At IFA 2014 next week, LG will be on a roll not just with mobile devices but with its TV and display business. Following the announcements of several of its new units over the past few weeks, the manufacturer has just announced the start of pre-orders for its newest pair of curved OLED TVs, claimed to be the first in the market to sport 4K resolutions using this display technology.
LG's next smartwatch, the LG G Watch R, is set to make its debut at IFA 2014, a freshly-revealed video teaser has confirmed, with a circular design to directly challenge Motorola's wearable. The watch, expected to run Android Wear just as is the case with the existing LG G Watch, is for the most party a mystery in terms of features, but does push LG's design language far further in the direction of more traditional timepieces.
IFA doesn't kick off until early September, but LG can't keep its secrets to itself, and so we've had an early look at the new L Fino and L Bello entry- and mid-level smartphones. Borrowing design elements from handsets like the LG G3, such as the rear button cluster, but skipping things like 4G and the clever laser autofocus system, the two new phones begin shipping this month.
If you've ever felt the urge to turn a wall, or any flat surface for that matter, into your own big screen, then LG has you covered. Its new Bluetooth MiniBeam PW700 projector is being billed as your own personal cinema on the go and now comes with Bluetooth to make audio streaming a breeze.
LG has taken the wraps off its new Music Flow speakers, as well as a new sound bar, network bridge, and an app that can be used to control it all. The setup provides audiophiles with mobile control over their home's audio arrangement, and includes things like recommended playlists based on the user's preferences.
LG's G Watch may only have been on the market since July, but the company is already readying a new LG G Watch 2 for IFA 2014 next month, sources suggest. The new model is said to use an OLED touchscreen rather than the LCD of the first-gen smartwatch, addressing criticisms that the display was less vivid than that of its Samsung Gear Live rival.
LG really loves its 21:9 ratios. After announcing the 29-inch 29V940 Cine View all-in-one computer early this month, the Korean manufacturer is outing yet another monitor with that same "ultrawide" size. This time, however, not only is the LG 34UC97 not a full computer, it is also being advertised as the world's first 21:9 ultrawide curved monitor.
Curved OLED TVs may be the future of home entertainment, but traditionally they've hardly been affordable, something LG seems keen to change with its latest set. Headed out to stores this month, the 55EC9300 not only comes in at 55-inches of Full HD in a set that's only 4.5mm at its thinnest, it's also LG's cheapest curved OLED, at $3,499.
LG "accidentally" leaked the existence of, or at least plans for, a stylus-wielding G3 Stylus. Naturally, everyone immediately started to note, no pun intended, its supposed rivalry with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. If you have been keeping your hopes up that this would be the case, you might unfortunately find the latest leaks discouraging, portraying a smartphone that won't really be able to stand up to Samsung's equivalent.