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LG announces K10 and K7 – new mid-range smartphones with premium-like features

LG just announced two new budget-friendly devices, just a few hours before the official debut of this year’s CES in Las Vegas. The K series, a new line of smartphones coming from the South-Korean OEM, uses the advanced camera technology and the UX features from LG’s more expensive devices. The first two K smartphones, K10 and K7, will officially launch at CES in a few days.

 

LG K series

 

Design-wise, these smartphones are the first to use a “glossy pebble design language with a contemporary stylish look” and a curved finish. LG is also using its 2.5D Arc Glass to further improve the buttonless style that made them famous. There are no buttons on the sides of the devices, of course, as all of the more resend LG smartphones have been button-free on the sides, with the power button and volume rockers sitting on the upper back side.

 

K10 Key Specifications:*

Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch
Chipset:
LTE: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core / 1.14GHz Octa-Core
3G: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Camera:
LTE: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP
3G: Rear 8MP / Front 8MP or 5MP
Memory:
RAM: 2GB / 1.5GB / 1GB
ROM: 16GB / 8GB
Battery: 2,300mAh
Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Size: 146 x 74.8 x 8.8mm
Network: LTE / 3G
Colors: White / Indigo / Gold
Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Tap and Shot / Gesture Interval Shot*

 

 

LG K7

 

 

K7 Key Specifications:*

Display: 5.0-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch (LTE) / On-cell Touch (3G)
Chipset:
LTE: 1.1GHz Quad-Core
3G: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Camera: Rear 8MP or 5MP / Front 5MP
Memory:
RAM: 1.5GB / 1GB
ROM: 16GB / 8GB
Battery: 2,125mAh
Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Size:
LTE: 143.6 x 72.5 x 8.9mm
3G: 143.6 x 72.5 x 9.05mm
Network: LTE / 3G
Colors:
LTE: Titan
3G: White / Black / Gold
Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Gesture Interval Shot / Tap and Shot

The Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot refer to taking easier selfies whenever you need to. Users can take photos by raising an open hand and clenching it into a fist in front of the lens or they can clench it twice to start an interval shot that takes four consecutive photos. You also get front Flash to help you capture the perfect selfie, even in darker settings!

 

LG K10 and K7 will be present at CES 2016 and you will be able to find them at LG’s booth in Hall#8207 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will be held through Jan 6-9.
There is no news regarding the price or official launch date yet.

 

Source: LG Newsroom

 

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LG G Vista 2 – mid-range smartphone with bigger screen and a stylus

LG G Vista 2 is a stylus-packed smartphone announced by the South-Korean OEM that is supposed to attack the mid-range market this winter. This is the bigger yet weaker flagship version released earlier this year and it is dedicated to people who want a good LG but can’t pay the full flagship price. In the US the device will be sold exclusively by AT&T and it will have a stylus.

 

LG G Vista 2

 

 

This year’s LG G Vista 2 has a 5.7” display powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear-camera and a microSD card. All of these specs are powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The device is coming out with Android 5.1 sadly, so no Marshmallow yet.

 

G Vista 2 is a step down from the 2015 flagship, LG G4, which sports a Snapdragon 808 processor, plus 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP camera. The QHD display is, of course, replaced by an HD one, even if it is 0.2” bigger in the case of the Vista 2. Do not expect the same sharpness or resolution though; technology is complicated as is, and a cheaper device will not have the same hardware as a much more expensive one.

 

 

 

LG G Vista 2 is not a cheap smartphone nonetheless, as buying one of these in the US will require you to pay no less than $450. You can also sign a two-year contract with AT&T and put down $50 to get one of these for cheap if you want.

 

Official press release:

 

[box type=”shadow”]LG G Vista™ 2 Exclusively Available From AT&T On Nov. 6

DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – On Nov. 6, you can buy the all-new LG G Vista™ 2, only fromAT&T1. Running on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network2, the G Vista 2 combines a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display with a sleek new design.

The LG G Vista 2 is a follow up to the popular LG G Vista and is the latest exclusive smartphone from AT&T. Its new design boasts a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display, curved back, and an embedded stylus for handwriting recognition and enhanced creativity. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor and Dual Window mode lets you multitask effortlessly with split screen viewing.

Additional Key Features:

  • Cameras: 13MP camera with advanced Color Spectrum Sensor and Laser Defined Auto-Focus provides fast, accurate white balance and low light performance. With Gesture Shot and Selfie Light, the 5MP front-facing camera helps you take amazing selfies.
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor, combined with 2GB of RAM optimized for speed and efficiency.
  • Storage: 16GB on-board storage and compatible MicroSD cardsof up to 32GB.
  • Battery: Don’t put your life on hold to charge. The 3000mAh removable battery helps power you through the day.
  • Operating System: Android™ Lollipop 5.1.

You can buy the G Vista 2 in Metallic Grey from AT&T for $0 down on AT&T NextSM244 18, and 12:

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LG V10 officially announced: creativity measured in displays and cameras

LG V10 was finally officially launched, and the device looks better than any LG smartphone could… depending on who you ask. The previous leaks were all (mostly) true and the device looks like a good contender on the flagship market. The dual front facing camera and the secondary display are all there, but what do they really mean? Let’s see!

 

LG V10

 

 

What innovations does LG V10 bring to the table?

 

The key-points for this smartphone are the dual-front shooters and the secondary display, the front cameras are destined for 120-degree selfies because they can capture wide-angle photos with a minimum of distortion. They can also be used in creating a tri-view video where all three cameras can record images at the same time.

 

Secondary display – how does it work?

 

LG V10 was heavily teased in a video where a young lady has her bangs chopped off in a high-fashion manner. It appears that that is how the secondary display is attached to the primary one, right next to the dual cameras on the front. It can always be used , even when the primary screen is off, or it can be programmed to at as a dedicated launching area for some apps which works even when the main screen is on. The secondary display can also be useful inside specific apps like in the camera app, where you can get some controls on the mini-display.

 

LG V10 secodnary screen

 

 

LG made a point out of using the secondary screen as a notifier and this way you can continue to enjoy whatever you are doing on the main screen at the same time.

 

On a side-note, LG V10 ‘s main camera has a new trick of its own: it can capture videos manually, which means that it gives users manual control over HD, FHD and UHD video creation.

 

LG V10 official spec list:

 

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  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
  • Display: Main – 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
  • Display: Secondary – 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear – 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0
  • Camera: Front – 5MP Dual Lens (80-degrees Standard Angle / 120-degrees Wide Angle)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue

 

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LG’s new smartphone will be available in the US at AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, but its release date has not been made public yet.

 

Source: LG Newsroom

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Nexus 5X official specs shortly listed on Amazon

Breaking news! Amazon was kind of excited today and they possibly accidentally released details regarding Nexus 5X. The three early listings have already been pulled but the “damage” was done. There’s a new and biggish list of specs for the device and we also know what shades we will be able to get it in: Ice Blue, Quartz White and Charcoal Black.

 

Nexus x5

 

The new LG Nexus 5X will probably be the more affordable Nexus 2015 device, whereas the Huawei one should be a bit more expensive, at least according to previous leaks. We can only hope that this device is more in line with the original Nexus 5, the perfect melange of aesthetics, size, performance and price. No news on the pricing though, but we may be looking at an affordable flagship.

 

Display5.2-inch IPS LCD (1920×1080, 423ppi)
OSAndroid v6 Marshmallow
Processor1.8Ghz Snapdragon 808 processor (MSM8992)
Camera12.3MP rear camera; 5MP front camera
Battery2700mAh
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
SIMNano
Dimensions154 x 10 x 76mm, 177g
ModelLG-H791
ColorsQuartz White, Ice Blue, and Charcoal Black
IncludedPhone, charger, earphones, quick start guide

 

Source: Droid-life

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The LG flip smartphone Wine Smart – nostalgia and Android 5.1.1 in a clamshell

Don’t you sometimes miss the 2000’s with their wonders flip phones? LG thought of that –and maybe other things too – and it released something excitingly innovative aimed at the senior niche market: an LG flip smartphone with brains! Every smartphone manufacturer out there has been trying to differentiate themselves from the competition, and LG had exactly this in mind when they created the LG Wine Smart, a phone with Android 5.1.1 AND keypad AND a flip screen! Retro, right?

 

LG flip smartphone

 

 

 

This flip smartphone presents the usual clamshell design we’ve all loved and owned a decade ago and clads them in a variation of bluey and reddish purples. It has a 3.2” touchscreen plus a keypad with large and strong buttons. You get the usual numpad, the menu and round button, but on top of all of those you also get the usual Android buttons in physical form. You get the home button, the back arrow and the recent apps square button too.

LG Wine Smart flip smartphone specs:

  • Chipset: 1.1GHz Quad-Core
  • Display: 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320)
  • Memory: 4GB ROM / 1GB RAM / MicroSD
  • Camera: Rear 3MP / Front VGA
  • Battery: 1,700mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 117.7 x 58.7 x 16.6mm
  • Weight: 143g
  • Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 42Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Burgundy / Navy

 

LG Wine smart

 

 

 

The device was first announced for the Korean market and it was branded LG Gentle, but now it will become available to other countries as well: Japan, Italy, Poland, France, Kazakhstan and others. No news on pricing and availability yet, but expect this to be an affordable gadget your grandparents can use to get the gist of Android.

 

Source: LG Newsroom