LG was at the forefront of the screen revolution that saw 1080p relinquish its crown to 2K Quad HD panels last year. The company's G3 flagship was the first with Quad HD resolution and has been followed by numerous flagships since. However, while 1080p Full HD stood atop the screen pile for some time, Quad HD's reign could be short lived, and before the resolution really took off.
While Samsung and Qualcomm are not seeing eye to eye over the Snapdragon 810 processor, LG has actually already announced a device rocking the chip, the G Flex 2. Of course, the company also has the G4 flagship ready to land, but that handset has been has been plagued by issues of the Snapdragon 810 overheating, something that has led to Samsung probably ditching the chipset for its Galaxy S6.
LG was one of the companies to capitalize on Samsung's waning fortunes last year, the success of the G3 flagship was proof of that. The company has hinted at significant growth through last year before, with impressive quarterly results. The end of year results also reveal LG is positioning itself among the smartphone heavyweights, with a 24% increase in smartphone sales.
The situation surrounding the Snapdragon 810 flagship processor looks to be turning ugly with LG threatening to sue manufacturer Qualcomm, according to some reports. There have been rumored issues with the processor, namely where it overheats, causing several high end smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 for example) to be delayed. As a result of Samsung?s issues, Qualcomm said it would modify the Snapdragon 810 and in effect give Samsung a bespoke version.
LG promised that its LG G3 will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop quickly, a nice surprise considering the handset is still rocking Android KitKat 4.2.2. The Korean company has already updated the device on the international scene, but the United States model is still back on KitKat. However, LG has now announced via Twitter that the update for the G3 in the US is "coming soon".
Life is Good is the motto of LG, and it seems that indeed life is good for the Korean company, especially on the smartphone front. 2014 pointed to a new dawn of promise for the company, the LG G3 put the company at the top of the market with its sheer quality, while pre quarter sales showed the Korean giant was selling more handsets. That has been borne out with a big jump in yearly sales too.
LG released the Wine Smart last year, the Korean giants' first ever clamshell device, but quite clearly not its last. That's because the company is working on a new clamshell smartphone, at least that?s the story according to @upleaks.
A new LG tablet has been found on the listings at the FCC, the US body that passes products for sale in the country. The model number LG LK430 gives way to the description of "potable tablet" and the device seems to be well connected with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and interestingly Cat. 4 LTE 4G. According to the listing the new slate is destined for US carrier Sprint.
LG's new G Flex 2 has been leaked with the official press release and photos giving us the full look at the Korean company's curved screen smartphone. You may remember the original G Flex from last year, it was hugely expensive ($900+), but came with decidedly mid-range specs, leaving the impression that the curved glass screen was actually just a gimmick (it did not even have a Full HD resolution).