LG Could Be Preparing To Announce "LG 360 VR"


A short while ago, LG finally confirmed that they would be showcasing their latest LG smartphone, the LG G5 at MWC in a couple of weeks time. It had been somewhat under debate as to whether LG would be announcing the G5 at the event or whether it would be announced in a G5 form or as some sort of other premium flagship smartphone. However, with the confirmation now coming through, it is clear the LG G5 will be unveiled at the event. That said, it might not be the only new device being launched on the day by LG.

Known tipster, @evleaks sent out a rather ominous tweet earlier today. The tweet simply reads "LG 360 VR". There are no further details provided in the tweet and as such there is not a lot to work off. Of course, this will immediately draw some comparisons to the recently rumored Samsung VR camera, the Gear 360. As it was only this week that reports emerged suggesting Samsung's option could be unveiled during MWC and along with the Galaxy S7. So the big assumption would be that along with the LG G5, LG could also be releasing their take on a 360 VR camera.


If correct and LG does announce a new LG 360 VR on the same day as the G5, then this will make for quite an interesting day, as Samsung is also hosting their press event on the same day, albeit a few hours later. And as they are expected to be announcing the Galaxy S7 and the Gear 360, it could be the case that LG just pips them to the post by announcing their latest flagship device and a similar virtual reality unit only hours before. Of course, this is still very much largely a rumor, however, LG does seem to be making use of a 'play' theme with their advertising and teasing for MWC and an LG VR unit (of any sort), would seem to be in line with that play theme. Either way, with MWC getting closer, Feb 21st is starting to look like a very interesting day for both flagship mobiles and also for virtual reality.

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