LG flagship to launch in US and Germany
LG ELECTRONICS will launch its G2 flagship smartphone in two of its key markets - the United States and Germany - from this month, after showcasing it in Berlin tomorrow.
"The positive market feedback after the initial launch in Korea proved to us that the LG G2's consumer-oriented (innovations) resonate with customers," said Dr Jong Seok Park, president and chief executive of LG Electronics Mobile Communications.
Significant hardware features of the phone - developed based on LG's research into consumer lifestyles and behaviour - include an intuitive Rear Key, edge-to-edge 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display with minimal bezel, and a long-lasting 3,000mAh battery.
The G2 will be the first smartphone to be launched worldwide that incorporates the industry-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, according to the South Korean firm.
Equipped with a 13MP Optical Image Stabiliser, the phone can capture clear images even when in motion or in dim conditions.
It can also record 1,080p video at 60fps and offers 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like sound.
The new phone also boasts features such as Answer Me, Plug & Pop, QuickRemote and Guest Mode.
Answer Me automatically answers a call when the phone is raised to one's ear, while Plug & Pop automatically recommends options that are most likely to be used when a headset or USB cable is detected.
QuickRemote gives the G2 the capability to remotely control all IR devices, including TV sets, home-theatre systems, air-conditioners and stereos, as well as learn from conventional remotes. It can also be customised to operate multiple devices.
Guest Mode protects the owner's privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone using a secondary unlock pattern.