Sunday, February 26, 2017

MWC 2017: LG G6 a prime smartphone is now real. Specifications and Pics.

The LG G6 prime smartphone was unveiled at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona and this is what LG  is saying about it:


LG UNVEILS NEW G6 WITH A LARGE FULLVISION DISPLAY TAILORED TO FIT IN ONE-HAND


Flagship Smartphone Features Bold New Screen Aspect Ratio, Ergonomic Excellence, Minimalist Design and Superb Durability.


 LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the G6 smartphone, the newest smartphone that features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand.
The Big Screen That Actually Fits in Your Hand
The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. Compared to conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games. In a G6 Game Collection promotion for G6 buyers, in-game content with a retail value of up to a total of US$200 for six games – Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity BuildIt, Cookie Jam and Genies & Gems – on Google Play, are offered for free. The games take full advantage of the G6’s immersive FullVision display and single-handed ease of use.
More to See, Less to Hold
Even with the large screen featured on the G6, the smartphone is easy to hold. And unlike other phones with a similar screen size, the LG G6 fits comfortably in one hand, giving you a big screen experience without the inconvenience of a big phone. In fact, ergonomics research teams led by Dr. Andris Freivalds at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Ji Yong-gu at Yonsei University tested the LG G6 for stability when holding the phone, comfort in various postures and actions, as well as muscle fatigue when using the smartphone for long periods. The LG G6 received the highest marks in all test categories.
Attractive and Mostly Screen
Sculpted from aluminum and glass, which comes in black, platinum and white, the LG G6 features a minimalist design that’s sleek all-round and perfectly smooth to the touch. The metal frame that wraps around the perimeter of the phone imparts solidity in style with a soft matte finish and the back is perfectly flat, with no camera bump to avoid or protect. Complimented by narrow bezels, the upper bezel was minimized by rearranging the camera, sensor and speaker in a row on the front upper side. The rounded corners of both the body and display not only unify the design but also dispersing the impact if the phone is dropped.
Transform Your Mobile Viewing Experience with Dolby Vision
The LG G6 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology. But not only does it support Dolby Vision, the G6 also supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the picture quality technology which allows for a wider range of color and luminosity, wherein both the darkest and the brightest areas are more vivid, revealing greater detail for a truly immersive viewing experience.
With smartphone screen sizes getting bigger and the speed of the Internet becoming faster, LG decided to support two HDR standards for viewers to have access to as much content as possible. With HDR content from Netflix and Amazon on the rise, watch popular shows in stunning HDR quality on the LG G6. Amazon will also increasingly create 18:9 content for a cinematic viewing experience on the 18:9 QHD+ display.
Get More In, Leave Nothing Out
With the LG G6, you don’t need to ask people in the picture to reposition, cram together or find another place to stand in order to get everything in, simply choose between standard and wide angle settings. And with dual 13MP rear cameras, including a 125-degree lens on the wide angle, the LG G6 captures panoramic shots that regular phones cameras can’t. The G6 delivers an outstanding and unique camera experience by creating seamless transitions when zooming in and out between the wide-angle and standard camera lenses even during 4K video capture. The G6 also comes with an expanded 100-degree field of view with its 5MP front camera, which means users can take selfies or wefies without the need for a selfie stick. Plus, the wide angle camera reduces edge distortion, which makes for more natural images.
Square Up and Share
And to view selfies, wefies, wide angle pictures and even the ones in the new Square Camera Mode, recent LG G6 photos appear in one window in film mode which means users don’t need to move to their gallery to review them. The G6 provides a Square Camera function which divides the 18:9 ratio display into two identical squares. The LG G6 can also take perfectly square photos in 1:1 ratio, ideal for Instagram, Snapchat and other social media apps. Users can also choose other ratios, such as 4:3, 16:9 and 18:9. Users can also take pictures in 1:1 ratio in one window, while checking, editing and uploading pictures in another window immediately after shooting. What’s more, users can create GIFs by combining between 2 and 100 photos from the gallery.
Built for the Unexpected
The LG G6 can go just about anywhere without worry thanks to its IP68 water and dust resistance that makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. And you can worry less about accidental drops and other rough environments during everyday use because the LG G6 has been designed and built to be dependable even when the going gets rough.
And the LG G6 not only meets international testing standards but also endures further tests for high temperatures and nail penetration and uses a proprietary technology that dissipates heat via an internal heat pipe, the first in an LG smartphone. And to further disperse heat inside the unit, LG engineers positioned the components most prone to overheating as far from each other as possible.
A Helping Voice with the Google Assistant
The LG G6 has Google Assistant built-in. LG worked closely with Google to make sure the Google Assistant experience is great right out of the box and that’s why the LG G6 has Google Assistant built-in. It works seamlessly and intuitively with LG apps, empowering users to get fast answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search the G6 more quickly and efficiently than ever. And with the remote after-service utilizing artificial intelligence, the more Google Assistant is used, the more personalized it becomes because it knows more about the user.
“The LG G6 offers users new visual and manual experiences, as it marries an expanded screen with the convenience of one-handed use,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG will continue to lead smartphone innovation with a focus on convenience and reliability in order to exceed consumer expectations.”
Key Specifications: *
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
  • Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB or 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:
    • Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
    • Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
  • Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • Colors: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
  • Other: Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
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Specifications may vary depending on the particular market.






It`s Official: Samsung invites to the March 29 GALAXY UNPACKED event on video teaser.



Samsung at the MWC 2017 event teased first some shape of  what will be the next Galaxy S8 and S8+  and second announced the GALAXY UNPACKED event for March 29 will take place at 11:00 a.m. EDT in New York , on the video teaser below and also Samsung has posted the official invitation on Samsung Mobile press site:









Saturday, February 25, 2017

LG set to deal global TV market with dual premium strategy.



SUPER UHD TV with Nano Cell TM Technology Complements OLED TVs in LG’s Premium TV Lineup.





LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of its 2017 SUPER UHD TV lineup featuring Nano Cell display lineup at its R&D Center in Seoul today. Alongside the amazingly thin LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W first unveiled at CES last month, LG has high hopes that its dual premium strategy for TVs will expand its market share in the global TV industry. LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W will be available in Korea and the United States starting this month. SUPER UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology will become available in the weeks to come while customers in other markets will see both premium products beginning in the second quarter of 2017.
TVs with Perfect Picture, Design and Sound
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV embodies the company’s pursuit of the best possible viewing experience, featuring the most advanced technologies available in the display industry. The innovative design of the W7 series follows LG’s “less is more” philosophy, stripping away everything to emphasize the beauty of the screen alone.
LG OLED TVs are considered by industry experts to offer the most advanced display technology. As each pixel on the display can be individually switched on and off, OLED offers an enhanced picture quality without image degradation, such as light bleed typically found in conventional backlit systems. This results in the highest quality image rendering with the purest black and lifelike colors.
The sleek razor-thin profile of the 65-inch W7 – less than 4mm thick when mounted on the wall – creates the illusion of gazing out a window, not of watching TV. LG’s 2017 OLED TV lineup offers innovative Dolby Atmos sound for the first time in the market, delivering both stunning image and sound quality. Dolby Atmos isolates the relative location of each sound to create rich and multi-layered audio that reflects the intricate sounds of the real world. The 77-inch version of the W7 received the Best of CES Innovation Award 2017 in the Video Displays category, besting all other new TV offerings at CES and won Engadget’s Best of the Best Award at the show.
LG will introduce five 4K OLED TV models in Korea with screen sizes varying from 77/65W7, 77/65G7, 65/55E7, 65/55C7 and 65/55B7. Model details in other markets will be announced locally at the time of launch.
The Most Advanced LCD TV Available Today
LG’s third-generation SUPER UHD TV lineup features Nano Cell technology, which harnesses approximately one nanometer-sized particles to offer incredibly accurate color reproduction. The Nano Cell display achieves impressive picture quality by absorbing stray lightwaves, resulting in purer, cleaner colors. 
This light absorbing capability allows LG’s new LCD displays to filter out specific colors with much greater precision, rendering each color exactly as it was intended. For example, the color red on conventional TVs can blend with other color wavelengths, such as yellow or orange, causing the color to fade and take on a yellowish tint. LG Nano Cell dramatically reduces instances of color fading, image instability and other color degradation issues. LG Nano Cell displays also deliver consistent colors at wider viewing angles with virtually no color difference between viewers seated directly in front of the screen and those watching at a 60 degree angle.
Expanded HDR Capabilities
All 2017 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs feature Active HDR to render brighter scenes and greater shadow details when displaying HDR content. Active HDR allows LG TVs to process the picture scene by scene, inserting dynamic data where needed. In addition, 2017 LG TVs support the full palette of HDR formats, including Dolby VisionTM, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). This versatility is compounded by the new HDR Effect feature, which processes standard definition content to improve brightness in specific areas and enhance contrast ratio, rendering more precise images.
Enhanced webOS User Experience
The latest webOS Smart TV platform helps make LG’s entire lineup of premium TVs exceptionally user-friendly. LG webOS 3.5 is equipped with enhancements for easier control and faster access when using the improved Magic Remote and the new Magic Link features. Viewers can instantly access their favorite services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video by pressing a hot key on the remote control, tapping into a wide variety of stunning 4K programming.

“Our 2017 TV lineup features state-of-the-art display technologies that break the boundaries of TV viewing,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “This year, we will continue to extend the premium TV market with a dual premium strategy based on our unrivaled OLED TVs and groundbreaking SUPER UHD TVs with Nano Cell display. With these innovative TV products, our customers will be able to enjoy the best home entertainment experience that the industry has to offer.”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Safran Identity & Security enhances convenience and security of its “Selfie-Check” mobile authentication solution.



Safran Identity & Security is offering a new version of its Selfie-Check SDK (Software Development Kit) to enhance the accuracy and security of biometric facial authentication for mobile devices, especially in regard to liveness detection.

Upgrading its face recognition solution to the highest level of security, Safran Identity & Security is enhancing its liveness detection feature. When taking a selfie for authentication, users will be asked randomly to turn their head to the right, the left or downwards – or even a combination of all of these. By requesting random head movements, the selfie-check ensures that the user is a real and a live person, through a user-friendly interface.

“Based on our extensive biometric experience and our strategy of constant improvement, we have been able to develop this next step in liveness detection techniques. The ability to recognize a living person considerably strengthens the security and reliability of a biometric system and reduces the risk of hacking and fraud,” explained Yves Portalier, Vice President & General Manager of the Telecom Business Unit, Safran Identity & Security.

Visitors can experience the biometric SDK for mobile phones with enhanced liveness detection at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Hall 6 / Stand G 30).

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion
and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and
generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40
index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more
than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops
innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure
transactions and public security solutions.

For more information : www.safran-group.com and www.safran-identity-security.com / Follow @Safran and
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Mobelisk Launches MoGo for Windows, Offering Modular and IoT-Enabled Smartcases.




A New Generation of Smartcases for Mobile Enterprise Unveiled for HP Provides Durability, Modular Extensibility, and Real-Time Data Enablement.

Mobelisk, a pioneer in modular and IoT-enabled Smartcases today announced their launch of MoGo for Windows. MoGo utilizes smartphone devices as an engine, allowing for premium specifications and highly customized functionality at a very favorable cost advantage. MoGo can perform in the harshest conditions, while providing workers with the durable technology they need to get the job done. Mobelisk can offer these hardware upgrades at a fraction of what the cost would be if they had to rely on traditional third party ruggedized hardware and software manufacturers.

MoGo is the first in its industry to feature an integrated array of cloud-connected IoT sensors in the MoGo case that measure shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure independently from the smartphone device. This allows both proactive service and support of the devices in the field, and the ability to capture valuable real-time operational data. Together, the companies will demo the MoGo Smartcase on the Elite x3 in the HP Booth 4B30 in Hall 4 at Mobile World Congress taking place February 27th-March 2nd at the Mobile World Capital in Barcelona.

Mobelisk will be the first in the industry to offer this unique approach to enterprise mobility on Windows 10 Mobile, showcasing seamless integration across desktop, tablet, and mobile for full device management. MoGo is an integrated appliance that features a plethora of hardware advantages: its ergonomic design offers protection, extended battery life required for field force work, and other modular components that can be added including barcode scanners, magnetic card readers, additional sensors, and more. 

This reliable business solution not only offers device protection, but also facilitates true integration between proprietary software and other critical business applications utilized by mobile workforces by virtue of its rich set of SDK (software development kit) tools and utilities, optimizing investments already made, with room to further extend and expand functionality.

"We're providing functionality that extends devices built for business such as the HP Elite x3 into other markets and key verticals that are relying more and more on mobile solutions. HP will now be able to offer optimized solutions for mobile workforces, giving workers that couldn't rely on fragile hardware in the past the solution they need," said Dennis Hamann, Founder and CEO of Mobelisk. 

"We're taking a strong 3-in-1 mobile device and adding enhanced capabilities through modular hardware and IoT sensors in the case to make it perfect for vertical markets such as fleet management, field services, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and many other business fields."

MoGo is adding to the mobile experience by supporting specific industry needs where the use cases require a smaller, more discreet size than that offered by larger tablets. Many enterprises will utilize these devices in serving their own customers. Each MoGo unit has the capability to be further tailored with company logos and colors, extending the enterprise's brand to the important interactions with its customers.

"MoGo for Windows adds to the HP x3 ecosystem and helps drive new levels of worker productivity for mobile first workers who have traditionally been hampered by paper based workflow or older and less mobile computing systems," said Keith Hartsfield, vice president of product management, 

Mobility, HP Inc.. "Collaborating with industry partners is a critical path to accelerating innovation in enterprise mobility, and we're excited to work with Mobelisk to push the boundaries on affordable, effective, and highly scalable 3-in-1 mobile solutions across market segments."

MoGo for Windows is the latest addition to the Mobelisk product line, which also includes the Chimera, a flexible, modular, and durable platform that supports seven to eight inch tablets and can also be custom-tailored for companies seeking to deploy tablets to their field forces, and MoGo for Android, launched this month on the Samsung Note 5. 

MoGo fundamentally has the same DNA and advantages of the Chimera, and will appeal to many different markets needing both durability and flexibility. Mobelisk is enabling enterprise mobility for specific needs, not just with a hardware case but also with extra functionality with software integration for any smart device, in volatile environments where rugged support is needed. The solution provides enterprise-grade wireless service plans, robust mobile device management, and enhanced service and support, all in one.

Mobelisk will be have a presence in the HP Booth 4B30 in Hall 4 at Mobile World Congress. Dennis Hamann, Founder & CEO, and Chris Robson, VP of Product and Engineering at Mobelisk, will offer MoGo for Windows product demos.

About Mobelisk
Mobelisk creates durable and flexible mobile solutions that can be custom tailored with its unique modular platform to support a wide range of enterprise needs. Mobelisk brings mobility to the enterprise with its cloud-connected and IoT-enabled hardware and software platform that leverage the size, affordability, and accessibility of consumer tablet and smartphone offerings, along with a software platform and SDK that facilitates easy integration of unique functionality into highly functional, durable vertical industry applications. To learn more about Mobelisk, please visit http://mogo.mobelisktech.com/.

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For further information: Dan Capawana, Resound Marketing for Mobelisk, dan@resoundmarketing.com, (609) 279-0050 x109

Ericsson and Panasonic Join Forces to Deliver Smart,Sustainable Energy Solutions for Mobile Operators,Tower Companies,Others



- Ericsson and Panasonic will join forces to bring Panasonic lithium ion batteries to Ericsson's energy-as-a-service solution, reducing total cost of ownership by 20%
- Innovative and unique energy-as-a-service solution uses the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics to make networks smarter
- Alliance to address mobile operators and tower companies, as well as utilities, transport and public safety.

Ericsson  and Panasonic Corporation of North America are collaborating to bring a new energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution to market. This is the first time that the two companies will work together on smart sustainable energy solutions. The offering will provide an efficient way to intelligently measure, monitor and maintain energy infrastructure for mobile operators and tower companies by using big data-based analytics, energy management software, and lithium ion battery energy storage.

The two companies' solution minimizes the energy costs and other resources required to manage sites. For mobile operators, enterprises and governments, this solution will deliver a reduced total cost of ownership for energy equipment by up to 20 percent, primarily driven by longer battery life and fewer maintenance site visits resulting in the highest level of network availability.

With this as-a-service model up-front investment is not needed and this is an example of how the circular economy opens up for reduced environmental impact through longer product life, replacement of lead in batteries and reduced need for transport.

"Effective energy is a major focus area for all of our customers and we are always looking for opportunities to reduce carbon emissions. Energy-as-a-service is a new business model that is designed to make energy operations more efficient, smarter and more sustainable. We believe our strategic relationship with Panasonic will deliver significant benefits to our customers in terms of OPEX savings and contribute to an overall improved experience for their customers, resulting from a higher level of network reliability," says Bradley Mead, Head of Managed Services and Network Design Optimization at Ericsson.

With its deep expertise in network management and connectivity, Ericsson will be responsible for products and services driven via its Integrated Operations Center, focusing initially on its managed services customers. Panasonic with its deep expertise in energy assets and management will be responsible for the energy architecture and solution orchestration backing up the service.

"We are excited to closely collaborate with Ericsson on smart, sustainable energy-as-a-service solutions, leveraging the companies' respective strengths in telecommunications and energy solutions," says Jim Doyle, president of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

"This solution reduces total cost of ownership and energy consumption while improving system resilience and connectivity uptime, benefitting mobile operators and tower companies as well as their customers. In addition, telecommunications forms the backbone that supports not just IoT generally but also responsive infrastructure for smart cities specifically, including the smart city solutions being deployed by Panasonic CityNOW."

The companies will collaborate to further customize and develop the solution so it can better meet the needs of customers in the utility, transport and public safety sectors, and support the migration toward smarter and more sustainable cities.


Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2017
Anything can happen on the digital frontier, a promising but undiscovered future. From February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson is demonstrating a collaborative approach and innovative solutions to succeed in this arena.


With our customers and partners, we work across industries, physical boundaries and perceived limitations. Join us in Hall 2 or online during MWC 2017 and engage in conversations and demonstrations about our favorite things: 5G; platforms and services for IT, Cloud, Networks and TV & Media; connected solutions for industries; the Internet of Things; and partnering for success.
See you there!   


About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine's 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

MWC 2017: Qualcomm and LG Bring 5G and Cellular-V2X Communications Into Vehicles.



Companies use Their Decade-long Experience Delivering Automotive Solutions to Accelerate the Availability of Next-generation Wireless Technology.

Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and LG Electronics (LG) announced coordinated efforts to facilitate testing and adoption of 5G and Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications into vehicles. 

Qualcomm Technologies and LG expect to showcase these next-generation wireless technologies through trials during the first half of 2018. This work builds on the long-established relationship between Qualcomm Technologies and LG since the two Companies delivered their first telematics system in 2004.

On the path to 5G, LG is developing advanced automotive connectivity solutions based on Qualcomm Technologies' connected car platform, which features support for Gigabit LTE speeds using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, and is complemented by the QCA65x4 Wi-Fi 802.11ac solution. The connected car platform also supports 802.11p/DSRC and C-V2X, based upon 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications.

"The advanced wireless capabilities of 5G and C-V2X will usher in new use cases necessary to fulfill our vision for increasingly connected and autonomous vehicles," said Kim Jin-yong, executive vice president, VC Smart Business Unit, LG Electronics. "As a leading inventor of 5G technologies and our key modem provider for telematics, Qualcomm Technologies is the company of choice for bringing the next-generation wireless solutions that leading automakers need and expect."

With a strong evolution path to 5G, C-V2X technology is a key feature for safety conscious and autonomous driving solutions. C-V2X complements other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors, such as cameras, radar and LIDAR, to provide information about the vehicle's surroundings, even in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios. 

In addition to allowing for 360 degree NLOS, C-V2X is also designed to allow for enhanced situational awareness by detecting and exchanging information using direct communications in the 5.9GHz ITS band with other vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians' devices, as well as network-based communications to cloud services using commercial cellular bands. Compared to current technologies, C-V2X is designed to deliver enhanced V2X direct communication range, reliability, latency and superior NLOS performance. The technology is supported by a broad ecosystem based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications, with trials expected to begin later this year.

"Wireless communications provide the vehicle with data that truly complements what other sensors deliver. For instance, C-V2X and its evolution to 5G can help the car discover what is around corners, detecting a pedestrian's smartphone or a car approaching an intersection even when the object is obstructed by buildings or other large vehicles," said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 

"Building on our successful collaboration on telematics and infotainment systems, which have resulted in more than 25 million cumulative units shipped to date for carmakers throughout all key automotive regions, we are pleased to expand our relationship with LG in ushering in both C-V2X and 5G technologies in future vehicles."

C-V2X evolution to 5G offers more wireless communication capabilities for autonomous vehicles, supporting advanced use cases such as high-throughput sensor data/map sharing among vehicles, see-through capabilities streaming camera information from one car to another, and wideband ranging for improved positioning – all while maintaining backward compatibility with 3GPP Rel. 14 C-V2X. With the ability to support multi-Gigabit speeds, mission-critical services with ultra-reliable low latency communication and massive number of nodes, 5G will support a unified connectivity platform to the always connected, autonomous vehicle of the future.

For more information and demonstrations of 5G, C-V2X, Qualcomm Technologies' connected car platform and other automotive-related technologies, visit the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27March 2, Hall 3, Stand 3E10, or go to qualcomm.com/c-v2x.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 77,000 people working in 125 locations around the world. With 2016 global sales of USD 47.9 billion (KRW 55.4 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Mobile Communications, Home Entertainment and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

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