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LG G6 Pro, G6 Plus to herald new “premium derivative” line

LG G6 Pro, G6 Plus to herald new “premium derivative” line

LG's strategy for its premium smartphones have so far been simple. The "G" launches in the first half of the year followed by the "V". While LG does sometimes launch phones reusing a popular "G" model, those are all mid-range or lower devices. You can kiss that simple system goodbye soon. Korean media reports that LG is planning to start a new trend of having "premium derivative" models, starting with an LG G6 Plus and LG G6 Pro, while, at the same time, consolidating its entry-level phones under a single X+number scheme.

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LG Pay finally launches, in Korea only for now

LG Pay finally launches, in Korea only for now

While many mobile and contactless payment systems are folding from immense pressure and competition from giants, LG is boldly and belatedly pushing forward with a system that has been years in the making and perhaps a year or two too late. LG Pay has finally broken cover and, naturally, it is launching first in its home court. The LG Pay that is rolling out today, however, is a far cry from the its original vision and looks more like a Samsung Pay clone than anything else.

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ICVR aims to standardize the VR universe with USB-C

ICVR aims to standardize the VR universe with USB-C

An establishment was formed this week called ICVR, working with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality over USB-C. That means that the content will reach a headset - reach the eyes of the consumer - through a USB-C cord using the DisplayPort standard. Much like we saw with LG's most recent VR headset, users would be made just a little bit more free than they'd been in the past.

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LG V10 gets Android Nougat in Korea, global rollout coming

LG V10 gets Android Nougat in Korea, global rollout coming

LG has recently been rather proud of how quick it is to bring the latest Android updates to its phones. But, truth be told, just like any other OEM, that's really only true for for its latest model or two. Case in point is the late 2015 LG V10, still well within the customary 2-year support period. It is only now that LG's first "second screen" phone is getting its Nougat update, and even then only up to Android 7.0.

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LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in US via AT&T

LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in US via AT&T

LG has announced that its latest X-series smartphone, the LG X Venture, is launching in the United States through AT&T. This handset is designed for 'active lifestyles' and others who require a rugged phone capable of withstanding demanding use. The LG X Venture, among other things, is MIL-STD 810G tested and includes things like a waterproof design able to handle submersion in up to 1.5m of water for up to half an hour at a time.

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LG V30 could use this patent for a bezel-less second screen

LG V30 could use this patent for a bezel-less second screen

The bezel-less wars are on. Even Apple might be joining the fray, though perhaps delayed. Xiaomi fired the opening salvo, and LG quickly followed suit. It was, however, perhaps shoved to a corner by the Samsung Galaxy S8. If, however, LG manages to use this recently unearthed patent, it could get back in the running. The patent shows a smartphone that seems like a mix of the G6 and the V30, combining a nearly all-screen front and a second screen.

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LG Stylo 3 PLUS arrives on T-Mobile

LG Stylo 3 PLUS arrives on T-Mobile

Nope, still not a Galaxy Note killer. Earlier this year, LG revealed the Stylo 3 pictured above that, like other Stylos, or Styluses, before it, offered a thin but still capacitive stylus inside a mid-range phablet. Four months later, LG is raising the bar just a little bit higher. A very, very little bit. The LG Stylo 3 PLUS, which is now available on T-Mobile, retains much of the same specs as the earlier model, but now with a Full HD display instead of just HD.

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LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

The LG Watch Sport smartwatch designed for Verizon Wireless has been cancelled, leaving those who preordered with questions and disappointment. Verizon has confirmed the cancellation and has removed all of the product pages from its website, though LG itself doesn't appear to have issued any statements on the matter; the maker likewise removed the Verizon variant from its own website. Customers who preordered aren't being left entirely empty-handed, however.

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LG G6 Unlocked version release date today for most carriers

LG G6 Unlocked version release date today for most carriers

There's a new version of the LG G6 available as of this morning, one without a lock on it. This unlocked LG G6 is the first able to work with all major US carriers interchangeably. That includes GSM and CDMA carriers, the top three in the USA including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. This version of the device is the "North American Variant" of the unlocked phone, and includes mostly identical specs to that of the carrier editions.

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LG X power2 begins to roll out with its giant battery

LG X power2 begins to roll out with its giant battery

LG has just launched a new smartphone and, no, it doesn't have "G6" in its name. Announced at MWC 2017, the LG X power2 draws its heritage instead from last year's X-phones. Just like the X-Men that LG tries to tie up with, each LG X exhibits a single distinct feature inspired by a flagship feature. The LG X power takes its name not from processing power but from battery power. And like its predecessor, the X power2 boasts of an extra generous battery pack inside its otherwise "normal-sized" body.

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43-inch LG 4K monitor crams four 1080p displays in one

43-inch LG 4K monitor crams four 1080p displays in one

When you have a huge monitor, like 42.5 inches huge, you'll probably never run out of space. In fact, you might actually run out of content sooner instead. That might be a lot of wasted screen real estate, especially when you have a 4K resolution. The upcoming LG 43UD79-B solves that problem by allowing users to put up to four displays in a grid, with each display showing content from a different source.

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LG G6 mini might be coming soon

LG G6 mini might be coming soon

LG isn't one to shy from reusing a hit brand for devices that almost have little to do with the original. We've seen that in the various models bearing the G3 and G4 names, though, curiously, not the G5, which turned out to be a flop. So the rumors that there would be an LG G6 mini isn't exactly shocking. What's pleasantly surprising, if the tip is indeed accurate, is that the miniature flagship will at least bear the G6's defining feature: its 18:9 screen.

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