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LG G3 Cat. 6 now official; updated specs coming exclusively to South Korea

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LG G3 Cat. 6 now official; updated specs coming exclusively to South Korea
LG has made it official. The LG G3 Cat. 6 is coming to the South Korean market, with an updated Snapdragon 805 chip, 3GB of RAM and support for Category 6 LTE. That replaces the Snapdragon 801 processor, and the Cat. 4 LTE connectivity on the original version of the LG G3. At this point, it appears that the availability of the LG G3 Cat. 6 will be limited to South Korea.

The LG G3 Cat. 6 will offer speeds as fast as 225Mbps, comparable to what is being offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The LG G3's remaining specs are unchanged from the regular version of the phone. That means it will still offer the 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery.

While LG did spiff up its new flagship model to allow for faster speeds, one thing that it did not do was add IP67 certification to the phone, leaving the LG G3 Cat. 6 as vulnerable to the elements as the original model.

The LG G3 Cat. 6 is now official, but is limited to South Korea for now

The LG G3 Cat. 6 is now official, but is limited to South Korea for now


source: LG (translated) via PocketNow, AndroidAuthoity

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 15:37 5

1. amats69 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I hate when an oem do this....thats the reason why im not one of those "early buyers"

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 01:28 1

22. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Technology always advances. What's wrong if a manufacturer updates his product line?
Does your product slow down?

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 04:41 1

23. amats69 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Of course theres nothing wrong if manufacturers updates their product line. I just hate that after 2 to 3 months my phone is already outdated because theres a new phone coming with the same body but have an updated specs..unless this oems mention in the beginning/launch about thier plan on releasing the same product but with updated specs so we the consumers have an option if we buy the orig g3( just sample) or we wait for this g3 cat.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 01:16

26. nero626 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


it's not like this will be available elsewhere lol

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 15:42 7

2. Busyboy (Posts: 288; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Just when I thought it sucked for S5 owners..

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:12 8

4. tech2 (Posts: 2046; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


1. GS5 LTE-A is Korea only.

2. None of the GS5 ran slower or the display became less brighter with the release of GS5 LTE-A.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:58

21. Busyboy (Posts: 288; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Actually, you could argue the exact same thing with the G3.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 18:05

25. osanilevich (Posts: 244; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


As an S5 owner, I'm not jealous at all. The only upgrade I would want is a 64 bit chip in anticipation of Android L

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:12 5

5. maherk (Posts: 901; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Lol and why exactly? You must be living under a rock or something. The original S5 ended up beating the G3 in every other category except for the design, and as far as I am concerned I am not (as the millions who buy the galaxies) a 16 year old superficial teenage girl that only cares about how her dress looks like.
Almost every major tech site crowned the S5 as the winner when compared to the G3.

P.S: please go to any carrier store and compare the 2 handsets before you spell your stupidity here.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:31 3

6. fzacek (Posts: 1644; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Are you saying that 16-year-old superficial teenage girls are the ones who buy the Galaxies? You couldn't be more wrong. 16-year-old superficial teenage girls are the highest form of iSheephood...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:42 5

11. maherk (Posts: 901; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's the other way around. If you read clearly, I was pointing out that people who buy the Galaxies (including me) buy it for it's functionality and for it's ease to handle. And so far out of the 4 flagships introduced this year, the only phone that came out on top is the S5.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:50

12. fzacek (Posts: 1644; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


In that case I completely agree with you...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 18:30 1

16. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


lol what tech sites are you looking at? Because stuff.tv, engadget, the verge, ign.com, trustedreviews, phonearena, and forbes all rated the g3 higher than the s5...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:07 4

3. tech2 (Posts: 2046; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Very original move, LG.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:33 3

7. fzacek (Posts: 1644; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Galaxy S5 LTE-A is better than this POS...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:34 1

8. TheYellowDart (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


I don't understand why people get bitter about these more advanced versions coming out. Sure it has a faster proc but it will take a decade for the US to get to those kind of LTE speeds anyway. Samsung and LG are 2 Korean companies duking it out in their own country, of course LG has to match the S5 LTE-A.

As for saying one is better than the other its down to preference. And if Android happens to be your kind of smartphone then lets all be glad we got a choice!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:50 1

20. KParks23 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Because people love to bitch and complain about everything and there all self entitled a-holes. If there is better technology out use it Ive never bought a phone and been mad that a new version came out, when I bought it I felt it was the best at the time not everyone upgrades at the same time every year the majority of people want a new phone to come when its there upgrade time and screw the people who have upgrade 6 months later why should the person with the upgrade 6 months later have to buy a 6 month old phone when there is Better technology out? simply because the other a-holes want the boast about how there phone is the best for another couple weeks its pathetic!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:35 1

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That, IMO, sucks.
I feel that'll leave other LG supporters feeling lesser or not worthy.
Life's Good in SK, not so much abroad.
Just remember, whether you agree or not, this is only my opinion.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:35

10. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I'm not sure why people are getting so butt hurt about LG doing this. They haven't changed ANY specs that really matter to everyone else in the world. If it came to the states, nothing would change since there are no carriers that offer that technology yet over their network.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:51

13. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Ever consider its not the radio that has some maybe wanting it.
It has different specs.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:51

14. fzacek (Posts: 1644; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Snapdragon 805...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:10

18. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


The difference from an 801 to an 805 (IMO), is no reason to be upset about buying one when it came out originally.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:54

19. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


I agree as well. In real world usage the difference between the two chips would be all but negligible. The more expensive chip would also probably raise the price a bit, and cut into sales more as the phone still wouldnt be out yet.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:55 2

15. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


This should have been the original G3 launched by LG........ Why they didnt waited for one more month before releasing G3 in hurry........

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 10:45

24. TheYellowDart (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


Probably a supply and demand deal. These 805 procs are just coming out and surely the yields are not going to be as consistent. High demand low yield high price and low stock. If LG wants to make millions upon millions of these it's easy to see why they go for the integrated LTE 801 that's cheaper and more available.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:00 1

17. j_scorp (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Congrats S Korea. This isn't enough to make me move from the USA though.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 11:45

27. na7noo7 (Posts: 229; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


I'm waiting for Sony to release their LTE-A.

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