21 July-2014, IBN Live: LG has launched its flagship G3 smartphone in India and aims to turn heads away from market titans Apple and Samsung. The successor to the LG G2 has a 5.5-inch (14 centimetre) display with screen quality four times that of standard high-definition resolution and extensive battery life.
Features crafted in to entice smartphone lovers includes ramped up camera capabilities that include advanced hardware; letting people take “selfies” with gestures, and laser-enhanced focusing. “Selfies” refer to pictures people take of themselves using front-facing cameras in smartphones.
Along with touches such as curving the G3 to make it fit more naturally in a hand, LG overhauled the user interface to make it simpler.
Among improvements is the ability to unlock a G3 by “knocking,” or using a series of finger taps, and a built-in virtual assistant of sorts referred to as Smart Notice.
Smart Notice offers suggestions based on factors such as user behaviour and location.
For example, it will notice which apps aren’t used and offer to help remove them or pop up a shopping list memo when it notices that it has reached a preferred market.
LG also added a “kill switch” that allows G3 owners to lock, wipe clean, or permanently disable a lost or stolen smartphone.
The G3 is South Korea-based LG’s latest champion in a smartphone arena dominated by Apple and Samsung. G3 handsets are powered by Google’s free Android software.
The LG G3 comes with a price tag of Rs 47,990 for the 16GB version and Rs 50,990 for 32GB in India. It will be available in three colours from July 21.
LG G3 is being launched in India with Rs 15,000 worth of consumer offers.