LG G3 officially announced, on sale in South Korea tomorrow
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At events in 6 cities worldwide, LG today took the wraps off their least-kept secret, the G3 smartphone. Following a month filled with rumors and leaks, the company managed to keep a straight face in introducing their flagship device and its new features.
Just like the numerous reports informed us, the G3 will indeed feature a 5.5" quad-HD display with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU running at up to 2.5GHz. Available in five colors, the G3 has a metallic finish and a curved design with a weight of less than 150 grams. The smartphone will come standard with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, but a 32GB/3GB model will be available at a premium.
The smartphone also comes with a 13MP camera and a laser autofocus, which LG is touting as the first of its kind, using a laser beam to accurately measure the distance from the camera sensor to the target and adjust focus accordingly. The smartphone's trademark "Rear Key" is also back once again, featuring redesigned volume and battery controls that can be manipulated with a finger swipe over the rear sensor.
LG's event also brought with it a bevy of new software improvements, including a keyboard that supposedly reduces errors by 75% and a kill switch that allows remote wiping of the device. The G3 also comes with a Smart Notice personal assistant, reminding users to return phone calls and uninstall seldom used applications.
Release date and availability are unfortunately still murky, as the device will retail tomorrow in South Korea before eventually making its way to over 170 countries. There was no mention of pricing scheme or US carriers either, though we expect that information to be available very soon.
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