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

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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G3 Cat. 6
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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27 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

22. blingblingthing

Posts: 843; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

23. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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 I just hate that after 2 to 3 months my phone is already outdated because theres a new phone coming with the same body but have an updated specs..unless this oems mention in the beginning/launch about thier plan on releasing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.

26. nero626

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

it's not like this will be available elsewhere lol

2. Busyboy unregistered

Just when I thought it sucked for S5 owners..

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

21. Busyboy unregistered

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

25. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 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

5. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

11. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

In that case I completely agree with you...

16. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 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...

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Very original move, LG.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

8. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

20. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 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!

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

10. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Snapdragon 805...

18. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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

19. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

24. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

17. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

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

27. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

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

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