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

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.


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):

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

why is it the accessories are ahead of announcement?

8. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

15. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I think the G3 case is better though.

26. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

24. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

3. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Everyone's copying the Moto X tsstsstss

14. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Are you a nutt?

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because every case needs an extra corporate logo or two.

5. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 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...

6. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

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

7. MrOCD unregistered

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

9. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I'm pretty sure it was LG.

18. rehanmustafa90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2014

it was Samsung with S4

21. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

27. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

28. Adithya7184 unregistered

source please..

30. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Here you arehttp://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

10. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

25. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

11. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

12. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hopefully it has a stronger magnet this time...

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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

22. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

19. chadful33

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

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

20. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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.

23. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

29. abhishek88j

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 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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