The LG G3 is coming this summer

3_G3_Colour_Range_midDeveloped under the Simple is the New Smart concept and taking its Learning from You approach, LG has developed a new flagship model, the LG G3. This successor to the G2 packs a lot of technology, including in a Quad HD display, a removable 3,000mAh battery, a microSD slot, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
  • Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (128GB max)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC,
  • SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  • Other: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM , and Guest Mode

(Specifications may vary depending on the market.)

I think the hardware side is pretty impressive; having a quad-core Snapdragon 801 means apps will load supper quick under normal and heavy use of the device. Then you have the massive 5.5-inch Quad HD display, giving you a near 2K display in the palm of your hand. The trade off to having a fast and powerful processor and HD display is always needing the power to keep it all going. LG not only gives you a 3,000mAh battery but also made it removable. I’m sure any smarphone user will love a battery that last all day long, but having the freedom to have a second battery instead of being tendered to an outlet or battery pack is always, and I do mean always a plus.

Let’s talk about the camera; 13MP (mega pixels) seems to be the new norm with smartphones, so to stand out LG has added lasers. Not the cool shark with lasers type but Laser Auto Focus that assist the phone to quickly focus to get a clean and sharp picture. It doesn’t matter how many megapixels you can capture, what counts is if you can get that picture you’re after. With this new laser auto focus the LG G3 should auto focus faster than anything on the market to help you capture those live action moments. For those of you who are a bit overly obsessed with taking selfies, LG has incorporated gesture controls into the LG G3. When ready to shoot you simply clench your hand into a fist and the LG G3 will recognize the gesture and begin the automatic three-second countdown.

For the LG G3 you have a curved back but a flat display, unlike the LG G Flex that was curved all around. The “Floating Arc” ergonomic design is meant to be extremely comfortable for everyday one-handed use. Coupled with a metallic skin in a matte finish the LG G3 looks clean and should be very fingerprint-resistant. It will be offered in five colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red.

What really stands out for me is what the software can do on this phone. The LG G3 will have options like Smart Notice and Smart Security. Smart Security will include Knock CodeTM, Content Lock, and Kill Switch. Smart Notice will do more than just bring up your reminders; it will make suggestions and recommendations based on your behavior. Instead of just showing you the weather it may also recommend an umbrella for example, if it looks like it’s going to be a rainy day. It can remind you of a call you declined earlier and ask if you would like to call that person back. Most useful to me would be the fact that Smart Notice will ask to delete or uninstall unused files or apps off the phone that are taking up valuable space.

Smart security will include features like Knock CodeTM, allowing you to create your own pattern of taps to wake the screen to check the time or enter the home screen. Content Lock keeps personal files safe and hidden. For example, when the LG G3 is connected to a PC, Content Lock prevents file previews, best of all the locked files can reside either on the LG G3’s internal memory or on the microSD card. One of the most useful features on the phone is called Kill Switch, and likes its name implies, owners will have the ability to disable their phones remotely if it’s lost or stolen. With Kill Switch you will also be able to be wiped personal information from the phone so it won’t be compromised.

Look for the all-new LG G3 in the U.S. later this summer on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.

Source: LG

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