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LG G5 “Lite” with Snapdragon 652 is real but still coming

LG G5 “Lite” with Snapdragon 652 is real but still coming

Considering the past two years, it's not actually surprising for LG to put out different smartphone models all bearing the same name as its flagship but with specs all over the place. What is rather unusual, however, is for it to have a flagship variant that differs only in CPU and RAM. But that is precisely the case with the so-called LG G5 "Lite" that will be making its way, perhaps exclusively, to Latin American markets. Similar in almost everything else, this variant differs by running on a Snapdragon 652 instead of the 820.

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Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG Electronics to produce OLED TVs. Bang & Olufsen, of course, will be handling the audio part of things, with the company saying it will “focus on its unique competencies within design, acoustics and smart home integration within TV development.” LG will be contributing its OLED technology into the mix, and the first result of the collaboration, an OLED TV, will be available next year.

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LG G5 pre-orders kick off at US Cellular March 28

LG G5 pre-orders kick off at US Cellular March 28

Earlier this month we heard that the launch date for the LG G5 would be in early April. US Cellular has now confirmed its launch date for the device and the launch is coming April 1. Pre-orders for the device will start on March 28 and on April 1; the smartphone will be in stores for purchase. US Cellular also notes that LG Friends, a suite of companion devices for the G5 will land in stores in mid-April.

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LG K8, K5 almost complete LG’s new K budget family

LG K8, K5 almost complete LG’s new K budget family

At CES 2016 right at the start of the year, LG revealed its new K line. Like some of its other smartphone families, like the L series before it, the K series is marketed as affordable handsets that won't make your wallets bleed. Unlike those other smartphones, however, LG is positioning the LG K line to have at least palatable cameras. We've seen the K10, K7, and K4 make their way to the press since then. Now the family is nearly complete, with the announcement of the K8 and K5 coming to markets this week.

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LG Stylus 2 smartphone first to support DAB+

LG Stylus 2 smartphone first to support DAB+

LG has rolled out a new smartphone that is the first to support Digital Audio Broadcasting. That means that users will be able to listen to digital radio transmissions for free directly from their smartphones. The smartphone is called the LG Stylus 2 and the first locations to be able to purchase the device will be Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and the UK.

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LG G5 U.S. launch date set for early April

LG G5 U.S. launch date set for early April

LG may have revealed its G5 flagship a few hours before Samsung, but it will be launching its hero smartphone much later. Samsung has already begun the rollout of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the US. LG, on the other hand, is announcing that the LG G5 will only be landing in stores sometime in early April, no specific date given. It won't be arriving alone, however, as the "Friends of G5" modules and accessories will also be hitting stores around that time.

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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Today we're delivering a battle between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its most-viewed and/or most battle-requested smartphones on the market. That'll be the LG G5, which also isn't out on the market yet, the Galaxy S6 - the predecessor to the S7, and the iPhone. In this case we're pairing the device up with the iPhone 6S, since we don't yet know what'll be coming with the iPhone 7. For now we'll have to settle with the devices that are the best either on the market today or will be very, very soon.

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LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

Google Street View might just get a bit more crowded. Which is probably a good thing considering how much the hype around it has more or less died over the past year or so. The emergence of 360-degree cameras could very mark a new phase in Street View's life, particularly with user-uploaded content. LG, however, has gotten an edge over those, having its newly unveiled 360 CAM certified by Google itself. This practically means that users will be able to upload Street View-like images directly, no pre-processing or editing required.

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

As fast as MWC 2016 arrived, so did the dust around it settle. Now that we have room for a bit of a breather (thanks to the distractions of virtual and augmented reality), we can stake stock at the spoils of war. You've heard the spiels, you've read the impressions. Now it's time to pass judgment. Which flagship tickles your fancy, enough for you to put down a few hundred bucks to buy one. Usually, smartphones are so similar that it's harder to choose between them. This year, however, Samsung and LG have drawn the line a bit more clearly to make things both a bit easier to some extent.

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GameFly and LG team to stream cloud-based console games to TVs

GameFly and LG team to stream cloud-based console games to TVs

LG has announced that it has teamed up with GameFly for a new game streaming service that will shoot console quality video games to owners of some of its webOS enabled Smart TVs. The streaming will happen via a special GameFly app that will launch in late April in the US. With the app installed, LG Smart TV owners will be able to access premium console gaming content on the LG OLED and LCD/LED TVs running webOS.

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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is coming to a close, and this year it's been more than just smartphones making their pitch as virtual reality in all shapes and sizes carve out a chunk of the mobile space. Devices and platforms that blur the distinction between what's real and what's digital are finally - with the help of potent processors and innovative hardware - reaching the point where they're convincing enough, not to mention affordable enough, to make a splash in the mass market. Read on for SlashGear's Best of MWC 2016 award winners.

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