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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39 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

13. carlemillward unregistered

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

2. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

3. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

how is LG UI cluttered?!

15. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

30. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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?

29. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

4. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 319; Member since: May 13, 2014

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

17. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

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

27. tedkord

Posts: 16981; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung's UI isn't cluttered.

40. nobleo

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 17, 2016

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

6. hakn5897

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 19, 2015

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

10. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

33. Swiff

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Same here bro. I prefer LG UI to Samsungs

14. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5469; Member since: Apr 05, 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

19. phonearenarocks

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 26, 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.

20. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5469; Member since: Apr 05, 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)

31. Xperia14

Posts: 1192; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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

34. rsiders

Posts: 1777; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

5. mintveritas

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 25, 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.

41. nobleo

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

21. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 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 ?

8. hakn5897

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 19, 2015

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

28. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 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"

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

maybe LG V20?

22. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

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

12. shield

Posts: 774; Member since: Sep 12, 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.

23. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

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

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