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LG Wing teased as first phone in new Explorer Project lineup

LG Wing teased as first phone in new Explorer Project lineup

You have to hand it to LG. Even in the face of years of disappointing quarterly smartphone sales, the company hasn't given up on taking risks to bring innovative and sometimes out of this world ideas to the market. It was rumored to have one such phone in the works but now that is no longer a rumor. As part of its teaser for an announcement in two weeks, it presents a new Explorer Project whose first incarnation is unambiguously what has so far been called the LG Wing.

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LG virtual IFA 2020 exhibit goes live for a virtual audience

LG virtual IFA 2020 exhibit goes live for a virtual audience

IFA 2020 is still happening this year but in a very different way. With limited slots for both exhibitors and attendees, many companies thought it a better to just hold their own events outside of Messe Berlin. LG definitely embraced the opportunity to provide an even more interactive experience than it could in the physical world. That is, of course, through the magic of the Internet, web browsers, and a dash of game technology, all mixed together to bring to life an LG IFA exhibit like never before.

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LG CineBeam 4K UHD smart projector can adjust to the room’s brightness

LG CineBeam 4K UHD smart projector can adjust to the room’s brightness

If you've always wanted a large screen in your living room but never had the space or the budget for a gigantic flat screen (or curved) TV, a laser projector has always been a potential alternative. That is until you realize that, unlike a TV, projectors are often at the mercy of the amount of the light in the room. Of you'd have to either darken the room or max out the projector's brightness, often manually and with much inconvenience. Not anymore, promises LG, with its new 4K CineBeam projector that adds some smarts to do all that for you.

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LG Wing rotating second screen is shaping up to be quite interesting

LG Wing rotating second screen is shaping up to be quite interesting

Although it seems to have trouble selling its phones, LG arguably has no qualms taking risks in making very interesting ones. From the curved LG G Flex "banana phone" to the modular LG G5 to the recent generation of dual screen cases, the company has admittedly released impressive phones in the past years. It seems that LG will be at it again with the rather odd "LG Wing" and recent leaks are painting a picture of an eccentric phone that might actually be interesting and, more importantly, affordable.

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LG PuriCare is an air purifier you can wear over your face

LG PuriCare is an air purifier you can wear over your face

Face masks, despite the controversy surrounding them in some countries, have come in shorter supply due to the ongoing pandemic. Even more worrying is the quality of masks, especially homemade ones, and the growing number of masks being disposed of improperly. At its virtual IFA 2020 exhibit next month, LG will show off PuriCare, its solution which, as you might expect, is a bit of a smart device designed to purify the air you breathe in and wear almost like a post-apocalyptic but still stylish face mask.

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LG Wing with rotating second display leaked to show its usefulness

LG Wing with rotating second display leaked to show its usefulness

There has been quite a number of takes on the size problems of screens, from foldables like the Galaxy Z Flip 2 and Motorola Razr to dual screens like the Surface Duo. Leave it to LG, however, to come up with something so far ahead of its time that it sounds almost ridiculous. That is the likely fate that the LG Wing will meet in about two months, even when its practical utility is demonstrated by this leaked hands-on video.

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LG Velvet 5G UW on Verizon is pretty and pretty expensive

LG Velvet 5G UW on Verizon is pretty and pretty expensive

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Surface Duo may be hogging the spotlight in both good and bad ways but they aren't the only non-conventional smartphones around. LG is working to remind everyone that its smooth Velvet, at least in name, is also available and at a fraction of that price. It's still more than half the price of Microsoft's first true smartphone even if you opt to buy the phone from Verizon who is offering it for $100 more than other carriers.

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Verizon’s cheapest 5G phone may soon be LG’s

Verizon’s cheapest 5G phone may soon be LG’s

The least expensive 5G-capable smartphone carried by Verizon right this minute is a Samsung Galaxy. There's the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW, as put on sale earlier today, hundreds of dollars cheaper than the next-most-inexpensive 5G phone on the carrier. The LG Q92 5G may soon take that title. Images leaked today suggest the new mid-range smartphone from LG could be the key to LG's late 2020 success in the United States.

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Nreal Light AR glasses launch bundled with Galaxy Note 20 5G

Nreal Light AR glasses launch bundled with Galaxy Note 20 5G

If you're any kind of an augmented or mixed reality enthusiast, you might now finally have a reason to buy Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20. That is, if you leave in South Korea. Almost like a proverbial unicorn, AR glasses that don't look like bulky headsets have repeatedly been promised but never delivered, that is until now. Nreal, who promised to democratize mixed reality gear, is finally launching its Light smart glasses but with a couple of caveats, including spending more than $1,300 for the experience.

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LG Velvet advertises active stylus support on Galaxy Note 20 debut

LG Velvet advertises active stylus support on Galaxy Note 20 debut

Samsung has traditionally had the monopoly of phones with active styluses, though Huawei at one point was able to launch one that was compatible with the other kind of battery-powered Wacom-enabled pens that Samsung's Galaxy Note phones didn't use. LG does have its only line of stylus-toting devices but those are pretty much just thin counterparts of regular passive styluses you can easily buy on the cheap. The mid-range LG Velvet, however, is different and LG is making sure the public knows about its less advertised powers and it's not really being subtle about pitting it against the more expensive Galaxy Note 20.

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LG foldable and rollable screens are on display this week

LG foldable and rollable screens are on display this week

Samsung may have the lion's share of attention when it comes to its foldable screen in the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip but it is hardly the only display company playing around with the screens of the future. Although it hasn't launched any commercial product yet, LG has long been showing off its flexible screens that even go beyond simple folding or even bending. At this year's online version of the Society for Information Display conference, LG will be showcasing no less than four such applications in its "Unlimited Design Freedom Zone" that might make you wish you could actually be there.

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Apple is about to shake up the OLED world

Apple is about to shake up the OLED world

LG Display has been given the rare chance to take on competitor Samsung in a major way, a new report claims, with Apple allegedly tapping the company to produce millions of OLED panels for its upcoming iPhone models. Apple is expected to introduce an iPhone lineup that features OLED screens across the line, resulting in increased demand for this component. Assuming the report is accurate, LG Display will increase its production in a massive way to meet this need.

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