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LG Announces the QuickWindow Case for the G2, Samsung’s S View Cover Rolls Its Eyes

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Look, we’re fans of what LG has done in the smartphone game over the last year, and are really looking forward to the new LG G2 that will be announced on August 7. But can we not be quite as obvious in our blatant copying of Samsung? Please? First it was the announcement on the eve of the Galaxy S4 unveiling that LG’s phones would get an update with eye-recognition tech, a feature that everyone knew was going to be announced by Samsung. Now it’s a case that is almost an exact rip-off of the popular Flip and S View covers that Samsung has produced for the GS4 and Galaxy S3. It’s called the QuickWindow Case. 

And guess what, it comes in a bunch of bright colors, flips open and closed, and of course, has a window on the cover that can provide you with useful information. Yes, this sounds exactly like the S View Flip Cover that we took a look at months ago.

To give credit to LG, though, it appears as if they have improved upon Samsung’s original design by adding in additional features. With a simple swipe of a finger across the window, users can access a clock, weather report, alarm, music player, incoming phone call details and incoming text messages. The window is also much larger than the window seen on Samsung’s design, so it makes sense that LG would be able to produce more information through it.

The case will be available at the time of launch, however, we do not yet know pricing.

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Press Release

LG EXPANDS ACCESSORY OFFERINGS WITH PREMIUM SMARTPHONE CASE

Convenient QuickWindowTM Case for LG G2 Available in Seven Colors

SEOUL, July 30, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) will be introducing a line of premium cases for its upcoming flagship device, LG G2, to be available at the same time as the smartphone. The aesthetically beautiful case, QuickWindow, is the newest addition to LG’s growing premium smartphone accessory lineup, which includes cases, headsets and portable chargers.

An opening or “window” on the cover of QuickWindow allows users to glance at various information displays without having to open the cover flap. With only a light swipe of a finger, the QuickWindow UX will appear in the window which users can view while on the go. Information that can be viewed through the QuickWindow cover include a clock, weather report, alarm, music player, incoming phone call details and incoming text messages.

“LG’s newest premium accessory delivers practical and stylish options while protecting the smartphone, which for many consumers is a significant investment,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our smartphone designers have in mind the type of case they’d like to see on their designs. So it made a lot of sense for LG designers to share with our customers their vision of the perfect accessory.”

The QuickWindow case for the LG G2 will be available in seven different colors, including black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint and yellow. The cases will be available simultaneously with the launch of the LG G2.

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  • Ron_Swanson

    poor Moto X

  • schlanz

    Lg had a view case before samsung.. For the spectrum or spectrum 2. It was a hard shell pouch thing. Not a flip cover. But it did have a window that put the screen in a special viewmode and enabled interaction with it. Thats a key distinction also. Rather than simply displaying information the screen can be interacted with to display different information. Pretty cool.

  • John Smith

    Actually, LG was rolling its eyes at the S View, since LG came up with the idea over a year ago.

    http://www.themobileindian.com/news/4891_LG-brings-new-LTE-phone-with-smart-pouch

    • Kie

      This should be the top comment

  • Mark Mann

    how many different ways can you make a flipcase? i mean, really?

  • srignacio

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  • NIGHTSCOUT

    See? I’ve been telling people, LG is a sister company to Samsung.

  • NexusMan

    Best article title ever.

  • Chris

    They didn’t even show us the phone yet

  • DroidDoesnt_2

    Lol! Fans of SAMSUNG complaining of blatant copying!!! How unbelievably ironic….

  • Joseph A. Yager

    All of us would be using the same company’s products if there wasn’t some “copying” and updating – this is a great example of taking an existing product and improving upon it. I don’t think using bright colors really counts as copying, either…

  • sinofue

    LG is starting to look like Samsung copying Apple.

  • Victor Amador l

    why think of it as copying, think of it as making it better. innovation is great we all want to see this. We’er also alway are looking for an upgrade making things better to what we have now. this is what lg did with the covers. now if it did literally the exact same thing and nothing different, then its lazy and pointless. My 2c

  • Chris512

    So Samsung has exclusive rights to make a flip cover case with a window? It’s just seems to be evolution of smartphones with respect to accessories. If LG wants to make these accessories and people want to but them, let it be. I hope people don’t feel that why about the HTC One with its front facing speakers, because they’re just plain awesome! (Yes I know the N10 had them first)

  • kirk ngo

    OMG. LG is getting lazy on with their own ideas. My god.

    • Nick Klenchik

      Just remember a couple of years ago

      • Tim242

        You mean Samsung phones used to be just rolls of icons? *rolls eyes* That picture is as misleading as they come. Not to mention, they don’t even look that much alike.

        • jahsoul

          Nothing is misleading about that picture bro. That was Touchwiz in all its original glory. I’m glad that they made changes to it but to believe that the original Touchwiz wasn’t an iOS rip out, you have to be submerged in the Kool-Aid. And yes, I had a Fascinate.

          • Tim242

            Yeah, nothing misleading about app drawer VS home screen. I can make an iPhone home screen look like an Android home screen with very little effort.

          • jahsoul

            What other Android app drawer looked identical to iOS? *waiting* I’m probably not going to get an answer because Touchwiz was the only one. No matter how you try to twist it, it is pretty apparent that is where Samsung got a lot of inspiration for their GUI. Again, I OWNED this phone; did you? Also, before that, I owned the G1 (pure Android) and the Droid Incredible (skinned Android). Neither one looked like iOS in any aspect.

          • Tim242

            1. iOS doesn’t have an app drawer to compare it to. 2. The Droid Incredible was made almost the same size of the iPhone, and Verizon sales reps were told to push that. It also had a home button before Samsung started using them. 3. All phones and mobile OS’s will have some similarities, as there is only so much that can be done for things to remain intuitive. 4. Opening an app drawer and comparing that to a home screen and calling them identical is misquided at best, stupid at worst. If you are going to compare, at least compare apples to apples, pun intended.

          • jahsoul

            1. Everyone knows that iOS didn’t have an app drawer. Doesn’t negate the fact that Touchwiz’s app drawer looked nearly identical to iOS. Again, no other Android device fell into that category. The four icons placed at the bottom didn’t help.

            2. Droid Incredible was 3.7″ and the iPhone (at the time) was 3.5″. The 3GS (which was the iPhone that was out when the Incredible was announced and evenutally released) was thicker and wider, IIRC.

            3. Agreed, but I only care about that regarding functionality, not UI.

            4. Go back to #1. App drawer and home screen is irrelevant. No other apps drawer looked like iOS. At the time, what other Android device had the 4 icons at the bottom? The dots for the screen notification? Really? All “stock” Samsung apps were square. It is what it is though. You can defend it but even those who actually owned the device (myself included) said the same thing in 2010.

          • Higher_Ground

            It had a trackball, much more of an innovation than the home button.

          • Higher_Ground

            the overal shape (which when compared to the Droid, the Droid X, the Evo) the home button, the similar icons, the side-scrolling app drawer… we know you’re a Samsung apologist but it’s far from a unique design.

      • Tim242

        You mean Samsung phones used to be just rolls of icons? *rolls eyes* That picture is as misleading as they come. Not to mention, they don’t even look that much alike.

    • Nick Klenchik

      Just remember a couple of years ago

  • starnovsky

    Ok, LG copied Samsung, now what? Who won? We did. Consumers. I don’t understand why is this usual drama regarding who copied who. Who cares?

    • Ryan Hansele

      It is similar but I like your point. It is an improved design not the exact same. HTC and Motorola will make these cases also soon but I like that LG is right there at Samsung heels with these. I know I will get downvoted but it means LG is not a slouch brand anymore.

      • Tim242

        Improved design? Hahahaha

      • Tim242

        Improved design? Hahahaha

      • jahsoul

        I agree. That looks like a better implementation of what Samsung did with the View Cover. And if the case has a magnet (something the view cover doesn’t have) and is cheaper that $60, it is already a win.

  • slik101

    Samsung, now you know what Apple feels. I still don’t care since I’m writing this from my s4, but at least be willing to acknowledge the truth

  • Ryan Hansele

    You cannot copy the Samsung case this quick. they look similar but im sure HTC and Motorola will have similar cases.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    LG always tugging on the coats of Big Brother.

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    The last one Analog clock is looking good.. But like someone said, since its NOT going to have AMOLED, then the whole display will be ON when showing this and it will hit battery life very hard, imho…

  • Puñetero

    Gosh there’s something about these Korean women that I like.

    • EatUrCrap

      There’s something about all women that I like.

    • James Hill

      It’s because they have a vagina.

      • Mchl496

        And its sideways

        • James Hill

          No, they are not sideways. What you said was kinda racist though. I guess nobody ever taught you better.

          • Higher_Ground

            yeah that joke wasn’t funny the first time I heard it and it bothers me to hear it again and again..

        • EdubE24

          I had a neighbor who was in the Vietnam war who always told me that when I was younger. He had me believing that forever!

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Man i sure was in for a surprise the first time I was with an Asian woman…. I laid in an awkward position and said: mount and do me, and when i saw the koochy, I realized I was lied to as a kid. LMAO!

    • barbrasmith325

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    • Guest

      delete

    • Bryan

      Korean girls are so hot. I love how they can be really cute too.

  • Kaiken

    Copy this copy that, look at almost all of the products you own. Think they’re all original? This is taking what exists and innovating it further. It’s how products can become better. It’s awesome and can’t wait to have it.

    • Ryan Hansele

      Thank you someone with a brain. I hope LG does well with this.

    • jose

      Exactly. Rewind a few years back where Samsung was copying everything about Apple. Nothing to see here, move along folks.

  • master94

    I really want to see LG do well but not if they just keep copying. Innovate LG. We know you can do it. The first gen Chocolate was a great phone. But after the Dare. LG went down fast

    • mustbepbs

      Poor LG can’t do anything right. They probably come up with these ideas themselves and then take too long to show them off.

      Or not.

  • Ibrick

    Lol at people defending Samsung when it comes to copying.

  • EC8CH

    Do the LG phones use a AMOLED display like the Samsung phones?

    If they don’t wouldn’t this have a greater effect on the battery life of an LCD display.

    • Ryan Hansele

      No they use IPS displays.

      • EC8CH

        That’s what I thought, so by displaying that window aren’t they going to have to turn on the entire backlight and drain the battery faster than an AMOLED display which only powers the pixels that light up?

        • TheWenger

          That’s what I was wondering. But I also saw a rumor the Moto X will have some kind of partial screen light-up, and that’ll probably be an IPS/LCD. AMOLED in the G2, especially if it’s used for the Nexus 5 would be awesome.

          • EC8CH

            Moto X will have an AMOLED screen, so the battery drain from the on screen notifications should be minimized.

          • Ryan Hansele

            Im sure LG has thought of something. I know atleast IPS display uses less battery at brighter colors when compared to the AMOLED display.

          • Tim242

            That is incorrect. All of your statements show you to be nothing more than a fanboy.

          • Anon

            Where you been? I thought u choked on samsungs nuts and fell off the earth.

          • Tim242

            Haha no, but they keep me quite busy : ). I have just been spreading my seeds around to other interests. I do a lot of Vegan research and cooking. Also, I have been out camping a lot. Gotta get fresh air, ya know?

          • EC8CH

            I’m wondering if LG just rushed to market with a “me too” feature without thinking through all the implications particularly to battery life.

          • kidtronic

            The Moto X allegedly has a 720p AMOLED screen like all of Motorola’s recent phones. I can’t see them using a different display on the X.

  • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

    Nice to see them adding more features. Samsung is a bigger copycat.

    • Eric

      bigger copycat? What are we speaking in 2 here?

  • Butters619

    I feel LG has just run out of ideas.

  • Benjamin Clay

    I don’t see the issue. If its copyright infringement, then let the courts take care of it. If you like LG, then congrats on the sweet looking case.

    • kidtronic

      The issue is LG blatantly copies Samsung on an unprecedented level. The only thing more overt would be Chinese clones. It’s hard to take them seriously when they seem hell bent on establishing themselves as Samsung Jr.

      • slik101

        Aaand how about Samsung copying apple?

        • kidtronic

          What about it? They used to be blatant copy cats. It was shameful. I’m talking about LG hough.

          • slik101

            Following your logic Samsung would be apple Jr. Your can’t bring up the issue of copy cats without acknowledging that Samsung is no angel

          • kidtronic

            Let me be clear about something. I don’t like Samsung. I’m not defending their copying. But you can’t say what they did and what LG continues to do are the same thing. LG literally copes Samsung device for device, and apparently accessory for accessory. Their entire mobile strategy seems to be based on anticipating what Samsung does next and coming out with their own version of it.

          • Ryan Hansele

            These devices were made 2 years ago. There is no way in hell that LG creates and mass produces a device within a few months of Launch of a Samsung or any device. LG first had Quick remote software with an IR blaster. Then HTC and Samsung had it so they copied LG? Its technology and the world we live in.

          • kidtronic

            The flip case may have been conceptualized by Samsung two years ago, but you’re being incredibly obtuse if you think that LG just happened to put out a veritable carbon copy of Samsung’s case several months after it was released. This isn’t just a case of a similar concept with different application. These aren’t smartphones, they are accessories. Their designs aren’t that complex. KIRF chinese phone cloners have their look-a-likes out a few months after phones are released. And its not like they had to start from scratch with the design because they already had something to base it off of. All they did to the design was cut a larger hole. And you really can’t expect me to believe that the accompanying software would take more than a couple of months to implement. Its a small feature in the grand scheme of things.

      • Ryan Hansele

        you cannot mass produce a case like this after Samsung launched theirs. Its impossible. LG has had it in the works for awhile im sure.

        • kidtronic

          You’re kidding right? Do you think this is a coincidence?

          • Ryan Hansele

            Looks outside the box kid. its not a copy its improved. Other brands will have similar cases

          • kidtronic

            I doubt that. And just because they slightly improved on the design doesn’t mean that the concept isn’t an obvious copy. It basically looks exactly like Samsung’s flip covers. I’m not sure how you can even dispute that. But you haven’t answered my question. Do you really think this was a coincidence that LG happened to release an accessory that’s a virtual replica of Samsung’s for their flag ship?

          • Ryan Hansele

            I saw this case before Samsung came out with theirs. These cases take 1 year to design create and mass produce. Its similar but so are many other products on the market. People like the case so I dont see what the big deal is.

          • kidtronic

            I’m not saying there weren’t flip cases before Samsung theirs. But They didn’t look all that similar to Samsung’s from what I’ve seen, and none of them interacted with the software to show you a window of information while closed. You’re missing the point.

            http://cdn2.t3kd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Samsung-S-View-Cover-for-s41.jpg

            They look exactly the same. LG didn’t even attempt to come up with their own design. They just made a small aesthetic tweak. I’m not saying its illegal and I don’t think its a huge deal. It’s just such a bold and shameless ripoff that it’s laughable.

            Most OEMs have their own design language and their own philosophies on how to make a smartphone. LG is just following in Samsung’s footsteps. I’m not sure what that really adds to the mobile space, but they are obviously within their rights to do what they do.

          • Tim242

            It is a copy, period. The cases are awful in use. You have to hold the flap open behind the phone. Bad copy of a bad product.

  • New_Guy

    Okay LG, this is really starting to get pathetic…

  • EatUrCrap

    Doesn’t matter, I’ve never once considered buying an LG Android phone. Their stuff just never stacks up to the others IMO.

    • Ryan Hansele

      I agree with their older devices. But lately they have improved a lot since the Nexus 4. The Optimus G Pro is a solid device I have never had an issue and im a heavy user. The Lucid 2 has awesome battery life.

    • starnovsky

      Nexus 4 is a great phone

      • Tim242

        Except for the zoom lag, glass back, washed out screen, and huge bezels…