LG Electronics has unveiled its new smartphone G2
with a 5.2-inch screen, larger than many leading phones. To allow easier handling of the device, LG has moved all hardware keys from the front and sides to the back of the phone.
While launching the phone on Wednesday, the company said rear buttons will be easier to access with one's index fingers and will result in fewer dropped phones when people fiddle with volume while making calls.
The device is based around a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
The G2 comes with a 13-megapixel camera, with a stabilising image technology for better low-light shots with less blurring. The company also promises good sound.
Though the screen is slightly bigger than the current crop of high-end smartphones, the phone's resolution is the same at 1920 x 1080 px.
The LG G2 display uses something called Graphic RAM (GRAM) to reduce power consumption up to 26 per cent when displaying a still image. LG claims this increases the expected overall battery life by up to 10 per cent.
The smartphone will be released over the next two months, starting in the company's home market of South Korea.