Archive for the ‘LG’ Category

New arrival: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone arrives in Singapore

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Available starting 14 April from M1, Singtel, StarHub and LG authorised retailers at S$988. Read my review of the LG G6 here.

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February, the LG G6 has just been officially launched in Singapore.

Each purchase of the LG G6 comes with a free flip case worth S$58 while stocks last.

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Review: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone in Singapore

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The G6 is LG’S flagship smartphone sporting a sleek 18:9 aspect ratio, beefed up rear dual cameras and a stunning display all ready for HDR movies. Price in Singapore: S$988.

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My take: The LG G6 packs a large display in a compact body, and is a strong flagship offering that goes back to basics to strengthen usability. Its 18:9 aspect ratio introduces new flexibility in terms of screen layout and user friendliness. The G6 also makes it easy to share the good photos it takes on social media through tight integration in the user interface.

The LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 wide-screen aspect ratio.

The 2,880 x 1,440 pixels on-screen has a high resolution of 564ppi that’s similar to the 570ppi on its rival, the Samsung S8.

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The LG G6 was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 towards the end of February and will be officially launched in Singapore tomorrow. I have been trying out the G6 (pre-launch handset) to get a feel of the new smartphone.

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New arrival: LG V20 flagship phablet with Android 7 Nougat

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

LG has launched the V20 in Singapore, boasting strong multimedia performance for audiophiles and photographers. Available in Singapore (S$998) from 5 November.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material - AL6013 metal - which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material – AL6013 metal – which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The new LG V20 sports Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Steady Record 2.0, front and rear wide angle cameras.

LG also boasts that It is the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, featuring the new Google In Apps phone search function.

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The LG V20 has a 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display and emphasises on multimedia performances. It was launched in Singapore at Bar on 5 in the Orchard Mandarin Hotel.

The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience.

Key specifications of the LG V20 below.

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World’s largest OLED tunnel by LG at IFA 2016

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

One of the more impressive showcases at IFA this year was an OLED tunnel put up by LG, measuring 5m tall, 7.4m wide and 15m in length – and comprising 15m of OLED panels and 450 million pixels.

The awesome OLED tunnel provided a stunning and immersive viewing experience with deep black and vibrant colours.

The awesome OLED tunnel provided a stunning and immersive viewing experience with deep black and vibrant colours.

A total of 216 separate 55-inch curved OLED signage displays were assembled to create the structure comprising 447,897,600 pixels – that’s nearly half a billion – to display a collection of breathtaking scenes including Iceland’s Aurora Borealis, underwater ecosystems and deep space footage.

A video titled “From Black to Black” was produced by LG to include footage that accentuate the lifelike colors and the ability to recreate the miniscule details of life which LG’s OLED technology delivers.

The footage includes the black ocean with effervescent jellyfish and the gentle movement of whales, as well as scenes from deep black space and the brilliant northern lights on a black sky.

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Event: LG launches new laptops, monitors & projectors in Singapore

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

LG has re-entered the IT market in Singapore its launch of new laptops, monitors and projectors. Prices and availability below.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The highlight of the launch was the 15.6-inch LG gram laptop which weighs less than 1kg – 980g to be exact.

The four configurations and prices are tabulated below.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199. Click the image to enlarge.

The largest portfolio of new products were the monitors.

Already available in Singapore, LG are shipping three monitor classes:

  1. The affordable entry-level Consumer Monitors,
  2. the sexy UltraWide monitors,
  3. and the most pricey UHD monitors.

Sizes range from 21.5 inches to 34 inches. View the various models and prices available here.

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Three 29UC88 UltraWide monitors set up for immersive gaming. With 2560 x 1080 resolution, the monitor comes with First-person Shooter, Real-time Strategy and Custom modes, allowing gamers to choose the most ideal solution for different game genres.

The third product genre unveiled today was the LED projectors that feature both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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New arrival: LG G5 modular Android smartphone in Singapore

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone in Singapore. You can purchase additional modules that can be plugged into the phone to enhance its music, camera handling and other functionalities.

Update (4 April, 2016):

The LG G5 will be available in Singapore on 16 April, 2016, retailing at S$988.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) itself comes in a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery that can be replaced by other plug-in modules.

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The new LG G5 with the LG 360 CAM (left) and B&O headphones (right).

These plug-in modules include the LG CAM Plus (a camera grip with battery and control buttons) and LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY (a DAC adaptor).

The LG G5 will also work with a collection of companion devices – called LG Friends – that includes the LG 360 VR (a VR goggle), the LG 360 CAM (a 360-degree camera) and the LG Rolling Bot (a BB-8-like rolling robot with a camera onboard).

As part of a special promotion, the G5’s battery charging kit, which comprises an extra battery and charger, worth S$168, will be included with every purchase while stocks last.

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New arrivals: LG G4 Android flagship smartphone (S$928/S$998)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

LG Electronics has globally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone – the LG G4. The 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440, 538ppi) smartphone ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory.

Available end-May in Singapore from M1, Singtel, StarHub and LG Mobile retailers.

Update (13 May, 2015):

Promotion with M1 and StarHub (while stocks last): Customers who register their purchase interest (15-24 May) with M1 and StarHub (Singtel not included) will get a free 64GB MicroSD card and for purchases of the LG G4 in leather, a free genuine leather Quick Circle Cover.

This is in addition to the free extra battery and charger cradle for purchases from all three telcos.

The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in three beautiful colors (Black, Brown and Red). Other material options for the G4 rear cover include artisan-forged Metallic Gray as well as lustrous, Shiny Gold.

The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in three beautiful colors (Black, Brown and Red). Other material options for the G4 rear cover include artisan-forged Metallic Gray as well as lustrous, Shiny Gold.

The regional launch for the LG G4 was held in the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in three beautiful colors (Black, Brown and Red).

Other material options for the G4 rear cover include artisan-forged Metallic Gray as well as lustrous, Shiny Gold.

The G4 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with F1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0 – which now incorporates three-axis optical image stabilisation to reduce blur.

The camera also added Manual Mode for photography, allowing users to directly control focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance.

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New arrivals: LG G Flex2 curved smartphone in Singapore (S$998)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The new LG G Flex2 is curved along its length and width, with a 5.5-inch curved screen. Available in Singapore on 14 March 2015 at S$998. Pre-order from M1, Singtel and StarHub from 27 February 2015.

The LG G Flex2 (S$998) comes in two colors: Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red. I prefer the red version.

The LG G Flex2 (S$998) comes in two colors: Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red. I prefer the red version.

Compared to its predecessor (the 6-inch G Flex), the G Flex2 has a smaller 5.5-inch display, but with increased resolution to 1080p Full HD at 403ppi.

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CES 2015: LG Music Flow Wi-Fi Series lineup

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

LG plans to showcase its new Music Flow Wi-Fi Series lineup at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas.

In addition to home libraries, users can stream music from service providers such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster, and TuneIn.

In addition to home libraries, users can stream music from service providers such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster, and TuneIn.

The lineup includes the company’s first battery-powered Wi-Fi Speaker (Model H4 Portable/NP8350), advanced Wi-Fi Sound Bars (Models HS7/LAS750M and HS9/LAS950M) and the Streaming 3D Blu-ray Player (Model BP550).

These speakers are designed to be compatible with Android and iOS devices.

More details from the press release below.

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LG CSR – Creating smiles one photo at a time

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Earlier this year, LG Singapore worked with three individuals – a photographer, a doctor and a pharmacist – to provide Pocket Photos, LG’s smart mobile printers, for a self-directed medical mission where they provided free medical care to the people living in the slums in Chennai, India.

The delighted looks on the faces of the kids were priceless when they saw the prints of their photos.

The delighted looks on the faces of the kids were priceless when they saw the prints of their photos. Photo credit: LG Electronics.

How did the the Pocket Photos help?

The LG Pocket Photo 2 (PD239) was a huge attraction and helped to break the ice with the local people and keep them entertained as they queued to seek medical treatment.

The photos served as ice-breakers to help remove the reserve of the locals towards the volunteers.

The photos served as ice-breakers to help remove the reserve of the locals towards the volunteers. Photo credit: LG Electronics.

The locals loved to be photographed and were mesmerised that something as small as a portable battery pack was able to print photos instantly.

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