LG welcomes 2019 with roll-up televisions and artificial intelligence. The South Korean company devoted much of the presentation to talking about how artificial intelligence will allow their products to offer useful tips and suggestions based on your preference.
Artificial intelligence was the main theme of the LG press conference in the CES 2018 edition and promised to come in a wide range of products (telephones, washing machines, televisions, and robots) that offer smarter, more useful features to the consumer.
Although in the past days at CES 2019, LG has announced many good end consumers products which may subsequently improve the company’s growth in Television, Smartphone, and Notebook segment. Here are all of those in detail:
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LG V40 ThinQ smartphone at CES 2019
The LG V40 ThinQ was officialized in October last year and is the direct successor to the V35 but wasn’t officially released in India. However, LG showcased the smartphone at CES 2019, which may hint at a worldwide launch where the smartphone is not available yet, Although this is not confirmed yet.
The new device features a similar design with a metal body and glass finish. The first change we see right from the front is in the notch at the top of the screen, which already marked the G line. LG also increased the device’s measurements to incorporate a large screen of 6.4 inches. It is impossible not to notice how many cameras the device has. There are two 12 MP sensors on the rear, one main and one secondary with a telephoto lens, plus a third camera with 16 MP resolution and a wide-angle lens. Closing the package with five cameras, we have two sensors in the front, the standard with 8 MP and the secondary of 5 MP with a wide-angle lens to take group selfies.
Inside there are not many changes. We have the same 845 Snapdragon chipset as before, allied to 6 GB of RAM. The LG V40 can be found in two versions: with 64 or 128 GB of storage. The handset was released with Android 8.1 Oreo and still runs that version without an update for Android Pie.
Technical Specifications Summary:
- FullVision 6.4-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset
- 6 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of internal space
- 12 MP (f / 1.5) + 16 MP (super wide-angle f / 1.9) + 12 MP (telephoto lens; f / 2.4) rear triple camera
- Front Dual Camera of 8 MP (f / 1.9) + 5 MP (f / 2.2)
- Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC
- USB connection 3.1 Type C
- IP68 certified with water and dust resistance
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 3,300 mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo
LG Gram Notebooks
LG unveiled at CES 2019 two new notebooks from the Gram line. The larger one brings a 17-inch screen, but it only weighs 1340g. The company claims that this is the lightest 17-inch notebook on the market.
While being a mobility-focused product, it features powerful specifications with an Intel 8th generation processor and up to 16GB of RAM. LG promises excellent color reproduction with the notebook’s Quad HD display and is suitable for anyone who works with editing. The other 14-inch model is type 2 in 1. You can use it as a notebook or rotate it in 360 degrees to turn it into a tablet. This can be a great alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6. While still being ultrathin, LG promises enough battery to keep the notebook for 20 hours away from the power outlet. In addition, it is reinforced by military certification and will be available with up to 512 GB of storage.
LG Gram 17:
- 17-inch LCD IPS screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (16:10) and sRGB coverage of 96%
- Eighth generation Intel i7 8550U processor
- Up to 16 GB of RAM
- Up to 512 GB of SSD storage
- Connections: 1x UBS-C (optional Thunderbolt 3), 3x USB 3.1, 1 HDMI, 1x microSD, 1x combo phone and microphone
- Battery with an estimated battery life of 19.5 hours
- Dimensions: 381 x 266 x 17 mm
- Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Color options: white and dark gray
LG Gram 2 in 1:
- 14-inch IPS LCD screen with 1920×1080 resolution touch-sensitive and protected Gorilla Glass 5 Display
- Eighth generation Intel Core i7 8550U processor
- Up to 16 GB of RAM
- 512 GB of SSD storage
- Connections: 1x UBS-C, 2x USB 3.1, 1 HDMI, 1x microSD, 1x combo phone and microphone
- Battery with an estimated battery life of 21 hours
- Dimensions: 325 x 211 x 18 mm
- Weight: 1.1 kg
- Available in Dark gray color only
The LG Gram 17 has a starting price of $1,699, while the 2-in-1 model comes out at $1,499 in its most basic version. LG has not informed when it will be available for sale, only indicating that the launch is near and may happen later this month. There is no information if the new models will be launched in India.
LG ROLL-UP OLED TV
The technology of the televisions every day surprises us more, advancing at a speed that surely most consumers are unable to follow. The latest example of this is the launch at CES 2019 of the first roll-up OLED television on the market. This TV we already saw in the past CES 2018 as a concept, but now it is ready to reach the stores and star in the living rooms of profound users. This is the new LG Signature OLED TV R, model 65R9, that comes to revolutionized the way we understand television at home. Its roll-up feature seeks a different use of the dead space left by televisions in the home when we do not use them.
This new roll-up television has three different modes of use, such as Full View, which is the traditional one, in which the entire surface of the screen is unfolded. There is another way, Line View only partially displays the surface of the TV to be able to see the contents of different apps, such as listening to music, seeing the time, and other static information, such as the photo gallery of our mobile. The Zero View mode completely hides the screen and allows users to continue using the TV as a stereo with 4.2 audio and 100W power. Finally, this TV will be compatible with Apple’s AirPlay, making sending content from Apple devices easier.