After announcing the global roll-out of its G Pad tablets, the South Korean giant has now revealed plans for its 2014 flagship, the LG G3.
The new smartphone from LG will roll-out in various Asian markets starting from June 27 in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines, followed by the rest of Asia, Europe and the Middle East among other regions in July.
Unfortunately, there is still no word on the pricing and specific details of availability of the LG G3 as the company said it will be announced locally at launch time.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “Early indications give us reason to be optimistic that G3 will be as successful globally as it has been in Korea. It’s quite an honour 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.”
LG launched its new G3 flagship smartphone at simultaneous events in New York, London, and San Francisco in late May. It initially went on sale in South Korea, and the company set a release price of the G3 of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 51,900) for the 32GB/3GB RAM version, which the company admitted was more than the Galaxy S5 (Review I Pictures) commanded at launch.
The LG G3, running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a single-SIM configuration, bears a 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD QHD (1440×2560 pixel) display with a staggering pixel density of 538ppi.
The G3 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.46GHz, featuring 2GB of RAM for its 16GB built-in storage variant, and 3GB of RAM for its 32GB variant. It features storage expansion via microSD card (up to 128GB).
It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS+, dual-LED flash and a laser auto focusing sensor, while also including a front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a selfie mode. The LG G3 is powered by a 3000mAh removable battery, and features wireless charging support.