Failed LG G2 marketing campaign injures 20

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 12 Aug 2013

On Friday, LG Korea invited a bunch of people to a park in Korea with the promise of winning a free G2. All you had to do to score LG’s newest flagship device was get one of one hundred coupons dangling off a balloon. You know where this is going, right? Some people thought it would be awesome to be bring BB guns to shoot down the balloons, which resulted in 20 people getting injured.

LG wanted to hold similar events in other Korean cities, but they rightly decided to cancel those plans. All of the people injured will received some sort of compensation, and medical treatment. Now at this point I could insert a joke about how poorly planned this was, but America is a million times worse. Remember that Walmart employee who died because people just had to get a nice deal on a 32 inch HD TV? Yeah, that was bad.

So what makes the G2 special enough to warrant bodily harm? It has a 5.2 inch 1080p LCD with the most ridiculously tiny bezels ever seen on a device. There’s a Snapdragon 800 under the hood, along with a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and nine auto-focus points. Let’s also not forget about the rear mounted buttons, which I’m holding an open minded about. We’ll see what the people who review the device have to say.