Category Archives: LG

LG V30 owners in Korea can now preview Oreo beta

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LG is offering V30 owners in South Korea a chance to preview Android 8.0 Oreo before its official December rollout.

All you need to do is register interest through LG’s Quick Help app and LG will send a firmware update within this month.

LG will use the customer feedback to improve the final Android 8.0 firmware.

The maker offered something similar last year – 2,000 LG G5 owners were given the chance to preview Andorid 7.0 Nougat before it was finalized.

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Oreo-powered LG G6 spotted in Benchmarks

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Oreo will soon be rolled out to the LG G6.The device has gone through Geekbench running Android 8.0. This indicates that the update is currently under testing.

The phone was launched back in March this year, running Android 7.0 Nougat. No official timeframe was given for the Oreo update, but if testing goes smoothly its rollout can’t be far away.

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LG G6, G6+, Q6, and X charge are now Amazon Prime Exclusive phones, cheaper with ads

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he latest smartphone brand to join Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program is LG. Starting today, you can order four LG handsets through this arrangement, where you pay less for devices but have to put up with ads on the lock screen.

The LG G6+ can be yours for $499.99 in this system, the G6 is priced at $399.99, the Q6costs $229.99, and the X charge is $149.99. Per Amazon’s own calculations, you’re saving $300 for the G6+, $238 for the G6, $70 for the Q6, and $50 for the X charge compared to the full retail pricing of these unlocked phones. Of course you may find them (a lot) cheaper elsewhere depending on whether a promotion is active or not.

It’s important to note that, as the name implies, Prime Exclusive handsets can only be purchased by Amazon Prime members. And while you can already order all four LG devices described above, they will only be released on November 9, which means you have around two weeks to wait for any of them to show up at your doorstep.

The G6+ and G6 will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, the Q6 only on AT&T and T-Mobile, and the X charge has the necessary bands for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The G6+ is just a G6 with 128GB of storage and a 32-bit quad-DAC.

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T-Mobile offers $500 off an LG V30 if you buy two

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The LG V30 officially arrived in T-Mobile stores today, although the carrier has been taking online orders since last week. To celebrate the launch, the magenta carrier has a nice deal set up for those who don’t mind picking up not one, but two V30 units.

You will in fact save $500 if you put the two devices on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) and add a line. The V30 is priced at $80 down and $30 a month for two years. To participate in the promotion and get your $500, register your smartphones at this website and you’ll receive a prepaid MasterCard by mail, with that amount loaded on it.

T-Mobile is feeling very generous with LG handsets, in fact. If you choose to buy two G6 units or two V20 units, you will get the second one free after rebate. The G6 is currently sold for $20 upfront and 24 monthly installments of $20, while the V20 can be yours for $0 down and $16 a month. You can also combine the above offers and get a G Pad X or G Pad X2 Plus tablet for free on EIP when activated with a qualifying rate plan.

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Sprint chimes in with an LG V30 deal of its own

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Just as T-Mobile announced its own LG V30 Buy One Get One Free offer, Sprint has something similar to offer to its customers. Lease an LG V30+ with Sprint on a Flex Plan and you can get another one for free via monthly statement credit.

Lease the LG V30+ (The + model is 128GB) for 18 months at $38/ month with either 2 new lines of service, or 1 new line of service and 1 upgrade to be eligible for the Sprint offer. In addition, customers who take advantage of the deal also get the new Daydream VR headset + VR content package from Google.

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LG V30 arrives in Canada on October 20

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LG’s V30 is going to complete its rollout in the US tomorrow, and after that it’s ready to head up north. The Korean company has announced that the V30 will be available for purchase in Canada starting on October 20. So if you’re over there and waiting anxiously for LG’s latest flagship smartphone, you have just over one week to go.

The V30 will be sold by Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Koodo, and Freedom Mobile. You will however only get one color version in Canada, and that’s Cloud Silver.

As for pricing, expect to pay CAD 1,100 outright, or CAD 400 if you opt for a two-year contract with partial financing. To learn more about the device prior to its release, don’t miss our initial review.

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LG publishes preliminary earnings for Q3 2017

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Q3 2017 just ended and the time for financial reports has come. LG Electronics published its preliminary data for the July-September period. The Korean company expects sales of KRW15.2 trillion (around $13.3 billion), while the operating income is predicted to be KRW516.1 billion ($454.4 million). These results are preliminary, with the official results expected to be announced later this month.

Compared with April-June 2017, LG had a 22.3% decline in operating income, while sales were up 4.6%. The year over year comparison looks better though – profits rose 82.2% and revenues increased by 15.2%.

We’ll have to wait for the detailed earnings report to know how the Mobile Communications division fared. Hopefully it improved over its Q1 and results.

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