Qualcomm says the LG G3 is a smartphone "that wants to get to know you"

Qualcomm says the LG G3 is a smartphone
From time to time, Qualcomm presents (on its official blog) some of the newest smartphones that are built using its SoCs. Today, the company presented the Snapdragon 801-powered G3 - which, as we’re sure you already know, was officially announced by LG not many hours ago.

In Qualcomm’s view, the G3 is a "flagship phone that wants to get to know you", and its “true strength” lies not in its Quad HD display - which is a rare feature among today’s smartphones - but in its "array of behavior tracking software." As we already told you, the G3 comes with various new software novelties, like Smart Notice (which, in LG’s words, is "like a personal assistant"), Smart Keyboard, and Smart Security.

Of course, Qualcomm couldn’t overlook the G3’s 13MP rear camera with Laser Autofocus, and neither its smart 2.1MP front-facing camera that lets you take selfies using gesture controls. In the end, Qualcomm says that "the combination of the G3's processing power and camera features, alongside its behavior monitoring capabilities, makes it an interesting competitor in a competitive flagship smartphone segment."

While the G3 will be available in LG’s home country (South Korea) starting tomorrow, May 28, the rest of the world has to wait until June, or even July, before being able to buy the handset. While you’re waiting, here’s everything you need to know about the G3. And don't forget to check out our LG G3 hands-on here.

source: Qualcomm

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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)



1. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Only thing I admire about Apple is when they announce a device it's released almost immediately. LG you better get your shat together and release this asap. Otherwise people like me will wait for something better if we have to wait a month or more.

15. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

(about apple), well not in here, it takes at least 4 months until new iphones come and cost very expensive, 5s when it launched here several months ago cost US$990(16GB)

17. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

All i see is 'Available in 2 weeks' when announced and then sold out immediately because they have 1 unit for every 20 customers and then available in 2-4 weeks, You must have been living under a rock since the iPhone released!

19. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Although I dislike iPhone, what you said was wrong. In fact, the sold 9 million iPhones in 3 days when the 5S was released. Saying that 1/20 apple costumer can get an iphone while 9 million were sold, is no where near the truth. Again, I dislike Apple.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

LG made an overall good phone with solid improvements over the G3. However, it looks like it is the last of the 801 flagships, instead of the first of the 805 flagships. Unless the 805 is going to be very late this year, it makes little sense to put out an 801-based phone so late. With the rumored late June to mid July US availability, it will make sense for many people to wait for all the "Prime" models, the Note 4, even the iPhone 6 5.5", before buying the G3.

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

or even wait for the 4gb ram 64 bit Z3 ;)

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I wouldn't mind the 3GB RAM 32bit Z2 Compact -- if Sony put in a better headphone amp.

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

that would be pretty freking epic, the rein of the king of compacts shall continue

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Use PowerAmp app, it has a build in pre amp

13. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Really? Seriously? That's no substitute for a serious hardware amp and dedicated DAC like those in ACTUAL Walkmans. Poweramp's preamp is just a software volume booster.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Just download Ram expanded app from playstore for 9dollars, it let's you partition the motherboard memory so you can use a class12 memory card with 16gb memory to swap partition to gain extra 3gb Ram. Alltogether you will have 6gb Ram Root is essential

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

sweet mother of god!!!! i now need a 128gb sd card, get ram expanded and GL to SD and ill be rocking

10. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Dont mean crap to most people as these phones will last them well over 3 years if they even decide to keep it that long. Even my Note 2 is running great since Oct 2012. Most people are not a spec freak. I am, don't get me wrong. But it's fact.

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So consider the person making a choice about buying a phone that they want to last and get good use out of for three years. The 805 is supposed to bring a 20% power usage savings vs. the 801 and a moderate improvement in graphics speed. These are very nice things to have for the life of a phone. Worth waiting a few months for? For many people buying a phone they intend to keep for three years, the answer is probably yes.

23. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

"that wants to get to know you" I thought you would whine over this due to privacy concerns. :p OxFFFFFFFFFF

24. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

What can I say, he's very inconsistent (unless its a Nexus or google that did this then all hell breaks loose)

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Lol... Don't forget KNOX. I hate that crap too :)

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Resemblence of N5

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013


12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

metal grey color is sexxy..

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I couldn't see the G3 because of the 10 PhoneArena watermarks blocking the view.... /s


Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

qualcomm wants to you know or wants to tell us G3 is a worst thing, but still is a smartphone ? WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!

18. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

That wants to get to know you. This is creepy.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Just turn on the video recorder, strap the G3 to your head, and party like it's 1984.

22. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Hahahaha. H*ll yeah. Sony 80s speakers and sh*t.

26. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

It must've been equipped with the 805 or 810 that would've make a difference overall a nice phone like the ones that lunched b4, still waiting for qualcom's 805 or 810 to make my mind that would be a deal breaker.

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