We have heard about HTC and Samsung working on the ‘Prime’ version of their flagship smartphones, but it seems LG is planning to join the bandwagon as well. According to a Korean website, LG is planning to release the LG G3 Prime (or Cat.6) on July 25, and it will have faster download speeds and a better processor under the hood.
Everything else will be just like the original LG G3 - like 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP main camera and a 3,000 mAh battery, except it will feature a more powerful Snapdragon 805 processor and an LTE-A modem, with download speeds of up to 225 Mbps.
The only bad news is that the device will be limited to Korea, which is hometown of LG. We might not be able to see this device in international market.
Do you think LG should make this device available in international market as well?
LG has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3 in India today. It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants which are priced at Rs. 47,990 and Rs. 50,990 respectively. At an event in Mumbai, LG also unveiled the G Watch, which has also launched priced at Rs. 14,999. However, the LG G3 buyers will get Rs. 5000 discount on the purchase of the LG G Watch in addition to a free QuickCircle case and one-time screen replacement (Rs. 6,500). LG is also released 15,000 limited edition Big B phones which will feature Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s autographs.
LG G3 is a successor of Korean firm’s previous model, the LG G2. It features a 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD display with QHD resolution and 538 ppi pixel density. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and LG’s new flat UI on top of it. It is available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red colors.
The device runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The 16 GB variant has 2GB of RAM while the 32 GB one comes with 3GB of RAM. The storage can be expanded by up to 128GB using the microSD slot present onboard. The LG G3 comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera with two-tone dual-LED flash and laser autofocus, which is also capable of recording 4K 2160p videos. It also features a front-facing 2.1-megapixel shooter which comes with timer. The device will also compatible with 4G LTE networks (2300MHz) in India. The high-end device houses a 3000mAh removable battery and comes with wireless charging as well. It is currently competing with smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 and OnePlus One.
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As the classic refrain goes, three is a magic number — and that certainly sums up LG’s latest smartphone, the G3. It’s fronted by an extra-sharp, 5.5-inch quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) display and wrapped in a smooth metal exterior. The G3′s rear button controls offer a distinct twist on the smartphone interface, and you’ll find both a very quick, laser-focused 13-megapixel camera as well as enough battery power to get you through the day. Want one? LG is more than willing to share the love, as it’s giving away brand new G3s to three lucky Engadget readers this week. Oh, and you get to choose from one of the big four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile) — you probably won’t have to switch networks just to get LG’s latest. This particular giveaway is only for those in the US, but since the G3 is available worldwide, you can always pick one up. So, what are you waiting for? Head on down to the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win a G3 of your very own. It might just be your lucky day.
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LG G3 is one of the best phones this year, thus far at least. It sports a beautiful 5.5″ QHD screen along with a Snapdragon 801 chip, 3GB of RAM and a great 13MP OIS+ camera on the back alongside a laser autofocus sensor. AT&T was supposed to be the first U.S. carrier to offer this phone, but it appears they’re not alone.
Sprint is offering the device as well, even though that was supposed to happen on July 18, but they are ahead of schedule I guess. Pricing is rather similar on both carriers. As far as AT&T goes you can get the phone for $199 with a two-year contract or for as low as $24.17 per month for zero down if you opt for AT&T’s Next Installment plan. Sprint on the other hand has monthly Easy Pay installment plan which can get you the phone for $0 down and $25 per month or you can opt for $199 with a two-year contract agreement. If you want to get the Shine Gold color LG G3, you’ll have to opt for Sprint.
If you’re interested in getting this phone we’re sure you’ll find a suitable solution with one of these two carriers. You can find direct links below. Do you plan to get the G3? Did you get one already?
Sprint originally had the new flagship LG G3 scheduled to launch on July 18th with pre-orders set to take place today, July 11th. That put them on par with the other three major carriers in the U.S. However, we just got word that they won’t be making that date. Instead, they are selling the device right now and skipping all the pre-order stuff altogether. The LG G3 is now available in stores, online and through telesales in black or the exclusive gold option.
Pricing is still the same, $199.99 on contract or $25 a month on the Sprint Easy Pay option. If you pick up a LG G3 between now and July 24th and register it by August 7th you should be eligible for a $150 Reward Card as well. So long as you register and keep your account in good standings for 45+ days.
Head over to a local Sprint store, or head to their website and get it going.
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Verizon has finally gone ahead and started the pre-orders for the new LG G3 flagship device today. Verizon was the final of the big four carriers to get the ball rolling. With AT&T set for July 11th, T-Mobile set for July 16th and Sprint falling in line at the end with a July 18th date. On the Verizon front you can get a pre-order placed now for the quadHD display powerhouse with a ship date of July 17th.
Price wise you are looking at $99.99 on a new two-year contract if your pre-order now. The press release stats that price is for a limited time. If you opt for the Verizon EDGE program then you will shell out $29.99 a month until you pay off the full price of the device, which is $599.99.
There are quite a few curious things about the Verizon version though. Like, the massive Verizon logo on the front bezel AND on the center rear. Not like LG doesn’t have their logo in both places also, but seriously, that is a lot of logo action.
Verizon is also offering the LG G Watch too. You can get one ordered online for $229.99 and will be in corporate stores July 17th. Head to the Verizon LG G3 pre-order page and/or the LG Gwatch page and get to spending a little money.
Press Release below
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, July 10, 2014 – LG Electronics today announced its latest flagship smartphone LG G3 for Verizon Wireless is now available for pre-order and will be on sale in stores starting July 17. LG’s Android Wear smartwatch and perfect companion to the LG G3, LG G Watch, is now also available through Verizon Wireless.
Starting today and for a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers can pre-order the LG G3 for $99.99 in Metallic Black and Silk White with a new two-year activation online and in Verizon Wireless Smart Stores. On Verizon Wireless, the LG G3 is XLTE-ready, giving customers faster peak speeds and greater network capacity nationwide.
LG G Watch is available for purchase online starting today and in stores on July 17 for $229.99. When paired with a premium Android smartphone, such as the LG G3, or any other device running Android 4.3 or later, the LG Watch provides useful information accessible right on the wrist.
“With the LG G3 and LG G Watch, LG Mobile is redefining what that mobile experience should look like with smart technologies that bring relevant information to people when they need it most,” said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG MobileComm. “As the all-new G3 comes fresh on the heels of our continued success with Optimus G, G2 and G Pad, more and more consumers are walking into network provider stores and national retail outlets asking for LG mobile devices.”
Dynamic Duo to Simplify On-the-Go Lifestyles
Anticipation for the U.S. release of LG’s premium smartphone has been high; tech pundits and influencers have called the LG G3 the flagship Android smartphone to beat this year. Designed under LG’s “Simple is the New Smart” concept, the LG G3 will hit the shelves with enhanced hardware features and completely refreshed software for a simplified mobile experience:
- 5.5 Quad HD display with four times the resolution of any other available mobile HD screen in the US.
- The ultra fast tap-to-shoot 13 megapixel OIS+ camera featuring Laser Auto Focus
- Floating Arc design and evolved Rear Key button for ergonomic comfort and convenience
- Smart Notice personal assistant provides users with the most relevant information when it’s needed the most
The LG G Watch extends the adaptive technology functionality from the phone to the wrist. With the LG G Watch, users can access important and useful information, such as weather, fitness data, messages, search results, etc. with a quick tap, swipe or voice command. The LG G Watch is designed to be as functional as it is fashionable:
- 1.65 inch IPS display with a trim, button-less profile
- 9-Axis sensor (gyro / accelerometer / compass) for high performance motion tracking
- Always-on screen ensures important calls, texts, and updates are not missed without ever having to pick up the smartphone
- Available in Black Titan and White Gold; supports any standard wristwatch size (22mm) for endless personalization options
Key LG G3 Specifications:
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
- Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
- Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM (up to 24GB usable)/ 3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD support up to 2TB
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.95mm
- Weight: 149.8g
Key LG G Watch Specifications:
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
- Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
- Battery: 400mAh
- Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
- Weight: 63g
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
- Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
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Verizon will offer the LG G3 smartphone for $99 with a two year service agreement starting from July 17. Those who opt to buy the phone outright can do so for $599.99; EDGE customers can purchase for $29.99 per month over two years. Available in black and white options, the LG G3 includes 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM. Additionally, the phone boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Oh, and don’t forget that 13-megapixel rear camera with laser focus.
Verizon will also carry the LG G Watch on July 17, pricing the smartwatch at $229. Compatible with any Android smartphone running 4.3 or later, the Android Wear device comes in Black Titan and White Gold.
July is the month of the new LG flagship, the LG G3. We know all 4 carriers will be carrying it with T-Mobile and Sprint being the first to announce actual dates and prices. That left us wondering when Verizon and AT&T would make their officially official announcements. Today AT&T has made it known that they will be offering the LG G3 for sale to new and existing customers starting July 11th. They will also be offering up pre-orders starting tomorrow July 8th.
To put that into perspective for the other carriers that we know of so far, Sprint is launching July 18th with pre-orders on July 11th. T-Mobile has pre-orders now and will be officially out July 16th. Looks like AT&T will have the devices in customers hands the earliest of the 3. So, where is Verizon? Their LG G3 page still only offers up a “Coming Soon” tagline with an option to enter your email address for details when they happen.
The final tid bit of news regarding AT&T is that they will also launch and be selling the LG G Watch, the Android Wear smartwatch, on July 11th also. The G Watch will set you back $230 while the G3 will be available on the AT&T Next program for $24.17 for 18 months or $29 through Next 12. If you want to go all contract and not pay monthly, it will be the usual $200 for a new two-year agreement.
Press Release below:
DALLAS, July 7, 2014 – Starting July 8, you can order the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-order the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T2 for zero down and no annual contract. You can purchase both the LG G3 and LG G Watch in AT&T retail locations starting July 11.
For a limited time, save 50 percent on select LG premium accessories including the G Watch, popular Tone Ultra Bluetooth Stereo Headset or G3 Quick Circle Folio Case with wireless charging capability when you pre-order or purchase the LG G3 or LG G Flex with AT&T Next or a two-year commitment.4 (Visit att.com or an AT&T retail store for more details. One discounted accessory purchase per smartphone activation.)
“We’ve been working diligently to be the first U.S. carrier to offer the brand new LG G Watch and among the first to offer the LG G3 smartphone on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “AT&T offers one of the largest and best selections of LG devices and these products take our device portfolio to the next level. The LG G3 is a cutting-edge device and our first in a next-gen Quad HD display.”
The LG G3 with 4G LTE features advancements such as:
- 5.5-inch Quad HD Display.
- 13MP Optical Image Stabilization Plus Camera with Laser Auto Focus.
- Smart Notice predictive technology provides personalized suggestions for added convenience and greater productivity.
Along with the LG G3, customers can purchase the LG G Watch, AT&T’s first wearable powered by Android Wear that enables you to connect to your world through the power of Google Now. Android Wear gives you the information you need, when you need it and offers helpful suggestions before you even ask – such as weather forecasts in the morning and flight time and gate information before leaving for the airport. With Google Now™, you can ask questions, send text messages and set reminders without touching your smartphone. Additionally, the LG G Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android OS version 4.3 and higher.
Additional LG G Watch features include:
- 1.65-inch always-on display that allows you to check the time and see new information at a glance.
- 400mAh battery will keep your watch going throughout the day.
- Can be personalized with any standard 22mm watch strap.
- Certified water and dust resistant.5
“Because the LG G Watch works with so many of our Android smartphones, it should be a wearable device that appeals to a wide array of consumers,” said Bradley. “Its ability to anticipate your schedule and traveling needs will help you plan your schedule more efficiently while on-the-go.”
In addition to ordering the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-ordering the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T2 for zero down and no annual contract, the smartphone will be available at $24.17 per month with AT&T Next3 18, $29 per month with AT&T Next 12, or $199 with a two-year agreement.
For more information, please visit www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/lg-g3.html or www.att.com/shop/wireless/accessories/lg-g-watch.html.
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3AT&T NextSM: If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Limited number of financed devices per wireless account. Terms subject to change. Visit store or att.com/next for requirements.
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About a month ago we came across a report which said that Verizon will start selling LG G3 on July 17. Well, now we have some new info regarding Verizon and LG G3, at least in some form.
Let me explain, a new report came in containing an image of a phone which looks like an LG G3, but the leaker calls it LG G3 Vista. This image comes from a known leaker @evleaks and it resembles the G3, but there are some differences. The phone seems to lack a metallic look-alike finish on the back, this looks way different. That’s not the only odd thing when it comes to this leak though, the phone seems to lack dual LED flash on the back as well. Original LG G3 has it, this one on the other hand has only one flash on the back. Everything else seems to be in place though.
The question remains, is this going to be LG G3 under a new moniker with a different pattern on the back and with only one LED flash, or are they going to change the insides of the phone as well. Who knows, I guess we’re just going to have to wait for Verizon to release the thing and then we’ll see, if we don’t get more reports in the meantime that is.
Sprint on Thursday announced that its version of the LG G3 will arrive on July 18. Priced at $600 outright, customers can purchase it with 24 equal payments of $25 each. Pre-orders for the device begin as soon as July; Sprint will give you $150 gift card if you do so before July 24. Order one from July 25 to August 14 and you can still earn $100 reward for yourself. Note that you’ll need to register for the gift card and have to wait a few weeks.
To help kick things off Sprint is giving away 20 of the LG G3s. If you’re interested in the smartphone and want to try your luck, head to Sprint’s website now.