LG has officially unveiled its flagship smartphone, G3 at its global launch event. The highlighted upgrade of G3 from its predecessor is the higher resolution 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels , 538 pixels-per-inch) display. The device is outfitted with a scratch-resistant ‘metallic skin.’ The company still retains rear-mounted volume and power controls near the camera lens, but these are slightly smaller than the last version.
LG G3 is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, coupled with a massive 3GB of RAM. The phone has 32GB of internal storage, which cannot be further expanded using a microSD card. The company will also ship the 16GB variant of the phone which will come with 2GB of RAM. The handset has a 13-megapixel primary camera with laser-assisted autofocus as well as optical image stabilization (OIS) and dual-LED flash. The front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera comes with a low-light mode and a f2.0 angle lens.
The software that is running is Android 4.4.2 KitKat wrapped under the company’s new UI. Other features include Knock On and Knock Code features, which allows you to wake the device and get to your home screen simply by tapping the screen. Connectivity options include 4G LTE (depending on the countries), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS and NFC. The phone gets the juice from the 3,000 mAh battery. LG G3 will be available in metallic black, silk white, shine gold, moon violet and burgundy red colors. It will start shipping in South Korea from May 28, followed by other countries.