LG V400 tablet has its uninspiring specs leaked, it’s either the G Pad 7.0 or the G Pad 8.0
May14

LG V400 tablet has its uninspiring specs leaked, it’s either the G Pad 7.0 or the G Pad 8.0

Just a couple of days ago, LG told us that it was going to release three new tablets in the near future. The Korean company also let us know that they would be called G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 – the names unsurprisingly unveiling each device’s screen size. Add in a couple of official press renders, and you have the whole picture. No, really. LG forgot to say anything about specs. So we’ve been left wondering ever since. But no more. Today someone ran the AnTuTu benchmark on the LG V400. This will clearly be a tablet, and it’s not the upcoming 10-incher from the Korean company, since that has the model number V700. So the V400 is either going to be the G Pad 7.0 or the G Pad 8.0. Regardless, it comes with some pretty low-end specs – much more so than we were expecting, given what’s inside LG’s previous tablet, the G Pad 8.3. The LG V400 has a 1,280×800 touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (with ARM Cortex-A7 cores), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 3.2 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat. That’s all we know for now, but we’re hoping that LG will make its three new tablets officially official in the next few...

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LG starts officially teasing the G3 ahead of May 27 unveiling with a video
May13

LG starts officially teasing the G3 ahead of May 27 unveiling with a video

Last month LG started sending out invites for three simultaneous events in three different cities across the globe – all taking place on May 27. And although back then the company didn’t explicitly say it, it was obvious that only one device was worthy of such an unveiling – the G3, LG’s next flagship smartphone. And today LG has officially confirmed that the May 27 shenanigans are indeed meant to introduce the world to the G3. This was done through a teaser video posted to the company’s official YouTube account. Undoubtedly this will be one of many teaser videos, as LG is used to doing such campaigns before its big unveils. The video even goes so far as to confirm that all of the leaked pictures of the G3 that we’ve seen recently have been legit. The G3 isn’t shown in its entirety in the video, but we get glimpses of its overall silhouette (see above), as well as a short one-second look at the new design of its back-mounted buttons. Here’s the entire teaser video for your viewing pleasure: So that’s it then. In exactly two weeks from today the mobile world will welcome yet another high-end smartphone, one that may be the first from a big brand to come with a 2,560×1,440...

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LG Uni8 Windows Phone and blue HTC One M8 shown in leaked press renders
May13

LG Uni8 Windows Phone and blue HTC One M8 shown in leaked press renders

LG has been missing from the Windows Phone world for four years, believe it or not. The company’s first and only efforts in the Windows Phone space were the Optimus 7 and the Quantum for AT&T, both released in 2010. Since then, nothing. LG has focused exclusively on Android for its mobile wares. But all of that may be set to change this year. Below you can see what purportedly is a leaked press render of the upcoming LG Uni8. This device will run the latest version of Windows Phone 8, and it features a nice modern design with minimal bezels and what may be on-screen navigation buttons. Unfortunately absolutely no other details have been leaked alongside this image, so we can’t tell you anything about the Uni8’s specs, pricing, or release time frame. But if this is real we’re sure to find out more about it pretty soon. It’s a rather odd decision on LG’s part to return to the Windows Phone camp especially now that Microsoft has completed its acquisition of Nokia, but perhaps the software giant is throwing money in LG’s direction to make this happen. The Uni8 isn’t the only star in the newest set of press renders, it being joined by the blue version of the HTC One M8. This, as you may know, is HTC’s current flagship Android smartphone, and it’s going to get a lot more colorful in due course. We’ve already seen the pink variation leak, and apparently there will be a red model...

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LG Volt formally introduced as the F90 for Boost and Virgin Mobile
May12

LG Volt formally introduced as the F90 for Boost and Virgin Mobile

Last week some official press renders showing the LG Volt got leaked, and it was said to be on the way to Sprint’s prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. This handset was first spotted at MWC back in February, which is when word got out that it would be on its way to Sprint. Inside, it’s basically just a slightly upgraded LG F90, a device that was announced as part of the latest iteration of the Korean company’s F series. This comprises of extremely affordable Android smartphones which come with 4G LTE support, and the Volt hits both of those marks. You can get the LG Volt from both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for $179.99 without any contract commitment whatsoever. It’s available in white for Virgin and in dark blue for Boost. It’s the first device to hit these two carriers with 150 Mbps LTE support. The LG Volt also has a 4.7-inch 540×960 IPS touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4...

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LG semi-announces three new tablets
May12

LG semi-announces three new tablets

LG has finally decided to enter the tablet market in a big way. The company has so far only dabbled in the space, with an Optimus Pad here and a G Pad there. The latter was a well put together product, and it must have sold at least decently if the company now wants to follow it up with not one, but three new devices. LG’s new tablets will come in three sizes, as you’d expect. We have a 7″ model, an 8-incher, and a 10.1-inch offering – perfectly emulating Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab line in that regard. LG seems proud to have learned that when it comes to tablets, one size doesn’t fit all. At least that’s what it’s boasting in the official press release. What the company has refused to say, however, is anything about these devices’ specs. Not one thing. Perhaps we should be happy we’ve received the two official images you can see above. Because those are basically the only things LG’s actually unveiled today, along with the tablet’s names – G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 (we’re sure you’re as surprised to read these as we were). Apparently the tablets will be showcased at something called MedPI 2014 which starts in Monaco tomorrow, so hopefully some actual hardware details will surface then. Stay...

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LG F70 European availability imminent, Asia and Americas to follow
May09

LG F70 European availability imminent, Asia and Americas to follow

LG announced the F70 back in February at MWC, alongside the F90. These two devices are the members of the new F series, which is strangely lower-end in some ways than the Optimus F line from last year. Recently we’ve seen the F90 leak on its way to Sprint’s prepaid brands, but we haven’t heard anything about the F70 in a pretty long while. Until today, that is, when the Korean smartphone manufacturer decided to let us know that the F70 is due to be released in Europe almost immediately. The exact words used are “early May” – which is now, essentially. So if you’re in Europe expect to see the LG F70 in a store near you within a few days. The rollout will then include Asia, Central America, South America, and North America at some point in the future. Possible carrier partners haven’t been announced for any region, so we’ll have to wait and see what the situation is in that regard. The LG F70 comes with a 4.5-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,440 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Pricing is still a mystery, however, so stick around and we’ll tell you when that gets...

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Gold LG G3 gets photographed
May08

Gold LG G3 gets photographed

If you’re still wondering just what the LG G3 will look like, two more pictures showing it have just been leaked. And this time we get to see the gold version of the upcoming superphone – both the front and the back. What’s pictured in these photos is clearly a prototype, but last-minute changes to the design are very unlikely – especially given that the handset’s unveiling is taking place in less than three weeks from today. Obviously a big LG logo will be featured in the retail G3s under the screen, where the gold bezel is. And naturally, the phone will have on-screen software rendered Android navigation buttons. Seriously though, with so many leaks showing us the G3 over the past few days, we’re pretty sure that this is indeed the final design of the device. As for specs, the latest leak on the matter claimed that we should expect to see the G3 coming with a 5.5-inch 2,560×1,440 (QHD) touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and OIS+, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, all the usual connectivity options (including 4G LTE of course), and a 3,000 or 3,200 mAh battery. The LG G3 will run Android 4.4 KitKat from day one. Via GSM...

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LG Isai FL unveiled as the G3 for Japan
May08

LG Isai FL unveiled as the G3 for Japan

Since we’re just a few weeks away from the official announcement of the LG G3, we’re seeing many leaks about that device each day. Now though, we’re taking a short break from all that because LG just announced what is basically a version of its next flagship. The LG Isai FL has been made official by KDDI, one of Japan’s carriers. Given the specs it comes with, it’s almost certainly Japan’s very own variant of the upcoming G3. That said, you shouldn’t assume that the G3 will look exactly like this Isai FL. It’s a lot more likely for LG to go with a design reminiscent of the G2 from last year for its international flagship. Since the Isai FL is exclusive to the Japanese market, it’s plausible that the Korean company took into account Japanese trends when designing it. The Isai FL is a beast, that’s for sure. It comes with a 5.5-inch 2,560×1,440 (QHD) IPS touchscreen with 538 ppi pixel density (just like the one the G3 has been rumored to get), a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Its dimensions are 145x76x10.5 mm and it weighs 160 grams. It will be offered in white, blue, and pink. Like almost all flagship Android smartphones sold in Japan, it’s waterproof too (though that may not necessarily translate into the G3’s specs). As you can see, the LG Isai FL has incredibly narrow bezels on three sides of the screen, a design feature that makes it pretty pocketable despite the rather gigantic display (at least for a mainstream handset). LG’s G2 had narrow bezels too, so it’s a safe bet that the G3 will go that route as well, though whether it will reach the level of bezel minimization seen in the Isai FL remains to be seen. We’re betting on the top bezel being a bit bigger in the G3, just for the sake of continuity from the G2’s design if nothing else. The G3 has already been confirmed to come with all buttons on the back, something which the Isai FL lacks, so once again don’t expect the international model to look like this. That said, the specs should be incredibly similar, if not...

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New round of LG G3 specs purportedly leaked, Snapdragon 805 CPU in tow
May07

New round of LG G3 specs purportedly leaked, Snapdragon 805 CPU in tow

A few days ago we got some much needed details about the specs of the upcoming LG G3, the flagship smartphone that’s due to be announced later this month. However, one thing that leak skipped past was the chipset that will be used in the G3. Thankfully though, another purported leak comes to the rescue. Do take it with a grain of salt, though, for in these cases it might just be someone’s imagination at work. Anyway, what the new rumor says is that the LG G3 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Prototypes have been going around with the Snapdragon 801, but apparently the yet-unreleased more powerful version will eventually be used. Since the Snapdragon 805 isn’t in any smartphone yet, this requires us to believe that Qualcomm would choose LG to launch its highest performing chipset ever. That’s not impossible, of course, since pretty much the same thing happened last year with the Snapdragon 800 and the G2. The G3 is also said to come with a 13 MP rear camera made by Sony (namely the IMX214), and this will feature optical image stabilization in its OIS+ incarnation (like in the LG G Pro 2). The exact same thing was revealed to us by last week’s leak, so this is probably true. Yet the two sources of information differ on the battery capacity – this time we’re hearing it will be 3,200 mAh, while in the past that was said to be 3,000 mAh (essentially unchanged from the G2). The 32 GB version of the G3 is once again confirmed to come with 3 GB of RAM, though no word this time on the 16 GB variant, and whether it will come with just 2 GB of RAM. The 5.5-inch 2,560×1,440 (QHD) touchscreen has been mentioned yet another time, and there’s been talk of a plastic build for the device. That wouldn’t be surprising at all considering that the G2 is made out of plastic too (just like every other LG smartphone out there), but perhaps the Korean company will go with a metal-like design for the back cover. What you see above is apparently what that will look like. Finally, the G3’s battery will probably be replaceable, given that this seems to be what the image above is showing. With just 20 days to go until the official introduction, we’re bound to find out more and more about the LG G3 in the coming days, so stay tuned. Via Techmaniacs and...

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LG Volt for Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile revealed in leaked press renders
May07

LG Volt for Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile revealed in leaked press renders

Sprint is apparently readying yet another LG Android smartphone for its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. It will be called LG Volt, and it’s in fact going to be a rebranded LG F90 – at least that’s what we heard back in February. The F90 was announced by LG at MWC, and it has a 4.7-inch 540×960 IPS touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage space, a microSD card slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat. If the LG Volt for Boost and Virgin is in fact the F90 inside (and it sure looks like that), then obviously you should expect to see it come with the exact specs detailed above. In the meantime, though, you can feast your eyes upon the leaked press renders showing the upcoming Volt for both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Given that these are both prepaid brands, the LG Volt should be pretty affordable, as it will be sold sans contract. Unfortunately there’s no word yet on when the Volt will be out, or for how much. We’ll keep you posted though. Via...

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