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LG G2 official launched at New York City event


After half an hour of advertisement and little sneak peaks at the LG G2, followed by the Qualcomm CEO explaining the Snapdragon 800 processor and LG’s incredible partnership, we finally got the run down of the LG G2.

LG first showed the back-button, allowing the user to switch the phone on and off. The two volume buttons on the back of the device also act as a quick launcher for the camera and QuickMemo.

The full HD IPS display on the LG G2 was considered an innovation by LG as well, with a 1980 x 1020 resolution, it rivals the Samsung AMOLED display, but when LG digs deeper, they showed the display had much better accuracy, we will have to wait and see if this is true.

LG G2 has a 13MP OIS camera, they showed a small demonstration of the phone against competitors (an iPhone and Galaxy S phone) and showed how it is capable of making the image more stable while the user is shaking.

Moving onto sound, LG G2 will come with studio quality sound, after describing how hard it was to do this and how other smartphone makers have failed, they announced it would be 192k 24bit professional quality, the same as it would sound in a studio.

Finally came the suite of software apps coming to the LG G2, here is the list:

  • Knock On – When the phone is tapped by the user, it opens automatically. 
  • Answer Me – When the user puts the phone to their ear, the phone automatically starts the call.
  • TextLink – The user can tap on a text message to automatically bring up the calendar and other features.
  • Plug & Pop – If a headset is plugged into the phone and the user is on the homepage, a list of applications will crop up.
  • Guest Mode – This allows guests to only have access to certain apps and folders.

The LG G2 will be coming to all four major carriers in the US and the company announced it is working with big carriers all around the globe. No price was given, but we can expect this to come on a two-year contract for $199 in the US.

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