Despite all the excitement being nullified before the press event here in NYC, LG has still managed to make its Optimus Pro event exciting for those attending, catering to their needs with food, drink, and of course the technology itself. As noted earlier, the Optimus G Pro is coming out exclusively to AT&T on the 10th of May, for $199 on a 2-year contract.
While I’ve been strolling back and forth through the fro, it only made sense to get hands-on of the Optimus G Pro, which can seen in images below.
Initial impressions are pretty much what I expected: a high-end Android smartphone, quad-core, a 400 pixel-per-inch, 5.5″ 1080p HD screen and all, but very much heavily customised by LG, for better or for worse. What you cannot disagree with is the stellar image quality of the cameras and 4G LTE connection provided by AT&T.
LG Optimus G Pro Hands-On (AT&T)
Color us enamored. The LG OLED TV, model number 55EA9800 is set to launch next month, with shipments starting in June. As for specs, they are completely mind-boggling: a 4.3mm depth resulted in a weight of just 17kg, due to a carbon-fiber reinforced frame, all for 5 million Korean won, or about $13,515 USD. The main selling post of this 55-inch OLED TV is that like an IMAX theater display, it has a curvature that makes the image more immersive (and all that jazz).
Via: LG (Korea), Eng
There isn’t much to learn from LG in their upcoming LG press event in NYC. Besides the LG Optimus G Pro that is already available overseas, the local variant won’t be much different, sans a few tweaks here and there. In fact, LG kept the same 5.5-inch form factor, 3,140mAh battery, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor paired with 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSDXC to 64GB), 2.1-megapixel front-facing / 13-megapixel rear cameras, NFC and WiFi a/b/g/n. A specific change that the AT&T version has is a Full HD IPS display instead of a True HD-IPS+ screen.
Otherwise, 4G LTE, HSPA+, and regular GSM (all usual bands) are part of the Optimus G Pro’s repertoire on AT&T. The formal unveiling next week will be more revealing, we’re sure of it.
Via: @evleak s(Image credit)
Another press event to attend here in New York City for early March, and it’s from LG! This event, dubbed “Share The Genius”, will bring the Optimus G Pro smartphone to American shores, hopefully without being watered-down. It looks like a good chance for LG to freshen up their mobile image, regardless of what the device they’re announcing is like.
Samsung’s offices in Asan, South Korea were recently raided by police who were tipped off to find stolen LG OLED TV technology. Strangely (or maybe not), LG denies having tipped off anyone to conduct the raid, and Samsung is on the defensive: Speaking to Bloomberg, was one spokesperson who explained that the company had “no reason to steal other companies’ technology” because Samsung already has “the world’s best OLED technology”.
It’s not the first time that Samsung and LG traded blows; it surely won’t be the last.
LG just took the wraps off its Optimus G Pro. It’s another “phablet”, with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi (insane!), a 3,140mAh battery, the usual 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, microSDXC slot, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE. The phone will be released on local Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus on Wednesday for 968,000 won ($897) — so LG’s homeland gets the first treatment — while a North American launch is mentioned for Q2 along with the Japanese release.
The prize jewel? The new mid-range Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7GHz on a quad-core chip. Nice.
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Buying new gadgets and gizmos is always about two things: if the gadget you want is really a necessity, and second, are you buying the right gadget? The smartphone is both of those things: most likely, you need and smartphone, and second it has to be top-of-the line. The echelon of phones, as it were. Currently, the industry standard is the iPhone 5 tightly followed by the Galaxy S III.
But somewhere in the mix is the cool gadget; the one that is so cutting-edge you won’t see anything like it in a while. In fact, almost like the iPhone, you may only see it released once — twice at the most — in a year. Kiddies, that gadget is the Google Nexus 4.
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So there’s this white Nexus 4 over at Phone Arena that apparently isn’t a superbly customized black Nexus 4, but a real white one that could hit the Google Play Store soon. Personally, I don’t see any Photoshop action going on in the image, but it doesn’t actually mean the phone is coming. Regardless, if you love unicorns and all things cute, the professional and edgy black Nexus 4 could easily be your second choice, if the white one becomes available.
Arguably, the LG Nexus 4 is the coolest and hottest Android phone. Of course, that’s against Samsung’s own Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III smartphones, who are also selling like hotcakes. But, back to the topic: the Nexus 4 is very much coveted on Google’s own Play store, but worry not: T-Mobile has the device in stock.
So if you don’t mind T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and the LG Nexus 4, now is a good time to shell two Benjamins on contract to snag one for yourself, before it’s too late.
Talk about cozy. 300 homes in South Korea already have purchased an 84-inch, 4K Ultra HD TV from LG, each with the cost of $20.000. The weird part of the situation is that LG (and mostly everyone else) don’t even have 4K content ready for viewing. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop these people from getting ahead of the game and being early-adopters. It is worth noting however that if there’s an interest, producers will start to upscale their content to 4K (literally 4x the quality of HD) and prices of UHD TVs will start to go down, allowing for the new technology to be the new regular TV.
Via: Eng, ChosunBiz (translated)