LG announces Smart Video with eye recognition, Optimus G Pro will get it first

With less than 24 hours to go before Samsung gets to announce its Galaxy S4 smartphone, LG has unveiled a new feature that’s going to debut on its own flagship handset – the Optimus G Pro.

Called Smart Video, the new feature makes use of eye recognition, and “eliminate the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.” It works like this: when your eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone’s screen, the front-facing camera notices this, and pauses the video. Playback returns once you’re looking at the display again.

We’ve heard that Samsung would use a similar eye tracking technology (or maybe not?) for its Galaxy S4 – so LG is probably proud that it managed to announce the feature first.

Smart Video with eye recognition will be available to LG Optimus G Pro users starting next month, via a Value Pack upgrade. Another new enhancement will be Dual Camera – “an extension of the Dual Recording feature, simultaneously capturing photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition.” More LG smartphones will get the features shortly after the Optimus G Pro (pictured below).

LG Optimus G Pro Smart Video eye tracking

“LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers. It’s the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

At the moment, the 5.5 inch Optimus G Pro can be purchased only in South Korea. It will be introduced in the US starting the second quarter of the year – and I assume at least one major carrier will offer it.

Via Press Release

Author: Florin

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