Consumer electronics giant, LG has announced the global availability of the flagship smartphone G3.
"Early indications give us reason to be optimistic that G3 will be as successful globally as it has been in Korea," said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
"It's quite an honor to be considered the new industry benchmark for premium smartphones but in the end, what really matters is how consumers feel about our latest flagship device because it was their feedback that helped us create G3," he added.
The new LG G3 which is currently sold in home market, South Korea will soon hit international markets starting from 27 June in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, later in rest of Asia (that probably includes India), Europe, the Middle East and other regions in July. The company also revealed that the G3 sold in markets such as Europe and Asia will feature wireless charging smartphones. However, the details regarding the price of the device is still under wraps.
LG G3 sports 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440p) IPS display with pixel density of 538 ppi (pixels per inch) and ships with Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS powered by 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, Adreno 330, 2GB (3GB for some markets) RAM, 16GB/32GB eMMC inbuilt storage (expandable up to 128GB) and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Besides the high-resolution screen, G3 houses a unique 13.0-megapixel camera with laser based auto-focus feature, which no other top-end phone in the industry boasts off. This feature measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam enabling quick capture of good quality photos even under low-light conditions. It also boasts of OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus). On the front, it packs a 2.1-megapixel snapper.
Other value added features include Knock Code screen unlocker, Smart Key board (intuitive feature learns user's writing habits and predicts words in future texting), Smart Notice (this is more like Google Now feature which recommends suggestion, like foretelling user to take umbrella by referring to local area climate data from Internet) and Smart Security, this will empower user with a 'kill switch,' where in if they ever lose the phone, they can remotely disable phone and clear data. This feature also provides folder lock options as well.
Key Specifications of LG G3:
|Display||5.5-inch Quad HD (aka 2K; 2560x1440p) IPS displayPixel density: 538 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||Expected to ship with 16GB/32GB eMMC variants with options for expansion up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus) and laser based auto-focus.Front: 2.1-megapixel front camera with enhanced selfie mode feature|
|Battery||3,000 mAh (removable)|
|Network||3G & LTE|
|Add-ons||USB v2.0, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), microSD card slot, Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock Code, Guest mode, hairline metallic skin with finger-print smudge proof|
|Dimensions||146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm|
|Colors||Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red|