LG’s G2 Smartphone Revolutionises Configuration
LG has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone LG G2, the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new “G” Series for devices, and will be available exclusively on Optus’s 4G network. The Optus 4G TD-LTE network is currently live in Canberra, and is being rolled out progressively across metro Australia to build a combined TD/FD-LTE 4G network over the coming year.
LG has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone LG G2, the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new “G” Series for devices, and will be available exclusively on Optus’s 4G network.
The Optus 4G TD-LTE network is currently live in Canberra, and is being rolled out progressively across metro Australia to build a combined TD/FD-LTE 4G network over the coming year.
The LG G2 has placed all the buttons on the rear of the device, making this the first smartphone to be completely devoid of buttons on the sides of the device. The Rear Key concept came after the company studied users and found that the larger the phone became, the more difficult it was to properly access side buttons. Moving the main buttons to the back of the phone gives users more control since this is where individuals’ index fingers are naturally positioned.
Long-pressing on the rear-mounted volume keys allows users to launch QuickMemo and the camera. And if the LG G2 is lying on a surface face up, there’s no need to lift the phone to press the power button on the back. With KnockON, the LG G2 can be powered on by simply tapping twice on the display.
LG has upped the ante by incorporating a 5.2-inch Full HD display in the LG G2, the largest display designed for one-handed operation in today’s popular 68 – 72mm wide smartphones. In addition to the expansive viewing experience, LG’s innovative Dual Routing technology reduces the phone’s bezel to a mere 2.65mm on the side edge by redesigning the routing of electrical connectors to the display, thus reducing the space required. Proven screen IPS technology in the LG G2 renders outstanding graphics in near true to life colour and delivers clear images with increased viewing angles.
Moreover, the LG G2 employs Graphic RAM (GRAM) for more efficient energy usage. GRAM reduces the display’s energy use by up to 26 per cent on a still frame and increases overall usage time on the device by approximately 10 per cent. With a generous 3,000mAh stepped design battery that is shaped to take maximum advantage of the limited interior space, the LG G2 is more than ready for a full day’s work.
Other features include:
- Answer Me — Automatically lowers the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear and auto answers the call.
- Plug & Pop — Provides a visual pop-up on screen which recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is inserted.
- Text Link — Information embedded in text messages can be selected and easily saved in the memo or calendar and searched on a map or the internet.
- QuickRemote — Integrated universal remote feature that enables control of almost any infrared enabled device – such as TV, air conditioners, BluRay Players etc. It comes preloaded with over 90% of consumer electronic devices and can learn new codes for non pre-loaded devices. The layout can be customised, voice commands can be used, and the remote can be programmed to be location aware so that it appears on the phones lock screen when you enter a designated WiFi zone. (for example when you get home)
- Slide Aside — Enables easier multitasking by simply “sliding” open apps off to the side of the screen using a three-finger swipe
- Guest Mode — Restricts access to applications on the device by setting a separate lock screen pattern. For example, a child can be given access to only a limited range of applications, such as games, and prevented from accessing all other areas of the handset.
The G2 offers a 13MP camera and OIS technology in a slim design without a protruding lens. And features such as Super Resolution and Multi-point Auto Focus helps keep everything in focus, bringing the experience closer to a standalone point-and-shoot digital camera.
The LG G2 supporst up to 24-bit/192kHz HD audio playback that is said to produce studio-like quality sound. Consumers can now hear fine detail previously not available on a smartphone.
The LG G2 will be available in Australia in Q4, 2013, through Optus retail channels as a post-paid handset.
- Processor: 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- RRP: $699