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