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LG shows its UX 4.0 to the public ahead of G4 launch

It’s probably common knowledge over the internet these days that Korean manufacturer LG is planning to unveil its own flagship phone of the year – the LG G4 – following major flagship device launches by Samsung and HTC. But as a teaser to that, LG is showing us a new and revamped user interface with LG UX 4.0.

LG announces new 5.5-inch QHD LCD Panel used in the new G4

LG Display has recently introduced a new Quad High Definition LCD panel for smartphones. The QHD display impresses with a new color gamut, better contrast ratio, brightness, power consumption, and touch function. This is one is very thin and is currently in mass production. We're assuming this 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel with IPS technology will be first used at the upcoming LG G4 because of the same display size and LG said it will be used on the "forthcoming flagship smartphone to be unveiled at the end of the month". Loud and clear.

LG G3 purchase brings free VR headset (limited, US only)

Virtual reality devices still haven't caught on like wildfire for various reasons (too bulky, too expensive) but you can bet that OEMs will continue to sweet talk consumers into trying out their respective devices and the technology itself. LG's marketing is smart enough to know that people will be willing to experience something if it's given for free (well, sort of free) and so now they're offering free VR headsets for those who will purchase their current flagship, the LG G3.

LG G Flex2 undergoes extreme endurance test and (mostly) survives

Some tech websites simply love to run (torture) endurance tests on all the latest gadgets not because they have money to burn, but of course to test out the durability of devices for us consumers that can't afford to attempt to destroy smartphones or tablets. Although of course the tests they put on the devices are extreme, it may mimic the real-life situations that these gadgets may undergo once they are in our care. Full Mag this time chose to do endurance tests on the new LG G Flex2.

LG G4 to debut in a global affair this April 28, possible specs listed on GFXBench

Ready for another flagship Android phone? LG is teasing us with an official 'Save The Date' invitation. The other South Korean tech giant is telling us that the next mobile device will be great. On the 28th of April, we'll be able to "See the Great, Feel the Great" wonder of their next flagship. No doubt that the next smartphone from the company will impress us because of details we've heard already at least as part of the rumors and leaks.

LG launches new midrange phones for global market

Korean phone manufacturer LG began the year by launching the quirky but beautiful LG G Flex 2, the first smartphone to come out with Qualcomm’s spanking new Snapdragon 810 processor. While waiting for the new flagship for the year – the LG G4 – the Korean manufacturer is still busy by pumping out new midrange options that should compete in that segment of the global market. Welcome the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon, and LG Joy – the first three with 3G and 4G variants.

Leaked photos might be the LG G4 or G4 Note variant

LG might not still be giving anything away (at least not officially) about their upcoming new flagship, the LG G4, but that doesn't mean we're any short of rumors, speculation, and today, supposed leaked photos. However, we are not sure if what we're supposed to be looking at is the flagship or a variant of it, the LG G4 Note. It's most likely the latter, as no flagship from the Korean OEM has yet ever had a "dent" on top like the one we're seeing in this picture.

Root script for LG G3, other LG models, Lollipop and KitKat

Holla! This is great news for those of you… err, those of us (this writer is a rabid LG fan) who are having problems getting root access to Lollipop versions of the LG G3 and other older LG models like the G2. As you know, root access is the gateway to tweaking your device, so for those who want to squeeze every last feature out of their phones “no root access” just won’t cut it. Well, rejoice with me all of you – the Android gods of XDA have just delivered an “all LG” rooting script.

LG to reportedly shift to metal cases starting with rumored G4 Note

With brands like Samsung and Xiaomi shifting to metal backed smartphones, chances are, we'll be seeing that trend expand to other OEMs as well. If rumors are to be believed, LG will be the next one to "jump ship" as they're already preparing smartphones that will come with metal backing or metal-infused casings. But it won't make it in time for the upcoming new flagship, the LG G4.

LG AKA now available outside of South Korea

A few months back, we told you about this weird and quirky smartphone line being released by LG, but only in its native South Korea. It looks like this unique device, called the LG AKA, became a big hit not just with consumers but even with award-giving bodies, winning an IF Design Award for its "unconventional approach to smartphone design". Now it's being released in other countries, specifically Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Turkey, and maybe even more markets in the pipeline.