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LG K10 now available in South Korea

LG officially unveiled its new LG K series at CES 2016, which kicked off in Las Vegas last week. The new series consists of the LG K7 and the LG K10. Although the two made their official debut, pricing was yet to be determined, until now. Well, pricing for the LG K10 at least.

LG K10 now for sale in South Korea

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LG (in Korean) recently announced that the LG K10 is now being sold in South Korea for the equivalent of £115. Other markets (including the UK) should get the LG K10 soon.

Both the LG K7 and the LG K10 come with what LG calls a “glossy pebble” design. The two sport smooth, slightly curved edges, and a back with a woven pattern “for optimal grip.” As far as dimensions go, the mid-sized LG K10 measures 146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm.

The LG K10 sold in South Korea features a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). In the photography department, the device features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. On board is 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Under the hood is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (chip-maker yet to be determined) that comes with support for 4G LTE connectivity, coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM. To keep the lights on, the device features a 2,300 mAh battery. Based on these specs, the LG K10 is not a high-end device. Note that the LG K10’s specs varies depending on the market.

Since LG has just unveiled the new LG K10 is new, you may be expecting the device to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Sadly, it comes with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) pre-installed. We’re hoping the device gets updated to the latest version of Android in the coming months.

LG has also announced a new “quick view” protective case, which is specifically designed for the LG K10. The new case features a transparent edge that allows users to see notifications and answer calls without having to open the case. The accessory will be sold separately. Pricing is yet to be determined.

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LG Nexus 5X to leave the warehouse on October 22

Late last month, Google lifted the lid on the LG Nexus 5X smartphone alongside the Huawei Nexus 6P phablet. Although the two were available for pre-order soon after, the search giant failed to mention when the devices would start leaving the warehouse. If you pre-ordered the Nexus 5X, we’ve got good news for you. We now know when the device starts to ship.

22nd of October

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The Google Store reveals that the LG Nexus 5X will leave the warehouse on the 22nd of October. So, if you pre-ordered the device, you could get your hands on the new Nexus device sometime next week.

To recap, the LG Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 424 ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44 GHz, two Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.82 GHz, and an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics), coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It is available in two storage options – 16 GB and 32 GB. Sadly, there is no microSD card support. Its camera combo consists of a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that will take care of selfies and video chat. To keep the lights on, the smartphone comes with a non-removable 2,700 mAh battery. It comes with a Type C USB connector, which means you never have to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. On the back of the device is a fingerprint sensor. Like every new Nexus device, the 5X runs the latest version of Android – Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It measures 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm. Colour options include white and blue.

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Check out the first promotional video of the LG V10

The new LG V10 has just made its official debut, and, as soon as the phablet was unveiled, the South Korean smartphone maker released the device’s first promotional video.

Promotional video

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The LG V10’s first promotional video shows off the phablet’s key features. It also shows how the device can be premium and fashionable. It looks like LG has invented a new word “groufie,” which simply means group selfie. This is possible thanks to the phablet’s dual wide-angle front-facing cameras. Going back to word “groufie,” don’t be surprised if the word gets included in the dictionary just like the recently added “selfie.”

Now let’s go back to the promotional video. It reveals a few unique features such as three directional microphones; an interface that can calibrate audio; high-quality 32-bit Hi-Fi digital to analog, and auto-editing for videos recorded by the camera. Lastly, optical image stabilisation on board the camera is featured, which looks pretty impressive. We, however, will have to test the LG V10’s camera to see if it lives up to all the hype or not.

Here’s the video:

To recap, the LG V10 sports a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 513 ppi. The second 2.1-inch screen has a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 513 ppi. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM can be found under the hood. The device comes with 64 GB of internal storage. For more storage options, the V10 comes with a microSD card slot (as much as 2 TB). In the photography department, the device rocks a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0 and dual 5-megapixel front-facing camera that allow users to snap a 120 degree wide angle selfie. This is why the device can snap “groufies.” It also supports 4G LTE-A (Cat.6), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and USB 2.0. It comes with a 3,000 mAh removable battery to keep the lights on. The LG V10 runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. It measures 8.6 mm-thick and weighs in at 192 g.

It is yet to be announced if the LG V10 will be available in Europe.

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LG lifts the lid on V10 phablet – sports secondary screen

For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing a lot about the upcoming LG V10 phablet. Now the South Korean device maker has officially lifted the lid on the device.

LG V10 unveiled

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The LG V10 is the first to be a part of LG’s new V series. Like other devices, it comes with a main screen, but, what makes this device unique is a secondary screen. It shows things like the time, date, weather, and the battery icon when the main screen if off. It can be made to run shortcuts or run your favourite apps, when the main screen is on. It also shows notifications such as texts or calls, without interrupting activities such as watching videos. The secondary screen can be “always on” without draining the battery.

As for the LG V10’s specs, it sports a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 513 ppi. The second 2.1-inch screen has a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 513 ppi. The device offers 64 GB of internal storage. If more storage is needed, the phablet comes with a microSD card slot (as much as 2 TB). Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Its camera combo includes a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0 and dual 5-megapixel front-facing camera that allow users to snap a 120 degree wide angle selfie. To keep the lights on, it features a 3,000 mAh removable battery. The LG V10 runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Other features include 4G LTE-A (Cat.6), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and USB 2.0. It is 8.6 mm-thick and weighs in at 192 g. It comes with a stainless steel frame.

A third party lab claims that the LG V10 is “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant,” which means that the phablet can withstand the usual bumps and drops. Additionally, the Dura Skin cover prevents scratches. It also provides users with a better grip.

Colour options of the LG V10 include Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, and Opal Blue. It will be available in the following markets: US, China, and other key markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. It is yet to be determined if the device will be available in Europe, but, according to LG, more markets will be announced soon. Pricing is yet to be announced.

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LG Nexus 5X makes its official debut

The Nexus 5X smartphone has been the subject of a number of leaks as of late. Now the device is now official, as Google has recently lifted the curtain on its much awaited smartphone.

Nexus 5X now official

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Official specs

The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Its camera combo consists of a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1.55 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, which is ideal for taking selfies and video chat. Storage options include a 16 GB and 32 GB version. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor clocked as much as 2 GHz with an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM.  To keep the lights on, the smartphone features a 2,700 mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

The Nexus 5X also features front-facing speakers, a fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device, and a USB Type C port.

What we didn’t get

What the Nexus 5X doesn’t come with is a microSD card slot (so you better keep track of what you install in the device to prevent running out of storage space), wireless charging support, and OIS (optical image stabilisation).

Nexus Imprint

This is the first time a native fingerprint API that has been included in Android, which has been dubbed “Nexus Imprint.” Nexus Imprint no longer requires you to unlock the screen and then unlock the phone itself, unlike most of the fingerprint solutions out there such as Apple’s and Samsung’s. Nexus Imprint will bypass the process of unlocking the screen and directly unlocks the device. This is done by simply tapping on the fingerprint scanner once.

This fingerprint scanning solution is much faster than what is available on existing devices. It only takes 1/600 milliseconds for the reader to scan users’ fingerprints. Nexus Imprint also works with Android Pay.

Price and release date

The unlocked Nexus 5X is available for pre-order on Google Play. The 16 GB storage option costs £339, while the 32 GB storage option costs £379.

Interested parties in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan can now pre-order the Nexus 5X from Google Play, but it is yet to be determined when Google will launch the device. According to Google, the smartphone will launch this month, but failed to mention when exactly.

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