LG Electronics Inc (LG) recently announced that it is closing their mobile business unit worldwide. This decision was approved by its board of directors.
This strategic decision taken by LG to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable them to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices , smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services.
For the Singapore market, there is currently no inventory with authorised retailers. All the OS updates have been completed on the LG smartphone models that are available locally. LG Electronics (Singapore) will continue to provide service support for customers of existing LG mobile products until further notice.
Moving forward, LG will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and develop mobility-related technologies such as 6G to help further strengthen competitiveness in other business areas. During two decades of LG’s mobile business operations, LG has developed core technologies that will be retained and applied to existing and future products.
LG is expected to complete their wind down of the mobile phone business unit globally by 31st July 2021 although inventory of some existing models may still be available after that.
Personally, I have covered LG smartphones from LG G series and LG V series over the years, I once owned and used a LG smartphone too. The LG V series is a smartphone series that I like, for its videography and content creation features. The worldwide mobile phone market is indeed incredibly competitive with the number of different manufacturers and smartphone models available in the market, from entry level to top end. Although it’s disappointing to see LG exit the mobile phone sector, it’s a strategic business decision.
* Information courtesy of LG Electronics and Asia PR Werkz *
Father’s Day 2019 is coming soon, it would be on Sunday 16th June 2019! Have you decided on your Father’s Day gift yet? Or are you looking for Father’s Day Gift Guide recommendations? Look no further, let me share with you LG Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019!
Enjoy a Cinematic and Smart Viewing Experience with the LG OLED TV E9
LG OLED TV E9
Price: 65”: S$6,999 / 55”: S$5,099
For the dad who is a movie buff, the LG OLED TV E9 delivers an experience that will surpass his expectations. The OLED TV offers upgraded AI picture and sound quality, thanks to the LG’s second generation ? (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm.
Enhanced Movie Experience with the LG SL10Y
LG SL10Y Soundbar
Great visuals need to be accompanied by great sound. A perfect complement to the OLED TV E9, LG’s high-end SL10Y soundbar supports both Dolby Atmos®and DTS:X, delivering realistic surround sound that seems to come from multiple directions and depths.
Wi-Fi Capabilities Make Controlling the ArtCool Plus Air Conditioners a Breeze
LG ArtCool Plus Air Conditioners Price: Starting from S$2,588
After a hard day’s work, dad can look forward coming home to a cool and relaxing space. Embedded with Wi-Fi technology, the LG ArtCool Plus Air Conditioner can be controlled using the LG Smart ThinQ™ app on an Android or iOS smartphone.
Effortlessly Make Suits and Pants Wrinkle-Free with the LG Styler
LG Styler Price: S$3,099
With the LG Styler, your dad can have his suit and pants ready in as short as 20 minutesfor any important occasion.
On the Refresh mode shortest cycle
LG InstaView Door-in-Door™ for All Your Dad’s Favorite Snacks
LG Side-by-Side Refrigerator with InstaView Door-in-Door™ Price: S$4,999
Is dad passionate about watching live football matches? Show him that you care by keeping him fuelled with healthy snacks, which you can store in the LG Side-by-Side Refrigerator with InstaView Door-in-Door™.
Clean-up is a Cinch with the LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher
LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher
Price: S$2,299- S$3,299
After an exciting late night soccer match, dad may feel too tired to think about cleaning up the snack bowls. He can leave that to the LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher.
Let Dad Be in Control with the LG V40ThinQ
Dad can control all his smart items through the LG V40ThinQ. The smartphone acts as a central interface, which he can control all the connected solutions in the home through the Smart ThinQ™ mobile app.
Great Sound with Control on the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7
LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7
For the dad who is a discerning audiophile, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7 speaker is the perfect choice. It delivers high-fidelity audio, precise vocal definition, accurate bass and reproduces sounds recorded in the studio.
LG gram 17 Offers More Screen Space in a Compact Body
LG gram 17
Bigger does not always mean heavier, and that is why the busy dad will definitely appreciate the portability and capabilities of the LG gram 17. It is the lightest 17-inch laptop of its class, weighing a mere 1,340 grams.
LG 34WK95U UltraWide™ Monitor for Productive Multitasking
LG34WK95U UltraWide™ Monitor
The hardworking dad has many things to cross off his check list — the LG 34WK95U UltraWide™ Monitor can help increase his productivity to get tasks done faster.
There are many technology gift ideas for Father’s Day 2019! Happy Father’s Day to all Fathers! Happy shopping with LG for Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019! Share all these great promotions with your family, relatives and friends! Pass It On and Pay It Forward!
* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *
Mother’s Day 2019 is coming soon, it’s taking place on Sunday 12th May 2019 in Singapore. Have you started planning for your Mother’s Day celebrations? Have you decided on your Mother’s Day gifts for her? If you haven’t do so and you would like some suggestions, let me share LG Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019 with you!
LG OLED TV B8S to Sit Back, Relax and Just Take It Easy
The LG OLED TV B8S is an ideal gift for Mum who wants to sit back, relax and just take it easy at home, watching her favourite TV shows or movies. This LG OLED TV B8S provides true-to-life images filled with rich colors, sharpness and depth for more realism!
Clean and Comfy Cushions for a Stay Home Movie Marathon Night
The LG Styler, powered by TrueSteamTM technology, the LG Styler can reduce allergens and bacteria up to 99.9% to easily sanitize items that are difficult to wash. Along with its dehumidifying function, Mum can also refresh the living space, keeping the atmosphere at home comfortable to stay in through the movie.
A Cozy Snuggle with the Wi-Fi-enabled ArtCool Plus Air Conditioner
LG ArtCool Plus Air Conditioner
Price starting from S$2,588
One of the best gifts to get for Mum and the whole family! With our hot and humid Singapore weather, the air conditioner is great to make the home a cool and relaxing place! Embedded with Wi-Fi technology, the LG ArtCool Plus Air Conditioners can be controlled using the LG SmartThinQ app on an Android or iOS smartphone. This means mom can turn on the air conditioners and set the temperature via the app while snuggling up in bed! With its four-way swing, the ArtCool Plus Air Conditioner is able to cool the entire room regardless of where it is installed.
Fuss-free Clean up after a Movie Night with the LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher
LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher
Price: S$2,299- S$3,299
A dishwasher for your home can relieve Mum’s workload at home, allowing her to relax and enjoy more free time, both leisure and family time! She can catch here favourite TV shows or movies on her LG OLED B8S TV. The LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher is equipped with the innovative QuadWash™ technology, it utilizes four spray arms instead of the usual two in most dishwashers for a thorough clean. Its multi-motion arms sweep and rotate back and forth while spinning in both directions to clean from nearly every angle. Another core technology is LG TrueSteam®, which emits high-temperature steam to clean everything, from wine glass to cutleries and tableware. The steam mist reaches and cleans the entire surface while pure water particles of steam help reduce the watermarks and improve drying significantly.
Going on a Vacation
Vacation Away and Take Stunning Travel Photos on the LG V40ThinQ
This multi-media capable LG V40 ThinQ smartphone is ideal for Mum to bring out for her next holiday. With five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone, the rear module has three different lenses. Mum can take photos of the scenic views with the 16MP super wide-angle lens, stunning portraits with the 12MP standard angle, and zoom in on faraway subjects such as birds or butterflies with the 12MP telephoto. The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.
Create Vacation Memories that Last with the LG Pocket Photo Snap
A hybrid instant camera and portable printer together, the LG Pocket Photo Snap allows Mum to print on the move and during her holidays!
A Vacation Companion to Boost those Good Vibes
The LG XBOOM Go PK7 Portable Speaker that Mum can bring on her holidays, relaxing with music playing in the background, whether reading a book or at the beach. Powered by Meridian’s advanced audio technology, XBOOM Go PK7 delivers clear treble and strong bass as well as exceptionally powerful, accurate sound despite its compact size. It also supports aptX™ HD from Qualcomm, so she can stream her favorite tunes in superb lossless 24bit/576kbps audio.
LG gram Is Mom’sTrusted Digital Companion On The Go
LG gram 15 Price: From S$2,599
One of the lightest laptops in the market with a strong and highly efficient battery life, an ideal gadget for your Mum to bring it out for work and leisure with the LG gram 15.
LG is also having a Mother’s Day Promotion for their Home Appliances, Home Entertainment and IT products, find out more about more about these attractive deals here:
LG Electronics recently unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ in Singapore, it is now available in Singapore for purchase! I shared about the LG V40 ThinQ in one of my earlier articles, with my short experiences with this new smartphone from LG Electronics!
If you already thinking or planning to make the LG V40 ThinQ purchase, I have an exciting news to share with you! LG Electronics is holding #LGSnapMetoKoreacontest!
LG V40ThinQ owners can look forward to winning the grand prize of a trip for two to Korea, which includes a pair of economy return tickets and a 6D5N stay in Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong worth $3,500. Four other participants can also win a pair of tickets each to Holey Moley Golf Club worth $47. The contest will be held from January 26 to February 28, 2019.
Picture courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore
LG V40ThinQ Contest: #LGSnapMeToKorea
How to enter:
Purchasers of the LG V40ThinQ can use the story shot feature to take a picture of themselves against any background that has a Korean theme
OR follow LG Singapore Instagramand post the story shot with these hashtags #lgsnapmetokorea, #lgv40sg and #storyshotv40
Winners will be announced on LG Singapore Facebook on March 5, 2019. Terms and Conditions Apply*.
More information on the LG V40 ThinQ and this contest
The LG V40ThinQ comes in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. Retailing at S$1,098, the V40ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Purchase the smartphone from January 26 to February 22, 2019 and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth S$598. Terms and Conditions apply*.
LG Electronics recently unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone to their line-up. At their recent LG event, I had the opportunity to hold, feel, touch and try out the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. The V40 series was built on successful predecessors of the LG V smartphone series family, I tried the LG V30 and it was a good multimedia smartphone with its photography and cinematography capabilities. When I held the LG V40 ThinQ, it felt sleek, lightweight, polished, minimalist and sophisticated.
The LG V40 ThinQ was built and improved further on that foundation, it’s a multimedia smartphone with strong photography, cinematography and social media capabilities, on top of its technological capabilities from the ThinQ segment build together inside them. Armed with 5 cameras, 3 cameras on the back, 1 x super wide, 1 x standard and 1 x telephoto, 2 cameras on the front, 1 x standard and 1 x wide, it is nice and ideal for users to have most aspects covered for their photography or/and cinematography requirements.
There are two new features that caught my attention during the launch of the LG V40 ThinQ event, the Cine Shot and Triple shot features. Do check out the short videos on them! The Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities would make the LG V40 ThinQ more powerful and better, that would help the story teller, the photographer, the cinematographer or someone who does all of the 3 roles in today’s society.
Let me share more key information and details on the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone:
The latest iteration of the acclaimed V series, the LG V40ThinQ incorporates a total of five cameras, and is a multimedia powerhouse device designed for today’s generation of storytellers who communicate with visuals and videos.
“With the LG V40ThinQ, creating and sharing high-quality content has never been easier for the prosumer,” said Mr Shawn Han, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “The five cameras offer incredible versatility, and with the camera’s artificial intelligence capabilities, users can take stunning photographs that stand out on social media platforms.”
Five Cameras in One Smartphone for Varied Perspective
The LG V40ThinQ is designed to deliver a truly all-encompassing smartphone camera experience. It features a rear camera module with three different lenses: 16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto. The three lenses allow shutterbugs to conveniently frame different shots without having to change their positions relative to the subject. The 107-degree super wide-angle lens captures more view in a frame, such as a vast mountain range or stunning lake, without having to physically step back to get more in a shot. The telephoto with 2x optical zoom (or 3.2x the zoom of the wide-angle lens) allows users to take clear shots of distant subjects, such as wildlife animals or birds, without much loss in image quality. The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.
The front camera features a 5MP wide-angle and 8MP standard angle lens that work in tandem to create the perfect bokeh effect, with an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur. Other features allow selfie lovers to personalize their photos even more with unique lighting and special effects.
The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the LG V30+, increasing from 1?m to 1.4?m, and the image sensor is more than 18 percent larger than its predecessor. In addition to delivering the sharpest and brightest images of any LG smartphone camera, the F1.5 aperture of the main camera delivers greater depth of field, half the shutter lag and significantly faster burst mode compared with the LG V30+.
The Perfect Shot, Made Easy
What is more, the smartphone boasts Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), which delivers automatic focusing that is 50 percent faster — about twice as fast as the industry average. The advanced HDR feature analyzes and determines the right exposure settings to create perfectly lit shots, eliminating overexposed backgrounds or underexposed subjects. Hence, subjects are always in perfect focus because the camera checks sharpness continuously until the shutter button is pressed.
LG has also upgraded the camera in the LG V40ThinQ to be even more powerful and intuitive than ever, capable of delivering the most ideal color, composition, white balance and shutter speed. The AI CAM’s new AI Composition feature taps into the phone’s intelligence to frame, capture and recommend an alternative shot to the one taken by the user. AI Auto White Balance automatically adjusts the color temperature across different lighting situations while AI Shutter selects the right shutter speed, a feature especially useful when capturing fast-moving subjects.
Other new features such as Cine Shot, 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop and Story Shot take the photography experience on the LG V40ThinQ to new heights. Cine Shot makes creating cinemagraphs – images with animation – incredibly easy and fun. Simply shoot a short video with any of the phone’s three rear cameras and “paint” the area to be animated with a finger. 3D Light Effect changes the tone of a photo with professional-looking lighting. Touch up any selfie with different looks using Makeup Pro or entirely change the background of a selfie with Custom Backdrop. Story Shot allows users to create fun photo composites. Simply choose a background image from existing photos in the photo gallery, or take a new backdrop with the smartphone. Then users can take a selfie which will superimpose them onto the background photo.
Pricing and Availability
The LG V40ThinQ will be available in Singapore from January 26, 2019 in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. Retailing at S$1,098, the V40ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Purchase the smartphone from 26 January to 22 February, 2019, and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth S$598. Terms and Conditions apply*.
Whilst Stocks Last. Redemption of the LG W7 Watch can be done at LG Customer Service Centre from 28 January to 28 February, 2019.
* Specifications, features and accessories may vary depending on the particular market.
Memory:6GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128GB UFS 2.1 ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
– Rear: 16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 1.0?m / 107°)
12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4?m / 78°)
12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0?m / 45°)
– Front: 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12?m / 80°)
5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12?m / 90°)
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
Size: 158.7 x 75.8 x 7.7mm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Colors:Platinum Gray / Moroccan Blue / Carmine Red
Other: Cine Shot / Triple Preview / Triple Shot / AI CAM / AI Composition / Boombox Speaker / Google Assistant / Google Lens / AI Haptic / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm®Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology (Qualcomm®Quick Charge™ 4 Compatible) / Wireless Charging / FM Radio
* Information courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *
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