In a very cool publicity stunt, LG sent the G2 to space to film Earth. As you can imagine, this is no easy undertaking. It took 45 days of preparation that yielded 58 hours of video. Not to mention serious weather conditions. Eventually LG was able to get the G2 up by balloon and took some amazing footage at low altitudes and as high as the troposphere and stratosphere. That’s upwards of 18 miles where the temperature is -58 degrees F.
What is most amazing is the breaktaking video that the G2 was able to achieve. Unlike the Galaxy Note III, the G2 has optical image stabilization (OIS). In fact it’s the only smartphone with a 13MP camera that sports OIS. As you can imagine, the G2 hanging from a balloon had some serious shake to it, but the video is very smooth. The other factor is low light. Just take a look at the footage from the stratosphere and you will see how the G2 shined in low light.
The Optimus G Pro’s camera impressed me, so I can only imagine how good the G2 camera is going to be. Hit the break to check it out.
We’re finally able to see what’s likely going to be the LG G Pad 8.3 thanks to this newly leaked press render that places the tab next to LG’s G2 superphone. Now, I’m not saying LG is trying to be similar to Samsung, but I think it’s safe to say they’re taking notice of what’s successful and what isn’t. The G Pad takes many design cues from its little brother, the G2, which is great for giving these LG devices a uniform look whether its a phone or tablet. There’s a few subtle differences, such as where the speakers and cameras are located, but it’s still a similar look that I think will do well for LG.
Unfortunately, no confirmation on specs or release date, but the world is expecting LG to take the wraps off the G Pad 8.3 at IFA. Hopefully the wait won’t be too much longer.
Following a bunch of leaked images of the device, LG’s Optimus L9 II has finally been announced in the Netherlands. Confirmed specs from the press release include a 4.7-inch true HD IPS display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a 2,150 mAh battery, and an IR-port. Camera specs are yet to be released, but 8 MP is expected for the main camera, alongside a 1.2 MP front-shooter.
Price is still unknown but the device is expected to be released this October. More to come as details are released.
While you’re waiting for the G2 to debut on the major carriers in September, you may as well check out the video that LG just uploaded to its YouTube account. In the sub-four minute introduction video you’ll get to see all the fancy features awaiting you after you purchase the phone. Besides the rear key functionality, you’ll see the Audio Zoom feature, “Slide Aside” multitasking features, OIS Stabilization and more. Of course if you’ve been living under a rock and missed the whole thing we have the event for you right here. Otherwise you can check out the newest video after the break. Enjoy!
LG gave us some really cool teasers just before the G2 was unveiled, but the G Pad isn’t getting the same treatment. They just released a teaser video that is nothing more than a bunch of people trying to answer the question, “what would make a tablet just right for you?” Hmmm, do you think LG is trying to tell us that have come up with a tablet that is just right for me, and you too?
From what I can gather from the answers, you can expect it to be light, thin, and have connectivity to LG televisions. If you have 78 seconds that you don’t mind losing from your life, go ahead and hit the break and check out the video.
We are slowly getting details about LG’s upcoming G Pad tablet. Over the weekend, we found out it will feature a Snapdragon 600 CPU, and today we get a better idea of the LCD display. It’s expected to come in at 8.3-inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and will feature the latest GF Ditto technology, which is also known as GF2 touchscreen technology. It utilizes a double-sided indium tin oxide (ITO) film as opposed to glass. Translation – thinner. It will allow LG to make the G Pad ultra thin, but they could opt for a bigger battery instead.
Apple was the first to implement this technology with the iPad mini, and they will most likely utilize it on the upcoming iPad 5. This is obviously the first time LG is implementing GF2, but they are also the first Android manufacturer to do it.
Sources have confirmed that the upcoming LG tablet, known as the “G Pad,” will not come with the originally rumored Snapdragon 800 processor, and will instead pack the Snapdragon 600. A few other important details about the device have been released as well, including that the tablet will have an 8.3-inch WUXGA display with 350 knit brightness and 60% color reproduction rate. It will be available in two variants including WiFi and LTE, and that the WiFi variant will be for the Korean Market, and the LTE variant will be available from Verizon Wireless. More details to come on the tablet as we approach the rumored unveiling date at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
In the very strange but true news story of the day, LG (Uplus) just announced a Samsung phone/tablet in Korea. It’ called the Homeboy and it appears to be a re-branded Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. How in the world could this happen? It’s all very easy to explain. LG is also a wireless operator in Korea under the name of Uplus, and this deal involves LG Uplus and Samsung.
“The launch of Homeboy enabled us to take the first step in opening the smart-home era in which all home appliances can run on one device,” said LG Uplus executive Kang Hyun-ku.
The battle for the best smartphone screen in the world wages on— yesterday, LG revealed a 5.5-inch IPS-LCD panel which uses a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. The density, which is the highest of any mobile screen to date, is 538 pixels per inch.
That’s not all though— the screen is also the thinnest to date, at 1.21 mm, beating out their own record of 2.2 mm set just a month ago. The bezel has also shrunk considerably as well, which is a huge accomplishment considering the increasing market demand for near-microscopic bezels.
This is more of just an arms race, as some have put it, as the technology is currently unrealistic while looking at the processors and batteries we have available in mobile devices. Phones would be way too overworked and wouldn’t be able to handle the crystal clear display.
LG hasn’t said when we should expect to see this display in phones, but late 2014 or within the next few years would be our best guess for now. Check out the full press release after the break.
Over the past couple months we have seen some indications that LG is getting ready to get back into the tablet market with a device known as the LG G Pad. They are one step closer to making that happen in the U.S. market based on a record discovered in the FCC database for the LG-V500 which appears to be a WiFi only model of the new tablet. According to reports, LG is also working on a tablet with the model number LG-V507L which many think will be an LTE capable version of the device.
The LG G Pad is expected to be an 8.3-inch tablet with a screen running at 1920×1200 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. In addition to being slim in size, the tablet is also expected to have thin bezels. We will keep an eye out for leaked images and hope this new device makes an appearance at IFA 2013 in Berlin next month.