LG press conference at CES 2014 | CNET

LG press conference at CES 2014

The Korean company will show off its latest TVs and even a rumored fitness band.

  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:41:19 PM
    Being able to provide the best consumer mobile experience is behind every aspect of design. Innovation for innovation's sake doesn't work for consumers, Lee says
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:41:20 PM
    Now we're back on the LG G Flex. Here is CNET's review of it if you haven't checked it out yet
    : reviews.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:41:36 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:41:42 PM
    LG's mobile phone business enters the year with great confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:42:06 PM
    LG reestablish itself as a mobile heavyweight with G premium line, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:42:10 PM
    G Pro, Nexus 4 and 5, etc
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:42:38 PM
    Ah yes, LG G's line: LG G Flex, LG G2, LG G Pro, and my favorite, LG G GgggG G G G (4G LTE)
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:42:39 PM
    LG G Flex, LG's most advanced phone yet. Gamechanger, Lee says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:43:01 PM
    I played around with both the Flex and the curved Samsung phone. Both non-flat phones seemed useful, especially for reducing reflections. I liked the Samsung better because it fit better in the pocket.
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:43:03 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:43:05 PM
    We drew on the expertise of our sister companies, LG Display and LG Chem and we combined a curved OLED display with a longer-lasting curved battery, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:43:21 PM
    LEt me tell you a little bit about why curved is the shape of innovation for us, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:43:32 PM
    To build a curved smartphone, you need a curved battery, Lee says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:43:45 PM
    Unlike curved TVs, curved phones seem like more than pure gimmickry to me.
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:44:01 PM

    Another look at the curved battery inside the G Flex: i.i.cbsi.com

  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:44:02 PM
    Then we added a 6-inch HD OLED display with a real RGB pixel structure. Offers incredible inage quality for that size of display, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:44:06 PM
    Curved is better, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:44:24 PM
    We're really obsessed with understanding the quality of the display
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:44:29 PM
    Real benefits - hold better, etc
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:44:33 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:44:34 PM
    I did step on the G Flex, and it gave a little. I didn't stomp it though. I'm sure somebody did on a YouTube video somewhere.
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:44:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:44:57 PM
    First, LG G Flex offers and outstanding voice and sound experience b/c of the curved shape, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:45:12 PM
    Provides a better grip when operating one handed or two handed in portrait and landscape, Lee says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:45:17 PM
    Feels more comfortable in pocket
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:45:27 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:45:30 PM
    Stunning, immersive viewing experience unmatched in the smartphone market today, Lee says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:45:37 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:45:38 PM
    Uh, the Flex only curves to the shape of your body if you put it in your pocket horizontally.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:46:01 PM
    Offers a cinematic experience similar to LG's leading OLED TVs
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:46:01 PM
    G Flex is the shape of innovations that lets you view better, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:46:09 PM
    G Flex will come to US in 1Q, Les says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:46:15 PM
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:46:23 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:46:28 PM
    G Flex will be available through three major US carriers. Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:46:41 PM
    LG is at the forefront of mobile design, Lee says
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:46:41 PM
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:47:04 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:47:10 PM
    Don't just take my word for it. A big fan of LG phones generally and the LG G Flex specifically. David Owens, VP of product management at Sprint
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:47:14 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:47:38 PM
    Owens: I have seen flexible displays for mobile devices in labs for four years. No. 1 question is when move out of lab and into consumer marketplace. So pleased to say it's coming and it's coming really quickly.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:47:59 PM
    Also something I've had the personal privilege to carry for the past couple weeks, Owens says. I've never had a device I've carried early that had more people stop and ask me about
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:48:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:48:11 PM
    Curved design on face makes your experience fantastic, Owens says
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:48:28 PM
    As promised: here's our closer look at WebOS for TVs: ces.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 1/6/2014 4:48:29 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:48:33 PM
    Partnership with LG has really kicked into another gear, Owens says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:49:17 PM
    Taylor back up. Offering photo ops with Hastings, Berkus, and Owens
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:49:39 PM
    Before we send you off into the madness of press day and the week ahead, we thought you'd like a little taste of what you'll see in the LG booth
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:50:02 PM
    Taste still pending...
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:50:16 PM
    Curtains are opening along the side of the auditorium to show TVs, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:50:31 PM
    That's all everyone. Thanks for tuning it!
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:51:25 PM
    See ya later all! For more CES stuff today, feel free to follow me on Twitter. @dkatzmaier
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:51:55 PM
    I'm also at @sharatibken
  • Lynn La 1/6/2014 4:52:08 PM
    Thanks for joining us everybody, and enjoy the rest of CES!
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:52:13 PM
    David and I will be blogging again for Samsung at 2 p.m. PT, as well as other blogs in between
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 4:52:32 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2014 4:53:02 PM
    Next up for me, Panasonic @ 10AM PT. See ya then!
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