LG unveils Pocket Photo 2, letting you print photos from your smartphone

LG has taken the wraps off its second-generation Pocket Photo, a "smart" mobile printer that can print photos on the go from your smartphone.

Set to be shown in detail at CES 2014 on 7 January, the Pocket Photo 2 will be available in pink, jewel white and lime yellow when it rolls out globally in 2014 after a South Korean launch in January.

Compared to the first version, the Pocket Photo 2 is thinner, with improved battery life to print 30 photos on one charge. Photos are printed at 600 DPI, with support for Android, iOS, and Windows 8. Pairing is over NFC and Bluetooth, and if you're on Android, photos can be edited with a Pocket Photo app.

The Pocket Photo 2 doesn't use ink cartridges or toner. Instead, its Zink printing technology utilises heat to activate the necessary color-forming chemistry imbedded in each sheet of paper. "Compared to conventional printing processes, ZINK’s inkless paper system preserves images for longer and produces less smearing," according to LG.

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