Samsung probably can argue that it is responsible for making curved, edge to edge displays fashionable, especially with its more recent Galaxy lineup of smartphone devices. But soon, it will not be able to boast of being the only one phone maker to offer such stylish screens. Another South Korean mobile giant, LG, is also looking to join in on the curvy fun.
According to a recent report published by Yonhap News, Google is said to be planning to pour an $880 million investment (at least) in LG Display in order to increase the production of OLED display screens for its Pixel devices. The aim of the move is to find a reliable supplier of panels so that the tech giant can minimize its reliance on Samsung Display.
Sprint is already accepting preorders for LG’s newest flagship smartphone offering, and the LG G6 that the major US wireless carrier is offering is enabled with High Performance User Equipment (HPUE). The device is scheduled to launch in April 7th in store shelves everywhere, with a price of $29.50 a month over the course of 24 monthly installments.
The annual Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest conference for everything mobile, and this year’s event has brought another generous helping of new smartphones. Here are some of the handsets worth checking out.
LG has officially unveiled its latest flagship device, the G6, and its most eye catching features include extra tall display screen (it comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9; previous LG flagship models only offered a 16:9 aspect ratio), a frame that nearly has no bezels, and water proofing capabilities. And just as rumored (and later confirmed by the South Korean tech giant), the G6 does not have a modular design, and as such, does away with a removable battery.
A few days ago, leaked images emerged showing Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8. But now, it appears that the specifications of the South Korean phone maker’s newest flagship device have been leaked by none other than Evan Blass (because, who else?) via a Twitter post.
Specifically, the specs are for the Galaxy S8 Plus. Of course, Samsung has not confirmed anything yet, but the leaked information may be worth checking out nonetheless:
Reliable leaker (if there is such a thing) Evan Blass has posted a tweet that appears to show LG’s upcoming flagship device, the G6, rendered from all angles. Based on the leaked image, the smartphone is pretty much consistent with recent rumors -- the renders suggest that the G6 may sport a dual lens camera configuration, as well as a fingerprint reader on the rear side.
Fresh from relaunching its unlimited data option, Verizon Wireless is now taking full advantage of the momentum to introduce a new trade in deal targeted to those looking to sign up for its Verizon Unlimited plan for the first time.
There is talk that the G6, the upcoming flagship device from LG, will be released on March 9th of this year in South Korea (per frequent leaker Evan Blass), and eventually reach American shores by April 7th -- well, at least according to a report published by Venture Beat, which cited planning materials it has acquired as the basis for this piece of news.
Earlier this week, Google had revealed that it was starting the roll out of Android 7.1.2, the newest version of Android Nougat, to devices such as the Google Pixel and the Nexus 5X (built by LG) by way of an over the air update.
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