LG sent a "retention date" invitation to launch the Mobile World Congress later this month, suggesting that the Korean smartphone maker is removing the need to actually touch the screen of your device.
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The video shows that LG's new smartphone, whose name has not yet been finalized, will sport a user interface that will allow it to be controlled by hand gestures without having to touch the screen. This is an idea that has garnered little interest from technology giants.
Earlier this month, the FCC has granted Google approval for radar-based motion sensor deployment, also known as Project Soli. Sensors are thought to allow users to work with electronic devices using hand gestures.
The contactless interface can be a big push for LG, struggling to break away from the increasingly competitive smartphone sphere. While Apple, Huawei and Samsung dominate the sales of high-end phones, and OnePlus and other Chinese manufacturers have fallen into more economical consumers, LG has been caught in the awkward environment.
Its leading smartphones, LG G7 ThinQ andare decent devices that are often overlooked for lighter alternatives.
LG did not respond immediately to a request for a comment.
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