LG, Qualcomm Working to Integrate Snapdragon 845 SoC in LG G7: Report

This year, LG had to make a tough decision of going with the Snapdragon 821 SoC for its G6, as Qualcomm appeared to have signed an exclusive deal with Samsung to debut its latest Snapdragon 835 SoC on the Galaxy S8. Even though LG G6 is top notch on paper, the difference in chipset is distinct and may be the reason for users to change their purchase decision. To make amends for this year’s mishap, LG has reportedly started working with Qualcomm already to integrate the next-gen Snapdragon 845 SoC in the LG G7.

According to the Korea Herald, LG has already started working with Qualcomm to ensure that the LG G7 has the latest chipset integrated in it. LG does not want to fall behind in the flagship battle next year, and looks to integrate the Snapdragon 845 SoC in the LG G7. The report does not say whether this is an exclusive deal like Samsung’s was reported to be, but it only states that work on the chip integration has already begun.

The report cites Aju Business Daily to also claim that the next generation SoC will be built on the 7nm process, and is expected to be 30 percent more powerful than the current generation Snapdragon 835 SoC. Apart from this, there is little else that we know about the Snapdragon 845 SoC as of now.

LG, Qualcomm Working to Integrate Snapdragon 845 SoC in LG G7: ReportA recent leak suggests that the SoC maker will follow the same pattern as last year, and will debut on the Galaxy S9 next year. If this is true, then LG will likely release its G7 after Samsung’s unveil next year. This year, smartphone launches were delayed as Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 a little later than its scheduled timeline. This forced LG to release the G6 with an old chipset. Hopefully, next year, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 on time, not delaying other launches as well.

A separate report also states that the new 7nm process has been started by TSMC. The 7nm process can also be housed in a smaller frame, and will improve performance by up to 25 to 30 percent, when compared to the current 10nm process.

LG Stylo 3 Plus With Android 7.0 Nougat, Fingerprint Scanner Launched

After the mega LG G6 launch, LG has now launched a mid-ranger, and is calling it the Stylo 3 Plus. The smartphone has been made available only in the US for now with T-Mobile at a price tag of $225 (roughly Rs. 14,600) without a contract.

The LG Stylo 3 Plus sports a sleek metal frame with a removable back cover and battery. The fingerprint scanner is seen at the back of the smartphone below the camera, and both are placed inside a vertical capsule-shaped ring. The LG logo sits at the back as well in the centre, with the speakers at the bottom. The Micro-USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack reside on the bottom edge of the smartphone, and the volume rockers are seen on the left edge. As the name suggests, the LG Stylo 3 Plus comes with a stylus that slides out of the top. There are no physical buttons in the front, and for navigation the smartphone offers on screen buttons.

LG Stylo 3 Plus With Android 7.0 Nougat, Fingerprint Scanner LaunchedDiving into specifications, the LG Stylo 3 Plus has many upgrades to its predecessor the LG Stylus 2 Plus with respect to storage, software, and processor. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports a single-SIM slot (Nano). It sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with premium stylus support. The smartphone is powered by the 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. It offers 32GB of internal storage with the option to expand further via microSD card slot.

There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash support and autofocus. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well with the face detection feature. The LG Stylus 3 Pro packs a 3080mAh battery that is rated to offer up to 14 hours of talk time and 25 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and 4G VoLTE support. There’s no word on its international availability as of now.

LG X power2 With 4500mAh Battery Launched Ahead of MWC 2017

Ahead of MWC 2017, LG has decided to unveil a mid-ranger X power2. The smartphone will be available sometime in March in Latin America first, followed by US, Asia, Europe and other regions. Pricing of the LG X power2 will vary depending on region. While the device sports mediocre specs and design, the big highlight of the smartphone is its huge battery. This latest entrant is targeted especially for multi-taskers and heavy app users.

LG X power2 With 4500mAh Battery Launched Ahead of MWC 2017

While exact pricing and availability is still not known, LG has released key specifications of the X power2. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) In-cell Touch Display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor. It offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with the option to expand further with the help of a microSD card (up to 2TB).

Talking about the camera, the LG X power2 sports a 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with soft-light LED flash for better selfies. The other big highlight is that the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The device will be made available in Black Titan, Shiny Titan, Shiny Gold, and Shiny Blue colour variants.

As mentioned, the big highlight is the 4500mAh battery that is claimed to operate for an entire weekend without recharging. A fully charged LG X power2 is said to playback videos continuously for approximately 15 hours, provide navigational directions for about 14 hours or surf the Web for around 18 hours. Furthermore, it supports fast charging, and the company claims that one hour of charging can fill up almost 50 percent of the battery on the smartphone.

The LG X power2 weighs 164 grams, and measures 154.7×78.1×8.4mm. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0, USB OTG, and gyroscope sensor. LG is also gearing up to launch the LG G6 flagship smartphone at Barcelona on February 26. The device is expected to come with Google Assistant integration, a large display, and a dual camera setup at the back. A lot is riding on this smartphone as LG looks to make up for its abysmal figures last year, due to the failure of the modular LG G5.

LG Watch Urbane LTE Has A New Mobile OS

Watch Urbane LTE

Earlier today LG announced their new LG Watch Urbane LTE, which is an LTE version of their LG Watch Urbane although it looks like the new model will have a different OS.

The Watch Urbane runs Google’s Android Wear but when the Watch Urbane LTE was announced there was not mention of Google’s smartwatch OS.

According to the guys over at the Verge, the Watch Urbane LTE will come with a new mobile OS, and LG has confirmed to the Verge that it will not be a webOS device.

A new Audi prototype smartwatch was shown off at CES, the watch was produced by LG and it featured webOS, this will not be the same OS on the new Watch Urbane 4G LTE.

We will have to wait until Mobile World Congress next week to find out more information about this new smartwatch OS that LG has developed, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.

[source : geeky-gadgets.com]