LG has announced that their latest LG F Series phone – the LG F70 – will be available exclusively from Optus, with full access to both their 1800MHz as well as the 4G Plus networks, from their Yes Optus stores, telesales or online. The LG F Series phones are LG’s budget line of LTE compatible phones, which offer a great looking handset, with good performance and connection speed but with a reduced price tag. Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing for LG Electronics Australia says The F70 epitomises LG’s commitment to offering customers optimised performance, beautiful design and a superior user[Read More...]
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The second of the LG L Series III phones we expected to see this year, has shown up on the LG Australia website. The L40, is the lower end version of the L70, which launched exclusively on Optus early last month. The L40 brings with it the major software features that the higher end handsets contain software wise, such as Knock Code, Guest Mode and Plug and Pop but packed into a smaller and slightly less powerful, but more compact body, with a lower price tag to match. Hardware wise, the L40 will be coming with : 3.5” Screen 1.2GHz[Read More...]
The LG G3 has seen a lot of traction from Android, and indeed phone fans the world over. LG hasn’t yet managed a simultaneous launch of their flagship phone, beginning in their home market Korea and rolling out to other markets, till it reaches our shores on August 4th. But that strategy has worked well for them at home, where reports are coming in that they’ve sold 100,000 units in just 5 days. According to the Korea Times, LG has been selling between 25,000 and 30,000 G3′s a day, since it launched. This number is almost triple what the G2[Read More...]
The announcement of the LG G3 last week showed the entire world, that LG has decided to really up their game this year. With absolutely top notch specs, class leading hardware and new look software, there’s a big chance that LG could really be leading the field with the G3. So, with great pleasure, we took the opportunity to check out the LG G3 in person today at LG’s headquarters in Sydney. As mentioned, the G3 contains class leading specs: a 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) screen, 2.5GHz Krait 400 MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with[Read More...]
The LG G3 has only just been announced, and is still not expected to reach our shores (officially) till August, but it seems that a ‘mini’ version of LG’s latest flagship is already in the works, and will be launched as the LG-D722. The phone comes with specs that we have come to expect of a ‘mini’ version of a flagship. The G3 Mini looks to include a 4.5″ Screen, 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 5MP Camera and 2100mAh battery. GforGames notes that the phone will be launched in Europe with the LGD722 model, but an LGD728 model[Read More...]
If you’re in the mood for a bit of fun, and want to win a cool prize, then check out Optus’ new PhoneTrap competition. Optus have partnered up with LG to give away an LG G Flex – the world’s first curved, flexible phone. To win, you’ll need to upload a picture of yourself or a friend/family member ‘trapped in your phone’ to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag the Optus Instagram account (optusofficial), Twitter page, or facebook page along with adding the #PhoneTrap hashtag. The LG G Flex is a pretty decent device, at least I thought it was[Read More...]
A new video that appeared overnight, is claiming to show off the new boot animation for the upcoming LG G Watch. The source of the leak, a Twitter account by the name @upleaks, has posted a full system dump from the watch which includes backgrounds, watch faces, status cards and of course the boot animation. LG G Watch System Dump;;;you can download from here https://t.co/qZo46aUBNM — UpLeaks (@upleaks) June 3, 2014 As you can see the from the video of the boot animation below, it mainly focuses on the use of the blue, yellow, green and red from the Google[Read More...]
After releasing a smartphone with a 5.5 inch QHD display, LG has announced they will be demoing a 6 inch QHD panel at next weeks Society for Information Displays (SID) Displays Week in San Francisco. The 6 inch QHD display will feature a pixel density of 491 ppi which is higher than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (432 ppi) and the HTC One M8 (441 ppi). The LG G3 broke the 500 ppi barrier coming in at 534 ppi but LG still want to lift the bar higher. During an interview with a senior researcher at LG Display, it came to[Read More...]
The LG G Flex and the LG Vu 3 successors are due for release in the second half of 2014. During the LG G3 London based globally broadcast unveiling, LG executives at a briefing in Seoul, Korea are reported to have said that the company is projecting the second half of 2014 for the release of the LG G Flex 2 and the LG Vu 4. The LG G Flex along with Samsung Galaxy Round were the first true curved screened smartphones released but they never really took off here in Australia – although Daniel loved the G Flex when[Read More...]
Mobicity has just launched their pre-orders for the phone which was launched by LG yesterday morning. The phone will launch here in Australia on all three major carriers, as well as outright from retailers in August, but at this stage, LG Australia has only confirmed that the ‘Metallic Black’ coloured phone will be available. Mobicity are taking pre-orders for the phone in three colours – Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold – but so far there’s no mention of the Moon Violet or Burgundy Red variants. The phone will set you back $799.95 + shipping – which is available[Read More...]
Welcome to episode 114 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at some product launches – our local Chromecast launch and the worldwide (except Australia) LG G3 launch! Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Chromecast launches in Australia LG G3 launch OnePlus update Secret comes to Android Foxtel Go on Nexus 5 – and Nexus 7 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Stitcher Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or leave a comment below.
Right on the heels of today’s launch of the LG G3, we’re starting to details emerge about Australian availability of LG’s new hotness. We haven’t heard from LG directly yet (we’re told a statement is coming), but Telstra is first out of the gate with an announcement. We’ll update this post as we hear back from other carriers. Telstra The carrier advised in a blog post on their Exchange site that the phone will be available in stores from August 2014, but that’s all the specifics you’re getting so far – pricing and pre-sale dates will be announced in the[Read More...]
LG has this morning in an event, streamed live to the world, announced their latest flagship, the LG G3. The phone has of course made an appearance in so many leaks over the last few weeks that there wasn’t much to find out about the new phone, but there were a few bits and pieces that LG had up their sleeve. The LG G3 was officially introduced by Dr Ramchan Woo, head of LG’s Smartphone division. He spoke briefly on how the LG G3 has been designed with the focus on ‘simple’. Hardware wise, the LG G3 will have :[Read More...]