LG Launches New G3 Smartphone

The lightweight phone features a 5.5-inch quad HD display and a 13MP rear camera.



LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its next generation smartphone, the LG G3, with launch events taking place in six cities worldwide — London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul.

The G3 features a 5.5-inch quad HD display with 538ppi, which it claims is almost two times higher resolution than a full HD display; a 13MP back camera with Laser Auto Focus – created for good quality in low-light and a 2.1MP front camera which has a larger image sensor and larger aperture aimed at clicking ‘better-looking selfies.’

The standard timed selfie mode also has additional gesture controls — when ready to shoot, a user needs to clench his/her hand into a fist and the G3 will begin the automatic three-second countdown.

Design-wise, the G3 comes in a metallic skin with matte finish and will be available in five colors: metallic black, silk white, shine gold, moon violet and burgundy red. It also features newly designed power key and volume buttons and a redesigned graphic user interface.

Measuring 8.9mm, the device comes with a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 3,000mAh removable battery. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Other features include: smart keyboard, smart notice – which behaves like a ‘personal assistant’ and smart security. LG is also introducing a range of accessories for the device such as the QuickCircle case, the LG Tone Infinim (Bluetooth stereo headset) and a wireless charger.

“The smartest innovation in a fast evolving smartphone market is creating harmony between advanced technology and a simplified user experience,” said Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG G3 is the result of our effort to actualise that idea into a tangible product.”

The device will be available from May 28 in South Korea, and will then be rolled out worldwide on 170 carriers.

However, no details have been disclosed on availability and pricing in the GCC market so far.