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Briefly: Best Buy LG G Watch price cut, WhatsApp Android Wear support

09/01, 7:06am

Best Buy discounts LG G Watch price by $50

Best Buy has cut the price of the LG G Watch by $50. One of the first Android Wear smartwatches revealed and released, recently superseded by the G Watch R, has been spotted by Android Police priced at $180 for both the black and white models. Despite the discount, it is likely the G Watch will continue to be sold for some time, most likely as a budget option compared to the round-faced stablemate's estimated $300 price tag.

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LG reportedly plans exit from plasma television market

08/29, 6:58am

LG expected to announce suspension of plasma display production in future

LG may be preparing to exit the plasma television market, a report claims. The manufacturer is said to be experiencing a reduced demand for its plasma display panel (PDP) televisions, with LG expected to announce its suspension of production in the near future as it moves its focus onto other display technologies, such as OLED panels.

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LG G Watch R replaces square face with round P-OLED screen

08/28, 7:32am

Second LG Android Wear smartwatch has round face, heart rate monitor

LG has surprisingly revealed its round-faced Moto 360-like smartwatch ahead of next week's IFA trade show. The G Watch R follows on from the original G Watch launched in July, though instead of a square display of the original, LG has exchanged it for a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) screen, measuring 1.3 inches across and with a resolution of 320x320.

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LG Gx2 launches with mid-range specifications, laser autofocus system

08/27, 9:44am

Rapid laser-based focusing from LG G3 reused in South Korea-bound Gx2

LG has launched its fourth smartphone for the month, following the L Bello, L Fino, and G3 Stylus. The LG Gx2 is another large-screened device that combines the styling of the LG G3 with lower specifications, though the smartphone uses the same laser autofocus system as its flagship counterpart combined with a lower-resolution 8-megapixel rear camera for quicker focusing.

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LG targets Samsung's Note line with pre-IFA G3 Stylus launch

08/26, 5:13am

LG G3 Stylus adds stylus to lower-specification G3 Beat

LG is going after Samsung's Galaxy Note line, by launching a stylus-equipped smartphone modeled on the LG G3. Revealed before IFA, the LG G3 Stylus takes after the G3 Beat by offering a large 960x540 5.5-inch display, a similar design, and lower specifications compared to the flagship device, though this time LG adds its Rubberidium stylus to the smartphone.

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LG starts pre-orders for curved OLED 4K television in South Korea

08/25, 9:46am

Curved Ultra HD OLED televisions from LG have 77-inch, 65-inch screens

Shortly after launching a curved OLED HDTV in the United States, LG has revealed it will be bringing to market similar televisions with a higher Ultra HD resolution. The previously-rumored 4K-capable displays, in 77-inch and 65-inch versions, will have the same OLED technology and curved surface as the earlier release, but this time it will be able to show 4K-resolution video.

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LG set to unveil round smartwatch in September during IFA 2014

08/24, 4:00pm

New teaser trailer indicates a traditional watch design, could be called LG G Watch R

After prior reports surfaced that pointed to a new smartwatch coming this September from South Korea-based manufacturer LG, new details were released by the company today about what consumers can look forward to. The company posted a video to YouTube, teasing the release of "a perfect circle" device coming to the IFA trade show on September 5.

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LG launches L Bello, L Fino smartphones for emerging markets

08/21, 9:02am

L Bello, L Fino smartphones use LG rear key design

LG has launched a pair of mobile devices aimed at first-time smartphone owners and emerging markets. The L Bello and the L Fino are 3G smartphones using the same rear-key design as other LG releases, such as the LG G3, with the two offering mid-range specifications, quad-core processors, and a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera.

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LG takes on Sonos with Music Flow wireless multi-room audio system

08/20, 9:19am

LG Music Flow Player app streams music from networked audio sources to speakers

LG is attempting to take on Sonos in the networked speaker market, with the launch of a new range of speaker components. The LG Music Flow collection consists of three Music Flow Speakers, a Sound Bar, and a Network Bridge, with a central Music Flow Player app for Android and iOS able to control all of the devices and manage the user's music library.

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LG Display picked as main display supplier for iPhone 6

08/19, 1:22pm

Wins out over Samsung, Sharp, Japan Display

Apple has picked LG Display as its primary supplier of display panels for the iPhone 6, according to supply chain sources cited by Chinese site Feng.com. The firm is said to have beat out Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display for the bulk of orders. Otherwise, however, it's not specified what the balance will be. The implication is also that Sharp is indeed in the supply chain, despite a May report claiming it had been dropped in favor of Innolux due to quality control problems.

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LG reportedly preparing unveiling of second G Watch for IFA

08/18, 12:03pm

Second LG smartwatch launch touted months after original released

LG may have a second Android Wear smartwatch being prepared for launch, according to a report. Months after the G Watch went on sale in the United States, the electronics manufacturer is allegedly looking to launch a follow-up of the wrist-based device at IFA next month, with the device said to have a number of upgrades compared to the existing model.

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LG adds LTE to G Pad 8.0, launches tablet in Europe

08/14, 6:11am

LG updates earlier Wi-Fi G Pad 8.0 with LTE connectivity

A few months after launching its G Pad range, LG has started to ship one of the tablets with LTE connectivity built in. The LG G Pad 8.0 LTE is identical to the earlier Wi-Fi variant in terms of specification and functionality, except for the inclusion of LTE radios, and comes shortly after AT&T announced it would be selling the LTE-equipped 7-inch model.

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LG starts pre-orders for $3,500 55-inch curved OLED HDTV

08/11, 2:06pm

New LG curved OLED TV price less than quarter of similar earlier model

LG has launched an OLED HDTV which it is offering for less than a quarter of the price of a similar-specification television it put on sale last year for $15,000. The 55EC9300 55-inch Curved OLED TV is now available to pre-order in the United States for $3,500 via Best Buy, with LG aiming to ship the television from August 24th.

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AT&T plans 99 cent LG G Pad 7.0 bundle with LG smartphone purchase

08/04, 12:11pm

LTE edition of LG G Pad 7.0 goes on sale in US from August 8 on AT&T

AT&T will become the first carrier to sell the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE in the United States, it has announced. Part of the same product family as the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1, the LTE-equipped G Pad 7.0 will be available to purchase through the carrier from August 8, with AT&T not only offering it as a standalone item, but also heavily discounting it when bought alongside a select number of LG smartphones.

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LG 65-inch curved OLED Ultra HD television rumored to cost $9,000

08/01, 5:57am

Curved LG OLED 4K television apparently shipping in September

Just days after LG put its 105-inch curved Ultra HD television up for pre-order, it appears the electronics producer is preparing to do the same with a smaller model. The 65EC9700, a 65-inch Ultra HD curved television using OLED will apparently start shipping sometime in September, with a price tag far below its 105-inch counterpart.

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Verizon launches LG VG Vista, sapphire-protected Kyocera Brigadier

07/31, 8:25am

Rugged Kyocera Brigadier has sapphire glass display, dust and water resistance

Verizon has quietly launched two smartphones on its network, with both available to buy today. The LG G Vista is a previously-rumored 5.7-inch smartphone with a qHD resolution, while the Kyocera Brigadier is a ruggedized smartphone with a 4.5-inch 720p display, a screen which is unusually protected by a front panel made from sapphire glass.

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LG commences pre-orders for 105-inch curved Ultra HD television

07/29, 12:02pm

Large 105-inch LG television goes on sale one week after similar Samsung screen

LG has opened pre-orders for the 105-inch curved Ultra HD television it demonstrated at CES, one week after Samsung did the same for its own large-screened television. The 105UC9 LG display has a relatively similar specifications list to the Samsung screen, with an almost identical price tag as well, though LG is opting to initially offer it just within South Korea, before attempting to put it on sale elsewhere.

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LG shows Tab Book hybrid notebook running Android instead of Windows

07/29, 7:09am

South Korean release for combined Android notebook, tablet from LG

LG has revealed a version of its Tab Book, a combined tablet and notebook, running on Android instead of Windows 8.1. The new Tab Book 11TA740 uses an 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display which can slide up and uncover a physical keyboard, with the Android device weighing 1.05 kilos (2.3 pounds) and measuring just 16.7 millimeters (0.65) thick when used as a tablet.

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LG G Vista leak claims 5.7-inch display, mid-range specifications

07/28, 5:45am

Larger but lower-resolution screen touted for LG G Vista compared to G3

A large-screened mid-ranged smartphone from LG is on the way to Verizon, according to reportedly leaked documents. Claimed to be called the LG G Vista, the smartphone appears to combine the specifications of the G3 Beat unveiled earlier this month with a device slightly bigger than the current flagship G3, albeit without the "Quad HD" display.

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LG reportedly testing user removal of pre-installed "bloatware"

07/25, 10:31am

Initial trial of bloatware removal from LG G3 could become permanent option

Verizon is said to be testing out an option to remove pre-installed applications from smartphones. Starting with the LG G3, the carrier will apparently give the option to remove "bloatware" apps which are either already installed beforehand or added to the smartphone as part of the initial activation process, a feature which could help users free up storage capacity.

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LG demonstrates SDK for G3 QuickCircle case with game release

07/23, 7:51am

Puppy Pop is first game made for the LG G3's QuickCircle case window

LG has made its case for the G3 smartphone arguably more useful, by releasing the first game designed specifically to use it. Puppy Pop, a "match-three" game involving dogs, is being made available for free through Google Play later today, and is notably the first and only to use the round window on the front of the company's QuickCircle protective case.

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LG G3 Beat unveiled as mid-range G3 with laser auto focus

07/17, 6:42am

Mid-tier LG G3 Beat uses quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 8MP camera

LG has launched an alternative to the LG G3 with mid-ranged specifications and a potentially lower price tag. Rumored as the G3 Mini a few months ago, the G3 Beat downgrades the 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display of its stablemate for a 5-inch 1280x720 version, giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, and though internal components have gone through similar changes, some of the G3's features make a reappearance.

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Alleged iPhone 6 battery problems solved via new supplier?

07/15, 1:09pm

New batteries thinner, more flexible than Samsung or LG offerings

Apple has allegedly solved battery problems for the iPhone 6 by turning to a new supplier, Taiwan's Simplo Technologies, says the Taiwan-based Economic Daily News. The company was reportedly having trouble finding batteries that were both thin and flexible enough from previous suppliers Samsung and LG Chemical. It's not clear whether EDN is referring to the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone -- most commonly labeled the iPhone 6 -- or the supposed 5.5-inch model as well, which was already said to have had battery problems fixed, despite a lack of evidence of either the alleged problem or its resolution.

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Briefly: Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-G1 upgrade, LG's KizOn wristband

07/08, 8:05pm

Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch rugged Windows tablet

Panasonic has announced the release of an upgrade to its Toughpad FZ-G1, a rugged 10-inch tablet. Featuring a faster fourth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, an advanced Windows 8.1 Pro update, and a new battery life of up to 10 hours, the Toughpad FZ-G1 is intended for mobile professionals such as military personnel and first responders.

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LG's G3 smartphone and G Watch available July 8 through AT&T

07/07, 4:25pm

Flagship phone comes out on AT&T ahead of competitors, G Watch at discount

LG's new phone, the G3 and the company's first Android Wear entry, the G Watch, will be available to AT&T customers starting tomorrow. While the availability starts as a pre-order for the G3, retail locations are said to offer the devices on July 11. The announcement follows news from Sprint and T-Mobile that they would offer the G3, but AT&T is the first carrier to make it available to consumers.

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Briefly: UK cinema bans Google Glass, LG G3 pre-orders on T-Mobile

06/30, 11:26am

Vue cinemas bans Google Glass from UK movie screenings

Google Glass has been banned from cinemas in the United Kingdom, one week after the head-mounted device went on sale in the country. Following the lead of the Alamo Drafthouse, Vue cinemas has taken a stand against Glass, reports The Independent, while Cinema Exhibitors' Association chief executive Phil Clapp warns that customers will be requested not to wear Glass into cinema auditoriums, "whether the film is playing or not."

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LG will work with Google to produce Project Tango device by 2015

06/26, 2:03pm

Mobile device from LG will include 3D-sensing technology from Google ATAP

Project Tango, Google's 3D-sensing technology from Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) skunkworks, could be in consumer's hands by next year. LG will be partnering with Google on a commercial device for release in 2015, according to an announcement made at a Google I/O presentation, though it is unclear what form the mobile device will take.

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DealNN: LG 34-inch UltraWide LED backlight LCD monitor only $585

06/20, 11:35am

LG 34-inch UltraWide LED backlight LCD monitor only $585

Currently, Newegg.com is offering big savings on the LG 34-inch UltraWide LED backlight LCD monitor, which has seen a $100 discount from $750 down to $650. Until June 25, use coupon code 'EMCPDW32' to drop the price even lower, to $585 with free US shipping. That makes this about $115 less than the lowest price offered anywhere else. This monitor features a resolution of 2560x1080, an aspect ratio of 21:9, 14ms response time, auto resolution, and screen split. Included is a three-year warranty on parts and labor from LG.

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LG G3 could receive Qualcomm 805 upgrade, 225Mbps speed boost

06/16, 7:49am

South Korean media claims processor, modem upgrade for LG G3 on the way

LG's latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3, could be updated next month, despite only recently launching. South Korean media claims a version of the G3 on the way will replace the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a Snapdragon 805, combined with an Adreno 420 GPU and replacement modem, giving the smartphone potential download speeds of up to 225Mbps over LTE-Advanced instead of 150Mbps.

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LG shipping G Pad 7.0 to Europe this week, G Pad 8.0, 10.1 to follow

06/12, 7:33am

Specifications for LG G Pad range show all share same processor, resolution

LG has started shipping three G Pad tablets the company launched last month, as well as providing more detailed specifications for each of the mobile devices. The G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 will all use the same quad-core 1.2GHz processor and have a resolution of 1280x800, regardless of the physical size of the IPS display, though some of the other internal details do differ.

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Leaked specifications, price of LG G Watch allegedly surface

06/11, 11:51am

LG G Watch could be priced below Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Specifications for LG's G Watch have leaked, claiming the smartwatch will have a 1.6-inch 280x280-resolution TFT display. The leaked specifications, appearing on Twitter, hint at the capabilities of the Android Wear-powered device, while a second report claims that, in the United Kingdom at least, it will be shipping at far below the cost of the competing Samsung Gear 2 Neo.

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LG Display head suggests 700ppi smartphone displays on horizon

05/29, 7:09am

LG will demonstrate 6-inch Quad HD display at SID 2014

A smartphone display with far higher pixel densities are on the way, according to the head of LG Display. The head of the company recently revealed in an interview that panels with a density of 600 pixels per inch could be created soon, with 700ppi smartphone panels also possible, with similar screens for the phablet market also set to be showcased soon.

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Google developers showcase example notifications for Android Wear

05/29, 5:43am

Notifications on Android Wear smart watches could spread across multiple pages

Google developers have started to show what kind of notifications Android Wear users will expect to see on their smart watches. Example notifications from apps for Nest devices, Clash of Clans, and calendar notifications showcase the kind of experience Google expects users to see when they glimpse the Moto 360, the LG G Watch, and other Android Wear devices.

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Briefly: LG G Watch SIM card rumor, Virgin Media TV Anywhere updated

05/28, 8:07am

LG rumored to include non-removable SIM card in G Watch

LG may follow Samsung in providing a standalone smart watch, according to a rumor. >em?Inews24 claims LG will be including a non-removable SIM card inside its G Watch, which would allow it to connect to the Internet for notifications and search queries. It is also claimed the Android Wear-powered smart watch will be made available through the Google Play Store, with more details apparently set to be revealed at Google I/O next month.

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LG G3 launches with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, laser-aided auto focus

05/27, 1:59pm

Rear laser of LG G3 helps 16MP camera focus quickly

Following on from the successful G2, LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the G3, following weeks of rumors and leaks. Sporting a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display, the LG G3 has a resolution of 2560x1440, double that of a 1080p screen and giving it a pixel density of 538ppi, with thin bezels surrounding the display giving it a high screen ratio of 76.4 percent.

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LG leaks G3 specifications through LG Netherlands website

05/27, 5:29am

Self-performed leak ahead of official LG G3 launch

LG Netherlands has leaked out details of its upcoming G3 smartphone on its website, ahead of its formal launch later today. Now removed but viewable on Google's cache, the site confirmed the majority of specifications revealed in an earlier "secret" pre-launch event, including its 5.5-inch 2,560x1,440-resolution display, and the laser auto focus of its rear 13 megapixel OIS+ camera.

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LG G3 rumored to have laser-guided autofocus system for rear camera

05/23, 2:34pm

Clenched fist gesture rumored to trigger selfie photographs in LG G3

LG will be using a laser-based focusing system in its upcoming LG G3, according to a rumor. The imaging detail comes at the same time as new teaser videos surface for the flagship smartphone in South Korea, ahead of its expected launch on May 27th, with the videos giving a few glimpses of a case seen before in multiple earlier leaks and rumors.

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LG, Samsung reportedly exploring sapphire glass for displays

05/23, 12:39pm

Korean media claims sapphire glass samples sent for testing, evaluation

Samsung and LG are reportedly considering the possibility of incorporating sapphire glass into their future products. Both companies have allegedly contacted sapphire glass producers for samples, which could potentially lead to each releasing smartphones and tablets protected by the material, something that Apple already uses to protect the camera lens and Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s, and could use on the next iteration of the iPhone.

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LG shows QuickCircle case for G3, releases details in 'secret' event

05/22, 5:24am

LG holds pre-launch event for G3 with Korean retailer

LG has released images showing off the G3 smartphone inside a new case, ahead of its expected launch on May 27th. The specifications of the device have also been revealed, with photographs claimed to be from a "secret" pre-announcement event for a Korean retailer confirming the LG flagship will ship with a 5.5-inch 1,440x2,560-resolution display.

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Innolux tapped over Sharp or Samsung for 4.7-inch iPhone displays

05/19, 10:51am

LG, Japan Display said to be companion suppliers

For the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone, Apple has picked a Taiwanese LCD supplier -- Innolux -- over Sharp or Samsung, according to a Taiwanese newspaper, UDN. Innolux is claimed to be Apple's third display provider for the phone after LG Display and Japan Display. Sharp is believed to have been ruled out because of quality problems during test production, while Samsung may have been dismissed simply because of Apple's desire to distance itself from its main rival.

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LG shipping Lifeband Touch, Heart Rate Earphones in US on May 18

05/13, 11:22am

LG fitness tracker, health-monitoring earphones launching soon

LG is bringing two health-related wearable devices to market, items that have been previously rumored. The Lifeband Touch is a wrist-based fitness tracker, while the Heart Rate Earphones will combine audio playback with health monitoring, with both devices able to synchronize with a mobile app for Android and iOS, as well as LG's own smartphone collection.

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Image leak suggests LG will return to Windows Phone smartphone market

05/13, 8:05am

LG Uni8 touted to run Windows Phone 8.1, 2014 launch

LG may be working on a Windows Phone device, according to a recent image leak. Claimed to be called the LG Uni8, the smartphone has been pictured in an image render running Windows Phone 8.1, with the leak suggesting a possible return to the software platform by the smartphone manufacturer, years after it released the Windows Phone 7-based Optimus 7.

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Briefly: LG G Watch teaser video, Virgin Media Sky channel deal

05/12, 7:11am

LG teases Android Wear-based G Watch device in video

LG has teased its upcoming G Watch with a new video on YouTube. Though light on detail, it provides a closer look at the design of the Android Wear smart watch, as well as highlighting its compatibility with non-LG devices, its metal body, and its waterproofing. Earlier rumors suggest the watch will be launching sometime in July, and could ship for around $300.

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LG reveals 7-inch, 8-inch, 10.1-inch range of G Pad tablets

05/12, 5:19am

New tablet range expands from existing LG G Pad 8.3

LG has unveiled a trio of Android tablets in varying sizes, a tactic used by long-time rival Samsung. Arriving shortly after the G Pad 8.3 release, the new G Pad range consists of the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1, and though the three vary in size compared to the earlier launch and each other, measuring 7, 8, and 10.1 inches respectively, they appear to have a similar design aesthetic and could have similar specifications to the 8.3.

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LG display announcement, KDDI Isai FL launch hint at LG G3 details

05/08, 8:31am

LG 5.5-inch panel certified as QHD, likely to appear in LG G3

LG has confirmed it is producing a 5.5-inch QHD AH-PS LCD panel for smartphones, and will be using it on its forthcoming flagship device, thought to be the LG G3. At the same time, LG has launched the Isai FL through Japanese carrier KDDI, a smartphone that not only uses the panel, but is also thought to be heavily based on the LG G3's specifications.

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LG Chromebase Chrome OS desktop shipping from May 26th

05/07, 1:28pm

Chrome OS all-in-one PC from LG priced at $350

LG will be shipping its Chromebase all-in-one PC this month in the United States, the manufacturer revealed following Google and Intel's joint Chrome OS media event yesterday The desktop computer, first shown at CES in January, combines a 21.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a mid-range Chromebook into one single unit powered by Google's Chrome OS.

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Leaked photographs claim to show clear views of LG G3

05/02, 11:18am

New images show recessed rear buttons on LG flagship

More images of the LG G3, the company's upcoming flagship smartphone, are said to have leaked, giving clear views of the front and rear of the device. Unlike the partial views in the earlier leaks, the images this time show both sides of the G3 in their entirety, as well as the base, with the device largely appearing to keep the same design choices as its predecessor, the LG G2.

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LG invites press to possible G3 smartphone launch on May 27

04/30, 6:17am

Events in London, San Francisco, New York, three other cities planned for LG G3 launch

LG has started to distribute invitations to members of the media for an event being held at the end of next month, which could potentially be the launch of the rumored G3 smartphone. Events in six cities around the world are planned, with the London, San Francisco, and New York events being held on May 27th, and secondary events in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul the next day.

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LG G3 leak shows rounded rear buttons, possible extra sensor

04/27, 9:40pm

Notes in LG G3 image leak suggests OIS+, 16GB and 32GB storage options

The rear buttons of LG's upcoming flagship may have been leaked in a photograph. An image of what is said to be the LG G3 shows a device with rounder buttons, rather than the thinner central control and squarer design of its predecessor, the G2, though it also appears that the smartphone will be adding something else onto the back of the device.

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LG G Watch will be dust, water-resistant, use always-on display

04/22, 6:02am

Smart watch from LG will keep display turned on at all times

LG's G Watch will be water and dust-resistant, and could be used outdoors, according to new details on the official website. The Android-based smart watch will also ship in a choice of two color options, with the plain black face surrounded by either a "Stealth Black" casing and band, or a "Champagne Gold" version with a white wrist strap and a golden body.

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