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The word "selfie" makes sense — "self" implies you. Logical, right?
But what if you’re taking a photo of yourself with other people? That, ladies and gentleman, is called a groufie — at least according to LG.
The LG V10, the company’s new dual-screen phone, has two front cameras, letting you take ultra-wide selfies. Now, in a promo video released Wednesday, LG gives these selfies the G-name.
The groufie moniker is not new by any means. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei applied for trademark protection for the word in 2014, though we haven’t heard anyone use it since then (groupie, with a "p", is another matter).
There’s one obvious reason the term may not have become more popular: its similarity to the term "roofie," which is synonymous with a date-rape drug.
The idea of dual front cameras isn’t new either, but has so far mostly been used for taking 3D photos and video. LG takes the concept in an interesting direction; one of the front lenses captures standard, 80-degree photos, while the other grabs 120-degree shots. After you take a photo, LG’s software algorithm combines the two images from the two lenses into one, hopefully resulting in that perfect groufie (sigh).
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