LG Unveils New Products and New Goals at MWC

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LG Unveils New Products and New Goals at MWC

LG Unveils New Products and New Goals at MWC

With two new G Series smartphones, the third generation L SeriesIII and impressive new UX features, LG Electronics (LG) announced prior to the start of Mobile World Congress (MWC) the company’s intention to expand its user base in 2014 with compelling products designed to meet the user requirements of a global audience. Coming off a successful 2013 where the company introduced much talked-about devices such as the G2, Nexus 5 and G Flex, LG is confident that its product strategy for 2014 will continue to show strong returns.

In addition to its newest devices, LG’s emphasis on introducing premium UX features, such as Knock Code, will continue to be a priority as a way to more clearly differentiate LG smartphones from the competition. First announced in the G Pro 2, Knock Code, allows users to power on and unlock their smartphones with simple “knocks” on the screen. This year, Knock Code will be a core offering on a wide range of LG global smartphones as part of the company’s strategy to offer a consistent and unique user experience.

Knock Code : Security and Convenience in One

With recent research data showing that users unlock their smartphones more than 100 times a day, LG clearly saw this as an opportunity where it could add value. Knock Code, which evolved from the KnockON feature first introduced in LG G2, enables users to both power on and unlock their LG smartphone in one easy step by tapping a personalized pattern on the phone’s screen. Knock Code offers greater security as the pattern is entered on a blank screen using anywhere from two to eight taps, allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations. What’s more, Knock Code can be entered on any part of the display, making one-handed entry effortless and convenient. A number of previously released LG smartphones will also receive Knock Code firmware updates as well.

LG G Pro 2: Sequel Offers Richer, Fuller Experience

The G Pro 2 is a successor to the G Pro, last year’s winner of the Best Smartphone of MWC 2013 award. The G Pro 2 is more than just a worthy successor to the original G Pro. With a bold 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS and a host of best-in-class technologies, G Pro 2 boasts an immersive viewing experience and is the first LG smartphone to offer an enhanced 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilizer Plus (OIS+) technology. Photography buffs will appreciate the G Pro 2’s advanced picture and video editing functions.

LG G2 mini: Powerful and Compact

As LG’s first “compact” smartphone, the G2 mini delivers much of the same user experience of the original LG G2 with premium UX features such as Knock Code and Guest Mode. The G2 mini is designed to appeal to a new generation of smartphone owners with its 4.7-inch IPS display, 2,440mAh battery life and a Quad-Core processor that doesn’t sacrifice speed for size. LG’s newest G Series device offers the perfect balance of modern design and practical UX in a compact package without compromising performance.

LG LIII Series: Where 3G Meets Style

LG’s L SeriesI and L SeriesII have enjoyed tremendous success worldwide. The new L SeriesIII is expected to continue the momentum of LG’s L Series, particularly in fast growing emerging markets. The L40, L70 and L90 smartphones reinforce the family’s stylish design heritage, boasting delicate finishing, metallic colors and narrow bezels. The L SeriesIII also comes with the latest Android KitKat OS and premium UX features to deliver the best experience the 3G segment has to offer. The new L SeriesIII is a key component of LG’s strategy to expand its share of new smartphone users in markets that will determine tomorrow’s mobile leaders.

Visitors to MWC 2014 can experience all of LG’s newest smartphones — LG G Pro 2, G2 mini and L SeriesIII —first-hand at LG’s Booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via. For more information, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

LG and Google Announce First Red Nexus 5

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LG Red Nexus 5

The first red Nexus 5 device is now available on Google Play. Nexus 5 is the first Google phone to be offered in three colors: red, white and black. Launched last October in partnership by LG and Google, Nexus 5 received praise as a stylish, high-performance Google phone. Nexus 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display and runs Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS. The red Nexus 5 will be available on Google Play starting this month in the United States,Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Korea with wider availability across Europe by the end of the month. Customers will also be able to purchase a red Nexus 5 in retail stores in select markets.

LG’s Newest G Series Device LG G Pro 2 Unveiled in Korean Market

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LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2

LG Electronics (LG) introduced the LG G Pro 2, its follow-up to the award-winning G Pro, to the Korean public. Much like last year’s G Pro, which was recognized as the Best Smartphone of MWC 2013, the G Pro 2 comes equipped with a state-of-the-art display and new UX features to take user convenience to the next level.

With a stunning 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display and extra slim bezel of 3.3mm, the G Pro 2 offers an industry-leading screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2 percent. A thicker, high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound that’s 30 percent louder than in the G Pro delivers clearer sound with more powerful bass. And to simplify the powering on and unlocking process, LG engineers developed a completely unique feature called Knock Code which makes unlocking and using the G Pro 2 easier and more convenient than ever before.

An evolution of the popular KnockON feature that was first unveiled last year in the LG G2, Knock Code allows owners to power on and unlock their G Pro 2 smartphones in one easy step by tapping their screens using one of 86,367 “knock” combinations. Thanks to LG’s intelligent algorithm and advanced hardware, the knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen — whether the display is turned on or off — using anywhere from two to eight taps.

The G Pro 2 is the first LG smartphone to benefit from an enhanced 13MP camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) and advanced functions ideal for creating sharing content. LG’s proprietary OIS+ technology adds software anti-shake functionality to the acclaimed hardware-based feature already built into the slim camera module for the best photos and videos possible when in motion or in low light situations. What’s more, the sensors and lens of the rear and front camera on the G Pro 2 have increased in both size and sensitivity, for images that rival many standalone point-and-shoot cameras. Some of the other advanced image capturing features built into the G Pro 2 are:

● 120FPS HD Video Recording and Slow-Motion Editing: Records in 120fps HD and allows editing of video in three different speeds — one-half slow motion, one-fourth slow motion and original

 ● 4K ULTRA HD Recording: Records video footage in ultra-high definition mode for playback on 4K TV sets

 ● Magic Focus: After the shot is taken, the user has the option to select the preferred depth of focus before saving. Users could also press the ‘All in Focus’ icon to set focus on all spots of the picture.

● Natural Flash: Offers a much more balanced color temperature and exposure compared to the normal flash, which results in a most natural image just as it is in real life.

 ● Flash for Selfie: Reduces the size of the preview screen and adds a bright white background for more “soft” lighting in self-portrait mode

 ● Burst Shot: Takes up to 20 continuous shots and automatically edits them to create a video of the captured images

 ● Gallery Collage: Allows users to select photos from their gallery to create a collage for easy uploading to favorite social network sites

In addition to the latest components, the G Pro 2 also boasts a collection of upgraded features that complements today’s mobile lifestyle where much of the information we need is in the palm of our hands or in our back pockets. Some of these new UX features include:

● Content Lock: Provides users more security with the ability to lock files, photos, videos and memos with a unique password

 ● Mini View: Enables users to comfortably use the G Pro 2 with one hand by shrinking the display to a size ranging from 3.4 inches to 4.7 inches, depending on the user’s preference

 ● Dual Browser: Divides the expansive screen into two separate browser windows for more convenient surfing

Availability of G Pro 2 in markets outside of Korea has not yet been determined but attendees to the 2014 Mobile World Congress can experience the G Pro 2 and its features first-hand at LG’s Booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via.

Key Specifications:

–    Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.26 GHz Quad-Core)

–    GPU: Qualcomm Technologies’ Adreno 330

–    Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel

–    Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot

–    Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP

–    Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)

–    Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

–    Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm

–    Weight: 172g

–    Network: LTE / HSPA+

–    Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort

–    Colors: Titan Black, White, Silver

–    Other: Knock Code, 1W Hi-Fi Sound, Content Lock

LG’s Third Generation L Series to Debut at Mobile World Congress

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LG L Series smartphone

LG L Series smartphone

LG Electronics (LG) will be unveiling the third generation of its popular L Series smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The L SeriesIII devices retain LG’s distinctive minimal design philosophy while boasting an impressive package that includes enhanced hardware, UX features and OS unmatched in its class. With the original L Series and L SeriesII having enjoyed tremendous success worldwide, the L SeriesIII is expected to continue the momentum with its handsome design and practical user benefits inspired by LG’s more premium G Series.

Key elements of LG’s design heritage can be found in all facets of the visually striking L SeriesIII smartphones. The seamless layout, delicate finishing, refined metallic frame and Quick Window smart cover all come together perfectly in the L SeriesIII. Quick Window, which comes in three vibrant colors, is the first cover from LG to be designed specifically for a mid-range smartphone. Quick Window also offers functional benefits beyond just protection from drops and bumps, as the see-through window allows one to see who’s calling and check the time without opening the cover.

All L SeriesIII models come with Android 4.4 KitKat, making them further stand out in the mid-tier market. LG has equipped the entire lineup with Google’s latest OS in order to provide the most up-to-date and optimized Android experience to a larger audience. In addition the refined UI that’s more beautiful and immersive, KitKat offers improved performance and a more intuitive user experience.

Visitors to MWC 2014 can experience the first three L SeriesIII smartphones — L40, L70, L90 — first-hand at LG’s Booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via.

L Series III Design Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYsjqaO6jnw

L90 Key Specifications:

–  Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core

–  Display: 4.7-inch IPS (960 x 540) qHD

–  Memory: 8GB / 1GB RAM

–  Camera: 8.0MP / 1.3MP

–  Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)

–  Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

–  Size: 131.6 x 66.0 x 9.7mm

–  Network: 3G (HSPA+21Mbps)

L70 Key Specifications:

–  Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core

–  Display: 4.5-inch IPS (800 x 400)

–  Memory: 4GB / 1GB RAM

–  Camera: 8.0MP or 5.0MP / VGA – depends on market

–  Battery: 2,100mAh (removable)

–  Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

–  Size: 127.2 x 66.8 x 9.5mm

–  Network: 3G (HSPA+21Mbps)

L40 Key Specifications:

–  Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core

–  Display: 3.5-inch (480 x 320)

–  Memory: 4GB / 512MB RAM

–  Camera: 3.0MP

–  Battery: 1,700mAh or 1,540mAh (removable) – depends on market

–  Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

–  Size: 109.4 x 59.0 x 11.9mm

–  Network: 3G (HSDPA+14.4Mbps)