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LG Unveils the G Pro 2 Larger 5.9″ display, Spacification

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LG has announced the successor to the aging G Pro in the new G Pro 2. The phone comes with a larger 5.9″ display, a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 4K-shooting camera.

The display comes with Full HD resolution and is 0.4″larger than its previous iteration.

The phone itself is quite an attractive-looking package with thin 0.33cm thin bezels and a screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2 percent.

Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26Ghz, along with 3 GB worth RAM and either 16 or 32 GB internal memory, expandable via microSD.

At the back is a13 megapixel camera with OIS+, LED Flash and 4K video recording. You can also capture Full HD or slow-motion videos. A 2.1 megapixel camera can be found at the front.

The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat which is customized by LG and comes with a few software tricks of its own. The most interesting of the lot is knock code, which allows the user to unlock the display by drawing any one of the 86,000 or so unlocking patterns or so on the display.

Here are the full specifications of the phone:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 (2.26 GHz Quad-Core)
  • GPU: Qualcomm Technologies’ Adreno™ 330
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel
  • Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort
  • Colors: Titan, White, Red
  • Other: Knock Code™, 1W Hi-Fi Sound, Content Lock

More details of the phone, including pricing and availability will be disclosed at the MWC event in Barcelona later this month.

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LG Now Offers Free Service and Discount on Spare Parts in Pakistan

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LG Electronics (LG) has launched a unique customer-friendly service program in Pakistan to provide technical assistance across LG products to its customers.

The service will be routed through LG’s extensive network of 62 authorized service centers across Pakistan with 15 more to be joining the network soon.

As per program, LG Electronics will provide free service to LG products (Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Microwave Ovens and Flat Panel Display) which will include both Out of Warranty and In Warranty LG products.

The unique program also offers 30% special discount on spare part and free labor which will be conducted in three major cities Karachi, Lahore & Rawalpindi.

Recently, LG reinforced its commitment towards providing reliable products to its customers by providing an extended 10 years Compressor warranty of Refrigerators and Direct Drive Motors of Washing Machine.

“LG has always put the needs of its customers at the forefront, from producing the latest innovative technology to customer service,” said Mr. Michael Ha, Director, LG Electronics Pakistan.

“This was the motivation behind developing our network of service centers across Pakistan as an extension to the differentiated customer-oriented services LG provides.” “With this guarantee, consumers can purchase our world-class Refrigerators and Washing Machines with confidence, knowing they have an appliance which will last long and is protected by a 10 year warranty.” He further added.

To ensure the high level of customer-service is maintained, LG have selected the technicians with the highest skill-set to operate during the program. As with the policy of LG service practices, all LG technicians will continuously be reviewed to safeguard the high-level of customer-service is maintained across all markets.

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LG Announces the G Pad 8.3 Tablet Full Specification

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As the announcement of the second iteration of iPad Mini draws near, the tablet-makers have all started to throw their best efforts into the competition. The LG G Pad 8.3 is the latest effort from LG and borrows some design knowledge from the company’s latest G2 flagship.

The tablet offers an 8.3 inch display upfront, with a superb resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels meaning pixel density of 273ppi. The G Pad 8.3 is just 8.33mm thick and 338g heavy (what coincidence!).

Under the hood, you get a 1.7Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 600 processor with 2 GB RAM. The amount of storage is set at 16 GB of expandable storage.

Around the back, sits a 5 megapixel camera. There’s also a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. There’s a 4600 mAh battery to power the tablet up which might dazzle when looked upon initially, but is lesser than the norm.

The OS running on the tablet is Android 4.2.2, which as you would expect, is customized. It comes with its own bag of software tricks. QPair pairs the tablet with your phone and allows you to takes phone calls and messages directly on it. QSlide allows 3 apps to run onscreen at once. KnockON turns the tablet on and off by double-tapping.

Here are the full specs of the tablet:

  • Customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 8.3 inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • 8.3mm thick
  • 338g heavy
  • 1.7Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel rear-camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front-camera
  • 4600 mAh battery
  • Several software tricks under its bag

The tablet will be available in Q4 of this year for an unknown price tag. Given its great specifications list, if priced competitively, it has got everything to become a bestseller.

8.3 inch is the perfect size for people who find 7 inch tablets to be too small for practical use and 10 inch too large to be portable. This is why the G Pad 8.3 makes so much sense right now.

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LG Announces the Optimus L9 II With 4.7 inch HD display

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LG has announced a new Android upper-midrange smartphone in the Optimus series. The Optimus L9 II has a 4.7 inch HD display and a dual-core processor under the hood.

At the back, it has an 8 megapixel camera with Full HD video. For connectivity, it uses Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi and 3G.

On the software side, it runs on customized Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Here are the full specs:

  • Customized Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.7 inch True HD IPS display with Full HD resolution
  • 1.4Ghz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB RAM with 8 GB expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel rear-camera with Full HD 1080p video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front-camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi
  • 2150 mAh battery
  • Available in White and Black

The phone is expected to go on sale in the coming 2 months. Pricing details are unknown as of now but if priced competitively, the L9 II has the potential to be a bestseller.

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LG Announces Affordable Smartphone LG Optimus L1 II

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Even after announcing its next flagship the LG G2, it’s clear that LG hasn’t forgotten about users who can’t buy coveted gadgets after all. Here’s another super-cheap and affordable phone from Lg, the Optimus L1 II.

The phone comes with a 3 inch touchscreen and has a 1Ghz processor, coupled with 512 MB RAM.

The processor is of the SnapDragon breed while the display has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Here are the full specs:

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3 inch display with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
  • 105 g heavy
  • 12.2mm thick
  • 1 Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon S1 processor
  • 512 MB RAM with 4 GB expandable storage
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 2 megapixel rear-camera with VGA video-recording
  • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, GPS
  • 1540 mAh battery

The phone will be available later this month for $95.

We aren’t really sure that it will do wonders with a 1Ghz processor or 3 inch screen but it might be just fine for daily tasks.

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LG Announced A Its Latest and Greatest Smartphone LG G2

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After teasing its next big phone for quite some time, LG has finally taken the covers off its latest and greatest smartphone. The new flagship, simply called the G2 (nothing Optimus here) has a 5.2 inch display and SnapDragon 800 processor.

The first thing you’ll notice with the G2 is that it has got almost no bezels. Also, the plastic-made phone has no hardware key at the front. The back boasts a 13 megapixel camera, and below it are the only hardware keys of the whole package. The volume control and lock keys are placed at the back because LG thinks that’s the right place for big phones like side, as compared to those on the sides, and also improves the users’ grip.

The display of the LG G2 is a 5.2 inch IPS touchscreen, with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and brightness rating of 450 nits. It’s Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected. The display also features a technology called GRAM which reduces power consumption by 26%.

LG G2 is the first widely available smartphone with SnapDragon 800 processor. The processor is clocked at 2.26Ghz and is accompanied by Adreno 330. The amount of RAM available is 2 GB, while the amount of storage you’ll get is 16 or 32 GB which is non-expandable.

The phone runs on customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and comes with several software tricks of its own.

AnswerMe allows you to take phone calls by just taking the phone to your screen. In Guest Mode, you make a special, different-than-usual gesture to unlock the phone, which then displays the customized OS for other people to use. It’s a great feature for privacy in-case you have something on your phone that you want to hide.

KnockON lets you double-tap the display as an alternative to pressing the power lock key. Slide Aside lets you close running apps by simply sliding three fingers across the screen. QuickRemote turns your phone into a universal remote.

The camera on the LG G2 is of 13 megapixels with 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second, twice of almost all flagships.

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Here are the specs of the smartphone:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 8.9mm thick
  • 143g heavy
  • 2.26Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon 800 processor & Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16/32 GB non-expandable storage
  • 13 megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video recording at 60fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization and HDR
  • 2.1 megapixel Full HD front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Infrared, GPS
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in Black and White

The LG G2 will be available worldwide in the coming two months. Pricing details are unknown though.

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LG Optimus G Pro to Be Launched in Pakistan

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Hot on the heels of the success of Optimus G, LG Electronics (LG) will introduce the newest addition to the G family in Pakistan. With the largest display yet to appear on an LG smartphone, the 4G LTE-equipped Optimus G Pro with 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display and new UX features was developed to meet the growing demand for smartphones with large screens.

The Full HD IPS display on the Optimus G Pro — developed in partnership with LG Display — delivers 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi. The smartphone offers the largest battery capacity in its class at 3,140mAh, allowing for Full HD viewing enjoyment for hours on end. And with an improved 13MP rear and 2.1MP front camera, users can also capture images and videos in Full HD, the same quality found on high definition TVs.

The Optimus G Pro also comes with advanced UX features developed specifically for the device, such as Dual Recording and Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama. Dual Recording allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience. And VR Panorama allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360o view. Creative and innovative UX features popular with Optimus G users have been added to the Optimus G Pro, such as an upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo.

“The Optimus G Pro was developed specifically to deliver vivid and superb picture quality in a large display smartphone form factor,” said Mr. D.Y. Kim, President of LG Electronics, Gulf FZE. “We will continue to expand our position in the premium LTE smartphone segment with our superior display technology and unique user experience.”

LG’s Optimus G Pro is one of the most advanced smartphones currently on the market. It was recently honored with the Best LTE Device/Handset Award at LTE World Summit 2013 in recognition of the device’s industry-leading performance and features. The smartphone was also recognized soon after its debut at Mobile World Congress 2013 by the red dot design awards for excellence in the field of design.

Optimus G Pro Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Internal Memory: 16GB
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
  • Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm
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LG announced the launch of Nexus 4 in White Cloure

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LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of Nexus 4 White, the newest edition of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration with Google.

Nexus 4 White features the same stellar Android experience as the original Nexus 4, combining LG’s sophisticated hardware design and popular Google Services such as Google Now and Photosphere for an outstanding overall user experience.

“Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience to consumers in a stylish and attractive color option.”

Nexus 4 White comes with the superb 4.7-inch 1280-by-768 True HD IPS Plus display (320ppi) supported by Zerogap Touch technology. At its heart is the high performing Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM.

Starting in Hong Kong on May 29, Nexus 4 White will roll out globally in select markets in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East over the next several weeks.

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LG to Introduce Eye Recognition Feature in Optimus G Pro Smartphone

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Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro.

Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.

Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer’s eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user’s gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.

In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world’s first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.

The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available in other markets too.

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LG Showcases Tab-book Windows 8 Tablet

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 is also playing a vital role in the MWC event in Barcelona. Among the several Windows 8 running tablets and PCs, one that seemed to stand out quite a lot was LG’s tab-book Z160 which is a Windows 8 running PC with a slide out keyboard.

It also has a beefy Intel iCore i5 processor which promises great performance. Here are the full specs:

  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • 11.6 inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Capacitive touchscreen with 5-point touch sensivity
  • 19.4mm thick
  • Weight: 1.25kg
  • Sliding qwerty keyboard
  • 1.8Ghz Intel Core i5 processor (turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz)
  • 4GB RAM and 120GB SSD
  • microSD card slot, HDMI output, USB 3.0
  • 1.3mp front-facing camera
  • battery lasts 6 hours on continuous usage

LG hasn’t told when its Tab-book will be released worldwide or what will be its price but don’t expect it to be cheap. After all, its the ultrabooks, not the tablets it is competiting against.

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