Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET goes hands-on with the new LG G2 phone.
- Why 4.7 inches is the perfect screen size for the next iPhone.
- iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst.
- LG G2 specs versus Galaxy S4, Moto X, HTC One.
- Snoop is selling Snoopify in-app purchases for $100, and people are actually buying it.
LG certainly hopes so and has banked heavily on its latest super smartphone to finally give the company a global blockbuster it is so desperately seeking. The Korean electronics giant has been steadily building up the hype for the device, releasing videos, promoting the event through digital ads (including on this site), and making it known that its next flagship smartphone is just around the corner.
The event today -- which thankfully omitted the overly dramatic theatrics of Samsung's GS4 debut, but … Read more
LG's new G2 has a jumbo 5.2-inch screen that borders on phablet territory, a blazing Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and -- crazily -- navigation buttons on its backplate.
Keep in mind that we've had a limited amount of time with the G2, and that we won't be able to draw any concrete conclusions until we compare our in-house review units face … Read more
NEW YORK -- LG on Wednesday unveiled its new G2 smartphone to take on Apple, Samsung, and other Android phone makers.
The hardware specs are top-of-the-line, with the G2 sporting a 5.2-inch full HD display and running on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The G2 is the first global device to include Qualcomm's highest-end chip. The device also is LTE-Advanced capable, allowing for faster wireless speeds in places like Korea. The U.S. doesn't yet have the faster network.
Perhaps the most noticeable difference from other devices is the location of the volume and power buttons. The three buttons were placed on the back of the phone rather than their typical location on the side of the device. LG noted that its rear key design came from studies that showed that the larger the phone became, the more difficult it was to properly access the side buttons.
T-Mobile will begin selling three new LG phones, including LG's new marquee Android device, the LG G2, which the company announced Wednesday.
In addition, the no-contract carrier will sell two other LG smartphones, the Optimus F6 and Optimus F3, which Sprint also carries.
The G2 has an enormous 5.2-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, and unusual back-panel controls.
The LG Optimus F3 has a 4-inch display and goes on sale beginning today for a promotional price of zero down and $240 over the course of two years. T-Mobile has yet to unveil sales dates and pricing for the remaining … Read more
A little more than 12 hours before LG is expected to take the wraps off its G2, the first press image of the company's next flagship smartphone has allegedly leaked out.
A purported marketing image of the smartphone, which incidentally displays the time and date of Wednesday's big reveal, was obtained and tweeted by evleaks Tuesday afternoon. The device's front sports the standard speaker grill and three capacitive buttons, while the back cover features what appears to be a volume rocker arm situated beneath a rear-facing camera.
CNET has contacted LG for comment on the image and … Read more
LG's latest smartphone, the G2, is expected to launch Wednesday at an event in New York City.
The smartphone maker has been preparing for the big debut for more than a month. The new phone, which is the next flagship device for the company, drops the Optimus branding for the new "G premium brand."
While the company hasn't revealed all the details of the new device yet, it has been leaking tidbits of information. And many expect the new device to use a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 13-megapixel rear … Read more
LG is planning to dramatically increase its commitment to OLED screen production, the company has confirmed.
In the second half of 2014, LG will bring online its eighth-generation glass-cutting technology, a company spokesperson told Korea Times in an interview published Friday. With that, the company will be able to start mass-producing OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens for televisions.
According to LG, the facility will be capable of producing 26,000 glass sheets each month. The news comes as Samsung Display, which also has plans to mass-produce OLED TV screens, has yet to reveal plans for when it'll start its … Read more
The Korean electronics giant plans to release only the curved version of its high-end TV in the U.S. That's not going to change in the foreseeable future, LG spokesman Ken Hong told CNET at the company's headquarters in Korea.