To be very precise, South Korea has offered the world two of the biggest names in the smartphone business -- LG and Samsung. While Samsung has seen more of the business globally in recent times, LG still has a bit of distance to travel before it can gather similar momentum.
However, LG, off late, has shown enough signs that the company is finally ready to take on the other big names in the market. And while examples for that can be derived from handsets such as LG G3 and G Pro 2, we are pretty sure there's more where that came from.
IFA, as you may know, is one of the biggest pedestals for tech companies to unite every year and show off the best in what they have to offer going ahead. The IFA 2013 saw hundreds of companies launching tons of new devices, and we are expecting, more or less, the same this this year.
While there will be so many companies to choose from at this year's IFA show, we are concentrating on what LG has to offer at the event. LG has already begun the year on a great note with new smartphones, and the trend is expected to go into the IFA.
But what all are coming from LG at this year's IFA show? We take a look at all the devices and tech expected from the company.
The G3 Stylus is among the numerous handsets that have been confirmed by the company for the event. Tagged as an "affordable phablet", the LG G3 Stylus is basically a larger and cheaper version of the G3 handset. However, the Stylus is set to offer an almost-HD (960x540) 5.5-inch IPS display, compared to G3's quad HD panel.
The handset also offers a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (with microSD support), 13 and 1.3MP cameras and a 3000mAh battery.
We are not sure if LG will indeed showcase the G3 Prime at the IFA, but rumors have claimed that the handset will arrive with the same screen and camera as that of the G3. In fact, the specs will be similar to the Korea-based G3 Cat 6. But we shall see how it pans out.
Both the L Fino and L Belo handsets have been confirmed to be showcased at this years IFA. And as you may expect, both the handsets are LG's answer to the ever-growing budget segment of the handset market. Both have been built in the likeliness of the G3.
The L Fino comes with a 4.5-inch (800x480) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and an 8MP rear camera. The L Bello, on the other hand, has a 5-inch (854x480) screen, alongside a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a similar 8MP camera.
The G Flex 2, the massively spoken about successor to the previously released G Flex, is also a pending handset at this year's IFA from LG. Rumors are rife that the LG G Flex 2 could be the first Android Silver device. But all that depends on LG whether we will indeed see the handset arrive.
Coming to the smartwatch scene, we can hardly wait to check out the upcoming new LG G Watch R at this year's IFA. It is already expected that the G Watch R will give Motorola's Moto 360 a hard time in the race. And that will surely helped by the fact that the G Watch R is the first smartwatch with a plastic-OLED display.
Apart from all the smartphones and smartwatches, LG is also expected to showcase its brand new 34UC97 Curved IPS Monitor. The 34-inch 34UC97 monitor will arrive with an extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440x1440 resolution. There's also a Thunderbolt 2 port to support PCs and Macs.