After their unveiling of the LG g5 this past weekend, we can’t wait to see what else the company will have going on in 2016. We’re expecting some great things, but in an interview CNET, the company revealed a few of their plans for 2016.
First of all, LG confirmed they won’t be working on another Nexus smartphone this year. After the semi-failure of the Nexus 5X, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. While it’s a great phone and I do recommend it, the price was wrong and it was quickly overshadowed by it’s older, and larger brother from Huawei, the Nexus 6P.
A spokesman said that “LG needs to focus on its own brand” and that they would rather use the resources they’ve spent on previous Nexus devices on their own smartphones in 2016.
Furthermore, LG confirmed that one of their “failed” products from 2015 would come back, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. After a mysterious cancellation of the product just a day after it’s release, LG left everyone wondering exactly what had happened. Eventually we found out that a display issue caused the problem, but that didn’t stop many, myself included, from still wanting to get the watch for themselves. Thankfully LG hasn’t given up, the company does have plans to launch this product in the second half of 2016, but there aren’t any details on pricing or a more specific release window.
Finally, the LG spokesperson gave a quick statement on the status of the G Flex line. After the G Flex 2 failed, it wasn’t expected that the G Flex 3 would make an appearance, however the spokesperson mentioned that “Curved displays are not going away”. Of course this could mean anything, but it does provide a glimmer of hope that the product could return and of course confirms that the company is very interested in continuing their work with curved displays.