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LG G3 A announced as a smaller G3 that doesn't feature a Quad HD screen

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LG just announced another variant of its G3 smartphone - not long after unveiling the G3 s (aka G3 Beat). The new handset is called LG G3 A, and will be available this month in South Korea, via SK Telecom - the country’s largest mobile carrier.

The G3 A is larger and better equipped than the G3 s, but smaller and not as advanced as the G3 (which, as you may know, is one of the world’s first handsets to offer a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels).

The new smartphone sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26 GHz. It has the same 13 MP rear camera with laser auto focus that we can find on the 5.5-inch G3, and a similar 2.1 MP front-facing camera. Other features include Android 4.4 KitKat, LTE-A, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,610 mAh battery. In addition to all these, the G3 A comes with a new and unique software feature that allows users to control some of its functions with a wrist move. Apparently, you can assign various functions to this move, including turning off alarms, and controlling the music player.

There are two G3 A versions: a black and a white one, both having a “metallic 3D” pattern on the rear case. It doesn’t look like LG has plans to release the G3 A outside of Korea, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything on this.


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:41 4

1. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


The only good part here is the girl.
Waste of space for everything else.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 00:53 4

10. iLegend (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


i hope she has good specs..!! ;)

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 01:13 10

11. luis.d (Posts: 209; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


She seems like a high-end girl :)

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 01:26

12. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Z1c still king of mini / compact phones.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 19:54

27. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


g3 a = g2

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:42 2

2. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice...its good on battery and GPU. Hope the screen is high quality like LG G2, like good contrast, colours, etc.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:48 1

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 402; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


seems like they never learn the lesson that mini version wont sell, good luck competing the Xaiomi 4

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 23:48 2

6. juandante (Posts: 392; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Exactly. Do they have an agreement with Qualcomm to never put a low res screen with the latest CPU for the mini versions ?

Or maybe they don't want to cast to much shadow on the full version ?

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 07:33

22. Dynamac (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Is it just me that thinks these lower spec mini versions tends to destroy brand imagine and market share? I wouldn't be surprised a large share of uninformed customers will mistake minis for full G3s and S5s with a cheaper cost, realise they are not as good and lose faith in the whole product line altogether and just think it's easier to buy either a iPhone 5 or 5c. The android crowd is not doing themselves any favours to make it complicated for the average consumer. Apple does this well and that's why the vast majority of uninformed consumers bit. People reading this site are informed, but we are frankly the gross minority. KISS....

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:50 1

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


If LG prices it right, this would be a very nice phone for many people. This phone has more appeal to me than an S5 mini (which has zero appeal). IMO, LG is filling in their range of smartphones quite intelligently.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 23:12 5

5. fzacek (Posts: 2219; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Lol, this is just an LG G2 with a smaller battery. However, if they get the pricing right (~$500) it could be alright...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 23:53 1

7. take1sub (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


Unfortunately, LG G3 A is priced at 704,000 won (approximately $680)

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 23:58 2

8. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Holy crap.
Wtf are they thinking?

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 00:38

9. fzacek (Posts: 2219; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Isn't the regular LG G3 cheaper than that???

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 07:43

28. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


the regular g3 is just 569.99 at ATT

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 03:48

20. roobs (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Not a smaller battery. It has the same battery as the Korean version. I see only OIS+ and the laser autofocus comapred to the Korean G2. Correct me if I'm wrong.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 15:04

25. fzacek (Posts: 2219; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I guess you're right. But the US version of the G2 did have a 3000MaH battery, so the LG G3 A does have a smaller battery than the US version...

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 01:35 2

13. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


LG is pulling a Samsung by flooding the market with the G series. Please don't.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 01:47

14. nodes (Posts: 73; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Nice, and when will the LG G3 B C D E F be released?
Need more variants with slightly difference specs.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 01:58 1

15. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Is the girl also included?

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 02:01 3

16. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Basically a repacked G2.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 02:11

17. nebsif (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


id buy it if it costed a bit more than g2.. but @ this pricing uhh

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 02:16

18. danidin (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 May 2014)


This phone with 3000mAh battery and 801 chip - could be the best flagship this days. the regular G3 could be G3 note instead...

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 02:42

19. hameed1989 (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


I dont understand LG's philosophy. How many Mini will they make? Someone needs to tell them Spin offs are done for TV Shows only!!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 05:56

21. HoPhonTab (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


LOL this is called LG G3 Neo

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:37

23. avasponge (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 May 2012)


This could be the Nexus 6??

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:42

24. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


The real G2 was the sister phone to the Nexus5.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 19:07

26. javy108 (Posts: 164; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


This will be cheaper? right?

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 03:59

29. kumarslvr (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


waiting for some developer to port this rom to G2:D

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