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    LG wants to come to MWC to "play" for the first time in a long time, especially when we're talking "G" models. And with the G5 comes its share of leaks, including a surprise switch-up in design language, a battery trap door, and two optical portholes on the back. We're now getting a good glance and how some of those changes will actuate, thanks to a Droid Life insider source. [gallery columns="4" ids="461584,461585,461586,461587"]   There's a "NOT FOR SALE" sticker along with a bunch of other overexposed stickers and a nice little blue one. A previous picture of the G5's back, supposedly ...

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    Why in the world would anyone buy the “ancient” LG G4 mere weeks ahead of its sequel’s expected introduction? Well, for one thing, the 5.5-incher doesn’t show its age at all, running contemporary Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Asia, Europe, and at least on one US carrier. That same operator wants to cut you a phenomenal deal through Monday January 25, taking a “minimum” of $200 off the G4’s current list price with any trade-in of a working handheld. Some phones will obviously net you higher discounts, but based on Sprint’s wording, we presume the least you’re going to get ...

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    "Life's good... especially when you've got a flagship smartphone from LG in your pocket." With the LG G5's formal announcement expected to be made at MWC 2016 in Barcelona next month, the rumor-mill is in full force, churning out leaks-a-plenty. Leaks and rumors are one thing, and we could add our voice to an already growing choir of anonymous sources, educated guesses, and outright speculation. Instead, let's take a look at some of LG's past offerings and where other players in the industry are today, then come up with five things LG needs to do to make the G5's launch a success. ...

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    LG is currently in the process of working with all of its partner carriers to update G3 and G4 phones to Android 6.0 over the past couple of months. The company's latest premium smartphone launched on T-Mobile on October 30 — 25 days after the original Android Marshmallow images hit Nexus devices — with Android 5.1.1. We assumed, but had no guarantee that the V10 would eventually get the upgrade. But T-Mobile has confirmed that it and LG and starting the process for the device. The V10, along with the G3, G4 and G Stylo are in T-Mobile's Android Marshmallow update stable. No push ...

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    The twists and turns of the path of Nexus came to a head last year with two phones from different manufacturers — one a Google favorite, the other a rising star. Trade winds blew in word that a troubled legacy phonesmaker would be making both of this year's Nexus smartphone entries. Noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has tracked down "alleged" HTC Nexus device codenames. Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55 — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016 There's little precedent for this codename format in both Nexus and HTC phone portfolios. As far as Android devices ...

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    If you followed Pocketnow's CES 2016 coverage, you'll know that LG didn't follow up last year's G Flex 2 with a third-generation sequel. That's a shame, because it likely would have been the star of the show, at least from a smartphone perspective. For two generations, the G Flex line has brought the most futuristic features LG has to offer, including them not in a reference design or engineering prototype, but in a consumer smartphone available to everyday people. With the LG G5 rumored for MWC 2016 in Barcelona next month, here's a few features I'm hoping make the jump from the ...

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    Cobalt. It doesn't just strike your eyes with a certain pitch of blue: it's a key component of our smartphones' lithium-ion batteries. But it seems that the labor used to obtain this mineral has been poorly regulated. And Amnesty International is implicating Apple and Samsung — both companies having their own shares of labor problems — as well as Sony, Microsoft, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Lenovo and eight other multinationals for being complacent to child labor in their supply chains. All of those manufacturers, while they don't necessarily share battery providers nor battery part providers, do ...

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    We're coming up on just a month away from LG's MWC event, and while the company has yet to out and say “we'll be there with the G5,” it's sure been hinting strongly that could be a possibility, most recently with execs supposedly talking about plans for a flagship announcement. When we do finally see the G5 go official, what kind of design can we expect? A new leak attempts to give us maybe our best overview of the phone's construction yet, showing a slim, tall build, that steps away from one of the most iconic G-series components. Last month we took a look at a leak that painted the ...

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    This is far from the most exciting development on the LG G5 speculation front of late, but in case you needed further confirmation the handheld was real and coming soon, a trusted Hungarian website unearthed its model number and OS version it runs in pre-release testing. No surprises in either department, as the G5 closely follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, with an H830 inside designation. The LG G4, mind you, was also known as H810 or H815. In terms of software, the smartphone that isn’t afraid of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is already on Android 6.0, so it should definitely launch ...

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    While it wouldn’t exactly be fair to call the LG G4 a box-office lemon, the leather-clad 5.5-incher was expected to build on its predecessor’s success, and help its creators make last year’s manufacturer top five, which wasn’t ultimately the case. It’s back to square one for LG now, as the V10 might be exceeding expectations, but not in such a spectacular way to justify a G5 launch months after the Samsung Galaxy S7. Instead, the company’s highly anticipated full-metal flagship should debut at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress next month, directly “taking on” its fiercest ...

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    Although LG technically killed the Optimus brand a long time ago, Verizon seems to reckon the name is still worth something to a cash-strapped American audience, charging $70 for the just-released LG Optimus Zone 3. That’s $70 off-contract, obviously, with no catches or strings attached, aside from mandatory activation on a prepaid plan setting you back at least an additional $30 a month. While very rich and diverse, Big Red’s prepaid roster doesn’t feature another device available as cheap as the Zone 3, even the modest second-gen Moto E fetching $80. It therefore goes without ...

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    Update: The podcast is available for direct download on this page right now! It'll also be hitting the RSS feeds (ergo, your podcatcher) at 3:00am ET on January 17. Enjoy! The comfortable Airbnb with the log burning in the fireplace is gone, as are the dry sandwiches and free coffee of the press room. We're back in our respective cities following the crazy hallway podcasting days of CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big 'ole post-Vegas beard. And now that you're caught up with where we're sitting ... we're gonna catch you up with what's new in ...

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    Even if we're talking about some low-end phones here, we give LG credit for at least dignifying them with comparatively nicer looks. We had our hands on the K7 and K10 back at CES 2016, but as it turns out, those two phones are going to be part of a series of five. We don't know any real details on the cost-value limbo game these phones play, especially with that LG K4. But we do know that the backs of that phone, along with the K5 and K8, will get the same kind of pearlescent-finished, woven-back patterns as seen on the K7 and K10. By the way, "specifications may vary depending on ...

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    LG's got its MWC 2016 press event on our calendars, starting the expo off with its “play begins” announcement on February 21. And when we received that save-the-date yesterday, we immediately took to speculating about what hardware could be on the slate. Clearly, the G5 is the big LG phone to look forward to, but we wouldn't get it as early as MWC … would we? While tempted to dismiss that idea at the time, we're now giving it a hard second look, after hearing that LG's confirmed plans to reveal a “major smartphone” at its MWC event. Back in 2014, LG brought us the G3 in late May. ...

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    In a year when many Android flagship manufacturers clamped down on expandable storage, and delivered their handsets with non-removable internal batteries, LG stood out as a company bucking that trend, giving us a G4 that not only improved on its predecessor in some significant ways, but did so without skimping on such “power user” features. As we look forward to this year's G5, we're already hearing about some interesting new developments that LG could have in store on the hardware side of things, including a V10-style secondary display, dual-lens main camera, and a so-called Magic ...

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    The “if” of the AMOLED iPhone equation no longer feels like a question mark, as the display technology is definitely the industry’s future (and for the most part, current) gold standard, but the “when” and the “who” remain largely up in the air. What’s etched in stone is this year’s new iPhones, the 7, 7 Plus and 6c, 7c or 5e, will continue to use IPS LCD panels, with Apple still working on component-producing partnerships and funding for said collaborators to ramp up their mass-manufacturing capabilities and modernize their equipment. Never a fan of an ...

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    Between the recently launched V10 and no doubt approaching G5, the LG G4 probably dropped off the radar of most Android power users, despite its looks, hardware and software retaining their appeal even today, a full nine months after the 5.5-incher’s commercial release. A nice discount off the unlocked price should nonetheless help the leather-clad beast return to the spotlight, at least for the 24-hour duration of this compelling B&H Photo Video deal. Well, 18 hours and counting at the time of this writing. The US electronics retailer, which primarily specializes in imaging products ...

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    It may have only been a few days since we were braving the convention floor at Las Vegas to bring you all the news out of CES 2016, but by now that's all in the past, man. Right now we're looking forward with intent as we focus our coverage on the spread of new hardware that promises to descend on Barcelona as we get ready to attend Mobile World Congress 2016, scheduled to begin on February 22. If you were a little disappointed by the flagship-level action coming out of CES, MWC looks ready to make up for that oversight, with long-anticipated hardware from some of our favorite OEMs likely ...

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    Smartphone sales come and go. Stay on top of things by following the latest alerts and keeping your eye out for a good deal, and you might just save a bundle on that new phone you've been lusting after – but all that deal-watching can be a lot of work. So while we absolutely love to bring you news of the hottest current deals, there's something extra nice about being to tell you about a permanent price cut: no limited-time offer, no special restrictions to consider – just a new, lower price, from here on out. The Nexus 5X may be just over three months old at this point, but Google's ...

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    Who said budget-friendly Android devices have to go unnoticed and cater only to people unconcerned with fashion? Definitely not LG, as the recently unveiled K7 and K10 handhelds aim to stand out with now iconic physical rear buttons, as well as an overall new “glossy pebble” design language, 2.5D curved glass, and “intricate woven pattern” to the back cover that improves grip. Granted, the two are nowhere near as robust as, say, the Xiaomi Redmi 3, with an all-plastic build on deck, but for their price points, the K-series road-openers clearly look special. Following last week’s ...

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    What's there to a name anymore? Just a letter and a number and you're all set, right? Well, each unit kinda sorta really matters. In this case, LG has decided to bump off the "L" and "F" letters for its mid-range models this year and is adding something more than just a "V" to its vocabulary: K. What's up with the K7 and K10? Well, both have pretty middling specs, but modernized design standards. And if you or someone you know is looking for a decent phone in 2016 on a tight budget, you might want to consider at least the K7 for T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Find out more in our hands-on video ...

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    While CES 2016 is focused on the new, fresh and up-to-the-minute excitement in electronics, there's always a "new to you" component to it. LG gave us a couple of new mid-range phones for us to talk about here in the US. But LG is also shipping up a relatively old friend to new lands. That old friend is the V10, available in Korea, the US, China and Hong Kong and it soon will be in the UK, according to Pocket-lint. The V10 was initially promised for global distribution, but we don't know of any details from LG about other destinations and any time frames. We don't even know the time frame ...

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    Update: BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at the company's CES 2016 press conference that Sprint and Verizon will also have the Priv as well. Chen disclosed that AT&T had a 60-day exclusivity clause that has just expired. More from Chen in our Via link. Our original story is below. T-Mobile's been blazing on upwards for the past few years, though it's been getting majorly checked by competitors, regulators and watchdog groups in the past few months. Whatever you think about its deals and steals, its plans and services and how it operates all of the above, one thing that can make or ...

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    CES 2016 hasn't even officially started yet (that happens on January 6, today, depending on your time zone), but we've already seen a lot of cool things in Vegas on January 4. Of course, there are a lot of things we expect to see at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and a lot of things that will sadly be absent from the show floor. In case you missed something yesterday, here's a round-up of what happened on Day 1 (day zero, really). Acer Liquid Jade Primo Acer's Liquid Jade Primo isn't a stranger as the phone has been in the headlines before CES. However, we've learned that the ...

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    Update: Boost Mobile has announced that it will be selling the K7 as the Tribute 5 sometime this quarter. No details on specs, pricing nor availability. (Via) You want to see something other than refrigerators? We bet you do. How about some smartphones from LG? They're not exactly class-leading machines, though, but at least these phones invigorate the company's mid-range lineup with some refined design and decent core specs. But will these two K-series phones catch eyes in the budget market? That's what LG is hoping for as it introduces the K7 and K10. Both of them sport 2.5D Arc Glass ...

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