Electronics giant LG has confirmed that it is going to launch a new smartphone in its ‘V series’ sometime in this quarter. Even though the company has not mentioned the smartphone in question, the LG V20 smartphone is widely expected.
LG released its financial earnings for the second quarter of 2016, and even though the smartphone unit of the company saw a total operating loss of roughly $132 million, it is hopeful of a better future. In its earnings statement, the company said, “Overall smartphone shipments increased 3 percent from the previous quarter with a total of 13.9 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter. The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit’s performance next quarter”.
While LG has not explicitly mentioned the smartphone that it intends to launch, past leaks hinting at a September launch for the LG V20 match the company’s statement. Its 2016 flagship LG G5 performed below expectations and the company would look to make up for the lost sales figures with the V20 smartphone.
Just to recap, the LG V10 was launched in October last year, and the smartphone’s big highlights were the secondary Always On display and the dual front camera setup. The smartphone came with two separate lenses that can capture standard 80-degree selfies or wide-angle selfies of up to 120 degrees.
Even though LG is struggling with its smartphone business, the company managed to rake in an overall operating profit of $501 million in the second quarter.
LG Display Co., a supplier of Apple’s iPhone screens, said Wednesday that it will invest KRW 1.99 trillion ($1.75 billion or roughly Rs. 11,768 crores) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, in a sign that more high-end smartphone makers may adopt flexible screens in the near future.
The South Korean company said mass production of flexible displays will start in late 2018, at a scale that will supply enough 5.7-inch sized flexible screens for 3 million handsets per month.
The flexible displays will be made of advanced materials called Oleds, or organic light emitting diodes, which display more saturated colors, such as a darker black, than LCDs.
While Apple still uses LCD screens for its iPhones, a growing number of mobile phone makers have adopted Oled screens for their flagship phones as they have resolved battery-draining and heat problems associated with the technology. Market watchers say even Apple might use the Oled screens for its iPhones as early as next year.
The Oled screen is lighter and thinner than other display screens and has more design flexibility. It can be folded and bended.
LG Display focused initially on investing in large-sized Oled screens for televisions while its small-sized screens were mostly made of LCDs to meet demand from its key clients, including Apple and its affiliated company LG Electronics.
With the latest investment, LG is trying to catch up with its rival Samsung Display in the small-sized Oled screens. Samsung dominates the supply of Oled screens for mobile phones. For years, Samsung Electronics used the Oled screens for its flagship Galaxy smartphones and recently it has adopted curved Oled screens for its Galaxy Edge series smartphones that feature displays that wrap around corners of the devices.
LG Display’s biggest client for mobile phones is Apple.
LG India on Monday launched the X screen smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 12,990. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Snapdeal from Wednesday.
Launch offers on the LG X screen include Rs. 650 cashback for SBI users, a free subscription to Hungama Play and Hungama Play Apps, and a Vodafone 4G data offer.
was unveiled alongside the LG X cam ahead of MWC 2016. While the global rollout of both the smartphones began in March, the former is only reaching India now. There is no word as to when LG will bring the X cam to India.
The highlight of the LG X screen is its Always On display, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG V10 and the LG G5. The smartphone bears a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The second display, which measures 1.76 inches diagonally and is placed about the primary display, has a resolution 520×80 pixel.
The LG X screen’s second display will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.
It’s this secondary display that LG is using to tout the X screen as the “first phone with SOS mode.” The secondary display will show the SOS button, while the mode gets activated if the power button is pressed five times in a row.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG X screen is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone measures 142.6×71.8×7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. The X screen will be available in Black, White, and Pink Gold colours.
LG India on Thursday sent out invites for the launch of its X screen smartphone in the country on Monday.
To recall, the LG X screen was first unveiled ahead of MWC 2016, alongside the LG X cam. The company began the global rollout of the X screen and X cam handsets back in March, but the former is only reaching India now.
The highlight of the LG X screen is its Always On display, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG V10 and the LG G5. The smartphone bears a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The second, 1.76-inch screen with a 520×80 pixel resolution sits right above the main display. The second screen will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.
The X screen is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with a 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based handset measures 142.6×71.8×7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. It will be available in Black, White, and Pink Gold colours.
LG has officially launched the Stylus 2 Plus in India. To recall, the smartphone was tipped to have already become available in India via offline retail stores earlier this week. The LG Stylus 2 Plus has been priced at Rs. 24,450 in the country.
The LG Stylus 2 Plus was first announced in April for Taiwan, but got global availability in June.
The Stylus 2 Plus retains the same form factor as the original LG Stylus 2. It however has received significant enhancements compared to its original sibling. Similar to the LG Stylus 2, it retains the pen with a nano-coated tip which will offer more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen seen on the LG G4 Stylus.
Some of the other features that the LG Stylus 2 Plus comes include Pen Pop, which shows a popup menu when the stylus is removed and further offers shortcuts such as Quick Memo, Off Memo, and Pop Scanner. Another notable feature of the Stylus 2 is the Pen Keeper, which notifies users when the stylus bay is empty.
For specifications, the LG Stylus 2 Plus features a 5.7-inch In-Cell display with a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz ocIta-core processor.
The LG Stylus 2 Plus variant launched in India sports a 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB). The variant sports a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, both of which sport LED flash modules.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG Stylus 2 Plus is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery and supports 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options. Some of the other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. It measures 155×79.6×7.4mm and weighs 145 grams.
In an emailed statement, Amit Gujral, Marketing Head – Mobiles, LG India said, “We believe in constantly refining our products to best suit the needs of our consumers. With the Stylus 2 Plus smartphone, we have taken the Stylus experience to a whole new level and that too at a very competitive price point. With the new LG Stylus 2 Plus, consumer experience shall be a delight with some innovative features such as Pen Pop, which shall enable Instant access to all pen functions, Pop Scanner, which shall enable picture editing like never before, Screen-Off Memo, using which users can write Memos on phone screen without the need to wake up the phone, Pen Keeper, that alerts the user when they forget to place the stylus back after use and many more.”
LG’s recently unveiled Stylus 2 Plus smartphone has reportedly gone on sale in India. According to an established Mumbai-based offline retailer, the LG Stylus 2 Plus is now available at Rs. 25,990. It’s worth noting that the smartphone is yet to be officially announced for the Indian market. At the time of writing, the Stylus 2 Plus was not listed on the company’s India site as well.
LG Stylus 2 Plus was first announced in April however the company confirmed the pricing only in June. It was priced at $340 (roughly Rs. 23,000) in Taiwan.
In terms of design, the Stylus 2 Plus retains the same form factor as the original LG Stylus 2. It however has received significant enhancements compared to its original sibling. Similar to the LG Stylus 2, it retains the pen with a nano-coated tip which will offer more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen seen on the LG G4 Stylus. Some of the other features that the LG Stylus 2 Plus comes include Pen Pop, which shows a popup menu when the stylus is removed and further offers shortcuts such as Quick Memo, Off Memo, and Pop Scanner. Another notable feature of the Stylus 2 is the Pen Keeper, which notifies users when the stylus bay is empty.
For specifications, the LG Stylus 2 Plus features a 5.7-inch In-Cell display with a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor.
The LG Stylus 2 Plus came in two variants featuring different RAM, storage, and camera configuration. At global launch, LG said that it would vary as per region. It comes in 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage model as well as 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage model. There will be also a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera model as well as a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel front camera model. It is unclear which model has been launched in India.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG Stylus 2 Plus is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery and supports LTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options. Some of the other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. It measures 155×79.6×7.4mm and weighs 145 grams. The Stylus 2 Plus will be available in Brown, Titan, and Gold colours.
South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd is seeing signs of improvement in the display panel industry and expects its business performance to pick up in the second half of the year, the firm’s chief executive said.
“There is a sign of things changing a bit starting in late second quarter,” LG Display CEO Han Sang-beom told reporters at an embargoed media event, without providing specific details.
“We are making various cost-related efforts and I think we’ll look a bit better in the second half.”
Panel makers have suffered from price declines in recent quarters due to weak sales of consumer electronics such as smartphones and televisions. But there are signs that the bottom is near, with panel prices for some televisions, tablets and monitors picking up in June, according to research house IHS.
The bottom could not come soon enough for LG, the world’s top liquid crystal display (LCD) maker, which is expected to post a 96 percent fall in April-June operating profit to KRW 18 billion ($15.72 million), according to the average forecast of analysts in a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S/ survey.
Lacklustre sales for key client Apple Inc’s iPhones have also hurt LG Display’s bottom line. The company will report its second-quarter earnings on July 27.
Han said flexible organic light-emitting diode screens were proving popular and LG Display was preparing to supply them to “major” Chinese clients for mobile products. He did not elaborate.
The company currently supplies such screens, mainly for smartwatches, to LG Electronics Inc and Apple.
“It’s clear that plastic Oled is a major trend. While the smartphone market has stagnated it is still a growth market, so we will focus on preparing capacity and developing products accordingly,” Han said.
LG has unveiled two new X-collection smartphones, the X5 and X Skin, in South Korea. The employer has also unveiled the X Energy smartphone in its domestic turf which became final month introduced globally.
The LG X5 has been priced at SKW 2 hundred,000 (about Rs. eleven,seven-hundred) and can be to be had in White and Black hues. The LG X Pores and skin has been priced at SKW 231,000 (about Rs. thirteen,500) and may be to be had in Gold and Titanium colours. Sadly, the organisation has no longer found out availability plans for the LG X5 and X Pores and skin smartphones outside Korea as of now.
Both the X5 and X Skin smartphones include comparable innards: they’re powered by way of 1.3GHz quad-core processors, bear 16GB inbuilt storage, and may be improved thru microSD card (up to 32GB). The handsets run Android 6.zero Marshmallow out-of-the-field and Help twin-SIM. Both the smartphones game 5-megapixel front-dealing with camera and include connectivity options which includes 4G LTE, GPRS/ Part, 3G, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a 802.eleven b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and Micro-USB.
There are few differences as well. The LG X5 features a five.five-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display and is derived with 2GB of RAM. It sports a thirteen-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and is backed with the aid of a 2800mAh battery. It measures 151.6×76.9×7.2mm and weighs 133 grams.
The LG X Skin, alternatively, functions a five-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS show and packs 1.5GB of RAM. It sports activities an eight-megapixel rear digicam with LED flash and is sponsored with the aid of a 2100mAh battery. It measures a hundred and forty four.8×71.4×6.9mm and weighs 122 grams.
To take into account, LG ultimate month unveiled the LG X Max, LG X Mach, LG X Power, and LG X Style smartphones globally, expanding its X collection.
South Korean handset producer LG has unveiled a brand new entry-stage Android telephone within the US. Priced at $80 (Rs. wiwireless,500), LG K3 cellphone is now to be had via boost cell and Virgin mobile.
The LG K3 phone runs Android 6.zero Marshmallow out-of-the-container and is highlight of the handset at this charge point. It features a four.wi-fi-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS show and is powered through a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. there’s 8GB of built in garage which can be accelerated in addition thru microSD card (up to 32GB).
The handset sports activities a wi-fi-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash. there may be a zero.three-megapixel the front digicam on board as nicely. The LG K3 packs a 1940mAh detachable battery that is rated to deliver a communicate time of up to fourteen hours. Connectivity alternatives at the handset include Bluetooth, GPS, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a, 3G, 4G, and Micro-USB.
LG had currently unveiled extended its X-collection of smartphones with the launch of the X strength, X fashion, X Max, and X Mach smartphones. The corporation had now not found out any pricing or availability info. The corporation however confirmed that the smartphones could be rolled out in markets around the world from next month, with neighborhood pricing to be introduced in my view.
The highlight of the LG X energy was its massive 4100mAh battery whilst the LG X style boasted of a swish layout and form issue. The LG X Mach become stated to recreation a QHD IPS Quantum show, the highlight of the tool. The LG X Max is anticipated to brag of a big shape component.
After quietly introducing them in Ukraine, LG has now introduced the X energy, and X fashion smartphones globally. alongside the 2 smartphones, LG has also introduced the X Max, and X Mach smartphones increasing its X series. there’s no update on the availability and pricing, however LG confirms that the smartphones could be rolled out in markets around the world from subsequent month, with neighborhood pricing to be announced in my view.
The X energy, because the name goes, packs a big 4100mAh battery. LG claims that the phone will include the short charging technology that permits the cellphone to price twice as quicker than the regular speed, and sports a 7.9mm narrow body. As mentioned above, the cellphone become already unveiled in Ukraine a week earlier than, and the specs consist of a 5.three-inch HD display; a 1.1GHz quad-middle MediaTek MT6735 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of garage (microSD card to be had). The LG X strength sports activities a 13-megapixel rear and an eight-megapixel front camera.
The LG X fashion boasts of its layout and form. preceding unveil shows that the handset will feature a five-inch HD show, a quad-middle Snapdragon 410 processor paired 1.5GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of storage, with the choice to extend garage as nicely. The handset packs 2100mAh battery, sports activities an eight-megapixel rear, and a five-megapixel front digicam.
Coming to the LG X Mach, the phone is anticipated to come with a QHD IPS Quantum show, and a 1.8GHz processor. it’s going to even have a big 1.55~take a look at~m sensor camera for taking appropriate first-class images in low light conditions.
possibly, the LG X Max will brag of a huge shape component. but, details in this phone are scarce at first-class. As referred to in advance, LG will launch those smartphones in applicable local markets beginning from next month.