LG Electronics has rolled out its new feature-rich G3, which is focused on the more frequently used user interfaces such as the camera and keyboard in an attempt to give users what they most want out of a smartphone.
Further, despite the growing line of health-related functions by other device makers, the company declared it has done away with the heart rate sensor. The G3 is also not waterproof.
The most notable feature of the G3 appeared to be the laser auto focus, which helps shoot sharper images. A cone-shaped laser beam located on the left of a rear camera enables the camera to capture an object in 0.27 seconds ― faster than the blink of the human eye.
Park Jong-seok, chief executive of LG’s mobile business, introduces its flagship smartphone, the G3, at its headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday. (LG Electronics)
Although the camera cannot take pictures of flying objects, it can shoot slowly moving objects with the help of the upgraded optical image stabilization.
To cater to selfie-fans, the G3 camera allows users to take photos without pressing buttons. All you need to do is open and close your palm. Wait for three seconds and you’ll see the selfie in your gallery.
In terms of technology, the 5.5-inch quad high-definition display (1440x2560 pixel) boasts four times the HD resolution to enable clearer photos even in dim environments.
Another interesting function is the smart keyboard, which reduces input errors by up to 75 percent by tracking and analyzing typing habits and intuitively figuring out the word the user was intending to type. The height of the keyboard can also be adjusted according to the position of the hands. Individual keys can also be customized with frequently used symbols for faster input.
The G3’s smart notice also serves as a personal assistant. It provides suggestions and recommendations based on user behavior, phone usage patterns and location. It also reminds you of a call you declined earlier and asks if you would like to return the call.
By Shin Ji-hye (firstname.lastname@example.org