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[June 08, 2014]


(Week, The (Oman) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LG Electronics introduced its G3 smartphone, the successor to the LG G2, with launch events taking place in six cities ­ London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul ­ last week. Developed under the 'Simple is the New Smart' concept, LG G3 is a culmination of con­ sumer research based on LG's product development philosophy 'Learning from You'.

Highlights of the new G3 include 5.5" Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and almost two times higher resolution than a Full HD display; 13MP OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) camera with Laser Auto Focus that can shoot sharp images in a fraction of the time required by conventional phone cameras; polished metallic skin on the rear cover that is light­ weight and fingerprint­proof; Floating Arc form factor that feels comfortable in one hand and incorporates the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key; and redesigned graphic user interface (GUI) consistent with the 'Simple is the New Smart' con­ cept of the G3.

In addition to the advanced core technologies, LG took its 'Learning from You' approach to a higher level with new UX features to offer G3 users a unique experi­ence. Highlights include Smart Keyboard ­ adaptive technology learns as the user types for faster input with less mistakes. Smart Keyboard reduces input errors by up to 75 per cent by tracking and analysing typing habits and intu­itively 'knowing' what word the user intended to type. The height of the keyboard can also be adjusted to better fit the user's hands and position of the thumbs. Individual keys can also be cus­tomised with frequently used symbols for even faster input.

Like a personal assistant, Smart Notice provides sugges­tions and recommendations based on user behaviour, phone usage patterns and location to offer user information when it's needed the most. Smart Notice can remind the user of a call they declined earlier and ask if they would like to call that person back. If the user has a large num­ber of unused files or apps on the G3 taking up valuable space, Smart Notice will ask if they would like to delete or unin­stall them. But what sets Smart Notice apart from other personal assistants is its natural language capabilities. For example, instead of just displaying today's temper­ature and weather forecast, Smart Notice will make a recommenda­tion such as, "You may want to take an u m b r e l l a today since it will rain this evening." Considering the importance of maintaining and securing confidential data, the LG G3 offers a number of enhanced security features such as Knock Code, which enables users to unlock their device with a pattern of taps. Content Lock keeps personal files safe and hid­ den from view when sharing the G3 with friends. Kill Switch gives G3 owners the ability to disable their phones remotely in the event of theft.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm Weight: 149gm Chipset: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad­Core) Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM, 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (up to128GB max) Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP Battery: 3,000mAh (removable) Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G) Connectivity: Wi­Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt­X), NFC, SlimPort, A­GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0 Colour: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red ("5.5" QUAD HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD) (c) 2014 Apex Press and Publishing Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (

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