LG Launching G4 Flagship Phone and One for Doodling

LG G4 Stylus G4c

LG’s leather clad flagship smartphone, the G4, will begin rolling out to key markets this week.

On the heels of this announcement, LG has also revealed two additional members of the G4 family, the G4 Stylus and the G4c. Both are scheduled to launch in the weeks to come.

These two new additions will unfortunately not be sporting the G4’s signature leather back. However they will be offering differing size options for customers who like the specs of the G4 but wish it was bigger or smaller.

The LG G4 Stylus, available as G Stylo in North America and Korea, boasts a 5.7-inch display. This is slightly larger than the G4’s 5.5 inches. As you have probably guessed by the name, the phone comes with a LG Rubberdium Stylus to make note taking and drawing easier.

Those looking for a smaller option can consider the G4c, coming in at a petite, by comparison, 5 inches. LG claims the G4c, “offers many of the G4’s premium features and styling but in a more compact form factor.”

Customers will have the option to buy the G4 Stylus in either an LTE or 3G configuration. No such option is being offered for the G4c, which is LTE only.

While both phones sport similarities with the G4, they are nonetheless a downgrade from the flagship. Unlike the G4’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the LG G4 Stylus and G4c will only offer 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. They will offer micro SD for added storage, but it’s still a far cry from the G4.

The LTE version of the LG G4 Stylus and G4c both have a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor. Oddly enough, the 3G version comes with a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor, so it looks like customers will have to choose between a faster phone or better Internet.

Both phones will run Android 5.0 Lollipop, another downgrade from G4’s Android 5.1 operating system.

Shipping for the LG G4 will begin in Hong Kong followed by Turkey, Russia and Singapore. LG says shipping will continue throughout the month of June eventually reaching most of Europe, North America, CIS, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South Central America.

Pricing and additional purchasing information for all three of LG’s new phones will be announced locally at the time of availability. This information may vary depending on carrier and market.

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HTC Flagship Phone Now Has Windows Phone 8.1 Version

HTC has announced the launch of the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1. The company claims the phone is the first example of a flagship device being offered with two different operating systems.

The HTC One (M8) is already available as an Android device. That version was released earlier this year. Online and retail sales of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone started this week. It’s available exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

In a statement announcing the release on the official HTC Blog, Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC Americas, explains:

“Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience.”

Both the Android and Windows form of the HTC One (M8) will look and feel the same, the company says. There are dual cameras that allow you to shoot full HD video, including a 5-MP front-facing camera for crisper video chats. Both versions of the phone run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, quad-core CPUs. It has a 5-inch, full HD 1080p display. The phone is sold with either 16- or 32-GB of internal storage. An expansion slot allows you to add up to 128-GB more storage.

The HTC One (M8)  is designed with a curved backing that’s supposed to fit your hand better.

The main difference between the Android and Windows version of the phone is, obviously, the operating system. HTC says that the new Windows 8.1 update version of its flagship device will include several new features offered by Microsoft, including the new digital assistant, Cortana. There are also Live Tiles and several other Windows Phone-only add-ons.

Darren Laybourn, Microsoft’s corporate Vice President of Engineering, says in a statement on the HTC Blog:

“The HTC One (M8) for Windows is true to the flagship product’s award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer. We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone.”

Last year Microsoft and HTC were in talks about the possibility of running a version of Windows Phone operating system on the company’s flagship phone. The HTC One (m8) is a direct successor to HTC’s One phone, sometimes called by its code name the HTC One (m7) which first appeared last year.

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HTC Flagship Phone Now Has Windows Phone 8.1 Version

htc one m8

HTC has announced the launch of the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1. The company claims the phone is the first example of a flagship device being offered with two different operating systems.

The HTC One (M8) is already available as an Android device. That version was released earlier this year. Online and retail sales of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone started this week. It’s available exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

In a statement announcing the release on the official HTC Blog, Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC Americas, explains:

“Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience.”

Both the Android and Windows form of the HTC One (M8) will look and feel the same, the company says. There are dual cameras that allow you to shoot full HD video, including a 5-MP front-facing camera for crisper video chats. Both versions of the phone run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, quad-core CPUs. It has a 5-inch, full HD 1080p display. The phone is sold with either 16- or 32-GB of internal storage. An expansion slot allows you to add up to 128-GB more storage.

The HTC One (M8)  is designed with a curved backing that’s supposed to fit your hand better.

The main difference between the Android and Windows version of the phone is, obviously, the operating system. HTC says that the new Windows 8.1 update version of its flagship device will include several new features offered by Microsoft, including the new digital assistant, Cortana. There are also Live Tiles and several other Windows Phone-only add-ons.

Darren Laybourn, Microsoft’s corporate Vice President of Engineering, says in a statement on the HTC Blog:

“The HTC One (M8) for Windows is true to the flagship product’s award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer. We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone.”

Last year Microsoft and HTC were in talks about the possibility of running a version of Windows Phoneoperating system on the company’s flagship phone. The HTC One (m8) is a direct successor to HTC’s One phone, sometimes called by its code name the HTC One (m7) which first appeared last year.

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LG V20 Flagship Will Be Coming Soon to India, Confirms Kim Ki-Wan

LG V20 Flagship Will Be Coming Soon to India, Confirms Kim Ki-Wan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • LG V20 will be launched on September 6
  • LG India MD confirmed V20 will come to India soon
  • LG V20 expected to sport dual displays and dual camera setup

After much speculation, LG confirmed in early August that the company’s first Android Nougat-powered smartphone V20 will be launched on September 6. Google since then has also confirmed that the V20 will be the first new smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

Now, the company has confirmed its plans to bring the LG V20 smartphone to India soon after the official launch in San Francisco next week.

LG India’s Managing Director, Kim Ki-Wan spoke with Gadgets 360 on Tuesday during a LG factory visit in Ranjangaon near Pune and revealed the company’s plans for the V20 in India. “I just few days ago [sic] made the decision to launch V20 [in India].” He added that the company plans to bring the smartphone into the country in a month’s time.

The LG V20 is the successor to the LG V10, which featured an Always-On secondary display and a dual-rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens. LG V10 was launched in October last year but was never made available in India. Instead, the company’s first modular smartphone, the G5, along with its ‘Friends’ debuted in India in June this year.

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With just a week to go to launch, the company has already teased several features of the LG V20, including a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and audio powered by B&O Play. Teasers have also indicated that the smartphone may feature a modular setup, if going by the ‘Play More’ tagline.

Recent leaks have contradicted the modular smartphone speculation however, and point to the presence of both a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the smartphone. Other leaked specifications and features include a dual-rear camera setup, just like the V10, as well as a QHD display with a display size of either 5.6 or 5.7-inches. It is rumoured to be powered either by a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

We will have to wait for the official launch of the LG V20 to know the entire set of specifications. The event is scheduled to happen in San Francisco on September 6.

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