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LG G8X renders forecast waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor

The IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin is just around the corner, and we now know a little more about what to expect from LG. The South Korean OEM looks set to launch an updated version of the LG G8 from earlier in the year alongside the dual-screen V60 it teased last week. Renders of the LG G8X, as it will reportedly be marketed, are now circulating courtesy of leaker Steve H.McFly, better known as @OnLeaks.

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[Update: Now $399] Prime Exclusive LG V35 ThinQ on sale at all-time low of $499 ($151 off)

LG had this bad streak last year in trying to spin the V30 ThinQ in as many different variants as possible. One of them was the V35 ThinQ, originally a $900 AT&T exclusive before it eventually hopped over to Amazon as a Prime Exclusive. If you, a Prime member, happen to desire a V35 for some reason, Amazon's gotten into some tempting as the phone is on a big discount right now.

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[Update: Maybe V50s?] LG posts dual-screen teaser video ahead of IFA, probably for the V60

A month ahead of the event, LG has just pushed out a teaser video, telling folks to "save the date" on Friday, September 6th during IFA. In the video, LG shows off what looks like a folding, dual-screen device, though it's probably another dual-screen case for an upcoming phone, similar to the one made for the V50 ThinQ 5G. Given the timing and the dual-screen connection, LG is probably going to show off the V60 (ThinQ?) at IFA.

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Sony and LG still struggled to sell smartphones in Q2 2019, surprising nobody

It's that joyous time of the year when we're bombarded with long, boring press releases with lots of numbers on that tell how terrible a company is doing — that's right, second-quarter 2019 financial results are in. In news that will shock absolutely nobody, LG and Sony continue to struggle when it comes to sales of smartphones.

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LG starts international Android 9 Pie rollout for V30

Over the past few years, LG has slipped to one of the worst phone manufacturers when it comes to software updates. It already took nearly a year for Android 9 Pie to arrive on the US variants of the LG G7, and the company's older phones are waiting even longer. Android Pie is now rolling out to the 2017 V30, but the update hasn't arrived in America quite yet.

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The LG G7 ThinQ is now as low as $365, almost 50% off its original price

Phones are usually discounted several months after they're released, but the LG G7's price started dropping only two months after it hit the market and continued on the same trend over the past year. The company's 2018 flagship has now hit a new low, as it's now selling for almost half is original MSRP.

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LG Pay debuts in US with magstripe reading and cash back rewards program

More than a year after it was reported that LG would be launching a mobile payment service with compatibility for magnetic stripe terminals in the United States, the company has finally announced the arrival of LG Pay for the LG G8 ThinQ. Though we can say that Samsung Pay finally has a one-to-one competitor in its space, it will take a good while before spreading out to other devices.

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[Update: More carriers, T-Mobile] LG G7 ThinQ is finally getting its Android 9 Pie update

Back in January, LG rolled out the Android 9 Pie update to the G7 in its home country of South Korea, but users elsewhere haven't been so lucky. It's now finally hitting devices in the US — better late than never, I suppose.

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The LG Stylo 5 is a passable Galaxy Note alternative if you're short on cash

The LG Stylo series has been a staple offering at prepaid carrier stores for years. The stylus-equipped Stylo 4 received fairly positive reviews when it was released last year, and now LG has followed it up with a sequel.

The Stylo 5 impressed me with its good design and amazing battery life, but it has the same faults as many of LG's other recent phones including a clunky software experience and no guarantee of future Android updates. Still, there's a lot to like for around $200.

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The LG G8S ThinQ is rolling out globally

The day I'm sure we've all been anticipating with bated breath has finally arrived: LG is expanding availability for the G8S ThinQ to international markets after debuting in Taiwan. This phone is mostly the G8 you've come to know and love, but there's another camera and a few minor spec changes.

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