LG G3 Cat.6 (Prime) official with same features, Snapdragon 805 at its heart

The much rumored Prime version of LG’s flagship phone has been officially announced as the G3 Cat.6. The smartphone is no different from the original where design and features are concerned, but it does swap out the already powerful Snapdragon 801 for the newer 805 chipset to enable LTE Cat.6 connectivity.

Clearly, LG is following Samsung’s footsteps with the G3 Cat.6. The handset is most likely going to be limited to the Korean market where it will face off against the Galaxy S5 LTE-A that offers similar features. The new processor delivers a good performance boost over the current model and its cores can go up to 2.7GHz.

LG G3 Cat.6

The company has also thrown in LTE-A support that’s said to deliver 50% faster downlink speeds compared to existing technology. It’s estimated that the handset is capable of up to 225Mbps in downloads where a 1GB movie can be transferred in just about 36.4 seconds.

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As mentioned above, the smartphone is no different from the original model where design and features are concerned. The company has fitted this model with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. And it doesn’t look like the handset will come in a lower memory configuration.

Here’s an overview of the LG G3 Cat.6 specs:

– Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– 2.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 SOC
– 5.5-inch QHD IPS display
– 13MP rear camera w/ laser AF, 2.1MP front snapper
– 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 128GB expandable
– 3000mAh battery
– 146.3mm x 74.6mm x 9.1mm
– 154 grams

There’s no price or availability information for the LG G3 Cat.6 for now. The handset is confirmed to launch in Korea in silk white,shine gold and metallic black shades.