LG wants their phones with Flexible OLEDs

samsung_flexible_oled_screen_phone_xluetOkay, every once in a while, I see some kind of new device that I think is going to change the world. I think LG has already seen it.

We have been living in a world where the smartphone has been just a touchscreen with very few buttons. We obviously have Apple to thank for that, but what is the next step? After all, it is very clear that those old flip phones from a decade ago look like dinosaurs versus the plain touchscreen smartphones of today.

So what will be the next step? How about some kind of small bar for notifications, and then a pullout screen for watching movies? Yeah, I really want that, and you know who else wants that? LG.

LG has planned on investing about $907 million for a new OLED plant in Korea. The plant should be up and running in about 2017, which can produce four times as many flexible OLED displays compared to what they can do now.

Seriously, those OLED touchscreens are the way of the future man. I think I might need to get me some idea of what this is going. Maybe I should invest in LG Electronics before the stock climbs after their flexible touchscreen phones come out.

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LG makes a TV less than 1mm thick

LGI have seen constant companies attempt to make nearly paperthin screens. After all, who wouldn’t want to roll up their phone or television like a poster? Yes, I like the prospect of having a skinny screen, and LG has done it.

At a press event in Korea, LG showed off a 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display that weighs 1.9 kilograms and less than a millimeter thick. The television has a magnetic mat that allows it to be stuck to the wall, and then you just peel it off when you’re done.

Okay, this is clearly a game-changer, but so far, it is all that I have seen so far from my Source. Generally, I usually see some demonstration of this type of technology at CES, but it never comes with any release date, and that is really important. LG Display apparently has stated that they expect to sell 600,000 of OLED TV panels this year and 1.5 million next year. Do they intend to sell these flat ones? So far, there isn’t really a word on a price, but a 65-inch 4K OLED TV costs $9,000.

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Check out LG’s Flexible 18-inch Display

Well, this is one time where words fail me, which is why I often just put a video here and just let the readers love it.

This is exactly what you thinking it is: a bendable screen. This footage comes to us from LG, and it is an 18-inch OLED display. It has a resolution of 1200 x 910, and someone can just roll it up.

Is this the way of televisions? Considering those big boxes on the shelf could be replaced by smaller tubes…I would welcome this era.

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LG announces the G3

LG-G3LG has been up to awesome tricks for a while with smartphones like the G2, and now they have announced the G3. The G3 has a slogan of “simple is the new smart”, which is a good way of saying that anyone can use this phone.

The display of the G3 includes a 5.5 inch Quad HD display with four times the resolution of HD and twice as high resolution of Full HD display. It has a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 802 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16/32 GB of internal storage, not to mention a 3,000 mAh removable battery.

As for the cameras, it has a 13 Megapixel rear camera and 2.1 Megapixel front facing camera. The sound has a 1 watt speaker with boost amp for deep bass.

Other new features include the rear-placed volume and power buttons. It also has a built-in FM radio and wireless charging. In case you are wondering, it runs 4.2, or KitKat.

I’m not certain what the cost will be, but should be available at many carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

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LG Flex oddly announced

LG FlexSome of you might be questioning that headline, and yeah, I will admit that it is quite skeptical in its coverage. Did LG announce the Flex or not?

The truth is that LG’s press release briefly appeared online, and then, bam, it was gone. I have received an email about it, so I will simply assume that it is okay to report on it.

So in case, you haven’t heard, LG has a new phone with a curved screen. Now, you may have heard that one before, and you are right. Samsung just announced the GALAXY ROUND not long ago. The big difference is the ROUND has its curve lengthwise, while the Flex has it widthwise. Compare the pictures if you need to see what that means.

The Flex has a six inch OLED 720p, 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel camera, and 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. Here is one thing that I am having a hard time believing: a self-healing coating for the back. Apparently, it can heal hairline scratches in seconds. Yeah, I am having a hard time believing that one, but you never know, it could exist. In fact, it probably does, just like this phone that didn’t get properly announced.

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LG unveils the G Pro Lite

lg-gpro-liteI believe that I talked about the G Pro before, especially with the VuTalk feature. Now, the LG G Pro Lite has just been announced, and I am not certain how missed this one.

The LG G Pro Lite has a 5.5 inch screen with 960 x 540 resolution. It has a processor of MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core, and a memory of 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, and the microSD. The camera is a 1.3 Megapixel on the front, and an 8.0 Megapixel on the back.

I have heard that another feature will be an embedded Stylus Pen, Dual SIM support, dedicated Hot Key, and stereo speakers. Another feature is the ultra-thin bezel, not to mention Jelly Bean.

Okay, now let’s the price. Wait. I don’t have it, as it hasn’t been announced yet Uh, is this the LG G Pro’s version of the iPhone 5C?

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LG Announes the First Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

LGD QHD PanelOkay, now that you read the headline, but what does it mean? Well, if you have tried to do something that you normally do on your computer from a smartphone, this is important.

This first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel is 2560 x 1440 at 538 ppi, and measures at 5.5 inch Quad HD panel. This is the highest resolution and ppi (pixel per inch) mobile panel to date, which means you have some clearer images with 4 times more pixels at HD, more delicate colors, and more. You an enjoy a full view of PC-version web sites at a single glance without any distortion.

Well, I don’t have an LG phone but if the resolution looks this good, then I might change my tune. However, these Retina displays and whatever Samsung is doing kind of has me sold. Perhaps the next trade show I go to will have LG’s phones on display, and I can check it out for myself.

LG announces the G2

lg-g2-tmobileThe other day I covered a story about the G2 Quickwindow case. I’m going to be honest and admit that I probably should have covered the G2 first.

Well, the G2 was officially announced today, and it is the big news for the day. Now, the real big news is that this phone has no buttons on the side, seriously. Somehow, all the controls are on the back, which allows for a lot of one-handed controls.

Of course, there are other features like the 5.2 inch screen (with 2.7 inch width), the 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel shooter back camera, 2.1 front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery, and a 4.2.2 Jelly Bean like the Moto X.

Hit the jump to see the other features, as stated by the Press Release.

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LG unveils the G2 QuickWindow Case

lg-g2-quickwindowI don’t know about you, I have a case with a cover that allows me to close up my Galaxy S III. I think that most of us should get something like that just to protect our valuable touchscreen, and LG is prepared for this.

The big LG is announcing a QuickWindow Case for their new phone the LG G2. The case essentially has a hole in the case that is a window for the LG G2 in order to show the clock, weather report, alarm, music player, incoming phone calls and text messages.

Yes, it looks like that LG G2 is shaping up to be quite a phone, and I just heard that the LG G2 will come with music from the Vienna Boy’s Choir. I am not making that up, seriously.

I am not certain what price the QuickWindow will be, but it will be available in many colors including black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint, and yellow when it comes out with the G2.

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LG Optimus G Pro gets Eye Tracking before the Samsung Galaxy S IV

G Pro 1[20130313191027873]Today is the day that Samsung is unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S IV, and I have heard a rumor about it that I am just going to assume is true. I’ll probably know in a few hours, but LG is also planning on having this feature on the Optimus G Pro.

The feature in question is eye-tracking, and LG beat Samsung to the punch, a day early. I had heard that Samsung’s eye-tracking would be helpful with scrolling up and down websites, and yes, it would. I have heard that LG’s new feature, known as Smart Video, will automatically play or stop videos by detecting the user’s eye movements with the front facing camera. If that camera detects you, the viewer, looking away, then playback will stop. Then it will resume when the user looks again.

Okay, what do you think of this technology? Do you really want all your TV transmissions to stop specifically when you are not looking at them? I suppose this would come in handy when you need to go to the bathroom, as all you need to do is leave, no hitting pause required. Computers could easily have this on their webcams, but in all honesty, I usually just watch videos out of the corner of my eye on a small window on the lower-right side of my screen. If I were to do that now, the Netflix vid wouldn’t be playing unless I looked directly at it, which isn’t too often unless I am watching a sign language scene on Switched At Birth.

Now, that eye-tracking features would be worth noting on any new phone, but the Optimus G Pro will also have the world’s first dual Camera function. This allows the camera to simultaneously captures photographs using both front and back cameras, making a user “part of the story, not just observers”.

The Optimus G Pro Value Pack upgrade will be offered to the Korean market next month.