In what is set to be the biggest global campaign by a mobile brand as far as the giveaways go, LG is building quite a buzz towards the LG G4 by claiming that it would be making 4,000 units of the G4 available for the consumers to take away. These devices are not press units and will be available for general consumers as LG aims to capture a large market with the device given that both HTC and Samsung opened the door for competition, by putting out products that could be bettered or matched, HTC definitely more so than Samsung.
However, it is cause of this opportunity that LG has claimed that it plans to give away at the very least about 4,000 LG G4 devices to the customers to try out before the launch. The devices can be procured in Social Media contests that will be held by LG on their own Social channels of the local LG page and you can be a part of the same. The device will be given for a 30 day period for the consumer to try out and check, using which the consumers will have a list of task to perform based on the completion of which they will be awarded. Juno Cho, the CEO of LG Electronics said:
Customers are our best fans and we think this would be an exciting and unique way to get our most important mobile product of the year close to the public. We’re putting the success of LG G4 in the hands of consumers before the launch because we believe they are the best judge of a great user experience, beyond just benchmarks and speed tests.
For those of us in India, the campaign would go live here as well, so make sure you are following LG India’s twitter page to know more about it.
After a long of pre buzz and innumerable leaks, the LG G3 is finally a reality now. The device has been one of the most keenly awaited smartphones in the tech space and finally we know everything there is to know about the device. Not surprisingly, there was nothing left to imagination as most features about the device including the new accessories were leaked online well before the event even kicked off.
As expected, the G3 features a 5.5 inch Quad HD display, making it the first smartphone after the Oppo 7 to bring the next generation of display technology, 801 Snapdragon SoC, 2 GB of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery. We certainly are sceptical about the battery performance of the G3 given that the Snapdragon 801 will have to push a lot of pixels thanks to that Quad HD display and whether the 3,000 mAh battery is enough to do the same is a question only time will answer when we get the device in hands. There is a new improved UI on the device as well as support for new quickcircle cases as well as a 1 watt rear speaker for loud audio output. The G3 will also come in a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM variant in several markets. You can pick the G3 in five different colors including Black, White, Golden, Purple and Crimson.
The device will come with Android 4.4 out of the box with 13 Mp rear camera with OIS and LED Flash as well as a laser auto focus. Connectivity options include the Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE on board to share files which would be stored on the 32 GB internal memory of the device. The device will also support micro SD cards with up to 2 TB storage, making the phone extremely future proof. WiFi Direct, Miracast, and DLNA are supported, and there’s an FM radio on the LG G3 too. The LG G3 will go on sale tomorrow in South Korea and will be available in 170 countries post that.
LG is set to announce the LG G3 tomorrow in an event at New York and San Francisco. The device will mark the final flagship of the year 2014 in the Android lineup as we await the next generation of iPhone in the last quarter. The specifications of the LG G3 as expected in the day and age of powerful internet, have been leaked all over the space.
The device is expected to bring a 5.5 inch IPS display with Quad HD Resolution. This massive display would be powered by a removable 3,000 mAh battery and which would also power the Snapdragon 801 SoC with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. There will be an SD card slot on the board and the phone will come with a 13 MP rear camera with OIS as well as what looks like a laser based focus mechanism. The front facing camera is expected to be 2 MP and just like the G2, the G3 will come with rear volume keys and power lock button.
Adding to the excitement of the launch, LG has decided to give us a quick preview of what we can expect from the G3 by releasing three teaser videos around the device’s camera, display and design. Go ahead and give them a watch to have a better idea of what is coming tomorrow.
LG G Pro was one of the best Phablet devices of last year. In fact, it came very close to the Note II but just about lost at the final intermediate of the epic race. Given how well Samsung marketed the Note II, it kind of made sense how the G Pro will always be remembered as a device with plenty of potential, whose best we never really saw. We covered recently that LG was planning a successor to the G Pro, in the form of G Pro 2 and perhaps at MWC an official announcement will come.
But, LG has certainly surprised everyone by announcing the device already in South Korea. The phone is exactly what everyone had expected it to and definitely looks to mix and match the best from the world of LG G Pro and LG G2. The device sports a 5.9 inch IPS display that is 1080P in resolution.
As expected, the device has 3 GB of RAM on board with Snapdragon 800 2.26 Ghz Quad Core SoC to keep things running along. There is a 13 MP Rear camera with OIS and 2.1 MP front facing Camera on board too. LG claims that the speaker on the G Pro 2 is about 30% louder than that on the G Pro and that is a scary thought given the speaker on the G Pro was one of the loudest. The phone comes with 32 GB of internal memory and there is micro SD card expansion. The phone is powered by a 3200 mAh battery which is removable.
The LG G Pro 2 comes with Android Kitat 4.4 out of the box and brings a neat little feature called Knock Code which allows users to unlock the device without having to look at it. The phone will go on sale in Korea in March and hopefully we will know about the international pricing of the device at MWC.
Via: The Verge