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LG to release full HD smartphone in SKorea

/ 10:47 AM February 18, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – LG Electronics Inc. said its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week and hit shelves in Japan in April.

LG said Monday the Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5.5-inch screen that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with HD screens.

The South Korean company, Sony Corp., HTC Corp. and other phone manufacturers are trying to make high-resolution screens a key feature in their new smartphones this year.

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Full HD screens are more common in televisions but smartphone makers began to embrace them this year amid cutthroat competition.

LG said its new Android-powered phone sports other upgrades including a camera that can shoot full HD videos and photographs.

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