LG unveils new G2 smartphone free of side buttons
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AFP) - LG Electronics on Wednesday unveiled a new device to challenge Apple, Samsung and other rivals in the booming smartphone market.
The G2 was introduced as the first in a new LG premium smartphone line and boasts features that include control buttons moved from the edges to the back, and a 5.2-inch high-definition screen spanning the front.
"Our definition of innovation today is technology that truly resonates with consumers," said LG mobile communications chief Jong-seok Park.
He referred to the G2 as the most ambitious mobile phone ever produced by the South Korean company.