LG G2 ready to launch with innovative design in Korea

Repositioning of quick buttons and a number of new features making it one of a kind in the market

Staff Writer: Ani Hajderaj

Smart phones have become the standard in consumer electronics but they are becoming more powerful than ever for some of these phones are now share useful compatibility of various laptop and desktop functions in a single device.

Technology blog, cnet reports the LG G2 will include a 5.2-inch full HD display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is one of the higher-end chips on the market. The device will have an advanced LTE technology allowing for faster speeds, making it comparable to those experienced in the Korean market.

A big difference of this device as compared to other phones currently in the market is the position of the volume and power buttons are located on the back of the device. Jong-Seok Park, CEO of LG, says the idea was implemented as a result of human research.

“It is certainly different. However, the sole purpose of this design shift was not just to be different. It was born from one of our key findings in human research,” he said. When you hold a button down for a certain amount of time it brings up a variety of functions such as the camera and “QuickMemo” applications.

LG has been in tight competition with Samsung and Apple so they are placing strong emphasis on this device as to their other devices on the market. The aforementioned manufacturers will be releasing a new mobile device very soon and LG is looking to appeal to the consumer needs with new features.

Other new features for G2 include the dedicated RAM for graphics, also known as GRAM. This will reduce the display’s energy-use by up to 26 per cent therefore extending the battery life. A 13-megapixel camera with eight-time zoom and anti-shake technology will also be loaded onto the phone. The device will come out of the box with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system.

Cnet reports the G2 will be available through carriers within the next eight weeks in South Korea. The Korean version of the phone will accommodate the consumers with the preference of removable battery pack.

Ani Hajderaj is a journalism student involved in the electronic music scene in Toronto. He enjoys writing about music, technology, business and the general city life. Please follow him on twitter @AniHajderaj.





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