LG's Website Reveals Full Specs and Photos of G3 Smartphone
LG is holding launch events in six countries for the G3 tomorrow, but it seems that everything you need to know about the phone is already available on its Netherlands website. The official specs are:
- 5.5-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor up to 2.5GHz
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.2.2 (could be Android 4.4 KitKat)
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD expansion up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilizer, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
- 4G LTE connectivity
- DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, FM Radio, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Lightweight metallic housing
- 3,000mAh battery
- 146.3 x 74.6 x 9.1mm
Some of the specs are different from a leaked presentation slide taken at an early preview session last week. Earlier leaks revealed that the G3 will come with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and a slimmer 8.9mm chassis. It is possible that LG is planning two different variants of the G3. Moreover, the specs sheet states that the G3 ships with Android 4.2.2, and not Android 4.4. KitKat. We believe it is an error caused by the Google translation.
The product website also shared new information on the key features of the device. The rear camera has four new functions. The laser autofocus is stated to provide "super fast focus" and take "sharp pictures". With the addition of a dual-LED flash and BSI sensor, the G3 is capable of taking sharper photos with more natural colors in low light conditions. You also can take a selfie with a simple hand movement. You can enable a Touch & Shoot mode where all unnecessary icons are removed on the viewfinder so that you can concentrate on taking a photo.
LG also improved on the build quality; the G3 has a lightweight metallic casing. It comes with a "floating ark" shape that makes the sides thinner and easier to use in one hand. Its predecessor, the G2 sports a plastic chassis.
Software-wise, LG developed a Google Now-like feature called Smart Notice which provides useful tips even before you think about them. For example, Smart Notice will prompt you to delete the 9 apps that you have not used for two months or alert you to a missed call from a contact a few hours ago. The virtual keyboard is also enhanced; you can adjust the size to suit your typing preferences.