LG G3 Officially Launched – Latest Specs
After months and months of speculation and leaks the LG G3 is finally here with us.
Thanks to the feverish rumour mill that enlightened us on what to expect from the successor to the G2, there were few surprises when the device was finally unveiled at the end of May in London, New York and San Francisco.
If you had been following the back and forth about the G3 you would have known that it would come with a spellbinding 5.5-inch QHD display, packing 534 pixels in every inch.
You would also have known about the Qualcomm quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor underneath the sleek metallic casing. Working in tandem with this chipset is 2 GB of RAM which will be a bit of a disappointment after rumours of 3 GB of RAM.
However, it appears that there will be a version of the phone that will come with 3 GB. This version, available only in some regions, will also feature a more robust internal storage capacity of 32 GB as opposed to the 16 GB which comes with the standard phone.
Nevertheless both versions come with a microSD slot which can expand memory to 128 GB.
Those who love taking photos will be impressed with the 13 MP camera the G3 comes with which is capable of taking 4K videos and comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS+). Interacting with the camera through its sleek, responsive interface will be a joy.
There are two cues the G3 appears to have taken from HTC.
When watching your movies or playing music you will notice the enhanced sound from the phone’s speakers, which come with an in-built amplifier.
These call to mind the M8’s front-facing Boomsound speakers that have equally meaty output. Looking at the metallic exterior of the G3, there are clear similarities with the M8 which appears to have set the standards for the look of a premium smartphone.
But while the HTC One M8’s boasts an aluminium unibody casing, the G3’s cove has been the subject of debate. Some say it is all plastic while some say it is a mixture of plastic and metal.
PhoneArena came out to clear the air by affirming that there indeed is a thin film of metal embedded somewhere in the polycarbonate casing. Whatever the actual material is, buyers can be sure that there will be a 3000 mAh battery lying beneath it.