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A closer look at the LG G2 (pictures)

Announced at a New York press conference today, the LG G2 sports a 13-megapixel camera, a 2.26GHz quad-core processor, and Android 4.2.2.

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Meet the LG G2

Available on Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, the G2 is LG's latest flagship device. The Korean phone company introduced the device today, during a New York press event.

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A 13-MP shooter

One of the phone's novel features is the location of its key buttons. The volume rocker and the sleep/power button are now housed on the backside.

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A vibrant, bright display

The G2 features a massive 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS LCD display that has 423ppi and runs edge-to-edge with against the bezel.

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Slimming profile

Despite its large display, however, the phone manages to be remarkably thin and light. Indeed, its profile measures just over 8mm thick.

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Running on Android 4.2.2

The device ships with Android 4.2.2 and includes your common stock of Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Messenger.

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Windows for multi-tasking

Though already seen in previous high-end LG handsets like Optimus G Pro for AT&T, the G2 features multi-tasking for a small number of apps (like the calculator and calendar).

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Tap to unlock screen

To unlock the handset, users can simply double tap the touchscreen. Tap twice again to put it back to sleep.

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Cliptray for text

Another tool called Cliptray lets you save text and use it in a later time.

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For your eyes only

Guest Mode is a privacy protection setting that launches when a guest unlocks your phone with a different pattern.

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What's under the hood

Powering the G2 is a 3,000mAh battery and a 2.26GHz quad-core processor. It is the first globally available handset to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU.

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Snapping the right photo

The phone's 13-megapixel camera features dual-recording and camera modes for both cameras, as well as an 8X digital zoom.

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Several shooting modes

Additional shooting modes include panorama, beauty shot (which softens and blurs lighting for vanity shots), and burst shot.

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More photo options

Users will also get standard photo editing options like differerent white balances, colors effects, and geotagging.

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