The hype and rumors we're hearing around the upcoming Nexus 5, expected from LG and Google later this month, is that it could instantly become the new Android phone to beat. But the latest whisperings hint that it could also give the iPhone 5S a run for its money when it comes to how much of your money you have to shell out for one.
TechRadar says a "source familiar with Google" has told the site that the successor to the popular but LTE-less Nexus 4 will ship in the latter part of October and cost "half the price" of the iPhone 5S.… Read more
Get ready for the LG G Flex.
LG is preparing a smartphone with a curved display, CNET has learned. It confirms previous chatter about the company's work with plastic OLED screen technology.
While plans haven't been finalized, LG will likely go with the name "G Flex" for the curved smartphone, according to a person familiar with the company's launch plans. It will feature a 6-inch display. LG is slated to introduce the phone in November, although that date could shift. CNET obtained a sketch of the G Flex (shown above). … Read more
The carrier just unveiled a new promotion, which offers all three heavy-hitting Android smartphones for no money at time of purchase. Billed as "Zero Dollars Down," this special deal promises that customers will be able to sign up, then walk out of the store holding one of these powerful mobile devices without cracking open their wallets.
Sounds great, but shoppers aren't … Read more
LG and Samsung may be trying to beat each other to the market with a flexible smartphone.
Dubbed either the LG Z or Z1, LG's entry into the flexible smartphone arena would offer a concave design, ZDNet Asia said on Wednesday, citing "industry sources." Curved like a banana, according to the English translation of the story, the display would offer a hefty six inches of screen real estate.
Already in mass production, the LG Z is expected to launch later this month, ZDNet's sources added.
Not to be outdone, Samsung said Wednesday that it plans to … Read more
Now there are more than 20, ranging from 39 inches for barely more than $500 all the way up to 85 inches for $40,000.
On November 17 numerous major-brand models dropped their prices another $500, creating at least a $1,000 gap between the current selling price and what was originally announced. Retailers can now say stuff like: "You Save $3,501.01 (54%).&… Read more
The LG Optimus F6 may not be a powerhouse of a device compared with some other top-tier handsets, but it's still a reliable phone that will satisfy users looking for a simple device on a budget.
Reasonably priced at $288 on T-Mobile, or $199 on MetroPCS, the F6 is equipped with a swift dual-core processor, a bright 4.5-inch screen, and a 5-megapixel camera that's sure to make casual shutterbugs happy. It also comes with a handful of software UI features from LG that are useful and easy to use.
If you're looking for a midrange Android … Read more
It still isn't quite official just yet, but a growing Great Lake of leaks points to a powerful new Nexus 5 that will hold its own against the iPhone 5S and other top Android phones.
A few leaked benchmark tests have the Nexus 5 scoring at the head of the class in graphics performance. The Nexus 5 is expected to pack an Adreno 330 GPU, and according to GFXBench's data (as parsed by Phone Arena), it should perform on par with the GPU in the new iPhone 5S. It also outperforms the Sony Xperia Z1 and, perhaps most interestingly, the LG G2, which the Nexus 5 is rumored to be based on.… Read more
LG Display and Samsung Display might have been rivals previously, but now, they're looking at becoming partners.
The companies on Tuesday announced they have dropped all patent-infringement litigation against each other and will now start to explore the ways at which they can work together to improve their mutual standing in the display business.
The two companies have been locked in legal turmoil over the last few years. In September 2012, LG Display sued Samsung Display, claiming the latter violated seven of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) patents. Samsung quickly responded with its own round of lawsuits over the … Read more
LG officially pulled back the curtains on its new big-screen smartphone.
Announced on Monday, the LG Vu 3 delivers a 5.2-inch screen outfitted with 1,280x960 pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Driven by a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the 4G LTE phone features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2.1-megapixel model in front. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is also part of the package.