LG G3 with 5.5-inch QHD display, laser AF camera goes official

ZTR

Cyborg Agent
The LG G3 is finally official and is ready to take the duties as the company's 2014 flagship Android smartphone.
Hardware

The LG G3 features a 5.5" True HD-IPS+ LCD display with a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. This results in the eye-watering (in a good sense) pixel density of 534 pixels per inch. The company states that there really is a difference when looking at the display this sharp and that the Retina display wasn't even close to the final frontier, as the Steve Jobs claimed.
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Inside the phone, there's a Snapdragon 801 (MSM8975AC) chipset with a 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The version of the G3 with 16GB of internal memory sports 2GB of RAM, while the 32GB model has 3GB of RAM. Both versions will pack microSD card slots supporting up to 128GB cards.
On the connectivity side, there's Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC and an IR blaster.
LG continues the trend set by the G2 with rear-mounted volume controls and Power/Lock and has refined them a bit. On top of them is the main camera, which sports a 13MP sensor with OIS. Next to it is a dual-LED flash, while on the left LG has fitted a special laser that measures distance and speeds up autofocus. In addition the company has also implemented phase detection autofocus for ultra fast 276ms focusing.

LG G3 official photos

It seems the company has turned equal attention to the 2MP front-facing camera, which sports bigger pixels and a brighter lens than the main one. It also promises the perfect viewing angle angle for selfies, which LG says is 77 degrees.
Design

The LG G3 is made out of polycarbonate with a special layer on top that gives it a finish close to metal. Additionally, it is scratch resitant and helps keep fingerprints away. Sadly, it's not self-healing as the one of the LG G Flex. It is worth noting that the G3 isn't water-proof.
While those of you expecting actual metal finish might be disappointed, going for plastic has allowed the LG G3 to keep its weight in check - the smartphone weighs just 150 grams, which is pretty decent for the size. Full measurements are 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm, which is also very compact for a 5.5" smartphone. In comparison, the Oppo Find 7 measures 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm while packing the same display.
Audio fans will appreciate the 1W speaker at the back of the G3, which is similar to the one found in the LG G Pro 2. However this time LG has also enabled a boost mode, which brings its power to 1.5W.
The battery of the LG G3 is 3,000mAh and is user-removable. There's optional wireless charging support that comes with a different back panel.

LG G3 official photos

Software

The LG G3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the completely redesigned Optimus UI skin on top with a ton of new features. It is now boasting flat design, new icons and overall streamlined feel. There are a number of new apps and key features here, too.
One of them is called Smart Notice and it is LG's attempt to compete with Google Now's convenience. To do so, the service silently collects information tidbits and tells you useful things it believes might help you in your day. For example, it tells you if it's raining outside, sets location-based reminders and will even automatically erase apps that haven't been used for a couple of months, if you tell it to do so. One cool feature is that it can also automatically switch Wi-Fi on when you arrive home or at the office.
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The keyboard is redesigned and you can now adjust its height to your personal preference. The company's proprietary KnockCode and Knock On features are also present, as is a new Health app that keeps track of your exercise regime and counts your daily steps.
Availability

LG launches the G3 in South Korea next week, while in Europe the phone will launch in June. We got no specific time-frame for the US launch, but LG promised it will be faster than that of the G2. Pricing information is yet to be detailed.

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g3_is_of...camera_with_laseraf_qhd_display-news-8629.php

Looks like this gonna be a beast of phone just like G2 with that display and that camera

Also interesting to see LG follow the 16GB/2GB 32GB/3GB route like Gionee..
 

rajnusker

Sage of the Six Paths
Wonder how would be the graphics and battery performance be at that resolution? But really nice phone if priced 30-35k range.
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
This has expandable so no issue ;)

what i meant is that this 32 gb on a flagship is already here for years on many models launched in the past. i wanted to have a bump in here.i was not mentioning about expandable storage. thnigs are getting improved on many aspects but not on storage!
 

sushovan

In the zone
Wonder how would be the graphics and battery performance be at that resolution? But really nice phone if priced 30-35k range.

Forget it. It may come down to 35K after 4 or 5 months but there is no way they will launch it below 42K when similar flagships from Samesong,Sony and HTC are selling at 50K ;)
 

ithehappy

Human Spambot
Yeah it should come with a pair of new and advanced human eyes which can replace our normal eyes which will never see the difference above 350+ PPI. Nonsense decision to go for that resolution, other than bragging rights that they were the first (or is it Oppo?) to bring more than 1080p resolution, just like they did with that G Flex unit for flexible phones!
 

pratyush997

Inactive
Yeah it should come with a pair of new and advanced human eyes which can replace our normal eyes which will never see the difference above 350+ PPI. Nonsense decision to go for that resolution, other than bragging rights that they were the first (or is it Oppo?) to bring more than 1080p resolution, just like they did with that G Flex unit for flexible phones!
The difference can be compared to 120 FPS vs. 60 FPS..
Even 60FPS gets the job done pretty good but 120 > 60 .

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AFAIK Oppo Find 7's display is also manufactured by LG
 

$hadow

Geek in making
As they are saying 16 Gb model 2 Gb ram and 32 GB model 3 gb ram. This looks kinda unfair
 
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.jRay.

Youngling
G3 is awesome. LG is actually getting better with every flagship.
But S5 will sell more units, because who wants an LG for 45k.
 

$hadow

Geek in making
G3 is awesome. LG is actually getting better with every flagship.
But S5 will sell more units, because who wants an LG for 45k.
Apparently S5 available for a range of 37 to 40 k locally. Looks like Samsung is making that 45k spot for S5 prime
 

ankush28

Bazinga
Apparently S5 available for a range of 37 to 40 k locally. Looks like Samsung is making that 45k spot for S5 prime

Fck Samsung they cut prices every time after 1 month of launch and early buyers get trolled -.-

On topic-
QHD display is absolute overkill. Everything else makes LG G3 perfect for being android flagship.
What do you think guys? Like N4, N5, Nexus 6 will be based on G3?
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Fck Samsung they cut prices every time after 1 month of launch and early buyers get trolled -.-

On topic-
QHD display is absolute overkill. Everything else makes LG G3 perfect for being android flagship.
What do you think guys? Like N4, N5, Nexus 6 will be based on G3?

Rumours point out that there will be no Nexus 6. Google is looking forward to start project silver and LG will make the first phone of that project. Nexus line is getting killed as N5 is most probably the last phone of the line up.
And now I guess we will see QHD on every next generation flagship in the coming years.
 
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