LG G2 Launched; Comes with Rear Controls

LG G2 Launched; Comes with Rear Controls
August 08 01:14 2013 Print This Article

LG G2 smartphone

LG may be the third largest smartphone company in the world, but it cannot rest on its laurels just yet, especially with the likes of Lenovo and ZTE. The South Korean company has launched Wednesday its latest flagship smartphone. The LG G2 looks like any other Android smartphone, except at the back where the volume and power buttons are placed right below the camera.

The company has decided to reposition the volume and power buttons to the back of the LG G2 because that is where users’ fingers naturally rest while taking calls. According to Jong-Seok Park, LG’s president of mobile communications, the new button positions give their new smartphone a sleek design.

LG G2 launch event

One of the challenges LG faced in repositioning the control buttons at the back is the it occupies the space traditionally used to house a smartphone’s battery. The company claims the G2’s battery holds much more juice than previous LG models, which could last for as much as 24 hours on a single charge.

The LG G2 features a 5.2-inch edge-to-edge display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front shooter. The back buttons can also be used as a shutter, making selfies much easier. The camera software also has stabilization features that allows you to take clear images of moving objects.

The latest smartphone from LG also has software features that make it more convenient for users like you and me. The “KnockOn,” for instance, allows you to turn on the LG G2 just by tapping the screen twice. You can also receive calls automatically when you lift the smartphone to your ear, just like what you do with a landline phone.

There is also a “guest mode” for people borrowing your G2, so they would have limited access to certain apps. This is also good for parents who do not want their children to accidentally send emails or make purchases without the parents’ knowledge.

The LG G2 will be available in South Korea in October, with the U.S. soon to follow. No word yet on the pricing.

Source: Washington Post

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