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LG G3 QuickCircle Case officially announced, will bring Smart Lighting to the smartphone

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LG G3 QuickCircle Case officially announced, will bring Smart Lighting to the smartphone
With less than one week before the grand unveiling of its new G3 smartphone, LG today announced QuickCircle Case - an accessory that’s “designed to make the G3 infinitely more useful.” This is a folder-style case that we’ve seen before, and it will allow LG G3 owners to make use of various features of the handset without opening the case. According to LG, you’ll be able to place calls, send messages, listen to music, take photos, and get updates on your health - all with the QuickCircle Case closed.

The new accessory comes with what LG is calling “Smart Lighting”. This “emits a soft, white, circular glow inside the window whenever the case is opened/closed or a call/text message is received.” Moreover, the case supports wireless charging. LG will offer the QuickCircle Case in five color variants: Silk White, Metallic Black, Shine Gold, Indian Pink, and Aqua Mint (you can see them below). Pricing details haven’t been revealed.

“The smartphone ecosystem is constantly evolving - no longer are cases just for protection from the elements and bumps and drops. They’re the perfect accessory to build in extra features that add more value to a mobile device. With QuickCircle Case, we’ve exceeded the baseline by making it customizable to better fit users’ needs,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of theLG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

Earlier today, we informed you about the (apparently official) specs of the LG G3, which include a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 13MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, and 3GB of RAM. 

LG will fully reveal the G3 on May 27, and it might start selling it shortly after that. Well, we'll be here to let you know all about it. 

Update: Here's an official promo video showing off the QuickCircle Case, and a bit of the G3 (the whole idea seems pretty awesome to us):




source: LG

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posted on 21 May 2014, 21:44 6

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 175; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


why is it the accessories are ahead of announcement?

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:15 4

8. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 104; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Does exactly the same things that Samsung's S view cover does..

posted on 21 May 2014, 23:49 1

15. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I think the G3 case is better though.

posted on 22 May 2014, 05:05 1

26. wargreymon (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Did you know LG released a smart window pouch before Samsung released S-View? Might wanna stop accusing companies of copying.

posted on 22 May 2014, 02:34

24. dickwyn (Posts: 567; Member since: 07 May 2012)


cause there has been too many leaks about it, same thing happened last year with the LG G2

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:45 1

2. Tizen007 (Posts: 493; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Are the pre-announcements a strategy of LG or have they just given up on protecting their new flagship product before release?

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:46 1

3. NOSrawesome (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Everyone's copying the Moto X tsstsstss

posted on 21 May 2014, 23:49 2

14. rockers123 (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Are you a nutt?

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:47

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2018; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Because every case needs an extra corporate logo or two.

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:49

5. daveydog (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


They gotta be releasing it on the 27th, otherwise why bother with a release announcement... We already know everything about the phone. Htc did it, I think lg will too...

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:52

6. galanoth (Posts: 283; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Who was the first to release these kind of window case covers?

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:57 3

7. MrOCD (unregistered)


I think Samsung with the S4 but I'm not sure so don't quote me on that.

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:16 1

9. Neo_Huang (Posts: 286; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I'm pretty sure it was LG.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:25

18. rehanmustafa90 (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 May 2014)


it was Samsung with S4

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:59

21. Adithya7184 (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


i agree. after samsung with s4, lg launched same kind of view covers with G2.

posted on 22 May 2014, 05:07 1

27. wargreymon (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


LG, they released a smart window pouch about a year before Samsung.

posted on 22 May 2014, 06:52

28. Adithya7184 (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


source please..

posted on 22 May 2014, 09:19

30. a961009 (Posts: 113; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Here you are
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/smartphone/lg-spectrum-2-cpo?&zipRdr=y

Spectrum 2 was announced on 2012, October
and Galaxy S4 was announced on 2013, March

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:20

10. techloverNYC (Posts: 367; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Does the case offer any protection at all to the phone?

posted on 21 May 2014, 23:47

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2018; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


From scuffs perhaps, but not for drops. It's basically a fashion accessory that also provides a bit of privacy for your screen.

posted on 22 May 2014, 02:37

25. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


be prepared for the dusty circle on your g3's screen!

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:41 1

11. Zylam (Posts: 47; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


LG did this last year, they announced the G2 cases before the G2 event. It's good they don't care about leaks and stuff and have the launch event as a formality to honour a new flagship, shows they are proud of their phones even if they leak.

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:51

12. gaara6775 (Posts: 185; Member since: 20 May 2014)


dot view case looks sick . let's see how this turns out to be.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:08 2

16. fzacek (Posts: 1220; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Hopefully it has a stronger magnet this time...

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:13 1

17. Taters (Posts: 2591; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Instead of the circle they should just mock Apple and HTC. Make a 4 inch window that allows you to do everything an iPhone 5s can do when the cover is closed. Then make a 4.7 inch case that can do everything an iPhone 6 can do. Then make a 5 inch window case with dual stereo speakers that can do whatever the M8 can do.

Then advertise that you don't get the full 5.5 inch glory and all the great features until you open the cover.

They should have a fully functional 4 inch window for the whiners that say 5.5 is too big for one handed use.

I dunno why they use the 2 inch diagonal circle. Just mock Apple by Making it the same shape and size window as the iPhone 5s screen and make the LG skin fully functional in that window

posted on 22 May 2014, 01:00

22. sriuslywtf (Posts: 175; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Sir, Do you want to start a fanboy war? Cause that's how you start a fanboy war.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:48 1

19. chadful33 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


That really sucks wireless charging is not a standard feature..

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:57

20. gaara6775 (Posts: 185; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Because it doesn't make much difference. We keep phone on the dock or connect to a charger,it's simple either way. But,if I can hold/use my phone anywhere in my house n it also charges at the same time then I would consider it as a very useful feature.

posted on 22 May 2014, 02:18

23. dmakun (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


⬆Thank you! Never understood this whole 'wireless charging' bullsh#t! How is it wireless charging when you can't pick it up? The most stupid innovation in the last 5 years IMHO.

posted on 22 May 2014, 07:28 2

29. abhishek88j (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 May 2014)


this circualr window is just a gimmic for developers to make use of the screen and then later lg will be coming out with a circular smartwatch just like the moto 360. as lg will will already have every app compatible with the circular screen, its going to be a win win for lg

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