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LG Introduces its Upgraded Dual-screen 5G Phone at IFA 2019

Although LG has expressed hope that the 5G smartphone will boost its profits in major markets, including South Korea and the US, it has yet to make a turnaround due to heavy marketing costs and the limited 5G infrastructure available now

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LG Electronics Inc. has introduced its new flagship smartphone with a dual screen and 5G connectivity to expand mobile experiences under the ultra-fast wireless network.

The Korean electronics maker unveiled V50S on the first day of the IFA technology show here, which runs until September 11, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

LG promoted the new device as a practical way to extend the screen size, without having to actually bend the display itself like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. The company said it targets young consumers who want to do more on mobile devices, including games and shopping.

The new phone will be launched as a 5G model in South Korea next month and will be available in a 4G variant under the name of G8X in the coming months, the firm said.

While its predecessor V60’s second screen accessory was not available in the US, V50S will come with both screens.

V50S features a 6.4-inch display with a waterdrop cut out and dual rear cameras. The detachable second display has a cover screen on the back to show the date and time.

It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor and 4,000mAh battery, featuring the company’s first in-screen fingerprint recognition.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

When combined with the second screen, it weighs 326 grams, heavier than Galaxy Fold’s 276 grams.

The firm said the new phone upgraded its folding structure by adopting “free stop hinge” technology, which is designed to add the ability to stop and hold the second screen at any position.

The smartphone features Korea’s leading portal operator Naver’s Whale mobile browser to allow users to do multiple tasks between different apps seamlessly.

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“We will offer upgraded multitasking experiences based on a proven form factor, while expanding the dual screen ecosystem via strategic partnership,” said Brian Kwon, LG’s president of mobile communications and home entertainment.

LG has been desperately seeking to revive its smartphone business with 5G devices as its mobile division logged the ninth consecutive quarterly loss in the second quarter.

Although LG has expressed hope that the 5G smartphone will boost its profits in major markets, including South Korea and the US, it has yet to make a turnaround due to heavy marketing costs and the limited 5G infrastructure available now. (IANS)

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LG Electronics Unveils 13 New OLED TVs at CES

Not only ideal for film buffs and gamers, LG OLED TVs are perfect for sports fans, too, made possible by the new I9 Gen 3 AI Processor - and sports-centric features

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LG Electronics (LG) has raised the bar again in 2020 with the launch of 13 new LG OLED models, led by three new art-inspired GX Gallery series 4K Ultra HD TVs, 88- and 77-inch class Real 8Kmodels and an all-new OLED screen size – 48-inch.

Unveiled at CES 2020, the new LG OLED TVs – and new 8K and 4K LG NanoCell LCD TVs – are designed to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features.

At the heart of the latest 8K and 4K LG OLED and 8K LG NanoCell TVs are a number of advanced core technologies, most notably the new I (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve picture quality and enable a host of specialised features for various types of content including movies, games and sports, taking the user experience to new heights.

LG’s 2020 premium TVs flaunt unique, elegant designs that integrate effortlessly with any home decor. The all-new minimalist Gallery Series takes design to a whole different level with an ultra-thin form factor – the 65-inch model is a mere 20 millimeters (0.79 inches) thin. Paired with an included specially-designed wall mount, these 55-, 65- and 77-inch class models hang completely flush on the wall.

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OLED TVs are becoming a popular trend these days. Pixabay

The 2020 LG OLED ZX Real 8K models, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, exceed the strict requirements established by the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) official industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs. The 88- and 77-inch LG OLED models are among the first to earn the new CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.

LG’s 2020 TVs are ideal for serious gamers, delivering the most seamless, immersive big-screen gaming experiences available anywhere. As the first TV manufacturer to offer NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility, LG is expanding this capability in 2020 to 12 OLED TVs to provide a flawless PC gaming experience without screen tearing or other distracting visual artifacts.

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In another industry first, 2020 LG OLED TVs feature the HDR Gaming Interest Group’s HGiG Mode so gamers can enjoy high quality visuals as game creators and developers intended when playing HDR games via consoles on their LG TVs. HGiG is a body made up of companies from the game and display industries that develops standards to improve the HDR gaming experience for consumers.

Not only ideal for film buffs and gamers, LG OLED TVs are perfect for sports fans, too, made possible by the new I9 Gen 3 AI Processor – and sports-centric features.

Sports Alert helps users to keep track of their favorite teams and schedules and notifying them as soon as a team scores. Users can select their favorite teams in various sports – soccer, football, baseball, etc – to receive automatic updates at the start of a match, whenever a team scores and when the game ends. (IANS)