CNET News Video: LG unveils the G2
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CNET News Video: LG unveils the G2

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At a press conference in New York, LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the G2.

-Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the LG G2. -We put the power and the volume buttons right on the back of the G2. It sounds so simple and it's a big design enhancement. The volume control also doubles as a means to launch G2's QuickMemo function and camera. The rear key is the only physical button on this device. The G2 is sleek and stylish. Its look is one of a kind. The G2's display screen is 5.2 inches and those two tenths of an inch are a big deal, and here's why. Smartphones have to serve two masters: our eyes and our hands. The G2 makes OIS technology available for the first time on a 13-megapixel smartphone camera without any boxy bumps or unsightly lens housings and it will help maintain its slim, sleek design. As soon as you pick up a ringing G2, the phone senses it, turns down the ring tone, and connects the call. No more pushing a button or swiping to get a call. If I unlock the screen with my pattern which is an L, it goes into my home screen. Now, if I swipe it again with a G, it will go into "Guest Mode" and I'm free to give my phone to my kid or whomever I wish. Once again, G2 comes to the rescue.

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