The LG G3 is now officially official after the South Korean phone maker introduced it during a London-based press event. Even though we knew almost everything about the LG G3 even before the launch event courtesy of the leaks and reports that made the headlines over the past couple of months, the press conference of the South Korean company still managed to surprise us in a pleasant way.
According to the company’s official the new LG G3 focuses on simplicity as “simple is the new smart.” There are lot of elements that suggest simplicity and G3’s design is one of them. The new terminal has a minimalist design with no side buttons and lightweight metallic skin for the back cover. The back also accommodates the power and volume buttons which were redesigned to offer better ergonomics. LG also revealed that their new smartphone will be available in five body colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red.
Just like the rumor mill anticipated, the LG G3 sports a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS + LCD with Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution and 538 ppi pixel density that promises sharper, crisper, and clearer images. In order to make the new Quad HD screen more battery friendly, the folks at LG developed a new technology called 3A (adaptive optimization) which minimizes the battery consumption by adapting the screen’s frame rate, clocking, and timing control depending on how you use your smartphone. The LG G3 has an impressive screen to body ratio of 76.4%.
The LG G3 brings a 13 MP camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus. The laser beam is similar to the radar guns used by police to measure car speeds and allows LG G3’s camera sensor to focus in just 0.267 miliseconds, which is even faster than Galaxy S5’s phase detection autofocus. There’s also a dual LED flash on the back and support for 4K video recording. The front-facing camera of the LG G3 is said to be even better for taking selfies after receiving a larger sensor and a larger number of lenses.
A 3,000 mAh battery is keeping the G3 alive and you should also know that the new device comes with support for wireless charging.
The LG G3 technical specifications also include a Snapdragon 801 SoC with quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM for the 16 GB model, and 3 GB of RAM for the 32 GB model, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, NFC, IR blaster, microUSB 2.0, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
Reports in the industry suggested that LG will make G3’s interface flatter and that’s exactly what happened. The new UI of the smartphone is focusing on circular shapes and “mature colors” while introducing features like Smart Keyboard (allows the users to adjust the size of the keyboard and improves predictions), Smart Notice (is a Google Now-like personal assistant that helps you “receive information before you need it”), Knock On, and Knock Code.
Starting tomorrow, the LG G3 will be made available for purchase in South Korea. LG announced that their new flagship smartphone will be made available in 170 countries worldwide, but failed to reveal its price or availability.