LG unveiled its LG G3 smartphone in launch events held in six major cities around the world. The new phone is a successor to the LG G2. It features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi or 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution. The G3 contains a 13-megapixel camera with a technology called Laser Auto Focus that helps users take sharper photographs by using a laser beam to measure the distance between the phone and the subject. The phone also has a 2.1-megapixel front camera.
The G3 has a fingerprint-proof metallic skin and a “floating arc” design. LG says this design makes the phone feel comfortable to hold in one despite its larger size. For sound, the phone has a built-in 1W speaker with Boost AMP. It has a “Smart Keyboard” that LG says cuts mistakes by 75% by tracking and analyzing your typing habits.
An interesting security feature is the “Knock Code,” which lets users unlock their device through a pattern of taps on the screen. The phone also features a kill switch the enables users to remotely disable and wipe content from their phone in the event it is stolen.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics, says in a statement, “The smartest innovation in a fast evolving smartphone market is creating harmony between advanced technology and a simplified user experience. LG G3 is the result of our effort to actualize that idea into a tangible product. And we are extremely pleased with the result.”
The G3 will arrive in the U.S and Europe next month.