Monday, July 31, 2017

LG starts rolling out the Q6 5.5 inch FHD FullVision Display smartphone worldwide.



LG Q6 INTRODUCES FULLVISION EXPERIENCE TO MORE CONSUMERS IN AUGUST.

First Phone to Offer Minimized-Bezel FullVision Display at Mid-Range Price Point.

LG Electronics’ (LG) newest smartphone featuring the proprietary FullVision display will become available to consumers around the world starting this week. The LG Q6, designed to meet the needs and expectations of discerning millennial customers worldwide, will be available this week in Korea, soon to be followed by key markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas in the weeks to come.

The Q6 is the first model in LG’s new Q series of smartphones and was designed for consumers who want a device that offers the technology of LG’s flagship smartphones at an exceptional price that discerning millennials can appreciate. The Q6 shares DNA with the award-winning G6, the first smartphone to offer LG’s FullVision display. With FullVision, LG is able to offer a large screen in a phone that can be used comfortably with one hand, one of the biggest challenges facing smartphone design this decade.

The standout feature of the LG Q6 is its 5.5-inch FHD+ Full Vision display. Not only does this unique display offer maximum space, it also allows for easy multitasking as the screen can be divided into two perfectly square windows, viewable either vertically or horizontally. Square Camera Mode enables the merging of two images into one and the creation of square grid collages – popular with social media fans.

Durability is another of this smartphone’s key features. Its metal frame is constructed of 7000 series aluminum – a strong alloy commonly used in the aerospace and marine industries – with rounded corners to dissipate impact energy when dropped. The LG Q6 was designed with MIL-STD 810G in mind, a standard that tests and measures devices for their reaction to temperature extremes, rain, humidity, sand and dust to determine their suitability for use by the United States military. 

The battery in the Q6 is also subjected to extra harsh testing process, more demanding than international standards. And to disperse heat most effectively, a thermal pad cooling system is incorporated in the interior and key components are placed far from one another to minimize internal heating.

“We designed the Q series based on extensive research into what millennials want from their smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG Q6 delivers the key features of our flagship smartphones at an exceptional price that will appeal to young consumers world over.”

Pricing and exact date of availability will be announced locally in each market.

Key Specifications: *

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 Mobile Platform
Display: 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display (2160 x 1080 / 442ppi)
Memory:
Q6+: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Q6: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Q6α: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
Camera: Rear 13MP Standard Angle / Front 5MP Wide Angle
Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Size: 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm
Weight: 149g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / USB Type-B 2.0
Colors:
Q6+: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Marine Blue
Q6: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White / Terra Gold
Q6α: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Terra Gold
Other: Face Recognition / Google Assistant / Square Camera / Steady Record / FM Radio* Specifications may vary depending on the particular market.

Samsung new tech achieves 1.2GBps speed for download HD movies in 10 seconds w/first industry Cat.18 6CA LTE modem.



Samsung’s New LTE Modem Technology Supports Industry-First 6CA, Delivering Fast and Seamless Mobile Communication Experiences.

Technology’s 1.2Gbps downlink speed enables 
mobile HD movie downloads in 10 seconds.

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has developed LTE modem technology for the company’s next-generation mobile processors that supports 6CA (carrier aggregation) for the first time in the industry. The new technology has successfully achieved a maximum downlink speed of 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps).

Earlier this year, the Samsung Exynos 9 Series (8895) SoC presented its Cat.16 LTE modem with 1.0 gigabit (Gb) downlink speed and the industry’s first 5CA support. By working closely with Anritsu, a telecommunication measuring instrument provider, Samsung’s new Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem technology achieves up to 1.2 Gbps downlink speed. The 20-percent improvement in maximum downlink speed can allow mobile device users to download a full-length movie in HD resolution within 10 seconds. Users will also be able to enjoy buffer-less video calls and mobile live-broadcasting.

Carrier aggregation (CA) combines a given number of component carriers with various bandwidths, improving data transfer rates and network performance. By increasing the aggregation capability from the previous model’s five bandwidths to six, the new LTE modem technology will offer faster yet more stable data transfers. Furthermore, the technology supports 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature amplitude modulation) scheme to maximize the data transfer rate. By utilizing enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) that can aggregate licensed and unlicensed spectra, the technology also allows telecommunications operators to make fuller use of their equipment.

“With the increase of high-quality online content services, the demand for high-performance LTE modems continue to rise as well,” said Woonhaing Hur, Vice President of System LSI Protocol Development at Samsung Electronics. “The 1.2Gbps maximum downlink speed with 6CA support highlights Samsung’s leading design capabilities and well-positions Samsung for the upcoming 5G era.”

Samsung’s mobile processor adopting the new Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem technology is expected to be in mass production by the end of this year.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Motorola introduces the MOTO Z2 FORCE with dual camera. Videos.









Motorola announced the MOTO Z2 FORCE  including a free projector moto mod™ ($299.99 value) when you buy moto z² force edition*

Limited time only! Grab our moto z² force edition with shatterproof screen** and we'll toss in a moto insta-share projector for free!*

The MOTO Z2 FORCE will be available in August 10, 2017 in AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Best Buy, in Super Black, Fine Gold, Lunar Grey colors

Specifications (GSMarena credits):

Also known as Motorola Moto z Force Edition (2nd gen.)

NETWORK Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, July
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, August 10th
BODY Dimensions 155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm (6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 in)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  - Splash resistant
DISPLAY Type P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~70.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Shatterproof
PLATFORM OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual 12 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  - 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter incl.
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE (5.0 after SW update)
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go; magnetic connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  - Fast battery charging
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery
MISC Colors Super Black, Fine Gold, Lunar Grey
Price About 700 EUR

You can pre-order the mobile at motorola site.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coming in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage w/6GB RAM.



Samsung will launch an Emperor Edition of its Galaxy Note 8 sporting 6GB RAM and with 256GB of storage starting in China and South Korea.

However Samsung will launch for North and South America and Europe the 64GB  and 128GB version this last maybe with a price near $1.100.- Both versions with a 6GB RAM.

The Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 Highlights include a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, an Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset depending on region, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 3,300 mAh battery, and an updated S Pen stylus.
The Note 8 might sport a screen-to-body ration that’s even more impressive than the 83% achieved by the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8.
Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, and a new Deep Blue variant are 3 of the colors  to be available for the Note 8.

Samsung will hold an special GALAXY UNPACKED 2017 event  in August 23, 2017 to unveil the mobile.


Before related post:

IT`S OFFICIAL: SAMSUNG SENDS OUT INVITATIONS FOR THE UNPACKED 2017 GALAXY NOTE 8 EVENT.VIDEO.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adobe Flash Player will phase out in 2020.


Adobe will end the life of its Flash Player by the end of 2020. At that time will stop updating and distributing the software.
Adobe said in a blog that "open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years" and have replicated most features that were in Flash. Adobe noted that Flash and Shockwave were created because the web lacked interactive formats.
Adobe said it will work with tech partners to encourage content creators to migrate to open formats.

Industries like gaming, education and video will be most affected. Enterprises that also still have Flash content will have to start migrating soon. 

Google started phasing out Adobe Flash Player a year ago in Chrome 53 in favor of HTML5.

Microsoft said it will continue to ask permission to run Flash into 2018 and require permission for each session. Internet Explorer will allow Flash for all sites in 2018 and disable it in mid to late 2019. Mozilla said Flash will be disabled in 2019 and users will choose what sites can run Flash in 2018.

Facebook also outlined migration plans for its game developers.
So now the Flash player will end of life Dec 31st, 2020, quickly followed by Microsoft Silverlight Support in October, 2021. If your firm still has Flash content or enterprise applications that use Flex, make no mistake - the clock is ticking.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously declared Flash obsolete in 2010. 

ZDNET

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pictures leaked.


The pictures below are the most recent leaked renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 that will be unveiled in August 23rd this year.


picture credit: BGR.

Early rumors said the Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 Highlights include a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, an Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset depending on region, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras ( to be confirmed as one the cameras shows a smaller len), a 3,300 mAh battery, and an updated S Pen stylus.

The Note 8 might sport a screen-to-body ration that’s even more impressive than the 83% achieved by the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8.

Before related post: IT`S OFFICIAL: SAMSUNG SENDS OUT INVITATIONS FOR THE UNPACKED 2017 GALAXY NOTE 8 EVENT.VIDEO.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Maple Gold):




Friday, July 21, 2017

LG Airport Robots take over Korea`s largest airport.





As South Korea prepares for the largest winter sporting event in its history, LG Electronics (LG) is focusing on improving automated services at the main hub for the world’s travelers – Incheon International Airport (IIA). 

Starting on July 21, LG will put into trial service a number of Airport Guide Robots and Airport Cleaning Robots at the award-winning airport to assist travelers arriving and departing Korea. The Airport Guide Robot will roam the airport providing information and assistance to visitors while the Airport Cleaning Robot will be on hand to keep the floors impeccably clean.

By dispatching its robots to one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, LG will be able to provide its robotic services to approximately 57 million travelers who pass through the airport every year. 

While the robots are officially going into trial service today, they have been a familiar presence to frequent travelers since February, when they began beta testing at IIA. LG engineers have been fine tuning the robots for the past five months, improving their performance based on the data and experience collected during the beta test.

Equipped with LG’s voice recognition platform, the Airport Guide Robot understands four different languages – Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese – the four most popular languages spoken at the airport, in order to provide assistance verbally. 

The robot can connect to the airport’s central server to provide information regarding boarding time and locations of restaurants, shops, and much more. With a quick scan of a boarding pass, the Airport Guide Robot can escort the late or lost traveler to the right departure gate on time.

The Airport Cleaning Robot takes LG HOM-BOT’s powerful cleaning performance, autonomous navigation, and object-avoidance capability and applies them to a commercial, public environment.

This robot detects the areas that require the most frequent cleaning, stores those locations in its database and calculates the most efficient routes to get there.



NASA: Space to Ground: A Giant Leap. Video.


NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.






Thursday, July 20, 2017

It`s Official: Samsung sends out invitations for the UNPACKED 2017 GALAXY NOTE 8 event.Video.




Press Release:

On August 23rd, Samsung Electronics will reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone.

This highly anticipated addition to the Galaxy roster was specifically designed for people who move through barriers to do more of what matters to them.

To mark the launch of the upcoming device, the company is hosting the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked celebration on August 23, 2017, at Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

Doors open at 10 a.m. (EST) while the official event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (EST).

Stop by Samsung Mobile Press regularly for updates ahead of the Unpacked event and for all the latest device information and multimedia resources following the launch.

Live streaming of the New York event will be available at www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/global, and www.samsung.com/galaxy.



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Samsung introduces Bixby with all its power. Video Ad: Meet Bixby.



Samsung just introduced again its personal assistant Bixby showing that it is full ready for you. We hope so.

Video Ad: Meet Bixby.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales are 15% higher than Galaxy S7.



Sales of the Galaxy S8 hovered above that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, Samsung Electronics Co.'s mobile chief has said.

Koh Dong-jin, who heads Samsung's mobile business, reportedly said the sales of the Galaxy S8 were 15 percent higher than its predecessor so far during his meeting with local reporters in Taiwan last week, according to industry sources.

The sales of the Galaxy S8 are also expected to remain high for the third and fourth quarters, he added.

Koh's remarks are significant as local analysts have been claiming that the overall performance of the Galaxy S8 was falling behind the Galaxy S7.

The official said Samsung will showcase the Galaxy Note 8 next month, and start sales in September.

Samsung Electronics said it cannot provide detailed figures, although it acknowledged Koh made such remarks.

The Galaxy S8 smartphones feature high resolution displays that bend on both sides and come with various innovative technologies, such as iris and face recognition scanners, and a smart voice assistance program named Bixby.

Samsung Electronics joining forces with Fox and Universal Studios to develop movie content with HDR technology.




Samsung Electronics Co. last week introduced the world's first LED theater solution, which boasts far improved display resolution compared to traditional movie screens.

Under cooperation with Lotte Cinema, a major movie chain in South Korea, Samsung said it successfully installed its cinema LED screen.

"Based on Samsung's display technology, we commercialized the cinema LED screen that does away with the need projectors," said Kim Hyun-suk, who heads Samsung's display business. He stressed this marks a first in the history of the theater industry.

The cinema LED supports High Dynamic Range technology that allows the screens to deliver vivid displays by optimizing brightness.

The new solution allows screens to show vivid color which cannot be delivered by projectors. Traditional theaters could not really fully express the color black, as projectors had to throw light onto white or silver screens.

The company said it expects at least 10 percent of the world's movie theaters to adopt the cinema LED screen. Samsung added that it is also preparing for similar projects in the United States, China, Europe and Southeast Asia.

The consumer electronics giant said it also utilized the audio system by Harman International Industries that it acquired earlier.

The company said audiences will be able to enjoy high-resolution movies with top-notch audio when they use theaters using its technology. It said the user experience will far exceed what people are used to when using traditional movie theaters that rely on conventional screens.

Samsung Electronics then said it has been joining forces with global film brands including Fox and Universal Studio to develop movie content with HDR technology.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nokia 8 dual-sim TA-1004 coming first to Europe. Video ad.


The Finnish company HMD Global is about to launch its first absolute high-end smartphone under the Nokia brand. After several references to the first top model with Android, the name is now fixed: it will be the Nokia 8 , as we have learned from reliable sources. The top smartphone is of course not cheap.

The smartphone developed by HMD Global with the already more frequently looked at the model number TA-1004 , according to the data available to us from Scandinavian retailers, not as initially speculated many times the name Nokia 9. Instead, this device is the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 is thus provisionally the best-equipped smartphone under the brand name Nokia, licensed by HMD Global. 

The Nokia 8 TA-1004 was last several times in the data base of the benchmark software Geekbench dipped and distinguished itself, among other things, that according to this source is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octacore-SoC. 

Qualcomm's eight-core chip achieves maximum clock speeds of up to 2.45 GHz with its four high-end cores. It is also used in a number of other top-of-the-range smartphones and is currently the top end of the Qualcomm CPU range. 

The Nokia 8 will appear in Europe initially only in a variant on the market, which is equipped with four gigabytes of memory . The TA-1004 also has 64GB internal flash memory on board and also has basically two SIM card slots . Whether we are still other variants of the Nokia 8 are planned, we do not know at this time. However, it is to be assumed that HMD Global also plans a single-SIM-output, after all, this was also the case with the other new "Nokia" smartphones. 

In addition, we can report that the phone comes in (at least) four color versions on the market. Specifically, expenditures are expected in " blue ", " steel " (silver?), " Gold / blue " and " gold / copper ".

 Nokia 8 render.

So there should probably be two different, blue versions, although we are not sure whether other colors are to be expected. The Nokia 8 TA-1004 is not cheap. In Scandinavia, for example, prices below the 600 euro mark are to be expected, compared to 589 euros . In other countries, however, the price is likely to be lower, finally, in Scandinavia, there are quite high VAT rates. 

With 550-600 euros, the Nokia 8 would fit quite seamlessly into the market for high-end smartphones.

Further concrete details on the device have so far hardly been available. For example, a video published by a Nokia designer has speculated for some time that a dual camera setup is planned. In addition, it is assumed that the Nokia 8 with a 5.7 inch large 2K display could offer - but this is different from our information on name, memory, colors and price for pure speculation. 

From 31 July 2017 the Nokia 8 is expected  to be available. 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Division President Gao Dongzhen confirms Note 8 late August show.




Samsung Electronics Marketing Director Li Yingxi, Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Division President Gao Dongzhen, Taiwan's Samsung Electronics General Manager Li Zaiye,Chairman of Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Division DJ Koh had an interview in their first visit to Taiwan, and answered some questions.(picture above)

Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Division President Gao Dongzhen confirmed the presentation of the Galaxy Note 8 for late August (August 23) and the release in two vawes  or phases where the Note 8 will be available. First wave of countries for early September and a second wave of countries for October. Did not say what countries belong to each phase.










2Q 2017: WorldWide PC market share: HP 22.8%, Lenovo 20.5%, Dell 17.1%, says IDC.




Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), posting a year-on-year decline of 3.3%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. 

The results tilted just above the previous forecast that called for a decline of 3.9%, and hewed to the expectation that unlike past seasonal patterns of significant positive sequential growth, second quarter volume showed only a modest uptick from the first quarter.

Whereas one factor affecting shipments during the past several quarters was an inventory buildup caused by shortages of key components such as SSD (Solid State Drive), the second quarter operated under less harsh constraints, though in some instances component shortages still played a role in driving shipment dynamics. Moreover, as expected, the increased bill of materials (BOM) cost due to the shortage also began to impact the final price of systems, which was also factored into IDC's original assumption of inhibiting shipments.

From a geographic perspective, mature markets generally outperformed emerging markets, with Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and Latin America in particular showing weakness, though Latin America did outperform IDC's original forecast. The U.S. posted just a slight decline but otherwise also pulled ahead of forecast in part due to Chromebook activity. Japan again posted positive growth, in part against the backdrop of tough market conditions in 2015 through the first half of 2016.

"Amid some unevenness in market trends across the regions, the global PC market has continued to trend toward stabilization," said Jay Chou, research manager, IDC Worldwide Personal Computing Device Tracker. "Despite recent issues wrought by component shortages and its effect on system prices, we expect the momentum of commercial market replacements will contribute to eventual market growth. Consumer demand will remain under pressure, although growth in areas like PC gaming and the increasingly attractive portfolio of sleek Windows-based systems will help push the consumer market to stabilize as well."

"The U.S. PC market continues to hold, with an estimated 0.4% contraction in 2Q17," added Linn Huang, research director, Devices & Displays. "The U.S. market remains relatively immune to currency issues in other regions. Chromebooks for K-12 continued its momentum unabated, and Apple appears to be back on track with an uncharacteristically poor 2016 in its rearview mirror."

Regional Highlights

United States: The U.S. traditional PC market continued to hold in comparison to other regions. Pricing pressures brought on by currency weakness have not affected the aggregate product mix in the U.S. as it has in other regions. Chromebooks remained a source of significant volume growth in the education-buying mid-quarters. Inventory preparation and deployment for government projects, particularly around Windows 10 migration, also kept commercial volumes afloat.

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): The EMEA traditional PC market showed further stability in 2Q17, primarily driven by the solid performance of notebook sales. An acceleration in mobility adoption was a major contributor to the positive notebook results, exceeding IDC's expectations. However, desktop sales performed in line with forecast.

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan): The traditional PC market in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region returned negative results this quarter, slightly below IDC's expectations. GST reform in India had an adverse impact on shipments in the country, with channel players placing cautious orders amid uncertainty in the market, while the anticipated ELCOT education tender has been postponed due to legal issues surrounding execution of the project. In China, the market is expected to return softer results, as consumer demand slowed and the industry faces high inventory levels.

Japan: The traditional PC market continued its recovery from tough conditions in 2015 and 2016, with further transition from desktop to notebook in the commercial sector, but more importantly a number of refresh projects to replace PCs bought during the last upgrade cycle four years ago.

Vendor Highlights

HP Inc. retained the top spot for the second quarter in a row. The vendor hit a new high mark for market share at nearly 23%, with aggressive growth in virtually all regions.

Lenovo held the second position but shrank 5.7% globally. The vendor saw significant slowing in North America but still managed to grow its notebook business overall.

Dell took the third position, growing 3.7% year over year, and continuing its positive growth in every region with strong notebook volume.

Apple kept the fourth position and grew 1.7% year over year.

ASUS regained the fifth position, overtaking Acer.

Friday, July 14, 2017

LG introduces the Q6 smartphone with Full Vision. Specifications. Video.






LG Q6 BRINGS FULLVISION DISPLAY TO NEW SMARTPHONE LINEUP.

LG’s Newest Q Series Brings the Essential Features of LG’s
Premium Devices and Elegant Design to a Mid-Range Portfolio.

LG (Electronics) today announced that the LG Q6, part of its new Q series, will be the first smartphone to offer the FullVision display following the LG G6. The Q series offers many of LG’s most sought-out premium features at a competitive price.

LG’s Q series is the company’s latest line of powerful, mid-range smartphones boasting the essential features of LG premium phones at exceptional price points. As the first in the Q series to be announced, the LG Q6 features some of the most desired innovations from LG’s premium G6 smartphone and packages them in a sleek, stunning body highlighted by its FullVision display with minimized bezels. 

The Q6 family consists of the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. The three variants cater to different user groups in terms of memory and storage: the Q6+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, the base Q6 delivers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the most affordably-priced Q6α comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM.

At a time when minimized bezels are an emerging trend in premium smartphones, the Q6 is the first smartphone in the mid-price category to bring this feature to the masses. The unique 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display in the LG Q6 with its 18:9 aspect ratio makes video browsing, gaming and multi-tasking more immersive. 

The smartphone’s “bezel-less” form factor was designed to maximize the screen while still preventing accidental touching of the screen when being held.

And the LG Q6 looks good with its minimalist and sleek design. With no unsightly camera bump and sleek appearance, the Q6 features attractive curves with rounded corners of the body matching the corners of the display. Packaged in a stylish metallic frame, the Q6 manages to be both lightweight and sturdy for a more durable day-to-day usage experience.

And not only does the Q6 look good, it is extremely easy to use. Benefiting from ergonomic research during the development of the LG G6, the Q6 is also comfortable to hold and use with one hand. In another nod to user convenience, LG’s proprietary Face Recognition feature allows owners to unlock the Q6 faster and with less hassle than other facial recognition technologies currently available.

As expected, the LG Q6 carries on LG’s heritage of excellence in optics. The smartphone incorporates a 100-degree wide angle selfie camera that allows shutterbugs to include a large group of friends and family in the shot without effort. The camera’s improved LG UX 6.0 takes full advantage of the 18:9 aspect ratio of the FullVision display. Square Camera Mode makes it easy to “share your squares” or create photo collages using multiple square images.

The LG Q6 is also quite durable. The metal frame surrounding the Q6 is constructed of ultra-strong 7000 series aluminum, one of the highest strength aluminum alloys available and used extensively in industries such as aerospace. The device is subjected to LG’s demanding regimen of over 20 battery tests which include heat, penetration and shock, conditions more stringent than international testing protocols.

“The LG Q6 is a blend of premium features, great performance and attractive pricing, a combination that is extremely important to us as we look at the way consumers are using smartphones around the world,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Q series is our way of getting the superb experiences with the essence of the LG’s premium line-ups to more consumers’ hands and pockets.”

The LG Q6 will go on sale in key markets in Asia starting next month to be followed by availability in Europe, Latin America and North America onward.

Key Specifications: *

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 Mobile Platform
Display: 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display (2160 x 1080 / 442ppi)
Memory:
Q6+: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Q6: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Q6α: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
Camera: Rear 13MP Standard Angle / Front 5MP Wide Angle
Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Size: 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm
Weight: 149g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / USB Type-B 2.0
Colors:
Q6+: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Marine Blue
Q6: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White / Terra Gold
Q6α: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Terra Gold
Other: Face Recognition / Google Assistant / Square Camera / Steady Record / FM Radio* Specifications may vary depending on the particular market.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

IFA 2017: LG sends out invitations for LG V30 presentation in August 31st event.





LG Electronics is clearly teasing the upcoming LG V30 smartphone, which is going to unveil at IFA 2017 in Berlin. August 31st is the date of the event and it will start at 09:00 Berlin.

The LG V30 is rumored to sport an OLED panel instead the LCD ones. LG is probably ditching the secondary display that the LG V series are known for. However early leaks suggested that LG will continue to built in the secondary display. Will see.

IFA 2017 starts from September 1 to 6, 2017.

Samsung SM-G9600 Galaxy S8 Mini is coming.



The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini  version SM-G9600 is on the works at Samsung Electronics and will arrive sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 840 chip 1.77 GHz one processor 4 cores, 4GB RAM, Android 7.1.2 .

The mobile has been listed on the benchmark GeekBench.(picture below)

SM-G9600 is intended for the chinese market, but if LG just launched the LG Q6 like a LG G6 mini version , for us is a sure thing Samsung will come with the Galaxy S8 Mini to the market. 




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

OLED iPhone 8 variant coming with a reflecting mirror coating for selfie lovers.






An OLED iPhone 8 variant is rumored to arrive as well and with a reflecting mirror coating on the back to let selfie lovers fix their make up and hair, says Benjamin Geskin

He also said it would be available in three other colours drawn from previous iPhone colours, which have included jet black, black, silver, gold, rose gold and a limited edition red which is released to raise money for a group called (RED) that’s working to find a cure for AIDS.

Gleskin did not comment on whether his pictures show an iPhone 8 case (which appears likely) or a bare naked device.

iPhone 8 leaks suggest gadget will come in four designs.


HP have built a 3D printer for the ISS. Video.

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