This summer, it seems that LG will join Samsung in releasing a handset that is centered around the use of a stylus. The name device itself have yet to be confirmed but it is currently being called the G4 Note (or G Note). In fact, it could be the device that LG selects as its flagship for 2015. Not much is know about the G4 Note at this time, but images have surfaced showing an alleged pre-release model.
The LG Urbane was announced last month as the world’s first LTE smartwatch, and it is primed to go on sale tomorrow in South Korea. The non-Android Wear device packs the ability to support SIM cards allowing it to make its own phone calls. However, to do such things it looks like users will have to pay a pretty penny.
Quite a few devices are still without Lollipop, leaving consumers frustrated with the waiting. The LG G2, released in 2013, is one of the devices still without the latest version of Android; however, the wait may not be much longer.
U.S. Cellular has today announced that it will start selling the latest variant of LG’s curved, self-healing smartphone, the G Flex 2, this Thursday, March 26 for $149.99 up front with any new 2-year plan.
It has been reported in the past that Samsung has been working on a foldable display, and it looks like it’s on track for next year. In fact, some believe we might see them in tablet form by the end of this year.
This news is hard to believe based on the trend we have been seeing. According to ZDNet Korea, although LG is committed to using metal in their flagship smartphones, they might not be ready to make that move with the G4 even though it was previously reported that they would.
According to their sources, LG wants to manufacture their own metal cases, which is obviously a huge undertaking since it would require space, new equipment, and planning. The G4 is likely to be announced in May or June, and that is too close to get anything done.
While carriers in the United States have yet to release the handset, consumers in other markets have been able to purchase the LG G Flex 2. The unique curved display separates itself from almost every other handset available. It must be targeted at someone, right? An executive from LG Taiwan revealed the consumers targeted with the G Flex 2.
LG has announced the G Flex 2 for India. It will be available later this month for Rs 55,000 ($877), and you will have your choice of either silver or red.
The more important part of this news it the announcement that the Watch Urbane will be released in April. This should hopefully mean that it will launch in the U.S. and other areas at the same time. Unfortunately no price was specified, but we are expecting it to come in around $299 to $349.
The LG G3 was widely regarded as one of the all-around best phone of 2014, but the Korean tech giant can’t live off of last years success in 2015.