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Can LG Keep Up The Fight To Stay In The Game?

Reveals at Mobile World Congress Might Suggest There's a Chance
Lauren Messer
Can LG Keep Up The Fight To Stay In The Game?© 2017 LG Newsroom

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and big names like Samsung and LG are expected to have some product reveals that customers have been waiting for. Competition in the world of mobile devices has significantly increased in recent years and even manufacturing giants like LG are struggling to keep up. But, if the press releases and marketing efforts mean anything, the South Korean company could have a lot to share in the form of several new products at MWC next week. So, what should you expect to see? 

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The LG Stylus  is expected to be introduced to the public at MWC next week. Source: LG Newsroom

The LG Stylus 2 is the new and improved version of the G4 Stylus and has several new specs that consumers might really love. The Calligraphy Pen font will let you write beautifully and with ease if you want to take notes or simply write a message for yourself for later. The Stylus 2 also features Pen Keeper which helps the user keep up with the stylus by displaying a message when the phone is in motion if the bay where the stylus belongs is empty. Your phone basically knows you forgot the pen and lets you know, hopefully before you get too far. This handset has a 5.7 inch HD display and is noticeably thinner, weighing only 145g. Even at this weight the 7.4mm thin device supports a 3,000mAh battery and an SD card slot. It will operate on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and will be available in colors titan, white and brown. 

The LG K8 appears to be the same size as the LG K7 but it does come with a higher resolution on its 5-inch HD display. It is in the same series as the LG K10 that was introduced earlier this year. The mid-range phone will run Android Marshmallow and includes a few other decent specs like the removable Li-Ion battery with 2,045mAh. It's got 8GB of internal storage with 1.5GB RAM and also features the microSD card slot. The 5 mega-pixel front camera and 8 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash make this non-flagship phone a pretty decent device. Pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed but the device was seen on a Hungarian website this week, leading to speculation that we will see it in other European countries soon. 

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The LG X cam has a smooth curved 3D Bending Glass finished and dual rear cameras. Source: LG Newsroom

LG will also be announcing a new X series of handsets which are a different take on mid-range phone options, as each will include one high-end feature that people might find worth the purchase. Take the LG X cam for example, which comes with 3D Bending Glass that gives the front of the phone a curved finish look and, similar to leading flagship phones, is intended to fit more comfortably in the user's hand. The X cam will have a 2,520mAh battery with Android Marshmallow operating system and 2GB of RAM. It weighs only 118g with two rear cameras and one front camera.

The other phone that will be introduced in the series is the X screen which, you guessed it, is all about giving users more accessibility to a better display. It has an "Always-On" Second Screen that is above the main 4.93-inch HD touch display. The Second Screen will allow users to check things like battery status, time and date without having to turn on the phone. It will sport the clear glass fiber exterior and come in colors black, white and pink gold. 

And last but not least, the LG G5 is expected to make its appearance with the recently leaked "Magic Slot" that allows users to swap different modules to change phone's functionality. LG will reveal the partners that are making these modules at one of their many press events over the weekend. The LG G5 will have an all metal design and notable features like bio sensor capabilities and improvements to the camera and display. One thing is for sure, LG will have a lot going on next week and we'll have to stay tuned to see what other features and specs will be released about the next generation of their flagship phone!

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