LG has finally officially revealed their much awaited and much leaked new flagship smartphone the LG G3.
“The smartest innovation in a fast evolving smartphone market is creating harmony between advanced technology and a simplified user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG G3 is the result of our effort to actualize that idea into a tangible product. And we are extremely pleased with the result.”
The front of the LG G3 is mostly display (it covers almost 77 percent of the face of the device) with an almost non-existent bezel. The screen is a large 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 538ppi. The front of the phone also houses a new 2.1-megapixel front camera that now features a larger image sensor and aperture. The front-facing camera now also utilizes gesture controls –
clenching one’s hand into a fist in front of the lens activates the camera’s three-second countdown.
The rear of the LG G3 features what the company calls the Floating Arc design which combines an ergonomic arch and a slim side profile for an optimized grip. The rear is covered in a special material consisting of a plastic surface that is then covered in scratch-resistant material the company calls metallic skin which looks a lot like brushed metal. The rear of the phone also features a 1W speaker and the same Rear Key found on the LG G2 but is now rounder and sleeker than its predecessor. Lastly, the rear of the LG G3 houses the devices main camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel camera equipped with OIS+, a Laser Auto Focus system, and a dual-LED flash. The whole body of the LG G3 only measures 8.9mm thin and weighs only 149 grams.
On the inside, the LG G3 features a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It runs on Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and is now powered by a removable 3,000mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, the LG G3 supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready, and NFC.
LG has also redesigned their device’s user interface and have implemented a more minimalistic user interface that features flat and circular graphics and motifs. Other software features on the LG G3 include a new Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, as well as Smart Security which brings in features like Knock Code (recently also found on the LG G2 Mini and LG G Pro 2), Content Lock, and the Kill Switch.
The LG G3 will begin rolling out in South Korea and eventually in over 170 carriers worldwide beginning on May 28th. The LG G3 is available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, and Burgundy Red.