Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IFA 2020 will be held in Berlin from 3 September for two days. Many companies have confirmed their presence at the event, and now LG has unveiled the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, which will be released during the IFA.
LG announces its battery-powered PuriCare mask with built-in HEPA filters
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier includes two H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in home air purifiers. With two fans and a breathing sensor, the air purifier allows users to get clean and filtered air.
The mask contains sensors that detect the user’s breathing cycle and volume and adjust the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The ventilators automatically accelerate to aid air intake and decelerate to reduce resistance on exhalation and facilitate breathing.
LG claims the mask fits snugly around the wearer’s face to minimize air leakage around the nose and chin, so it can be worn comfortably for hours. The mask has an 820 mAh battery, which allows you to work from 2 to 8 hours in different modes.
The company also introduced a case for the device, which has an ultraviolet sterilizer that kills harmful germs. The case also charges the mask’s battery and sends notifications to the LG ThinQ mobile app on Android or iOS when filters need to be replaced.
Odd LG smartphone with a rotating screen shown on live video
LG has a lot of experiments with the smartphone form factor. The company was planning to release a device with a stretchable display, then it releases a special case for its flagship LG V60 ThinQ, which turns it to be like the Galaxy Fold.
And recently, a video of a new device from the Koreans has leaked to the Network. In it, you can see a smartphone called Wing, which has an additional display on board that can be rotated along an axis. The advantage of this design, according to the Android Authority, is that it can multitask.
The second display will allow users to receive calls or control music without having to exit the required application. The video suggests that this functionality will be especially useful when driving.
The video is rumored to show a pre-sale version of the smartphone, confirming a previous leak that said the smartphone would start shipping before the end of the year.
Also, along with the video, some speculation about the characteristics of the LG Wing appeared. The smartphone is rumored to be powered by a Snapdragon 7xx chipset. It support for 5G networks and has a 64-megapixel main camera.
Interestingly, the video does not show any cutouts or holes for the front camera. This also made it possible to fantasize about the presence of a front camera under the display. But, most likely, it will be built into the second screen.