Do you feel as though it is compulsory these days for companies to roll out a “mini” version of a current device? For instance, the folks over at Samsung has the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, while HTC has their HTC One Mini, with Sony jumping aboard the bandwagon with their Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. This leads to the question – what about LG? I guess LG is not too far away from releasing a “mini” model from their collection of smartphones, with whispers of the LG G2 Mini making its rounds since last December.
LG first showed off its curved OLED TV, model 55EA9800, back at CES 2013. It took a lot of time for this 55 inch curved OLED TV to make it Stateside after being showcased at the biggest electronics show of the year. It finally arrived in July last year, costing well over $14,999. The Korean manufacturer has now announced that it is slashing the price in half, and that the 55EA9800 curved OLED TV will now sell for under $7,000.
The LG G Pro 2 will be LG’s successor to the original G Pro which was launched in 2013. The G Pro 2 is expected to be announced ahead of MWC 2014, assuming the rumors are to be believed. Now in terms of specs, what we have heard so far are only rumors, although LG has since confirmed several features, such as how the handset would feature OIS Plus technology for its camera. Well now thanks to recently leaked AnTuTu benchmarks, it looks like there are additional specifications of the LG G Pro 2 that have been “confirmed”, although we do suggest you maintain a degree of skepticism for now, at least until the official announcement.
Now according to the benchmark results, it seems that the LG G Pro 2 will feature a Full HD display. As to the size of the display, that remains unknown although the rumors peg it at 5.9-inch or possibly even a 6-inch display. It will also pack 3GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset clocked at 2.26GHz, 32GB of onboard storage, and it looks like the handset will come with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled. It should be noted that benchmark results can be faked, although we’re not sure who would want to go to all that trouble, so take it with a grain of salt for now, but if its rumored 13th February announcement is anything to go by, check back with us in the next couple of days for more updates.
LG has more or less confirmed the existence of the LG G Pro 2, the successor to last year’s LG G Pro, although the next question is when will be be learning more about the device? Many expect that LG will take the opportunity of MWC 2014 to make the announcement, but as it turns out, LG could announce the handset in their home of South Korea instead ahead of MWC 2014. This is apparently due to invites that LG has supposedly sent out to an event that will be taking place in South Korea come 13th of February that will kick off at 10:30AM and end at 1PM (we’re assuming that this is local South Korean time).
The full specifications of the LG G Pro 2 are somewhat of a mystery at the moment, but according to the rumors, a 6-inch Full HD display could be one of them. LG has also recently confirmed that OIS Plus camera technology will be introduced into the LG G Pro 2 as well, which is basically where hardware and software optical image stabilization is combined. In any case it does seem a little odd that LG would choose to launch it away from MWC 2014 where everyone’s attention will be focused at, but then again announcing it separately will ensure that the device will be talked about and hyped up ahead of the event where presumably LG will bring the handset with them for everyone to take it for a spin. Either way check back with us on the 13th of February for the details!
We’re not sure how many of you guys actually remember this, but back in the day, there were these toys/accessories that kids would wear. It was a strap that when you slapped onto your wrist, it would immediately curl up and form a bracelet. It was a pretty fun thing to do back then although we’re not sure if kids these days might appreciate it. That being said, perhaps LG might be interested in bringing it back to the modern day, thanks to a recent patent which revealed a possible plan for LG’s smartwatch.
Typically smartwatches look like normal watches but have a little bit more functionality to it apart from the ability to only tell the time. Chances are some of them might come with a touchscreen display as well. However in this LG patent, it describes a smartwatch that can wrap itself around your wrist, looking more like a bracelet than a watch (as pictured above). Alternatively it seems that this smartwatch can be fully extended which in turn can be used as a stylus as well, so it’s a win-win situation! Of course there’s no telling if LG will ever embrace this concept but what we do know is that LG has a smartwatch in the works. How it looks like and what functions it has remains unknown, but it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on. In the meantime what do you guys make of this concept?
We do know that Samsung have been preparing to hold a new Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress this coming February 24, and chances are pretty high that they will use that particular event to unveil the much talked about Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship. Of course, a flagship device does not automatically mean that it will do well in the market, as there are other factors to think of such as market sentiment in addition to products from rivals. Its South Korean rival, LG, has some tricks up their sleeves as well, and as good as the LG G2 (as seen above) is at the moment, you can bet your bottom dollar that the future successor to this handset, tipped to be known as the LG G3 as at press time, will come packed with even more technology underneath the hood.
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