LG has just announced the G3, the company’s latest smartphone in the G series and the successor of last year’s G2. As we all know, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD display, powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with new flat UI, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual tone LED flashes and a new Laser AF that should provide fast focus, even in low light conditions. The camera will supports 4K video recording and the G3 also comes with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera that lets you capture images with just a simple hand gesture. Previously believed to be metal, the G3 is actually made of plastic, but with an advantage of a removable back cover that reveals the replaceable 3000 mAH battery and the card slots. The LG G2 already had a great sealed battery, but the G3’s removable option gives the choice for people who might want it.
It has high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound similar to the G Pro 2 that promises deep bass and clear treble. Thanks to the plastic build, it weighs just 151 grams. Other features include new Smart keyboard, useful tips and lots more. Some notable software changes include the flat UI with rounded icons, addition of services like Smart Notice, a Google Now like service for on-the-phone activities and the aforementioned keyboard that supposedly decreases mistakes by 75%.
LG G3 Specifications
- 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD IPS display at 538ppi
- 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Dimensions – 146.3×74.6×9.1; Weight: 151 grams
- 13MP rear camera with OIS, Dual LED Flash, Laser Auto Focus and 4K video recording
- 2.1MP front-facing camera
- 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 , GPS, NFC, Slim Port
- 3000 mAh removable battery, Qiwireless charging
The LG G3 comes in Metallic Black, Silk White and Gold Shine colors and would rolling out from May 28th starting from Korea. It would be available across 170 carriers worldwide. LG would also sell the official LG QuickCircle Case that supports wireless charging and the LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900) Bluetooth headset and the foldable Wireless Charger separately.