LG is Planning to Launch a Smartphone that is a Tier Above the G Series

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  1. dgstorm

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    Obviously this is just a marketing tease, but it still has us intrigued. LG made the bold claim that they plan to launch a new smartphone that will be even higher-end, and stand at a higher tier than their flagship G series.

    According to Juno Cho, CEO of LG Mobile, at MWC 2015,

    That is a little vague, and Cho didn't elaborate on any details, but he did share the following.

    Cho made sure to share that LG wasn't planning on leaving the G4 out in the cold though. He added,

    What do you guys think? Is this a realistic goal for LG?

    Source: LG plans to use own processors in handsets
     
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    L series..wait has to be higher..

    hmm lets see if I can figure this out.

    Samsung copies Apple but LG copies Samsung...sort of.

    Think .... A series.
    LG A1
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    I see absolutely nothing on the G series that makes me think of Samsung whereas I totally agree, Samsung is doing its best to clone Apple
    I was thinking H57 ;)
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    Struggling to make a profit on your smartphones? It's because you aren't making enough different models! Probably, anyway.
     
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    I don't see LG coping anyone. I do see them as one of the most innovative companies out there. From phones to TV's to washing machines, their technology is top tier.
     
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    The market is saturated though. There came be enough people who swore they didn't need a smart phone left who will actually cave & get one. & the people that did cave are used to holding onto their dumb phones for years. Those of us that like to upgrade will continue to do so, but the market has shifted imo & now varieties of the same thing aren't going to turn much profit.

    With that said, because I am the tech nerd that I am, I'm looking forward to seeing what they bring.

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    Maybe it is me....maybe I am just seeing things

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    But to my the icons and widget looks strikingly similar.
     
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    It's Android. The look will be similar from a software perspective.
    The hardware is nothing alike.
     
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    The LG and Samsung specific look nothing alike other than a general picture of a camera, for example, but the Google ones I agree are just alike
    There's not but so much that could be different without somebody bringing up some obscure patent as a basis for legal action. When judges sided with Apple that "rectangular with rounded corners" is patentable I think most innovation departments got shut down and employees laid off.
    The power and volume buttons on the back of the G series phones are not only innovative but are actually easier to use after a few days than the ones that dominate all other makers and are harder to go back to the buttons on the sides than getting used to them on the back.
    I miss my power button being on the back still.
     
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    They're one of those companies that attempts to "make it better". They're rarely at the forefront of new technology, or even the bleeding edge of existing tech.

    I can't think of any product where I'd rate LG as one of the top 2 or 3 brands (maybe the old flip phones). They ARE a quality brand across a number of products, however.
     
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    My mom owns an LG 60" TV. She's had it for about 3 years. It turns itself on and off every 15 minutes or so, so either it's bad technology, or it's possessed by Ultron. ;)

    Whatever the case, I am consistently more impressed with the LG G series of phones than I am with the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones, except for this last round. That S6 Edge looks sweet.

    STILL, I do not want it for other reasons, unless they build a developer version.
     
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    Some of their stuff is solid. I am a fan of their smartphones. I had the LG Viper and traded that for a Nexus 5, and really enjoy the Nexus 5. Some of their TVs are pretty good too... solid value for the money. They are almost as good as a Samsung for a bit less money.

    I will disagree with you on their appliances though. I had an LG Microwave Oven (came with my house). The Magnetron went out after only a couple of years. This is very rare. That's usually the last thing to break on a Microwave. I've seen Microwave ovens that were 30+ years old still working fine (from other brands).

    Also, I have a pretty new and expensive LG Dishwasher (also came with the house) and it does a mediocre job of cleaning the dishes. It sometimes leaks when running and also occasionally stinks after running. This is after I practically wash my dishes before putting them in the thing.

    Finally, my house also came with an LG Oven/Range. It's another high-end/expensive version with the dual-oven and several other fancy features. It does a great job as an oven and stove, but the buttons to activate it and set temperatures require too much pressure and feel like they will wear out quickly.

    Overall, I wouldn't buy LG appliances again if it were my choice. It's possible my experience is isolated, but these three devices have soured me on LG's appliance division.
     
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