LG reveals timeline: smartwatch and phablet coming in 2014
The head of communications at LG Bulgaria revealed a lot of new products that LG is working on and gave a timeline on when the manufacturer is likely going to launch them.
Dimitar Valev, head of communication at LG Bulgaria gave an interview to a local blog called Dnevnik, in which he mentioned that LG is currently working on a tablet that will be unveiled by the end of the year. This could most likely be the LG G Pad (V500), which was leaked last week. It was also caught undergoing FCC certification earlier today.
Valev also said that LG will be launching a phablet, most likely with a screen size of more than six inches, next year. The South Korean manufacturer also announced the Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display for smartphones today, which offers a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2560X1440. That leads to a pixel density of 538ppi, which is 70 more than what the HTC One has.
Also in the works is a smartwatch, which will likely debut next year. Valev did mention that LG will indeed incorporate flexible displays into its devices in certain markets, although that will also be next year, and not this on, as was earlier rumoured.
On the mobile front, LG is looking to make a comeback on the Windows Phone platform, and is waiting for Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows Phone to see if manufacturing such a device is worthwhile. The manufacturer will take a similar stance on Firefox OS too.
Valev indicated that there might be design shifts on LG’s upcoming mobiles, like the one we saw on the LG G2, which includes the power button and the volume rocker at the back of the device. It does look like LG is working on a lot of exciting new technology, and it should be interesting to see the direction it takes with the smartwatch, as Samsung gets ready to unveil its offering, the Galaxy Gear, next month.
Source: Dnevnik (translated version)