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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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    This was a big show. Rolling 360° video bots roamed the crowded grounds of Barcelona. Windows had a blitz of new products and they all didn't come from Microsoft. Alcatel loses its (One)Touch while Sony puts the Xperia Z line to snooze. Oh yeah, there are those two big phones we're talking about in the headline. You read it, didn't you? Or have you been hiding under a rock from the rumor surge leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Well, whatever the case, prepare to learn a lot more than you've already found in hands-on videos and develop a sense of cynicism ...

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    Plenty of smartphone manufacturers release what's nominally the same flagship smartphone equipped with different SoCs in different markets. Samsung just did it with the Galaxy S7, giving the phone either a Snapdragon 820 or the company's own Exynos 8890, and HTC's been rumored to do the same thing with the One M10, with a Snapdragon 820 powering the phone in most markets but a MediaTek version being available in Asia. Among the early-2016 Android heavyweights, that leaves LG as the odd man out – or does it? For while LG launched the G5 while mentioning only its Snapdragon 820 SoC, the ...

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    The Mobile World Congress is often about quality rather than quantity, so although we didn’t exactly see as many new gadgets unveiled in Barcelona this week as Las Vegas back in early January during CES, two of MWC 2016’s stars shine bright like diamonds. Much brighter than all your Jade Primos, Honor 5Xs, Alcatel Fierce XLs, Fitbit Blazes, Galaxy TabPro Ss, and so on and so forth. We mean, of course, the LG G5 (and its “Friends”), as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7 (alongside its jumbo-sized “edgy” sibling). Leveraging its stronger global brand and bigger marketing bucks, ...

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    Now that the default absence of the iconic Android app drawer on the LG G5 is clarified and has a simple workaround, it’s time to discuss another glaring software omission from both the modular 5.3-incher and its arch-rival, the waterproof 5.1-inch Galaxy S7. Unfortunately, this little inconvenience can’t be ironed out as easily, at least until the independent dev community gets their hands on the two phones. First things first, did you know that, in addition to Doze mode, Google Now on Tap and various security enhancements, Marshmallow brought a neat feature called Adoptable Storage ...

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    And so it begins. To be honest, we’re surprised it took so long for LG and Samsung to start the teasing games, but perhaps the Galaxy S7 makers were caught off guard by the G5’s modular design, while LG ran out of mocking ideas when noticing the microSD’s return. Bottom line, this may just be the most evenly matched flagship contest in recent memory, yet that didn’t ultimately stop the perennial underdog from coming up with a dubious comparison infographic. Apparently, the LG G5’s strong suits against the GS7 are its larger size, higher-megapixel rear camera and daylight mode. ...

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    LG has made its presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2016 with the announcement of its G5: a flagship that threatens to give even the Galaxy S7 a run for its money with some compelling, one-of-a-kind modular hardware. And while we're very excited to spend more time with the G5, it's not the only new smartphone LG's brought to Barcelona, and we also spotted a couple of those new X-series models hanging by in the wings, just waiting for a little hands-on action. We first saw LG announce the mid-range X cam and X screen one week before MWC, getting a head start on the torrent of phone ...

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    With a new flagship smartphone, some recent mid-rangers, and no shortage of high-end accessories, LG hit Barcelona with all cylinders firing, giving us one of the better spreads of MWC gear. That puts the manufacturer in a great spot for early 2016, but what will the rest of the year bring? An LG spokesman has been talking to the press about some of the company's plans, adding support to the idea of Google shaking up its Nexus program with new manufacturers and revisiting one of 2015's failures. LG's been responsible for Nexus phones three of the past four years, but this year we've been ...

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