LG emphasizes simplicity in new G3 smartphone

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Associated Press

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 12:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — LG has unveiled a smartphone that it promises will be simpler for people to use.

The new G3 phone stands out in having a high-resolution display that has 538 pixels per inch. Other leading phones are in the 300-pixel range, with a handful reaching the 400s. The G3's display measures 5.5 inches diagonally.

The G3 also promises fast auto-focusing on its 13-megapixel camera and the ability to unlock phones not with passcodes but a pattern of taps on the screen.

Many of the innovations in the G3, however, are similar to those found in some competing smartphones. For instance, it offers a way to protect certain content when lending a phone to others. Samsung's new Galaxy S5 phone has a comparable feature.

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