LG introduced LG Stylus 3

LG recently introduced the LG Stylus 3, a phablet suited for the busy working professionals with features from their premium flagship smartphone models. At an affordable price and technical specifications packed inside this phablet, the busy working on the go professionals can consider the LG Stylus 3 as their work smartphone.

Let me share with you more information and details of the LG Stylus 3 below –

LG has combined its best-in-class technologies seen in its premium flagship smartphones with affordability in a mid-range smartphone. Running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, the Stylus 3 also boasts a 3,200 mAH battery capacity ideal for protracted use.

Intuitive Stylus Perfect for Working on the Go

LG Stylus 3 delivers an improved writing experience with a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus to provide the tactile feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. Coupled with an enhanced UX with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo, users can experience a higher level of efficiency due to the Stylus 3’s intuitiveness.

Once the stylus pen is detached, a quick menu of useful tasks pops up: Pop memo, Capture Plus, Pop Scanner, Quick Memo, and thumbnail previews of the user’s recent notes. With Pen Pop 2.0, one’s memos are never out of sight and can be set to display on the screen whenever the stylus is removed. The smartphone’s Screen-off Memo enables note-taking directly on the screen even when the display is off. Have an idea that pops into mind? Jot it down immediately without the need for finding paper.

The Pen Keeper displays a warning when the stylus strays too far from the phone so one does not have to worry about misplacing the pen. To unlock the screen to start writing, the Stylus 3 features a fingerprint scanner that is conveniently located at the back of the phone, which double up as the power key as well.

Capture Quality Photographs

The Stylus 3 is not just for work purposes. Offering more value to users, it comes with a 13MP rear camera, which is equipped with a 1/3.06” sensor and a F2.2 lens. The lens captures light even in dim conditions, resulting in photos that are sharp in low-light environments. The 8MP front camera also provides a great option for selfies and high quality video calling.

“The LG Stylus 3 is all about giving our customers a wide variety of options and choices for their mobile lifestyle,” said Mr. David Yoh, Mobile Communications Business Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “This smartphone comes in a premium design and offers replaceable batteries with an expandable memory slot, all key factors that customers consider when buying smartphones in this category.”

Pricing and Availability

The Stylus 3 will retail at S$448 in shiny titan and will be available from April 1, 2017 at M1, Singtel, StarHub, and other LG authorized retailers. Each purchase comes with a free flip standing case (worth S$48) while stocks last.

Key Specifications:

  • Networks: LTE FDD2100 (B1)/1800 (B3)/2600 (B7)/900 (B8), TDD2300 (B40); WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100; GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Speed: LTE Cat 6 up to 300Mbps; DC HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
  • Display: 5.7” HD (1280×720); Capacitive Touch display
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Memory: Up to 16GB ROM / 3GB RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear 13MP/Front 8MP
  • Size/Weight: 155.6mm x 79.8mm x 7.4mm (LxWxT) / 148g (incl battery)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.2, A-GPS (Glonass), USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750 (Octa-Core 1.5GHz Processor)
  • Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, supporting codecs incl.: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  • Battery: 3,200mAh (Removable)
  • Colour: Shiny Titan

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

* 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 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 V10 Smartphone

LG recently launched the first of their V series smartphones, the latest smartphone featuring multimedia capabilities never seen before in a mobile device. The latest and newest LG V10 Smartphone was designed to provide a rich multimedia experience in both the areas of consumption and creation, for the social and tech savvy users today.

Equipped with power technical specifications and dual sim cards capabilities, the LG V10 Smartphone is able to attract both the business/travelers and the leisure/tech savvy users community.

Let me share with you more about the LG V10 Smartphone from the press release information –

Second Screen

Always pushing the boundaries of smartphone innovation, LG is introducing a Second Screen as an inset display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display on the V10. Working independently, the Second Screen can be set up as an “always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life. Set the Second Screen to display the weather, time, date and battery icon when the main display is off. With the main display on, the Second Screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps. What’s more, when you’re enjoying a movie or game on the V10, the Second Screen will notify you discreetly without blocking your view when a call or text comes in. Ignoring the notification won’t distract you from your enjoyment or you can pause whatever you are doing to respond.

LG V10 Second Screen

Dual Front Cameras and Multi-view Recording

Wide angle images usually require a large, heavy lens which can distort the corners of photographs. The LG V10 features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect wide angle selfies of 120 degrees, without the need to pan the smartphone which increases the likelihood of camera shake. For the wide angle shot, the V10 employs a sophisticated software algorithm to combine images from the two separate lenses which are just far enough apart to provide two different points of view. The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier. Multi-view Recording can capture different angles utilizing all three cameras on the V10. Select and insert the version that looks best in your masterpiece. 

LG V10 Manual Camera Mode

Video and Audio Capture Capabilities

As the LG G4 did with photography, the LG V10 offers users the ultimate in video capturing, editing and sharing. The V10 is the first smartphone to offer manual mode for video. First introduced for still photographs on the G4, the technology has been enhanced to handle video recordings as well. With Manual Video Mode, budding directors can easily create professional-quality videos by adjusting options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions — HD, FHD or UHD — and two aspect ratios — 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic.

In addition to its impressive professional-level video and audio capabilities, the LG V10 offers these additional features that video content look and sound their best:

  • Steady Record: utilizes electronic image stabilization (EIS) optimized for recording video to neutralize shake, helping to capture sharper video footage when in motion
  • Snap Video: create one video by combining many shorter videos
  • 15 s Auto Edit: create a short video highlight clip by automatically eliminating blurred frames and static scenes
  • Quick Video Editor: easily trim or change the frame rate and add after-effects, such as colors and background music
  • Quick Share: when finished recording, a pop-up appears on the display showing options of popular social networks to make video sharing even easier and faster
  • Audio Monitor: adjust the sensitivity of the three microphones during video recording and directly monitor and control audio input, including directional recording capability to highlight sound from one particular location
  • Wind Noise Filter: eliminate external wind noise for high-quality sound when shooting video outdoors

The V10 carries on LG’s tradition of providing alternative storage options with a microSD card slot. Compatible with cards of up to 2TB, V10 owners can shoot as much 4K video as they want. And with the 3,000mAh removable battery, you can always be ready with a second or third replacement battery to pop in if you ever run low on power while shooting. And with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology built-in, it only takes 40 minutes to get a 50 percent charge.

LG V10 Manual Video Mode

Durability and Design

The LG V10 was designed to be taken places other phones normally wouldn’t feel at home. The resilient Dura Guard frame firmly secures the display to protect the phone from hard bumps and tumbles. The V10’s frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel, the same tough, hypoallergenic material used to make surgical tools and high-end watches. Because the edges and corners are the most vulnerable areas of a phone, the extra protection provided by the Dura Guard frame ensures maximum durability.

On the back and bottom of the display, resilient but soft Dura Skin offers added protection from direct impacts to the device. Dura Skin is soft to the touch but also is highly resistant to nicks and scratches. What’s more, the back grid pattern was designed specifically to offer a more secure grip, even when you’re on the go. Independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by dropping it from height of 48 inches repeatedly at different angles and found it to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.

Great Sounding Music and Voice

As an advanced multimedia smartphone, the sound in the V10 has been designed to be best-in-class. The V10 features 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, designers of high-performance audio products for professionals. The LG V10 automatically detects connected devices and provides sound control options which can be customized. And the LG V10 is the first commercial device to utilize Qualcomm Technologies TruSignal™ antenna boost technology designed to intelligently optimize signal strength at all times for fewer dropped calls, faster data and better call coverage, no matter how the phone is held.

Access and Security

Along with the popular Knock Code, the LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously. The sensor also works with Android Pay in the United States to make purchases as quick and easy as possible.

“The LG V10 was designed from the ground up primarily as a multimedia smartphone for the sharing ecosystem,” said Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “We heard from many customers that until the G4, they weren’t comfortable going on vacation or outings without a separate camera. With the V10, we hope to do for video what the G4 did for photographs.”

Convenience with Dual SIM capability

LG V10 saves users the hassle of having to switch their SIM cards when overseas. They can use their original SIM card and then add their temporary travel SIM card. With the original SIM card intact, they will have access to all their contacts and can keep in touch with their loved ones no matter where they are. By using their travel SIM card, they can keep the roaming fees low.

LG V10 supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks, including the 4G FDD network in Singapore as well as 4G TDD network in Hong Kong and China.

V10 is now available, retailing for $1,088 from M1, StarHub, Singtel and other authorized LG Mobile retailers.

For more information about V10, please visit www.lg.com/sg.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor x10 LTE
  • Display: Main) 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)

                     Secondary) 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)

  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear) 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0

                 Front) 5MP Dual Lens (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)

  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • 4G: LTE FDD2100 (B1)
  • 4G:FDD900 (B8)
  • 4G: FDD1800 (B3)
  • 4G: FDD2600 (B7)
  • 4G: TDD2300 (B40)
  • 4G: TDD2600(B38) Available during roaming
  • 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Modern Beige / Ocean Blue

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

LG launched LG G4 Dual LTE

LG G4 recently launched a new smartphone to their line up, the LG G4 Dual LTE that supports two SIM cards. If you have to travel for business or if you have to travel a lot for work, a dual sim smartphone is very handy and useful to own. I have the LG G3 smartphone and I know about the capabilities of this series of LG smartphone. Let me share with you more information and details of the the recently launched LG G4 Dual LTE from their press release information ~

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of the LG G4 Dual-LTE (LG-H818N). Introducing a fresh new look, the LG G4 Dual-LTE comes in white with gold colored trimmings at a retail price of S$888. It boasts a 5.5” Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538 ppi) for excellent visuals, rear camera with 16MP F1.8 lens with laser autofocus and OIS 2.0, front camera with 8MP F2.0, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capability.

In conjunction with the launch, LG is holding a special promotion. Purchase the LG G4 Dual-LTE and get S$368 worth of gifts. The bundle includes: 128GB MicroSD card, Battery Charging Kit, and Leather Back Covers in Pink and Blue with 2 pieces of screen protectors.

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Stay Connected with Loved Ones When Overseas

LG G4 Dual-LTE saves users the hassle of having to switch their SIM cards when overseas. They can use their original SIM card and then add the temporary travel SIM card. With the original SIM card intact, they will have access to all their contacts and can keep in touch with their loved ones no matter where they are. Thanks to the travel SIM card, they can keep the roaming fees low.

LG G4 Dual-LTE supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks, including the 4G FDD network in Singapore as well as 4G TDD network in Hong Kong and China.

Superior Visual Quality with IPS Quantum Display and High-definition Camera

LG G4 Dual-LTE’s IPS Quantum Display produces high-contrast, vibrant images that are rich and authentic in color and amazingly true-to-life. Capture all the best moments in life with the 16MP Rear Camera with F1.8 Lens. Ideal for low light and portraits, this ultra bright lens produces beautiful bokeh and wonderful professional-looking photos that pop with clarity and detail. 

The 8MP Front Camera on the other hand is perfect for the selfie lover. This top-of-the-line 8MP shooter utilizes LG’s Gesture Shot technology. A user just needs to raise his hand with an open palm and then clench it into a fist to take a photo.

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Powerful and Enduring Performance

With a removable 3,000mAH battery, users can do more for longer with their phones. Simply swap a fully charged battery and keep going! The adjacent MicroSD card slot also ensures the LG G4 Dual-LTE will always have plenty of storage space.

LG G4 Dual-LTE will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers from November 14, 2015.

                                                           Specifications
Networks ·       4G: LTE FDD2100 (B1)

·       4G: FDD1800 (B3)

·       4G: FDD2600 (B7)

·       4G: TDD2300 (B40)

·       4G: TDD2600(B38) Available during roaming

·       3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100

·      2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Speed ·       LTE Cat 4 up to 150Mbps DL, up to 50Mbps UL

·      DC HSPA+ up to 42Mbps DL

Display ·      5.5” Quad HD IPS Quantum Display, (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)

·      Capacitive Touch display

OS ·      Android 5.1 Lollipop
Memory ·       Up to 32GB ROM

·       3GB RAM

·      MicroSD slot (up to 2 TB)

Camera ·       Rear 16MP F1.8 with laser autofocus and OIS2.0

·      Front 8MP F2.0

Size/Weight ·       148.9mm x 76.1mm x 9.8mm

·       155g

Connectivity ·       Bluetooth 4.1 LE (APT-x)

·       Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)

·       Near-field Communication (NFC)

·       A-GPS (Glonass)

·       USB 2.0/HDMI Slimport/ USB OTG

Processor ·       Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 808 Processor with x10 LTE (1.8GHz Hexa-Core)
Audio ·       MP3 player

·       Audio jack: 3.5mm

·       Supporting codecs: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA

Battery ·       3,000 mAh (Removable)

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

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 *