Best Buy offering $100 gift card with LG G4, lists release dates

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Best Buy has launched their pre-order page for the LG G4 and in an effort to entice buyers to stop by one of their stores instead of going directly to the carriers, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of the G4. That could be useful for users who want to add a case or car charger or some other accessory to their order. The pre-order page also lists release dates for several carriers and colors of the smartphone. Read more

LG G4 will supposedly be very easy to take apart and repair

LG G4 Variety of coloursThe LG G4 is officially available to purchase (although not in the US just yet) so of course you can expect to see unboxing videos, hands on clips, and the typical teardown and repair processes.

A roughly translated dismantling process for LG’s 2015 flagship device has been released, showing off the device’s internals and how tough it’ll be to fix it in case you break something. Fortunately, the G4 isn’t following the same trend as other newer phones and is pretty easy to take apart and repair. Read more

LG reconfirms it intends releasing a second flagship in latter half of 2015

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We’ve heard rumours for a while now that LG is developing a second flagship smartphone to be released in the second half of 2015, with the new series of handsets possibly being called ‘G Note‘. At the Taiwanese launch of its G4 smartphone, LG Electronics has re-confirmed its dual-flagship plans as it attempts to boost sales in both Taiwan and the rest of the world.

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LG unveils affordable alternatives to the G4, the G4 Stylus and G4c

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LG has confirmed the existence of both the previously leaked G4c and the G4 Stylus by officially announcing them today in Seoul.

The G4 Stylus appears to be more economical Galaxy Note competitor. As the name implies, a Rubberdium Stylus is included for easy note taking or drawing. The phone sports a 5.7-inch HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core (LTE version) or 1.4 GHz octa-core (3G version) procesor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13 MP (LTE) or 8MP (3G) rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. I should note that the camera includes laser autofocus, but it does not include optical image stabilization or that amazing f/1.9 aperture found on the G4. You will have your choice of Floral White or Metallic Silver and it starts shipping to carriers and retailers over the next several weeks. It will be called the G Stylo in North America and Korea.

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LG Watch Urbane surfaces on Amazon in India at premium price

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The LG Watch Urbane has shown up on the Indian site for Amazon at a sale price of 29,990 rupees ($471 USD), which is considerably higher than what the smartwatch sells for in other parts of the world. In the U.S. the LG Watch Urbane has been listing at around $349 with the different carriers and even the Google Play Store. Possibly even more disturbing for potential Indian buyers is that the normal price is listed as 35,000 rupees ($550 USD).

At this time, LG has not issued an official announcement regarding the availability of the Watch Urbane in India, so the official price could be more in line with other countries and this could be a case of a retailer banking on early access and limited supply to try to charge a premium. The retailer in India is listing both the gold and silver version of the Watch Urbane as available and in stock.

source: Amazon India