LG has announced the launch of its brand-new flagship device, the LG G2.
LG G2 comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920) display impressive 423 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It is powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor capable of speeds up to 2.26GHz. The device comes with 2GB RAM and offers 16GB and 32GB storage options.
The LG G2 comes with a 13.0-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation and a 2.1-megapixel front shooter. LG's latest flagship runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. LG G2 sports dimensions 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm and will be available in Black and White colour options.
The LG G2 will be rolled out in over 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets.
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LG G2 coms with a unique design that features the power buttons and the volume rocker at the back of the phone, below the rear camera, instead of the sides of the phone, as is usually the case. LG believes this will work better on a large phone like the G2. It also comes with bezels as thin as 2.65mm.
Commenting on the launch of the G2, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, "Our definition of innovation today is technology that truly resonates with consumers. We have always listened to and learned from consumers in pursuit of innovation. We took these insights to new heights in developing LG G2, the most exciting and ambitious mobile phone in our company's history."
LG G2 also comes with some software features like Answer Me, Plug & Pop, Text Link, Slide Aside, and a Guest Mode. Answer Me automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one's ear. Plug & Pop recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected. Text Link allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or the Internet.
Slide Aside enables easier multi-tasking by simply "sliding" open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe. Guest Mode is designed to protects owner's privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.
Also included is QuickRemote that can remotely control popular home entertainment devices, and also learn from conventional remotes and be customised to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys.
Mobiles launched in August 2013
LG G2 key specifications
- 5.2-inch full-HD display
- 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/ 32GB internal storage
- 13.0-megapixel rear camera
- 2.1-megapixel front camera
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- 3,000mAh battery