It’s a sad day in the mobile space as we lose another real competitor here in the U.S. and around the world. More so here because for the most part, you’re only real choices when it comes to smartphones are from Apple, Samsung, and Google. Sure there are smaller players such as Sony, Nokia, Moto, and OnePlus, but I don’t think any of them were quite as innovative and different as LG was in the past.
Personally, I have been an LG fan since first using the LG V20, and have had every V-series phone since then as my daily driver. I think it’s because they always dared to bring something new and different to the table while also keeping some legacy tech their customers depended on.
Take for instance the LG V20. This phone was one of the last in its generation that had a removable and replaceable battery. It was also one of the first to include a tiny second display up top specifically for notifications and other niche features. This was also one of the first devices LG came out with that had an ultra-wide camera, before anyone else did. We all know how that turned out. Now everyone has one.
The LG V30/V40 brought with a more refined look and a large display. We also got better cameras and both of these kept the AUX jack as the built in DAC was a major selling point.
The LG V50 introduced the Dual Screen cover which added a folding second display that would carry on to the LG V60. The LG V50 wasn’t really as widely available here and didn’t have the Dual Screen in the US, but the LG V60 was and did. LG V60 had more carrier support and was actually affordable for a 5G phone.
What I’m trying to say is that in the 5+ years that I had an LG, it has never let me down. I was really looking forward to a possible LG V70 update along with the LG Rollable phone, but now that will never happen. So with that, LG Mobile, you will be missed by yours truly. RIP G-series, V-series, Velvet, and LG Wing. RIP LG Rollable before you even had a chance to show what you could do.