LG announced today that its eye recognition/tracking technology will be appearing soon on the Optimus G Pro, beating Samsung to the game. This new feature, called Smart Video is able to automatically play or stop videos by tracking the user’s eye movements. When the front camera detects user looking away, the video playback will be stopped. It will resume playback to the point last viewed when the user look back. No manual input is required by users to start or stop a video.

As part of the features available in the Value Pack upgrade that will hit the Korean market next month, there is also a Dual Camera function that captures photos simultaneously on the front and back cameras and provides users with a picture in picture composition. Users can now be part of the story. Other features of the Value Pack include QRemote function which works with LG Smart TVs and the option to change flashing LED colors.

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

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