A look back at LG’s exciting smartphone models
LG has officially announced its departure in the mobile phone business unit. With that being said, let us take a moment and appreciate the units LG has given the public throughout time, with a list of their most iconic phones.
This unit sports a unique shape in the form of the letter T. The LG Wing has a 6.8-inch FullHD+ P-OLED main display and a 3.9-inch G-OLED secondary display that swivels up to 90 degrees, giving both screens access to enjoy—the sweet incentive of multitasking.
Next up, we have their LG V60 ThinQ 5G, which was released around March of 2020. With the concept of foldable screens from competitors like Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, etc… LG takes on the route of something practical—dual screens. Considered to be their flagship device, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G sports 6.8-inch FHD P-OLED FullVision, a Snapdragon 865, triple camera configuration, and a 5,000mAh battery.
The LG G5 made headlines by being the world’s first modular smartphone. Along with its 5.3-inch QUAD HD IPS Quantum Display, its Snapdragon 820 CPU, and 16MP main camera, the LG G5 features its CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus modular attachments. Providing a much more pleasant experience for photography and music.
The LG V10 follows in this list, boasting features not usually seen in other phones. The features include full manual control over its imaging, dual display, and dual front cameras. When taking a closer look, aside from its 5.7-inch main screen, there is the inclusion of a 2.1-inch panel that caters to two-handed use. Additionally, the LG V10 features a built-in Hi-Fi DAC, which advertises better conversion of sound than other smartphones.
One of the most iconic phones from LG was its Google collaborated device called the Nexus 5. At the time, it was able to hold its own against competitors with its 4.95-inch Tru-HD IPS+ LCD screen, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, and 2,300mAh battery.
Following the LG Optimus, LG manufactured their flagship Android smartphone with a Tegra 2 processor, making it the first dual-core Android device in the market back in 2011.
A blast from the past is the LG GW620. In 2009, this device was the first Android phone of LG, which went by the name of EVE or InTouch Max. This device had the old-school QWERTY keyboard, along with its 5MP main camera and 3-inched screen.
LG KU990 Viewty
Finally in this list is the LG Viewty. It was their cameraphone that brought along the oomph when taking videos. With its 5MP main camera, the device was capable of recording 320 x 240px video at 120fps. Now imagine seeing that in a 3-inch mobile device back in 2007—crazy.
We cannot deny that LG’s innovations helped shape the industry and changed how we look at smartphones. Although the Korean company is no longer in the smartphone business, we hope to continue to feel its influence on their other technologies.