LG's Next Flagship Phone Will be Called "Velvet", Not G9
LG Electronics has announced that it is "moving away from alphanumerical designations [such as V60 or G9] in favor of familiar and expressive names that will help the consumer capture the essence of the device best suited for his or her personality and ever changing trends". The first new phone launched under this new strategy will be the LG "Velvet". All indications are that this will be the phone that was previously expected to be called the LG G9.
Apr 20, 2020
LG has released a new teaser video for its next major phone, the Velvet. The video confirms several color options, and that the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset with 5G.
Apr 8, 2020
LG has released design renderings for its next major phone. The three rear cameras are arranged in a "Raindrop" formation toward the corner of the phone.
Sep 4, 2018
Samsung is rethinking how it develops phones and plans to make a significant change in strategy. Moving forward, the company will introduce the newest features to devices at the $400 price point, such as the Galaxy A series, rather than to flagship models such as the Galaxy S or Note.
Jan 11, 2018
In a shift of strategy, LG this week said it will cease bringing new flagship devices to market each year as it has done the last five or so years. “We will unveil new smartphones when it is needed.
Oct 13, 2017
Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO and Vice President of Samsung Electronics Corp., today announced plans to step down from his leadership role with the company. "As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry," said Kwon in an email sent to employees.