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LG will announce a "major smartphone" at MWC 2016 in February

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Who's up for a new major smartphone announcement from LG? Anybody? Come on, we know there are many fans of the Korean firm among you, sitting tight and waiting for its next big thing to show up. Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel! After graciously inviting us to its February 21 special event yesterday, today LG has confirmed to us that the company will indeed unveil a "major smartphone" at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, just a few weeks from now.

It is only natural to wonder whether this "major smartphone" is going to be the LG G5, the company's flagship handset for this year, or possibly some other high-end model, like the G Flex 3. Although some other publications already claim that a "flagship smartphone" announcement is imminent, our source hasn't confirmed this message, or made LG's plans explicitly clear. While no one's promising that the much anticipated LG G5 will debut at MWC this year, we're nevertheless sure that LG is about to unveil an important handset.

In case you aren't in the LG G5 news loop, feel free to read the following stories to get a good all-around impression about the LG G5 and other nice things that LG may have in store for February.



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posted on 13 Jan 2016, 09:56 2

1. Dude2014 (Posts: 433; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


According to their past announcements, it'd be either LG G flex 3 or maybe LG G Pro 4???

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:35 3

11. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I think the Pro-series got renamed to V-series, and they get released in the fall now.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:53

13. carlemillward (unregistered)


I thought that was the last flex, maybe a new foldable device. It sounds like the time to do that.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 09:57 8

2. letosaw (Posts: 101; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


G5 is going to be a really good device but I can't make myself like their cluttered UI

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:03 7

3. mawi2013 (Posts: 62; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


how is LG UI cluttered?!

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:22 4

15. SenorThrottles (Posts: 220; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Just a quick look at the notification shade will show you. There's very little room left for the notifications. LG's UI was one of the main reasons why I ended up replacing my LG G3.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 16:17 2

30. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


If you actually used a LG phone or read a review you would know you can hide pretty much everything, but hey, more fun living in ignorance, right?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 15:52 3

29. jessyi (Posts: 324; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


To me LG has the best UI..packed of features and it doesnt slow down the device.(lg g4,lg v10).

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:03 7

4. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


True! LG UI is the main reason why this year I've bought S6 instead if G4.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 12:16 11

17. fiji.siv (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


You don't like clutter so you bought a Samsung?!?
BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 15:18 6

27. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Samsung's UI isn't cluttered.

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 18:44

40. nobleo (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jan 2016)


I don't think samsung's UI is cluttered.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:20 1

6. hakn5897 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2015)


I agree. I don't like their cluttered UI. so, I'm using launcher for my gk.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:30 1

10. kefalin (Posts: 214; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


Well,i like the LG UX the most. Especially QRemote and Dual window. Its fast enough (at least on my GF2),only thing they need to do is reduce size of SW, 7GB is too much.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 18:35 1

33. Swiff (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Same here bro. I prefer LG UI to Samsungs

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:20

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2642; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Not very fond of the LG UI (nor Touchwiz) that is why I'm running a custom rom. That is why I like LG too, a lot of custom roms

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 12:51 1

19. phonearenarocks (Posts: 211; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


Using a custom ROM is geeky and techy ehh...It is only once upon a time but now, considering the features that the OEMs are offering along with Custom ROMs poor post processing camera algorithms and the poor audio quality, it doesn't make sense to use custom ROMs anymore.

You can use combination of Launcher+Zooper+Xposed Framework+Notification centre replacement apps+Alternate dialer and message apps to completely avoid looking at their UI but still get the excellent photos, audio and other goodies.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:19 1

20. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2642; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Never noticed poor audio or camera quality, nor do I really care. The photos I take are usually for a quick shot of something I need to remember or show. If I want to take better pics, I get my DSLR. And for music/audio, a CR with Poweramp will do nicely. Perhaps one day I would use a stock rom with the options you mentioned. But for now, I prefer CR (particularly the one I'm using now with all the customization)

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:11 3

31. Xperia14 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


True, LG makes some really good hardware but I can't stand their UI...

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 18:47

34. rsiders (Posts: 838; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


One word: launcher. Problem solved. I'm a newbie on Android and even I know that.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:08 2

5. mintveritas (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


I want to like the LG G4; I really do! I just find it so underwhelming, even if it has the removable battery and sd card slot I miss in the Galaxy series.

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 18:47

41. nobleo (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jan 2016)


me too! They really know how to design phones well. I am an Apple fan, I'm not really a fan of Android, but if I had to get an Android phone, I would probably get the Galaxy S6. I just can't STAND the LG UI! It's the worst Android UI in my opinion.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:23

7. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I think some phone called the LG G play where it has some crazy 32bit DAC inside... I dunno

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:26

21. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


What to do with 32bit DAC when there output is so weak. I've been using V10 and listeing a lot of music today I got Moto x pure. On Moto X sounds feels better feels its more powerful probably it output more watt or volts ?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:28

8. hakn5897 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2015)


LG, you have to solve the heating problem first. It damages touch panel and causes touch issue.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 15:45

28. majp89 (Posts: 166; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


i like how about 15 of you say this on every article like LG is reading these articles and will respond with "we'll get right on it"

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:29

9. kefalin (Posts: 214; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


maybe LG V20?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:27

22. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


0% chance if you ask me. Cuz at the moment V10 is Latest phone latest than note 5. Or any other

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:45

12. shield (Posts: 200; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


LG UI is awesome better than TouchWiz that is greedy and takes a lot of RAM 3GB of RAM and 1.2 gigabytes useless at LG 2 gigabytes of 3GB and the mostly unnecessary running applications terminate because of its good governance ram.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:30

23. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Yes but SD808 can't handle 2K display and then LG UI. That makes V10 stutter a lot.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:08

36. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1821; Member since: 29 May 2014)


My V10 hasn't stuttered once since I got it. One of the best phones on the market and definitely the best camera on a phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:33

16. tyger11 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'd love a 5" version of the V10, with SD820 and wireless charging.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 12:17

18. fiji.siv (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


Ummm, hell ya but also unlikely. :-(

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:33

24. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I think LG G5 is sort of that cuz its 5.3 with second display. Main feature of V10 is second display. But LG G5 with SD820 will be great. Cuz SD808 can't drive 2K display greatly. I think V10 stutters more cuz of SD808 + 2K display combination. I am sure for something SD820 will have beast of a GPU

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 15:15 1

26. tyger11 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The V10 is way more than the second display. Read up on the awesome microphone setup & DAC some time. The 2nd display is the least interesting part of the V10 to me, really.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 15:11

25. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


hope they rerelease the urbane 2

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:26 1

32. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1559; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


A "major" announcement from LG would be the resurrection of webOS for phones instead of letting it wither away on TVs. It's a pipedream, but it would be nice.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 18:48

35. rsiders (Posts: 838; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I'm loving my V10. Bring it LG.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:11

37. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1821; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I love my V10 and LG's UI. Been a major fan of theirs and have had all of their devices since the G2 and Nexus 4. No stuttering or overheating problems whatsoever.

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