LG Formally Announces the G3

After weeks of spending time on rumour land, LG has finally released its newest flagship smartphone – the LG G3 in a special event a few hours ago. The handset conforms to what earlier rumours and leaks have suggested. For starters, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS+ LCD display with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) which gives the phone a jaw-dropping 534ppi pixel density. Under the bonnet is…

After weeks of spending time on rumour land, LG has finally released its newest flagship smartphone – the LG G3 in a special event a few hours ago.

The handset conforms to what earlier rumours and leaks have suggested. For starters, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS+ LCD display with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) which gives the phone a jaw-dropping 534ppi pixel density. Under the bonnet is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB-3GB of RAM and 16GB-32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card up to 128GB.

The phone also comes with the usual plethora of connectivity features including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac, NFC and an IR blaster.  Just like its predecessor, the G3 physical buttons are all located at the back – namely, the volume rocker and the power/lock button.

In terms of imaging, the G3 comes with a 13MP sensor at the back with Optical Image Stabilisation. At the right of the camera is its dual-LED flash while on the right side sits a special laser that helps the phone measure distance and speeds up autofocus. There’s also a 2MP front-facing camera, which according to LG has a brighter lens than the one on the back and gives users viewing angles up to 77 degrees.

LG is still using polycarbonate to construct the G3, but it does have a special coating that gives it a faux-metal look that is said to be scratch resistant and in a certain extent fingerprint resistant.

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