The curtain has dropped and the LG G3 is now official around the globe, putting to rest the countless rumors and leaks which have been circulating over the past few months. The new flagship features a refined design and a slew of high-end features most of which have already been known thanks to the onslaught of leaks.
LG unveiled the handset in multiple locations – London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul. The smartphone is designed based on the company’s ‘Simple is the New Smart’ concept where it flaunts a minimalistic look and the same, yet better, rear button design. The phone is 8.9mm thick and it weighs 149 grams. The rear panel dons a metallic skin with matte finish that provides a fingerprint-free experience and it comes in five different colors, namely metallic black, silk white, shine gold, moon violet and burgundy red.
The main highlight here is the 5.5-inch WQHD display IPS that has a whopping 538ppi pixel density. Android 4.4.2 KitKat is delivered out of the box and apart from the usual software enhancements like Knock Code, LG has also thrown in a few new tools such as Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice and Smart Security amongst others. The UX has also been simplified. Handling processing needs is a quad core 2.5GHz SOC which isn’t the Snapdragon 805 as highly anticipated, but the 801 AC variant that’s found on other flagships.
Here are the LG G3 specs:
– OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– Display: 5.5-inch QHD IPS panel
– Chipset: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– RAM: 2GB/3GB
– Storage: 16GB/32GB internal, 128GB expandable
– Camera: 13MP rear w/ laser AF and OIS, 2.1MP front
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, SlimPort, GPS
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Dimensions: 146.3mm x 74.6mm x 8.9mm
– Weight: 149 grams
It’s a bit disappointing that the LG G3 isn’t waterproof like its Isai FL variant for the Japanese market. Nevertheless, it’s still a great phone which goes on sale starting tomorrow in South Korean followed by various global markets.