The LG V30+ is now available in Singapore

The LG V30+ has finally arrived and it is now available for purchase in Singapore starting from today 2nd December 2017. Coming in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet and Cloud Silver, the V30+ will retail at S$1,098 at M1, Singtel, StarHub, and other LG authorized retailers. Each purchase of the V30+ comes with a two-year warranty, a 15% discount voucher for all B&O Play devices and an iWalk Linkme 3,000mAH USB-C portable power bank.[1]

At a recent LG Singapore launch event, I had the opportunity to take a look at the LG V30+, a beautiful sleek smartphone packed with a number of features, innovative upgrades and smartphone firsts. The powerful video capabilities of the LG V30+ caught my attention, this would bring cinematography closer and easier to LG V30+ smartphone users, anyone can now shoot and produce videos, with the LG’s new Cine Video mode.

The LG V30+ is a pretty powerful lifestyle and media smartphone, from their Hi-Fi Quad DAC sound system, their advanced user experience and Cine Video mode. It would be an interesting experience to produce videos (and even short films) with the LG V30+ smartphone!

Check out the LG V30+ and have a feel of the LG latest V series flagship smartphone. I would share some key features of the LG V30+ smartphone below:

The V30+ packs advanced features such as an immersive QHD+ OLED display, professional Cine Video mode, and high-quality audio via Hi-Fi Quad DAC. LG showcases these capabilities and more in the LG V30+ through a series of campaigns.

Challenging Norms through LG V30+ Video Campaigns

The Cine Video mode on the LG V30+ makes users feel like a real filmmaking pro. In its latest This is Real campaign, real and honest moments of inspiring individuals shot on the smartphone were captured in docu-style segments. The video highlights and supports real people overcoming obstacles in their lives and achieving amazing feats. From revealing the sheer skill of a deaf dancer to highlighting the triumphs of an actress living with alopecia, the series is all about highlighting the V30+ as the smartphone to document everyday stories with cinematic results. Watch the This is Real video here: https://youtu.be/9FRBcjteA58.

With powerful multimedia features, the LG V30+ also challenges the user’s perspectives of creating content as highlighted in a Kinetic Art campaign. Teaming up with artist Michael Murphy, a pioneer of Perceptual Art and best known for his 2007 portraits of then-U.S. Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, his artworks interpreting the smartphone’s video and audio capabilities transform into different visuals from various angles, eventually coming together to form a ‘V’. Check out Michael Murphy’s Kinetic Art here: https://goo.gl/SkkEVN and https://goo.gl/rq3cjX.

These campaigns showcase the LGV30+’s multimedia strengths, a combination of its Cine Video and Hi-Fi Quad DAC that completes the LG V30+ experience, by placing these tools into the palm of the user’s hand in a 6.0″ QHD+ display form-factor.

A Crystal Clear Mobile Experience with Superior Features

Users can expect high-quality videos thanks to the finishing touches from Cine Effect, which applies filters and colorization that are unique to different movie genres. The industry-first Point Zoom feature also allows users to smoothly zoom in on any area within the frame during filming.

The primary camera on the rear of the V30+ is an F1.6 aperture Crystal Clear Lens that lets in more light, delivering brighter, more dynamic shots with highly accurate colors and clear images. The second rear camera on the V30+ is an upgraded 13MP wide-angle lens with two-thirds less edge-distortion than in the V20.

The widely-lauded Hi-Fi Quad DAC is even better on the LG V30+, thanks to brand-new digital filters and sound presets. Being the first global smartphone to support Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology that enables the streaming of high-resolution audio, the new digital filter modifies the pre- and post-ringing of the impulse response. The pre-programmed presets let users quickly find the sound experience that suits them best, be it enhanced or detailed, and live or bass.

An extra touch of convenience is delivered through its Qi wireless charging Extended Power Profile (EPP). It enables safe, wireless fast charging capability while remaining compatible with existing Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), Qi 5W, baseline transmitters that are commonly used today.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
  • Display: 6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 538ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:
    • Rear Dual: 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 120°)
    • Front: 5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Size: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
  • Weight: 158g
  • Network: LTE-A 4 Band CA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • Colors: Aurora Black / Cloud Silver / Moroccan Blue / Lavender Violet
  • Others: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / MIL-STD 810G Compliant / Crystal Clear Lens / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / HDR10 / Daydream / Google Assistant / UX 6.0+ / Voice Recognition / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm ® Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / Wireless Charging

For more information on the LG V30+, please visit

http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-LGH930DS-aurorablack

http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-LGH930DS-lavender-violet

http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-LGH930DS-moroccan-blue

http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-LGH930DS-silver

[1] While stocks last

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *

LG G6 is now in Singapore

The LG G6, the latest flagship smartphone by LG Electronics (LG) was unveiled on 5th April 2017. At the media launch event in Singapore, I witnessed the unveiling of the LG G6 and had a short hands on session with the LG G6 smartphone.

This LG G6 is a smartphone packed with a number of interesting features and it was also designed with the help and input from the consumers through feedback and user opinions. With ideas, designs, inputs and opinions from both sides of the LG G6, the manufacturer/designer and consumers, the LG G6 is a smartphone that has the best of both worlds.

During my short hands on session at the LG G6 unveiling event, I was most impressed with the following features of the LG G6

  • Form factor and screen size, a 5.7inch 18:9 QHD + FullVision Display in the size of 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
  • Dual 13MP cameras with wide angle lens.
  • Rich and vivid colours produced by the LG G6 dual lens smartphone camera
  • New photography features – Square Camera Mode, Grid shot, Snap shot, Match shot and Guide shot

While I wasn’t able to fully try and test all of the new photography features out during the event, I would share some of the photographs on the capabilities of the wide angle lens. Personally speaking, the LG G6 smartphone camera functions and features had improved and I hope to obtain a review unit and share on the LG G6 smartphone, from a daily usage for leisure/work and as a smartphone camera for enthusiast/serious photographers.

Meanwhile, let me share the key information and details of the LG G6 from the press release information below –

LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the G6 smartphone, its latest flagship offering that features a bold new display format complemented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the LG G6 focuses on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that comfortably fits in one hand.

First Smartphone in the World to Feature 18:9 Display Format

The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. Compared with conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.

Despite the larger display format, the LG G6 comes in an ergonomic design that is optimal for usage with one hand. The ergonomics research teams led by Dr. Andris Freivalds at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Ji Yong-gu at Yonsei University tested the smartphone, and it received the highest marks for the test categories including stability when holding the phone, comfort in various postures and actions, as well as muscle fatigue when using the smartphone for long periods.

Sculpted from aluminium and glass, the G6 features a minimalist and sleek design smooth to the touch. The metal frame that is a soft matte finish, imparts solidity in style with a high gloss back is perfectly flat. The rounded corners of the G6 also disperse the impact if the phone is dropped.

Elevate the Mobile Viewing Experience with Dolby Vision

With the rising trend for content on demand and a greater viewing experience, the LG G6 now supports two High Dynamic Range (HDR) standards for viewers to get more out of cinematic contents available for smartphones. As the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology, the LG G6 also supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for the picture quality technology that displays a wider range of colour and luminosity. The darkest and brightest areas are more vivid, revealing greater detail for a truly immersive viewing experience. Users will get to enjoy cinematic-like viewing experience for streaming videos from Netflix, Amazon and more content providers that are increasingly creating HDR video content.

Dual 13MP Cameras with Wide Angle Lens to Capture all the Beauty

LG G6’s dual 13MP rear cameras, which boast a 125-degree wide angle lens, capture more in a shot that regular phones cannot achieve. When taking scenic shots of natural landscapes such as vast mountain ranges and waterfalls, simply switch to the wide angle lens to get all the beautiful details in. Users will also experience seamless transitions when zooming in and out between the wide angle and standard camera lenses even during 4K video capture.

 *** Special thanks to Dennis from SuperAdrianMe for holding the LG G6 and allowing me to take these 2 photographs! ***

The G6 comes with an expanded 100-degree field of view with its 5MP front camera, which means users can take selfies or wefies without the need for a selfie stick. Plus, the camera reduces edge distortion, which makes for more natural-looking images.

*** Special thanks to Ivan from SGIG for holding the LG G6 and allowing me to take this wefie view photograph ***

Square is the New Creative
The LG G6 smartphone offers a Square Camera Mode, which offers new exciting ways to create photos with the Snap shot, Match shot, Grid shot and Guide shot features. Snap shot splits the screen into two, taking advantage of the screen’s 18:9 display which are essentially two squares. The upper half is a viewfinder while the bottom half lets users preview the photos after they take them for easy comparisons. Match shot allows users to get creative, matching disparate photos, such as the wings of a bird to the tail of an airplane.

With Grid shot, users can form a collage made up of four quadrants with photos and video contents. The mode eliminates the need for any third-party apps, and users can share the collages on their favourite social networks instantly.

Finally, the Guide shot is a smart and creative feature that matches the composition of a chosen image to act as a guide for the next shot. This is especially useful to snap a series of photos, such as striking a similar pose in different settings, or various cuisines shot in the same plating format.

With the Square Camera Mode, users can also take pictures in 1:1 ratio on one window while checking, editing and uploading pictures in another window immediately after shooting. They can even create animated GIF files by combining between 2 and 100 photos from the gallery in a loop.

By taking perfectly square photos in 1:1 ratio, the LG G6 is ideal for Instagram, Snapchat and other social media apps. Users can also choose other ratios, such as 4:3, 16:9 and 18:9 based on their preferences.

Built for Durability

The LG G6 boasts IP68 water and dust resistance, which makes it protected up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. Users can now worry less about accidental drops in water and spillages.

The smartphone also endures tests for high temperatures and nail penetration, and uses a proprietary technology that dissipates heat via an internal heat pipe, the first in an LG smartphone. LG engineers have also positioned the components most prone to overheating as far from each other as possible.

Everyday Tasks a Cinch with the Google Assistant

 The LG G6 has Google Assistant built-in. It works seamlessly with LG apps, empowering users to get fast answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search the G6 quicker than ever. And with the remote after-service utilizing artificial intelligence, the more Google Assistant is used, the more personalized the user experience becomes.                                                                                    

“The LG G6 offers users new visual and manual experiences, as it marries an expanded screen with the convenience of one-handed use,” said Mr David Yoh, Mobile Communications Business Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “LG will continue to lead smartphone innovation with a focus on convenience and reliability in order to exceed consumer expectations.”

For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-G6

Pricing and Availability

To own the G6 is to embrace the future of smart technology. This stunning smartphone comes with voice control and a personal assistant amongst other new features, offering unrivalled usability and convenience. Coming in astro black, ice platinum and mystic white colors, the smartphone will retail at S$988 and is available from April 14, 2017 onwards at M1, Singtel, StarHub and other LG authorized retailers. Each purchase of the G6 comes with a free flip case worth S$58 while stocks last.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
  • Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
  • SIM: Dual-SIM (4G/3G)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:

Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)

Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8/71°)

  • Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • Colours: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
  • Other: 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10

* Information courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *

LG announced V20

LG recently announced a new model to their premium flagship smartphone family, the LG V20. I attended their launch event in Singapore and had a short hands (probably 30mins) on with the LG V20 smartphone. I would share some thoughts from my short 30mins hands on experiences with the LG V20 smartphone –

  • A good balance between a fun lifestyle smartphone with pretty good camera capabilities/features
  • Wide angle lens capability
  • Good audio experience packed inside with B&O Play features and a pair of B&O Play earphones
  • High quality screen (QHD IPS Quantum Display)
  • Sleek, beautiful and sophisticated build quality

If the opportunity allows, I would request for a review unit when they are available for the Singapore market in November 2016 and share with my readers here on my experiences with the LG V20.

Let me share with you more information and details of the LG V20 from the press release information –

LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the V20, the latest in its V series of smartphones, delivering the highest multimedia capabilities available in a mobile device. The V20 boasts new features including Hi-Fi Quad DAC, HD Audio Recorder, Steady Record 2.0 and front and rear wide-angle lens cameras to deliver best-in-class performance. It is also the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS and the new Google In Apps phone search function.

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The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience. LG looked at the customers of the V10 and examined what they wanted and needed and determined that the V20 is geared towards the prosumers — discerning users who want convenient access to cutting-edge features.

A Sonorous Audio Experience by B&O PLAY

Hi-Fi Quad DAC

The V20 is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, powered by ESS Technology, designers of high-performance audio products. Powered by ESS SABRE ES9218, the Quad DAC in the V20 delivers clearer sound by minimizing distortion and ambient noise by up to 50 percent. With 75-stage fine volume and L/R balance controls as well as support for lossless music formats including FLAC, DSD, AIFF and ALAC, the V20 delivers high-quality sound to any pair of earphones. 

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HD Audio Recorder

The HD Audio Recorder represents the next level of sound recording. This feature lets users capture studio quality audio with a wider dynamic frequency range using three high AOP microphones to record incredible sound that surpass audio recordings on conventional smartphones. With Studio Mode, users can manually control sound with easy-to-use keys similar to ones found in video cameras and use Music Recorded to create high quality audio suitable for auditions by recording singing voices over existing music.

In an effort to further enhance audio functions and design; LG continues its collaboration with B&O PLAY. The result in the LG V20 is a natural, balanced sound, reflecting B&O PLAY’s acoustic engineering philosophy. LG V20 will come bundled with a special pair of B&O PLAY earphones worth $198. With the bundled B&O PLAY earphones, you can start enjoying the ultimate audio experience right away.

Delivering Share-worthy, Crisp, Clear Videos

Steady Record 2.0

The LG V20, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with X12 LTE, introduces Steady Record 2.0, leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ electronic image stabilization (EIS) 3.0 to record sharper video footage while neutralizing shaky images. The gyro-based EIS improves sync accuracy between the image and the gyro by reducing sync latency to only 50 milliseconds. EIS is complemented by digital image stabilization (DIS) which further improves video quality in post-processing by adjusting objects across frames and minimizing distortion caused by rolling shutter for smoother action.

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Hi-Fi Video Recording

LG V20 owners can record Hi-Fi videos and manually control the settings for perfect audio quality using options such as Low Cut Filter (LCF) that removes unwanted background noise and Limiter (LMT) that sets recording distance. The LCF reduces background noise while the LMT zeroes in on voices the user wants to record. The V20 also captures audio using 24-bit / 48 kHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM), the same format used in professional video equipment. 

Capture It All and More

Front/Rear Wide Angle Lens

The wide angle capabilities of the front and rear cameras allow consumers to capture more background without having to physically step back to widen the shot. The 5MP front camera with a 120-degree lens expands the wefie experience so that more friends can be included in the frame.

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The dual-lens rear camera comprises of a 16MP with 75-degree large aperture standard angle lens, and a 8MP with 135-degree lens, the widest available in any smartphone. The wide angle feature makes it perfect for taking pictures in front of a gorgeous vista or inside a gigantic stadium.

Auto Shot

The Auto Shot Function on the front camera produces perfect selfies with its face detection feature, which triggers the shot when the subject is ready and smiling. There is no need to press the shutter button, which usually increases camera shake and the likelihood of a blurred shot.

Hybrid Auto Focus

The V20’s Hybrid Auto Focus (HAF) ensures a sharp picture every time. A fast and stable auto focus is delivered in any environment by integrating three AF mechanisms – Laser Detection AF, Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF – for both videos and photos. The V20 determines if LDAF or PDAF is best for a particular shot and then refines the focus with Contrast AF. Users can take full advantage of the V20 when capturing sharp images of friends or family in action, in any lighting conditions. 

Gives You More of What You Love

Second Screen

The popular Second Screen feature that was first introduced on the V10 has improved in visibility. With double the brightness and 50 percent larger font size compared to the V10, the smaller display located above the main display allows users to easily view notifications and alerts in outdoor situations at a glance.

Now with the Expandable Notifications feature, users can tap a button on the Second Screen to enlarge notifications in order to check long messages at a glance and quickly send a reply or share information.

LG UX 5.0+

The LG V20 comes with the mobile user interface LG UX 5.0+ to make it easier to use the multimedia functions tailored to customer needs. The LG UX 5.0+ is an upgraded version of the LG UX 5.0 first introduced on the LG G5. It is also the world’s first smartphone interface to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.

The LG V20 also features Multi-window to display two apps at once in a split screen allowing users to drag text, images, and files from one app to another. The combination of these advancements together with the 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display offers the best in multitasking capabilities.1

In Apps

The LG V20 is the world’s first phone to showcase Google’s In Apps. The new search mode featured in the Google app, helps users find content not only from built-in apps including contacts, emails, text messages and photos, but also from user-installed apps. It also enables users to discover recently accessed apps, people to get in touch with, messages to read or activity across apps without having to type a query. 

Premium Design for A Sophisticated Look

Premium Materials

To achieve both a sophisticated look and solid durability, LG uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material. AL6013 metal, found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes, was selected to cover the back of the phone due to its sturdy but light properties. the top and bottom of the phone are made by Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC).

“The LG V20 is designed to offer customers a more dynamic experience by building on the most popular video and audio features of the V series,” said Mr. David Yoh, Mobile Communications Business Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “With the LG V20, we are giving our customers more of everything they love and less of anything they don’t need to set a new standard for premium smartphones.”

Available from November 5, 2016, in Silver and Titan, the LG V20 will retail for S$998 at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers. Each purchase comes with a mobile casing premium pack worth $88 while stocks last.

For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-V20.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
  • Display: Main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi) / Secondary IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 64GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Front 5MP with F1.9 Aperture (Wide Angle) / Rear 16MP with F1.8 Aperture OIS (Standard Angle) and 8MP with F2.4 Aperture (Wide Angle)
  • Battery: 3200mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm
  • Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
  • Connectivity: X12 LTE (up to 450 Mbps LTE Category 9 with 3x Carrier Aggregation) / Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n, ac) / USB Type-C / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC
  • Colors: Titan / Silver
  • Others: Hi-Fi Video Recording / Steady Record 2.0 / HD Audio Recorder / Studio Mode / High AOP Mic / Second Screen / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / In Apps / B&O Collaboration / Finger Print Scanner / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *

LG National Day Gift Guide

National Day is just round the corner, a few days away! It’s taking place on 9th August 2016! On National Day, a day of public holiday and celebration, I would like to share some gift ideas for you, your family and for your home with the LG gift guide. It’s time to get futuristic with LG solutions for this National Day!

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I would love to own the LG UltraWide Monitor and  their LG Signature OLED TV, probably in the near future! Maybe also the LG gram and LG G5 too!

Here are some of the gift ideas by LG, check them out below –

LG G5

RRP: S$988

Do not miss out on all the fireworks displays! Capture the beautiful night skyline like a pro with handy features such as the raved 135-degree Wide Angle Lens, Manual Mode and Popout Mode for a more stylistic image. It’s your play, your say.

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LG UltraWide™ Monitor (34UC98)

RRP: S$1,599

Look good while being productive with the stunning 34UC98 UltraWide™ monitor. With capabilities such as Thunderbolt 2 for amazing data transfer speed, clear Quad-high-definition resolution and picture quality-enhancing IPS technology, expect a well-rounded multimedia experience for content creators and viewers alike.

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LG gram

From S$1,499

Go for the gold with the lightweight LG gram, literally. Durable yet weighing only 980g, the gram offers the ultimate portability with power packed features using Intel Core i5 or i7, a Full HD resolution IPS display and Hi-Fi Audio system. You know you want one.

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LG Styler

RRP: S$2,999

Look sharp for Singapore with the must-have this season. The nifty Styler sanitizes, eliminates odors, reduces wrinkles and gently dries your special-care items that normally cannot be tumble-dried so you look fresh no matter the occasion. With the nation out and about on National Day, dressing for success is the way to go!

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SH8 Sound Bar

RRP: S$1,099

Hear the Singapore heartbeat through the SH8 Sound Bar, featuring LG’s unique Adaptive Sound Control (ASC) which detects and changes sound settings to maximize audio output based on the media type. Immerse yourself in the ultimate audio experience to complement the visual too.

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LG SIGNATURE OLED TV

RRP: S$12,999

No tickets to NDP this year? No fret. Get as close to the real life action from the comfort of your home with the exquisite 65” LG Signature OLED TV. With a cutting-edge picture-on-glass design and a sound bar stand by Harman Kardon, enjoy perfect black levels and contrast to feel as if you’re at the stadium!

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Happy shopping with LG National Day Gift Guide!

Happy National Day 2016 celebrations!

*Information and pictures courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*

LG’s Lights Out, Stars On

The Northern Lights, one of Mother Nature most beautiful natural phenomena, is one of those natural beauty that never fails to attract us to watch and admire her beauty.

As a photographer myself, the Northern Lights is something that I really wanted to travel there, watch, enjoy and photograph it, one of the many beautiful natural phenomenas on our beautiful home, Earth. I hope that I am able to do it this winter 2016, keeping my fingers crossed and I hope to fulfil my dream!

LG embarked on a huge effort to recreate Northern Lights on OLED TVs, with their LG’s Lights Out, Stars On campaign, resonates with consumers worldwide and let me share with you the stories, photos and video of this LG’s Lights Out, Stars On campaign, from their press release information below –

LG’s Lights Out, Stars On campaign in Reykjavik, Iceland around its one-of-a-kind TV technology wrapped up in grand style with an OLED-themed concert by three high-profile Icelandic musicians — Ásgeir, GusGus and Ólafur Arnalds — at the award-winning Harpa Concert Hall. Designed to expose Iceland’s northern lights accessible to global consumers utilizing premium LG 4K OLED TVs, the multi-faceted Reykjavik campaign generated over 12 million views and online participation from over 360,000 consumers and fans.

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The Lights Out, Stars On Concert began after a short introduction from Icelandic poet and novelist Andri Magnason and YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy. Ásgeir, GusGus and Ólafur Arnalds then took the stage one by one, performing alongside OLED screens depicting the beauty of Iceland’s northern lights. The images and video displayed on 40 OLED TVs (over 330 million pixels) behind the musicians added to the unique ambiance at the Harpa concert hall, creating an unforgettable experience for the 1,000 guests in attendance.

Running until November 20, the OLED Gallery exhibit features LG G6 OLED TVs to showcase brilliant 4K photographs captured by famous Icelandic photographers. Providing ultra-clear OLED images of Iceland’s northern lights, wildlife, volcanic activity, glaciers, geography and more, the exhibit has proven to be a popular attraction since opening to the public.

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This campaign was inspired by an event that took place in Reykjavik a decade ago. During the 2006 Aurora Borealis viewing season, Icelandic poet and novelist Andri Magnason suggested that the city of Reykjavik come together to make the beauty of the night sky visible within the city for the first time. Magnason wanted the people of Reykjavik to see the northern lights and stars against a completely black backdrop. Just as eliminating light pollution allowed the people of Reykjavik to see the lights in all their glory, the pitch black backdrop of OLED TVs heightens the contrast and delivers richer images. LG OLED TVs feature individually illuminated pixels, eliminating the need for image-distorting LED backlights. Without this backlight, OLED TVs are capable of displaying perfect black images alongside bright, lifelike colors.

In order to make Lights Out, Stars On a truly global event, LG gave away tickets via Facebook as part of an all-expenses paid Reykjavik travel package. A total of 4,000 fans entered the contest from the several countries such as USA, India, France, Germany, Sweden and UAE from which 8 winners were selected. In addition, the campaign’s video has been seen by 12 million viewers as of July 15 and was listed on Advertising Age’s top 10 weekly viral video chart in early July.

“We are excited that our event in Iceland has been so successful, attracting so many visitors and influencers,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company. “Our innovation in television technology allowed us to launch the world’s first 55-inch OLED TVs in 2013. Our leadership is helping to pave a new path for OLED, with sales projected to double every year until 2020. We will continue looking for creative ways to improve our technology and to connect with consumers around the globe. Lights Out, Stars On is an excellent example of how unique approaches can help the company reach new audiences and clearly communicate the advantages of OLED.”

To view the teaser video on YouTube, go to: https://goo.gl/TVxXTP

*Information and pictures courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*

LG launched array of Premium Monitors

At the recent LG IT Media Launch event, I had the opportunity to view LG’s newest and wide range of premium monitors from the 4K to consumer monitors. There is a LG monitor that caught my attention and it was their UltraWide monitor! Monitors grab my attention because of my photography and I would be sharing more thoughts on the range of LG monitors before sharing the press release information, technical specifications and pricing.

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It would be ideal to have 2 big monitors side by side and I am able to work on different things concurrently. If I am able to have 3 big monitors such as 3 x LG UltraWide monitors, this would really be awesome for my photography, work and gaming! However, I would need the big office space with a big office table!

For this particular series of LG monitors launch, they are have IPS capabilities. Some key points that I saw from the LG IT Media Launch were –

  1. Colour calibration on LG UltraWide monitors, LG Ultra HD 4k and LG IPS monitors
  2. Total Colour Management on LG Ultra HD 4K monitors – colour calibrated, hardware calibration ready and true colour pro

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From my conversation with the LG staff at the launch event, the monitors would be calibrated before leaving the factory. A colour calibrated monitor is definitely most welcomed for photographers and creative industry professionals.

The 31-inch LG Ultra HD 4k monitor colour gamut is AdobeRGB and it would really be nice to own that monitor! However, I think the 29-inch Curved LG UltraWide monitor would be on my wish list!

Let me share with you more information and details from the LG press release information below –

LG Electronics (LG) showcased its array of monitors set to heighten the viewing experience for end-users. UltraWide™, ultra-high-definition as well as consumer monitors took center stage and are poised to meet nuanced business and user demands.   

UltraWide™ Monitors for Discerning Users

The UltraWide™ line-up generated much fanfare, in particular the 34UC98 and 29UC88. Coming in curved displays, these two monitors promise an immersive experience while boasting IPS capabilities. IPS panels are designed to offer rich, true-to-life colours, deep black levels, amazing contrast and colour detail at virtually any angle. Even at wide viewing angles, users can expect consistent picture quality.

The 34UC98 has chalked up notable wins, including the prestigious iF Design Award 2016, Reddot award 2016 and CES’s Innovation Award 2016. This 34-inch, 21:9 Curved UltraWide™ monitor features Thunderbolt 2, which allows users to transfer data at an amazing speed of around 20 gigabytes per second. The 3440 x 1440 Quad-high-definition resolution, picture quality-enhancing IPS technology and streamlined features cater to the needs of a wide range of users from avid gamers to digital media professionals, delivering a well-rounded multimedia experience for content creators and viewers alike.

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The 29UC88 boasts a 2560 x 1080 resolution, offering visual comfort and ensuring a superb viewing experience. The model celebrates the convergence of AMD FreeSync and 21:9 UltraWide™, which takes gaming to the next level where tearing and stuttering are now a thing of the past. The monitor also comes with First-person Shooter, Real-time Strategy and Custom modes, allowing gamers to choose the most ideal resolution for different game genres.

Ultra-High Definition 4K Monitors Cut a Swath

Also making an appearance is the 31MU97, which is designed to meet the sophisticated demands of working professionals. Boasting a Digital Cinema 4K display (4096 x 2160 resolution), its 10-bit colour depth supports over one billion colours and delivers accurate, detailed and natural-looking images. One of the monitor’s nifty features is the Total Colour Management. This feature maintains the colour standard through a calibrator and dedicated calibration software “True Colour Pro” to minimize any differences in colour space and expressions between the original images, monitor screen and printed collateral. The monitor also provides presets for various uses such as broadcasting, medical and calibration modes. Furthermore, the 31MU97 is equipped with two internal 5W speakers and MAXXAUDIO® functions for a wide range of dynamic, crisp, clean high and low sounds while reviewing or editing 4K contents.

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Equally impressive is the LG Ultra HD 4K monitor 27UD88, designed for creative professionals in mind and features the latest USB-C port technology. Representing the next generation of computer connectivity, the monitor allows users to charge a laptop as fast as with a dedicated power cord while simultaneously transferring data at USB 3.0 speed. The single cable gives users the ability to connect their laptops to an external monitor while also using the monitor as a power source, eliminating the need for more cables. The 27UD88 also offers colour presets including the popular Rec. 709 and SMPTE-C broadcasting standards, giving users a fast and easy way to adjust the picture depending on the screen content.

Consumer Monitors with an Affordable Price Tag

Also showcased at the LG IT Media Launch were models 24MP88HV, 27MP58VQ, 24MP58VQ, 22MP48HQ and 22M38H. These monitors stand out from the pack thanks to their outstanding designs. Compared with conventional counterparts, these sleek models have a reduced body frame depth of nearly 25 percent, helping users to better manage their workspace. With a slim make and stunning ArcLine Stand, the monitors also lend aesthetic value.

In addition to being perfect options for users looking for affordable alternatives, the monitors also pack commendable features. Before hitting the shelves, the monitors undergo colour calibration tests, ensuring clear images and vivid colours for your viewing pleasure. To maximize visual comfort, the monitors come with Reader Mode, which reduces blue light and eye strain for bookworms who spend hours reading on their computers. Also, the Flicker Safe function promises stable images regardless of brightness and frequency control, to ensure a consistent viewing experience. For gamers, the Black Stabilizer provides leverage — it brightens dark scenes for enemies in their hiding spots to be more visible. With the Screen Spilt feature and Picture-in-Picture mode, users can customise their multitasking by dividing the display for different tasks.

For more information: http://www.lg.com/sg/consumer-monitors

Key Specifications:

Category UltraWide
Model 34UC98 29UC88 29UM68 25UM58
Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size (Inch) 34” Curved 29” Curved 29” 25”
Panel Type IPS IPS IPS IPS
Aspect Ratio 21:9 21:9 21:9 21:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178
Resolution 3440 X 1440 2560 X 1080 2560 X 1080 2560 X 1080
Colour Gamut sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99%
Brightness 300 cd/m2 300 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms 5ms
Interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D-Sub (VGA)
DVI
HDMI •(2EA) •(2EA) •(2EA) •(2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
Thunderbolt • (2EA)
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream • (USB 3.0 1EA)
USB Down-stream • (USB 3.0 2EA)
Feature FreeSync
Stand

 

 

Tilt -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o
Height 110mm 120mm
Pivot
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 100 X 100 75 X 75 75 X 75 75 X 75
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 7W * 2 7W * 2 5W * 2
Power Internal / External External External External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$1,599 S$899 S$499 S$329
Category UHD
Model 31MU97 27UD88 27UD68
Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size (Inch) 31″ 27″ 27″
Panel Type IPS IPS IPS
Aspect Ratio 17:9 16:9 16:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178
Resolution 4096 X 2160 3840 X 2160 3840 X 2160
Colour Gamut AdobeRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99%
Brightness 320 cd/m2 350 cd/m2 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms
Interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D-Sub (VGA)
DVI
HDMI • (2EA) • (2EA)  (2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
Thunderbolt
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream • (USB 3.0 1EA)
USB Down-stream • (USB 3.0 3EA) • (USB 3.0 2EA)
Feature FreeSync
Stand

 

 

Tilt -5 o ~ 15o -3 o ~ 20o -2 o ~ 15o
Height 140mm 110mm
Pivot
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 100 X 100 100 X 100 100 X 100
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 5W * 2
Power Internal / External Internal External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$1,799 S$999 S$859
Category Consumers Monitors
Model 24MP88HV 27/24MP58VQ 22MP48HQ 22M38H
Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size (Inch) 23.8″ 27″/ 23.8” 21.5″ 21.5″
Panel Type IPS IPS IPS TN
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178 170 / 160
Resolution 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080
Colour Gamut sRGB over 99% 72% 72% 72%
Brightness 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 200 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms 5ms
Interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D-Sub (VGA)
DVI
HDMI • (2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
Thunderbolt
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream
USB Down-stream
Feature FreeSync
Stand

 

 

Tilt -2 o ~ 15o -2 o ~ 15o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o
Height
Pivot
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 75 X 75 75 X 75 75 X 75
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 5W * 2
Power Internal / External External External External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$399 27” – S$340

24” – S$205

S$158 S$134

*Information courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*

LG Gram 15.6-inch laptop (Less than 1kg)

LG Electronics recently launched their brand new laptop, the 15.6-inch LG Gram at the LG IT Media Launch. I was there at the LG IT Media Launch and I got the opportunity to see, touch and feel the latest LG Gram. The LG Gram is really lightweight, less than 1kg!

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The build quality of the LG Gram is pretty solid and it’s really light for a 15.6-inch size laptop. Moreover, their technical specifications are pretty good, ideal for business people who needs a lightweight, big and powerful laptop on the move. This LG Gram laptop is also ideal for students too!

Let me share with you more information of the LG Gram from the press release information below –

LG Electronics (LG) showcased its brand-new 15.6-inch LG gram laptop at the LG IT Media Launch. Surprisingly lightweight, the 15Z960 boasts a large screen and is capable of superb performance. The highly portable LG gram is an ideal choice for working professionals as well as students who are constantly on the go. It will be available from mid-August at major retail outlets.

Despite increasing the screen size, LG has managed to maintain the weight of the model equivalent to its predecessors. This design feat was made possible by implementing the company’s latest weight-shedding technologies such as the optimum PCB design and high-density batteries. The design team also shed weight through creative design updates, such as minimising the bezel size. These innovative endeavours made it possible to mount a 15-inch screen into a laptop body that is similar in size to 14-inch laptops. The body is also made from magnesium alloys, materials widely used in manufacturing race cars or spacecraft. These materials were chosen for their lightweight and durable qualities. LG gram also has seven hours of battery life, giving on-the-go professionals mobility freedom and an ease of mind.

Another hallmark of the 15Z960 is its powerful performance. It uses the advanced sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 and the screen supports a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) IPS display. All of these come together to create a compact, lightweight, high-performance laptop that can really boost any user’s productivity.

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Picture Courtesy of LG Singapore

LG gram provides comfortable usability; it is able to connect with a variety of other devices through multiple ports, including the new USB-C port. The multifunctional USB-C port can be used to transfer content to exterior screens and users can use this port to quickly charge the laptop or a mobile phone. USB-C simplifies the user experience, allowing users to do everything with just one cable.

It also comes packed with features to provide more comfort and convenience. The gram’s keyboard provides ergonomically curved letter and number keys ensuring user comfort. Meanwhile, the Hi-Fi Audio system minimises sound loss when using headphones. With the instant booting feature, starting up is as simple as just opening the laptop. The 15Z960 also has an advanced Reader Mode software, which allows customised optimal screen conditions for reading (Reader Mode) or watching movies (Movie Mode). These features make the 15Z960 speedy, convenient and perfect for use in multiple locations.

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Picture courtesy of LG Singapore

Recognised for its stunning design and capabilities, the LG gram has won several awards including the 2016 CES Innovation Award in January 2016 and other prestigious design awards like the iF Gold Award and the Reddot Award.

“We are proud that we were able to make the LG gram so lightweight without compromising its performance,” said Brian Yi, Product Director at LG’s Home Entertainment Department. “The LG gram is a highly productive laptop that incorporates both our innovative technology and our drive to improve, and we will continue to innovate to make even greater products to meet the needs of our consumers.”

For more information: http://www.lg.com/sg/laptops

Key Specifications:

Model name 15Z960-G.AA7CA3 15Z960-G.AA7BA3 15Z960-G.AR5BA3 14Z960-G.AR5AA3
SRP (SGD) $2,199 $1,899 $1,699 $1,499
Screen Size  15.6″  15.6″ 15.6″  14″
FHD IPS FHD IPS FHD IPS FHD IPS
Material  Super Magnesium Alloy  Super Magnesium Alloy Super Magnesium Alloy  Super Magnesium Alloy
CPU  Core i7-6500U  Core i7-6500U Core i5-6200U  Core i5-6200U
RAM  8GB  8GB 4GB  4GB
SSD  512GB  256GB 256GB  128GB
Graphic Card  Intel HD  Intel HD Intel HD  Intel HD
Graphics 520 Graphics 520 Graphics 520 Graphics 520
Web Cam  1.3M HD  1.3M HD 1.3M HD  1.3M HD
Interface  USB-C x 1  USB-C x 1 USB-C x 1  
USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1
HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI
Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD
Weight  980g  980g 980g  980g
Color  Gold  Gold Gold  Gold

*Information Courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*

LG introduced LG Stylus 2 Plus

LG introduced the LG Stylus 2 Plus on 11th June 2016, a 5.7inch smartphone ideal for the business user on the move and taking down notes.

Here are more information and details of the LG Stylus 2 Plus from the press release information –

This LG Stylus 2 Plus smartphone is great for workers who are constantly on the go, and need a device to jot down important notes. It retails at S$498 and will be available at all Singtel, M1 and StarHub outlets as well as authorized retailers. Available in titan, gold and brown, a free transparent jelly case and screen protector (worth S$32) will be included with every purchase while stocks last.

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While the design remains consistent with the original LG Stylus 2, the smartphone features significantly better performance than its original cousin. At its heart is a faster 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, a sharper 5.7-inch Full HD IPS display and higher resolution 16MP rear camera, with a flash on both sides for clearer photos and videos in low light. Other improvements include more RAM and the choice of colors: Titan, Gold and Brown.

The Stylus 2 Plus carries over the nano-coated stylus which provides the tactile feedback of a quality fountain pen when writing on the screen. Using the stylus is made even more useful with UX features such as Quick Memo and Off Memo and Pen Keeper, which displays a warning when the stylus strays too far from the phone, or vice versa.

“The LG Stylus 2 Plus offers users a spacious screen, powerful multimedia functionality and a writing experience at a competitive price,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. “It’s just another example of the constant refinements we’re making to our mobile products to give LG customers a wide variety of features and designs to choose from.”

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Key Specifications:

  • Display: 7-inch Full HD IPS Quantum Display
  • Chipset: 4GHz Octa-Core
  • Camera: Rear 16MP / Front 8MPMemory:       3GB RAM / 16GB ROM / Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Titan / Gold / Brown

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of LG Singapore*

LG Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Father’s Day 2016 is just round the corner, it is on Sunday 19th June 2016. If you haven’t decide which gift to get for Father’s Day 2016, check out LG Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016!

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*Information and Picture Courtesy of LG Singapore*

LG Magna LTE

LG Electronics recently introduced a new smartphone to their family of LG Smartphones, the LG Magna LTE. The LG Magna LTE is the addition to their mid-range LG smartphone family.

Let me share with you more information and photos of the LG Magna LTE from the press release –

LG Electronics announced the launch of LG Magna LTE, the new addition joining LG’s mid-range smartphone series. This premium but affordable series comprised of Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) where it was noted for bringing sophisticated design, optimized performance and effortless user experience to a broader range of consumers.

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By combining the most essential hardware with LG’s premium design elements and user experience, LG has created the perfect balance of style and usability. The LG Magna LTE is designed to fit more comfortably in the palm of one’s hand with its subtle 3000mm radius curved display. In-cell touch display technology on the Magna brings the on-screen images closer to the fingers for improved sensitivity and more direct touch response. In addition, LG is carrying over popular UX features originally designed for its premium smartphones. Gesture Shot, for instance, makes it easy to take selfies with a hand gesture that starts a three-second countdown. Glance View allows users to quickly access key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a simple downward swipe of the screen, even when the display is off.

“We want to cater to customers who are looking for mid-range priced smartphones that have both advanced features and sleek design. With that in mind, we designed LG Magna to inherit features from our premium flagship smartphones such as Gesture Shot and the ergonomic curved design. We believe the LG Magna will be at attractive option for consumers in Singapore,” said Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore.

The LG Magna will be available from 25 July 2015 in Gold and Titan colors, retailing for $328 from M1 and StarHub.

Specification Summary

  • Networks: LTE 700/900/1800/2600; WCDMA 850/900/2100; GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Speed: LTE Cat 4 up to 150Mbps DL, up to 50Mbps UL; DC HSPA+ up to 42Mbps DL
  • Display: 5” HD Display, (1280×720; 294ppi); Capacitive Touch display
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Memory: Up to 8GB ROM / 1GB RAM / microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: Rear 8MP AF / Front 5MP
  • Size/Weight: 7mm x 69.9mm x 10.2mm (LxWxT) / 137g
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, A-GPS/ Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Processor: MTK MT6732 1.5GHz Quad Core
  • Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, supporting codecs incl.: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  • Battery: 2,540mAh (Removable)

For more information on LG Magna LTE, please visit www.lg.com/sg

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *