LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far
It is here, but it is not: the super-awesome LG G3 smartphone is now available, but only in its homeland of South Korea, where it was released on May 28. Over 170 other countries are on the waiting list, and there's little information regarding the flagship's global roll-out. Nevertheless, we did a little digging and managed to put all the LG G3 price and availability details in a single post. Keep in mind that we'll be updating the page with further details as they become available.
UPDATE: The LG G3 is now officially available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. Availability in additional markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East is to be announced soon.
Currently, sign-up pages are active on the web sites of AT&T and Verizon – those interested in owning the phone may enter their email in order to receive availability updates. Hardware specs for the LG G3 are listed, but not all of the spicy bits have been mentioned. AT&T does not say whether it will be launching the model with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, or the 32GB/3GB variant. Verizon is also silent on the matter. Judging by the photos posted on the carriers' web sites, both will stock at least two color variants of the device – white and black.
UPDATE: AT&T will begin accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 on July 8. The smartphone will be in stock at retail locations from July 11 onward.
UPDATE: Verizon is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3, and the phone will ship by July 17.
Sprint will be the only US carrier to launch the LG G3 in gold, and we're assuming that other color options will be offered as well. Those who pre-register for availability updates will have the chance to win one of 20 LG G3 smartphones when it becomes available. The sweepstakes end on July 10, 2014, which could be a clue about the phone's release date on Sprint. Interestingly, the sweepstakes rules mention a $599 retail price for the Sprint LG G3 model. Given the figure, it is presumed that the carrier will be offering the LG G3 variant with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, not the model with more memory as that one is presumed to cost more.
UPDATE: Sprint will launch the LG G3 on July 18, and the carrier's model is expected to have 32GB of storage.
T-Mobile, on the other hand, will launch the 32GB/3GB LG G3 in Titan Grey. What's more, one LG G3 unit will be given away each day to a lucky customer who signs up on T-Mobile's web site – participants will be contributing to an Open Beta program for the device. The promo will run until June 29, and this could be the date penciled for the LG G3 release date on T-Mobile.
UPDATE: T-Mobile is now accepting pre-order for the LG G3. The phone will ship on July 15 and be in stock at outlets on July 16.
Currently, Expansys is accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 unlocked (Model D855), in either black, white, or gold. Both 16GB and 32GB models are available for pre-order. Oddly all carry a $849.99 pre-order price except the white 32GB variant, which is priced at $774.99. Cases for the smartphone can also be bought from the retailer. Sellers on Amazon and eBay are offering the Korean model of the device, model F-400, with a price hovering between $775 and $825. Keep in mind that with this particular variant of the phone, full compatibility with US carriers might be an issue.
Carphone Warehouse is now selling the LG G3. The phone is available with service from Vodafone, Everything Everywhere, or O2 on a 24-month contract. Rates start at £33 per month, and a £100 cash back offer makes the deal even sweeter. Color options include black, white, and gold. At Clove, the 16GB LG G3 model is retailing for £492.00, and buyers receive a free wireless charger with their purchase. Only the black and gold models are in stock, with the white one coming soon. So far, Phones 4u has not announced plans on selling LG's flagship.
Australian carriers have not yet announced details regarding the launch of the LG G3 on their respective networks. Only Telstra has stated that the phone is expected to land on its shelves in August of this year, and we're guessing that the G3 release dates for Vodafone and Optus could fall within the same time frame. On LG's website, the sim-free LG G3 is listed with a recommended retail price of AU$799. The phone is not available for purchase, however. Those who are interested may sign up for an email notification which will be sent once the LG G3 is in stock.
Specifics about the launch of the LG G3 in Canada is really scarce at the moment. Major carriers have yet to confirm whether or not they'll be offering the phone anytime soon. Still, rumors on the internet suggest that the LG G3 will be available through Rogers, Bell, and WIND.
Page last updated on July 10.