series of all-in-one PCs, featuring 27-inch IPS HD panels and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor option. The line consists of a high-end model with Intel’s 3rd generation Core i5 and an IPS 1,920 x 1,080 3D panel, and a lesser model with a 2nd generation Core i3 and the same display sans 3D. Other specs include 750GB SATA3 hybrid or standard drives, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 and NVIDA’s GT640M 1GB graphics. Photos show a white and silver looker with well concealed computer guts, but don’t count on being able to pick up one of the minimalist units in the US — LG normally keeps its PC offerings exclusively in Asia.
Yesterday we heard that LG were working on their on quad core L9 processor, the processor is expected to debut in a new LG Optimus smartphone with a 10 megapixel camera.
Now according to the guys over At Android Authority, LG has another high end smartphone in the works with the codename F180, and the device is expected to come with a quad core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU.
Other rumored specifications on the LG180 include 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC.
As soon as we get some more information on the LG F180, including specification and an actual picture of the handset we will let you guys know.
Source Android Authority
It looks like LG is the latest company who has their own smartphone processor in the works, according to a recent report LG is working on a new L9 quad core processor for their future smartphones.
The LG L9 processor is an ARM based chip and is expected to launch in a new LG Android smartphone in September, and the device will also use LG’s True HD smartphone display.
The device will also come with a camera with either 10 megapixel or more, unfortunately those are the only details we know at the moment, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Source Phone Arena
If your PC / media-hub combination is starting to strain the structural integrity of your desk, you might be interested in the latest TV sets from LG. Offering picture-in-picture functionality, both the 24-inch DM2752 and M2752 can embed one visual input from the HDMI ports on top of another, like your favorite episodes of your TV show of choice windowed as you gun your way through Max Payne 3. The IPS-screened DM model throws in some 3D capability (with glasses) and will arrive in July, while its dimensionally-challenged brother is already available now in several countries in Europe. The press release for the pair is right after the break.
LG has announced a new 5 inch smartphone display that comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this means it will be able to handle full HD content in 1080p just like your HDTV.
This new display from LG is an LCD panel with Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) and it features a pixel density of 440ppi plus an aspect ratio of 16:9.
“As smartphones become increasingly valued for how well they do multimedia and with the rapid growth of LTE enabling faster large file transfers, our new 5″ Full HD LCD panel is certain to prove a significant asset to the mobile market,” said Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. “With the world’s highest resolution smartphone display, LG Display continues to remain a step ahead in developing the most innovative in display technology products.”
LG has said that they are expecting to release this new Full HD 5 inch smartphone LCD display in the second half of 2012, which means we should see some new smartphones from LG with this new 1080p display before the end of the year.
LG has officially revealed the design for their new 55EM9600 55 inch OLED TV. Which sports a carbon fiber back and slightly larger base, than originally showcased at CES earlier in the year.
Creating a carbon fiber back has allows LG to shave off an extra millimetre from the overall thickness of the 55 OLED TV, now making it just 4 mm (0.16 inches) thick.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet for the 55EM9600 55 inch OLED TV, but rumours suggest that the new 55 inch OLED might be priced around the €9,000 or $11,313 mark. As soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertain-ment Company explains:
“In the history of television, there have been very few innovations as impactful as the coming of OLED TV,”-”We say THE ULTIMATE DISPLAY because LG OLED TV is truly above all expectations and beyond everyone’s imagination with uncompromising picture quality and beautiful design. This year, we plan to make OLED synonymous with LG.”
LG has announced that its new flagship Android smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE2 will start shipping in South Korea this week, the device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The LG Optimus LTE2 features a True HD IPS touchscreen display and 2GB of RAM, a dual core 1.5GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera, plus a 2,150 mAh battery and LG’s new Optimus UI 3.0 which we saw yesterday.
LG have yet to announce whether or not the LG Optimus LTE2 will be available outside of Korea, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
We first heard about the new LG Optimus Elite back in March when the handset was leaked, and now the device is official and will launch on US mobile carrier Virgin Mobile on the 15th of May.
Virgin Mobile will be offering the LG Optimus Elite for $149.99 from the 15th of May and it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and feature NFC plus Google Wallet.
The LG Optimus Elite is powered by an 800MHz processor and it features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display and a 5 megapixel rear camera, you can find out more details over at Virgin Mobile.
Source Gotta Be Mobile