LG G3 Release Date, Price, Network Carriers, Specs Pertaining to US, Australia, and UK
By Pavithra Rathinavel | June 30, 2014 4:05 PM EST
The most-awaited 2014 smartphone LG G3 release date is divided based on various regions around the world. The long-awaited LG G3 handset has now made a landfall in many other regions other than Asia. Notably, LG's home country South Korea saw the release of G3 in May. From then on, the phone has received stupendous reviews and potential buyers are waiting for the release of this device in their respective countries.
Models pose for photographs with LG Electronics' flagship G3 high-end smartphone at its unveiling ceremony in Seoul May 28, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc launched a revamped version of its flagship G3 high-end smartphone at a discount to its predecessor model on Wednesday and said it would ship more than 10 million units to improve its ailing handset business.
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According to Phone Arena, there are a total of 170 countries waiting for G3's release. The LG G3 is the only smartphone in the current lot to sport a gigantic 5.5 inches display. The other peculiar specification of LG G3 is the choice of RAM and memory combination, the handset is powered by a quad-core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) processor, clocked at 2.5 GHz and it comes with a 2 GB of RAM (if opted for 16 GB of storage) and a 3 GB of RAM (If opted for 32 GB of storage). It is worth noting that, not all countries will be offering both the combinations.
All major network carriers in the U.S. will be stocking up the LG G3 handset. According to reports, Verizon will start the pre-orders for the LG G3 from July 10, 2014 and the colours in offer are black and white. Also, the G3 will be housed in Verizon's retail outlets from July 17. However, there is no clear indication of which RAM/memory combination will be provided. Notably, the carrier Sprint will offer the LG G3 in gold. The other carrier T-Mobile will launch the 32 GB/3 GB LG G3 combination in Titan Grey. The release date pertaining to this carrier is speculated to be July 16.
Other than the network carriers, online retailers like Amazon and eBay are offering the Korean variant of the LG G3 (F-400 model). This particular model is priced at $775 (Amazon) and $825 (eBay).
Australian network carrier Telstra has announced that the LG G3 is expected to hit the shelves in August 2014. Phone Arena says, the G3 could see a similar release date from other major network carriers like Vodafone and Optus. According to LG Australia, the LG G3 will be priced at AU$799.
The network carriers O2 and Three will be offering the LG G3 model with 2 GB RAM/16 GB memory combinations in the UK. According to Phone Arena, Carphone Warehouse is offering the G3 handset under service from Vodafone, Everything Everywhere, or O2 on contract. The colours in offer are black, white, and gold. Moreover, Clove offers the 16 GB/2 GB LG G3 variant for £492.00. Also, buyers will receive a wireless charger for free with the purchase of LG G3 from Clove.
LG G3 Quick Specs
- 5.5-inches Quad HD display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and 538 ppi pixel density
- Quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz
- 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM choice
- 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage tied to RAM choice
- microSD card support (up to 128 GB)
- 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+ technology, dual-LED flash
- 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
- Supports 4K (3,840 x 2,160) video recording
- 3,000 mAh user-replaceable battery unit
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
- Knockcode support
- NFC Support
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