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Formerly known as Lucky Goldstar, LG is the second biggest conglomerate in South Korea, involved in electronics, chemicals and telecom products. LG Electronics is its flagship arm, with five major divisions: mobile communications, home entertainment, home appliances, air conditioning and energy solutions. It is one of the world’s biggest makers of televisions and mobile phones. 

  • Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group plans to invest a substantial sum to build two factories in Vietnam, say two people familiar
  • The plan underscores efforts by technology firms to lower supply chain exposure to China amid trade and geopolitical tension between Beijing and Washington

The 100 largest foreign companies in China generated US$1 trillion in sales last year, accounting for 7 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product, according to Hurun Research Institute.


Semcorp, the world’s biggest producer of a key component in lithium-ion batteries, has agreed to invest around US$1 billion to build a manufacturing plant in Sidney, Ohio.


LG, Bang & Olufsen and Samsung have pulled out all the stops, bringing cutting edge tech to truly gigantic screens, culminating in a 325-inch, 8K model that’ll fill your wall

As electric vehicles go mainstream, battery makers are working on viable options to lithium-ion packs. While companies make rapid progress on sodium-ion cells, its use in EVs is still some time away, say analysts.


South Korea fined Google US$177 million after the Fair Trade Commission determined that anti-fragmentation agreements prevented smartphone makers from developing modified versions of Android.


From the first touchscreen phone to a glass phone front with no buttons, LG has been a pioneer in the smartphone industry. It has released some quirky looking phones, and others that failed to excite consumers. Here are five of the most memorable.

South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Monday it will wind down its loss-making mobile division, making it the first major smartphone brand to withdraw from the market after it lost US$4.5 billion over the last six years.

Multitaskers will love the LG Wing, a smartphone that deploys a second screen and becomes a T-shaped device, meaning it can multiple apps at the same time. Best of all, it doesn’t force the user into compromises to use both screens.

The LG compares well with high-end iPhones, despite its mid range price. Full of slick hardware and with a brand new look, it is only let down by the lower quality of its photos.

The latest phone from LG may not look the best, with an outdated design and low refresh rate, but it delivers on performance. Its intelligent software allows users to multitask and it’s cheaper than many phones.

After leaving China to avoid trade war tariffs, Vietnam’s factories are facing the reality of modern supply chains as the coronavirus outbreak hits production.


The annual MWC Barcelona event was decimated by the pull-out of major exhibitors, including telecoms gear suppliers Nokia and Ericsson, as well as mobile network operators Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, BT, Orange and NTT Docomo.

Chinese phone brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo have dominated trade show in Barcelona, but the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China could affect their presence this year.

CES 2020 kicks off today but a preview event saw several announcements, with highlights including a Samsung TV that can that can pivot from portrait to landscape modes the way smartphones do, and Toyota’s ‘woven city’.

New handsets from Oppo, Huawei sub-brand Honor, Realme, and LG, and a OnePlus concept phone are expected at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Apple will be back at CES too.

LG’s two screens are great for multitasking, typing documents and playing games. As a smartphone it’s nothing special, but the dual-screen configuration makes up for any shortcomings.

This year’s IFA tech show saw the arrival of Huawei’s 5G chipset, Samsung’s relaunched Galaxy Fold and one of the best sets of desktop speakers ever, while Amazon’s TV announcement is sure to worry established TV brands.

The G8X ThinQ Dual Screen comes with a detachable second screen attachment that brings functionality not available elsewhere on the market – and is likely to be cheaper than a Samsung Fold or Huawei Mate X.

Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, OnePlus and Oppo all offer superb smartphones for anyone who wants a top Android phone but who might be put off a Huawei after Google said it will stop supporting the Chinese firm.

The G8 looks a bit bland, but use it for a couple of hours and it is clear that LG places usability and real-world benefits over the flashiness of competing phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei’s P30 Pro.

The V40 ThinQ can shoot videos with both electrical and optical stabilisation at resolutions up to 4K/30fps, offering more control than any other Android phone. It can even shoot at 4K/60fps, something Huawei phones still can’t.

The rollable 4K OLED TV will be available this year; it can play music when the screen is rolled away completely, or display a clock when it is just partially rolled.

Korean smartphone maker follows Huawei by offering triple rear cameras, and offers the ability to animate part of a photo in seconds. Battery capacity may be an issue, however