South Korean company LG Electronics has won 9 awards for best innovations at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015).
The LG G3 smartphone was named 'Best Smartphone of the Year' by GSM Association (GSMA) at the Global Mobile Awards at the MWC for its quality, variety of handy features and ease of use. Additionally, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE won nine awards at the event from various top-tier media outlets.
On the smartwatch front, the LG Watch Urbane and the LG Watch Urbane LTE were both named the best smartwatch at the event by many prominent technology media outlets.
The LG Watch Urbane was chosen by Android Authority, Android Central, PC Pro and Ubergizmo for its uber class design with a twist of classic analogue flavour.
The world's first LTE smartwatch – LG Watch Urbane LTE – received the best-of-show recognition from Android Central, AndroidPIT, Digital Trends, Expert Reviews and TechnoBuffalo.
It was recognised by a number of awardees for being the first smartwatch to include an NFC-based payment feature and the most powerful battery in the industry.
"Since launch, the LG G3 has been critically acclaimed, carried by over 170 partners across the globe, and its success has largely contributed to the 16 percent increase in annual global revenue," said GSMA, while announcing the award.
"It delivers an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience with its 5.5-inch Quad HD Display and 13-megapixel OIS+ camera with Laser Auto Focus. It is also packed with innovations such as Smart Keyboard, Gesture for Selfie, Flash for Selfie and Knock Code™ to offer a simply convenient, simply clever and simply safer user experience," added GSMA.
LG Electronics said the awards are a testimony to its efforts and promised to keep innovating.
"We are honored that so many organizations recognized the effort that went into developing the LG G3 and Urbane smartwatches," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
He added, "We will continue to innovate and perfect our premium smartphones and wearable devices to improve the lives of our customers."