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    LG has been on a run of preparing us for these new-fangled phones it's got in the pipeline before turning the faucet on with an official release. Well, every other manufacturer does it, too, but not to the extent LG has been recently. Take the X series, a line of mid-range of phones exemplifying one particular hardware aspect. The two big ones so far — the X cam and X screen — were told of right before MWC. They just went official and have officially vague plans to be in the market this week. The X cam, carrying two rear cameras, and the X screen, featuring a V10-esque Second Screen, ...

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    Those of you looking to buy and activate the modular new LG G5 smartphone on America’s second largest wireless carrier can hit the trifecta if you hurry, as AT&T throws in more deal sweeteners than T-Mobile and Best Buy combined. While Ma Bell doesn’t let you have the ingenious LG 360 CAM or any “Friends” modules for free, pre-ordering the device by March 31 can hook you up with a gratis “backup” unit. That’s right, LG takes a page from its domestic arch-rival’s playbook, fighting fire with fire and Galaxy S7 BOGO promotions with virtually identical two-for-one G5 ...

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    While Samsung isn’t as aggressive as last year in plugging one of its smartwatches alongside the newest Galaxy S flagship phones, instead greatly hyping up the Gear VR headset, you can still catch the occasional Gear S2 bundle deal and publicity stunt. But that’s nothing compared to how shy LG seemed in relation to its own wearable devices on the heels of G5’s formal introduction. There’s a simple explanation for that, of course, as the original Watch Urbane is a little old and unexciting, and the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE a little… faulty. More than a little, actually, with ...

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    It’s hard not to be swept away by the modular, arguably good-looking and surprisingly inexpensive LG G5 now that a host of freebies and deal sweeteners have been announced, but if you still can’t afford the fresh new flagship, its predecessor remains a great bargain. Check that, it becomes a greater bargain than ever before, as trusted eBay seller buydig charges a measly $290 with a valid US warranty. The retailer only flaunts $90 savings, but compared to G4’s list price back in the day, that’s obviously a cool few hundred bucks off, at least. Meanwhile, the best Amazon can do for ...

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    When's the LG G5 headed out for shipment? The chaebol itself is pulling the lever on March 31 while retailers have ranged from the first day to just outside the first week of April. More of them have come to the fore to support the early bird special. Namely, New York's B&H Photo and the UK's Carphone Warehouse are both up and ready to handle pre-orders for the modular, dual-camera flagship right now. In both cases, the phone can be bought unlocked (or SIM-free, as the Brits say) and carries 32GB of storage. While it doesn't have any "Friends" modules to sell, Carphone Warehouse will ...

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    Phone manufacturers, retailers, and carriers alike realize that they exist within a highly competitive market, and that often means going the extra mile to secure a customer's sale. Just like we saw with Samsung and the Galaxy S7, launching with all manner of BOGO deals and free Gear VR headsets, now LG's up to the same sort of action as its G5 gets ready to hit retail. We already told you about a few of those offers, like selling the G5 alongside an extra battery, its Cam Plus add-on, or a free gift card, but it turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg. Now we're hearing US carriers ...

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    While LG hasn’t been anywhere as quick as Samsung to roll out its newest flagship Android smartphone, you can’t really say the G5 waiting is killing you. It’s still early days, compared to how long it used to take to launch these bad boys worldwide, and you officially have two more weeks to go. What’s two weeks between friends (pun intended), when you’re looking at the world’s first modular handheld, and a bunch of freebies are in store? Namely, LG’s just confirmed, a complimentary battery “pack” and the CAM Plus module in select territories. Unfortunately, it seems ...

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    Is it an inevitability that Apple will transition to OLED screens for future generations of the iPhone? A number of industry sources would sure have us think so, and it feels like there's no shortage of rumors claiming that Apple's looking to make the switch sometime within the next few years. Even if we take that move as given, when would Apple actually move forward with this plan? Sometimes we hear rumors talking about Apple going OLED as soon as next year with the iPhone 7s, while other rumors have looked further out, suggesting that 2018 would be the more likely year to see an OLED ...

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    When LG teased an "early April" release, we didn't think it'd be as early as early could get. Then again, with US carriers early-birding the Galaxy S7 before the calendar could even flip over from February, we might be catching some signals on this side of the Korean divide. A close source to Droid Life is reporting that US Cellular, considered to be the fifth tier-one mobile carrier in the US in what's really a four-player market, is getting pre-orders on for the LG G5 when March 28 comes around. Boxes hit store shelves April 1. Pricing comes down to $636 in full or 24 monthly payments ...

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    The K-series is the new catch-all for LG's mid-range phones this year. We saw three phones kick things off around CES time. Now that we're out of the flagship madness for just a fraction of a second, it's time we look at a couple more mid-rangers that have been introduced, but have only now officially arrived. The K5 has a "sleek, metallic body" and has a five-inch screen at 854 x 480 resolution. There's quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz max, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot available and 1,900mAh removable battery. The five-megapixel camera on back is paired with a ...

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    Whether you’re only curious about the G5 because it’s exotic and ingenious, or you’re actually looking to defy statistics and buy the “world’s first modular phone”, there’s no denying the healthy buzz LG’s managed to accumulate around the 5.3-incher. But will the attention and customer interest last, as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available today, and the LG G5… not? It depends on exactly how long people need to wait to pick the versatile powerhouse up. Unfortunately, you’re most likely faced with another month or so of waiting, at least stateside, in Canada, and the ...

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    Mere hours after receiving new OTA updates blending together security patches, various bug fixes and performance improvements, the two Google Nexus devices launched last fall are treated to some of their deepest discounts yet. While we’ve seen the 16GB Nexus 5X sold for $300 before, even less than that, a 32GB model priced at three Benjamins is a first-of-its-kind deal. B&H Photo Video offers $50 instant savings on both configurations through March 27, letting you shave an additional 50 bucks off the white 32 GB-er’s tag with promo code “BHNEXUS5X.” To recap, 16GB 5X units in ...

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    We're digging into our coverage of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we're seeing slower pre-sales than last year's Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone sales. At least detachable screen PC sales are looking up as tablet sales are falling flat. Huawei has a big announcement in store for their first phone collaboration with Leica, and LG finally reveals when the G5 will start shipping. We've been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We ...

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    LG announced its modular G5 flagship back at MWC, the same day as we saw Samsung go official with the Galaxy S7. But launching a phone is only half about the big on-stage debut; it's also about getting the phone into stores. And while the Galaxy S7 is already hitting the hands of users, the G5's path to market has been a lot less clear. LG itself didn't offer much in the way of sales specifics when introducing us to the phone's hardware, neither for the G5 itself nor the “LG Friends” accessories arriving to pair with the phone. US carriers talked about the G5 landing this spring, but ...

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    Not to be outdone by Samsung, which just brought 2010 mobile technology back with the Galaxy J1 mini, LG is only 24 hours away from releasing a similarly shoddy low-end Android effort on American prepaid network Cricket. AT&T’s daughter carrier tries hard to sell the LG Spree as a “great phone for those who currently own an entry-level smartphone and aspire for more without sacrificing style and features”, but the fact of the matter is the 4.5-incher lacks both things. Style? Please, this is a frail, full-plastic handheld like so many others in its price range, with chunky ...

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    As the first device manufacturer to officially roll out Android 6.0 outside the Nexus family, LG was probably expected to do a much better job in bringing the V10’s software up to date. Yet here we are, five whole months into availability of both Marshmallow and the ultra-high-end 5.7-incher, and around the world, the phone’s once proud owners remain stuck on ancient Lollipop. But don’t despair just yet, with M sightings finally reported in the OEM’s homeland, plus Turkey of all places. No early love for Poland this time around, and of course, US carrier-locked variants have extra ...

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    Samsung's latest flagships have begun their arrival; HTC's announcement is still weeks off. And somewhere in the middle there is LG with the G5. While the G5 launched alongside the Galaxy S7 back at MWC, it did so without firm news about just when the smartphone might actually be available for purchase. And while carriers were quick to proclaim their interest in the G5, and retailers got pre-orders going, no one was saying anything with much specificity about when you could actually lay hands on a G5 for yourself. Here in the States, we're still holding out for official word, but our ...

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    Following in the footsteps of last spring’s G4 Stylus, alternatively branded G Stylo, the LG Stylus 2 dropped the G prefix in order to make it clear it’s by no means a flagship phone. In fact, it hardly improves on its predecessor outside the aesthetics department. You get the same massive but fairly low-res 5.7-inch HD display, an unknown quad-core 1.2 GHz processor under the hood, the same 13MP rear-facing camera as certain G4 Stylus variants, 3,000 mAh battery, expandable 16GB storage space, and 4G LTE connectivity. When you think about it a little though, you realize accommodating ...

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    It was just about a year ago that Google decided to move beyond developing smartphone software, delivering smartphone services, and selling smartphone hardware to complete its cradle-to-the-grave package of mobile offerings with its own cellular service, launching the Project Fi MVNO. But while anyone can sign up for a Gmail account or buy a Nexus phone, it's been much trickier to make Google your cellular provider, both due to the limited amount of hardware that supports Project Fi's network-hopping wizardry, as well as Google's desire to limit the total number of Fi users with the help ...

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    It’s been almost three months since the last time we saw the aging but powerful and beautiful LG Watch Urbane discounted, and even then, you only had a few hours to act. Hopefully, you didn’t, because the circular Android Wear timepiece is now cheaper than ever before on eBay. No shadiness included, as you’re looking at doing business with buydig, a 98.8 percent trusted retailer, and a US warranty is also part of the deal. A $180 deal, FYI, no matter if you’d like your Watch Urbane coated in silver or gold. Obviously, supplies must be limited, and at the time of this writing, there ...

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    Nikkei's Chinese branch publication is reporting that Apple will switch its iPhones from LCD panels to OLED ones starting in 2017 following the signage of a reported deal between the company, LG and Samsung, worth up to $12 billion. Cupertino will apparently have enough inventory to build them into a theoretical iPhone 7s. Other reports have suggested a 2018 or, in KGI's case, a 2019 switch-over. But Nikkei claims that Apple is in a rush to keep sales growth going as it has not been doing too well with iPhone 6s inventory and would need a major aspect tweak in order to get through another ...

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    Ricoh might have taken the lead in the 360° camera vertical with its Theta S. Samsung sidled up to MWC with the Gear 360 with a built-in tripod holding the the device up. But for extreme portability, we ought to give the crown to the LG 360 CAM. The Google Street View team has. It has certified the 360 CAM and has given it API access on the Google Street View app to be able to upload raw images and movies straight into the app — no need to convert the file. The product is first to get the accreditation. With the 16-megapixel 360° images and 5.1 surround sound recording for spherical ...

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    Having second thoughts on what to get? Do you really just need a cheap, capable phone? Well, if you're a firm believer of the philosophy that last year's top-tier phones are this year's mid-rangers, you might just be satisfied right here. T-Mobile has put the scissors to the price tag on the LG G4, now only charging $350 for a device that will be superseded by the LG G5 introduced at MWC in Barcelona. That's better than a 40 percent cut from its original price and another $100 off from when the G4 was first discounted when the LG V10 was introduced to T-Mobile. While you may not have a ...

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    Smartphone trends are really interesting to watch. We get a lot of feedback from our readers. We get a ton of comments on our videos. There's an idea that people spend their money based on merit, a rational analysis of pros and cons. If you ask a general consumer why they bought the phone they did, they can usually justify the purchase, but were those the actual reasons that convinced them to spend their money? For Western tech fans, the first big fight of the year will land between LG and Samsung. Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 will be a ridiculously common article and video title, and we'll likely ...

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    Almost every major tech company tasks a unit to head a search for the next vertical that said company can infiltrate and dominate. Yes, Alphabet pretty much has that down-pat, but whether it's called an "innovation center" or a "creative lab," it's there somewhere within the beasts. Enter Drew Bamford, VP of the Creative Labs at HTC. Remember that big three-pronged lifestyle push fronted by the Re Camera, the Valve co-opted Vive and the Grip that got turned into the Under Armour Healthbox? A lot of that likely had to go through, if not start at the labs. And while the MWC talk he gave ...

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