LG just announced that its 5.5-inch G3 flagship smartphone will be launched around the world starting June 27 - about one month after the handset went on sale in South Korea. According to LG, the G3 will first reach users in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. After that, the smartphone will make it to other markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The US isn’t mentioned at all, but we already know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will all sell the LG G3, most probably starting July.
The G3 is the world’s first Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) smartphone manufactured by a well-known company. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers lots of nice features, including Smart Notice, a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB / 3GB of RAM, and 16GB / 32GB of expandable internal memory.
“Early indications give us reason to be optimistic that G3 will be as successful globally as it has been in Korea. It’s quite an honor to be considered the new industry benchmark for premium smartphones but in the end, what really matters is how consumers feel about our latest flagship device because it was their feedback that helped us create G3,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
As our LG G3 review is showing, the new handset is definitely one of the best smartphones of 2014, so it will be interesting to see how many units LG manages to sell before the end of the year.