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Don’t miss this huge sale on LG TVs — these are some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen

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Experience all of your entertainment in glorious clarity.
Experience all of your entertainment in glorious clarity.

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Purchasing a new TV is always going to be investment. You throw bundles of cash at one hoping that it lasts you years until you have to re-up that investment. The problem: There are way too many options. You have to factor in size, whether you want an LED or OLED screen, if 4K resolution is something you need, and more. It can be a stressful process, especially if you don’t know the first thing about what to look for in a TV. 

We have a solution to help you narrow your search, though. These high-end TVs from LG offer incredible displays and smart capabilities — and they are on an unbelievable sale right now in the PCMag Shop when you use the code PCMAG15. Seriously, these are some of the best prices we’ve seen on these TVs and you *really* don’t want to miss out. Check it out below. 

This LG OLED TV is a real head-turner. Its sleek, thin design has the ability to complement any living room aesthetic and looks great either propped up on an entertainment center or mounted on your wall. The 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD Display is an absolute marvel to witness. It changes the way you view film or play video games for good — once you go 4K, you can never go back. The TV’s smart features also give this unit more value, ranging across Alexa and Google Home compatibility, Google Assistant, built-in WiFi, and a full web browser (just to name a few.) The 2.2 channel Dolby Atmos Speaker System raises the ante when it comes to immersion, and all of these features are constantly at your fingertips with the Magic Remote Control. 

Pick up an LG OLED B8 in either a 55-inch model for $1,096 (original price $1,699) or a 65-inch model for $1,699 (original price $2,299) when you use the code PCMAG15.

Although the C8 and B8 models are pretty close in comparison, the C8 comes out on top. The C8 has all of the aforementioned features that the B8 does, but has a few subtle improvements that are worth it if you have a few extra bucks burning a hole in your pocket. Included in those improvements are better picture detail, clarity, contrast, and color. 

If the little things are important to you and you want to edge out the lower budget models by a small margin, pick up a 65-inch LG OLED C8 for $1,912 (original price $2,749) with the code PCMAG15

The differences between the LG OLED E8 and C8 really come down to their design, so choosing one will just be up to your personal preference. A collaboration with BoConcept, the E8 model features a picture-on-glass design in which the TV’s OLED panel is set on a piece of glass and thus giving it the illusion of a seemingly floating image. The E8 is a bit thicker than the C8, and also has less of a clearance at the bottom. Another difference is that the E8 has a more advanced speaker system, with a 4.2 channel speaker system that delivers 60 watts of output power versus the C8’s 2.2 channel speaker system that delivers 40 watts of output power. Whichever one you pick, the LG OLED series is going to give you impressive results across the board. 

You can get a 55-inch LG OLED E8 for $1,317 (original price $2,299) in the PCMag Shop with the code PCMAG15.  

Samsung Galaxy S10+ leak shows headphone jack, dual hole-punch camera

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is slowly being revealed through unofficial means. Several leaks have revealed key details and the latest report is the most detailed yet. According to All About Samsung, the upcoming Samsung flagship will have tiny bezels, front-facing cameras that poke through the display, a USB-C port and a headphone jack.

This report meshes with past leaks. There could be three variations of the phone: the S10, S10+ and a new version called the S10E. It’s been reported that Samsung will position the S10 as the main model with the S10+ being the large screen model (and the only with dual-front facing cameras). The S10E will likely be a less expensive version and could even have an LCD screen instead of an OLED screen.

Most of phone’s details have leaked out but a few questions remain. Will the phone have a fingerprint reader embedded into the screen? Will the phones have improved facial recognition to compete more directly with Apple’s Face ID? And lastly, will Samsung jack the prices in line with the latest iPhone prices?

Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy S10 at an event in San Francisco on February 20. We’ll have a team on the ground to tell you more about the device.

Apple to fully switch to OLED iPhones in 2020, report claims

The iPhone XR might not exist in 2020, at least not with an LCD screen.
The iPhone XR might not exist in 2020, at least not with an LCD screen.

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LCD iPhones might be a thing of the past by year 2020, The Wall Street Journal claims. 

The outlet’s report focuses on Japan Display — a major supplier of LCD screens for Apple — which might land in financial trouble due to the “disappointing performance” of Apple’s iPhone XR, which is the only iPhone released in 2018 that has an LCD screen. 

According to the report, Japan Display might seek a bailout from investors in China and Taiwan, to the tune of $550 million or more. The biggest problem that the company has is relying too much on Apple, which was responsible for more than half of Japan Display’s yearly revenue as of March 2018. 

The interesting part for Apple fans are the comments from people with knowledge of Japan Display’s production plans, which claim that Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup won’t have a new phone with an LCD screen. OLED screens allow for “more flexible” handset design, the people said, which (if you’re willing to speculate hard enough) might mean Apple is planning to do something innovative with the iPhone. 

The WSJ recently had a similar report that claimed the iPhone XR will live to see another year, but will be dropped by 2020. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed media speculation about the iPhone XR, claiming in a recent interview that the iPhone XR has been “the most popular iPhone every day” since it began shipping. That’s getting harder to check, though, as Apple recently stopped disclosing unit sales numbers in its financial reports. 

Apple is expected to launch three new phones in 2019, likely iterative upgrades to its current lineup, which consists of the OLED-based iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as the LCD-based iPhone XR. 

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LG’s extravagant ‘Massive Curve of Nature’ is the most mesmerizing thing at CES 2019

Need help picking your jaw off the floor?
Need help picking your jaw off the floor?

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LG has a long tradition of creating mesmerizing displays with its curved OLED TVs. CES 2019 was no exception.

Last year, CES attendees were treated to the spectacular OLED Canyon and the year before it stunned with the OLED Tunnel. We had a hunch LG would return to CES with something even wilder, but we didn’t expect a waterfall composed of OLED 4K TVs.

You can hate on CES all you want — it’s too crowded, everyone’s coughing on each other, the food sucks, etc. — but it’s impossible to not be swept away by LG’s “Massive Curve of Nature” display at its booth entrance.

Made of more than 250 curved LG OLED TVs, the enormous installation captivates like nothing else at CES. Samsung’s booth, usually pretty glitzy, was disappointingly tame in comparison.

I stood staring into all of the OLED TVs for at least 30 minutes. I recorded so much footage of the curved TVs spilling from top to bottom — reflected by mirrors on each side to further create the illusion of infinity — the security guard watching over it started to get annoyed.

Some people are naturally going to call the TV installation showy and excessive. You’re right, it’s absolutely pointless since nobody can buy it. But that’s what makes its extravagance so alluring — it’s something you can only experience at a large tech show like CES.

Call me basic, but I don’t care. If I could only do one thing at CES 2019 all week, I’d stare into LG’s “Massive Curve of Nature” until my eyeballs hurt.

Like I said in my tweet: Holy shit! 

I mean, are you gonna look at this and not lose your mind? Photos don’t do it justice, but will have to suffice after you’ve watched the video above.

Just wow.

Just wow.

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Unreal.

Unreal.

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Holy moly.

Holy moly.

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Mind-blown.

Mind-blown.

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Yowza!

Yowza!

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Save more than $1,000 on this LG OLED TV from Walmart

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Looking for an OLED TV on sale? You’ve come to the right place.

The 55-inch LG C8 OLED 4K TV is currently on sale for $1,696.99 at Walmart, which is $1,103 off the original price of $2,799.99.

You can expect a stellar display from this TV: The colors are crisp, the HDR provides deep blacks and whites, and you’ll get extremely smooth picture all thanks to the new Alpha 9 processor.

It’s also easy to hook up to your smart home system courtesy of AI ThinQ. Aside from standard streaming features, ThinQ will turn the TV into a smart hub for the home theater. Once a compatible Amazon Alexa or Google Home device is connected you’ll be able to control all compatible devices through it, like the lights or a sound bar.

And at 55-inches, it’s right in that sweet spot in terms of size. It isn’t so big that it will be cumbersome and difficult to set up. But it also isn’t so small that you’ll have to squint just to see what’s going on.

Plus, when was the last time you could say that you saved more than a grand on something?