LG G3 A announced, essentially a LG G2 wrapped in new clothing

by: Andrew GrushAugust 7, 2014

The LG G3 hasn’t been out on the market very long and yet we’ve already seen a number of spin-offs, including the LG G3 Beat (aka G3 S), the LG G3 LTE-A and the rumored LG G3 Stylus. Now LG has officially added yet another new member to the pack, the LG G3 A.

If we had to describe the LG G3 A in as few words as possible, this would be it: the LG G2 with a revamped look. That means you get the same 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB RAM, and a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution. Unlike the G2, however, you do get the new 13MP cam with the laser AF system and a microSD expansion slot. Other specs include a 2.1MP front cam, a 2610 mAh battery and 32GB storage.

The LG G3 A offers the same software features as the LG G3, and even adds a few new ones including “T action” which lets you make a wrist-based gesture for launching apps, answering calls or silencing the phone. There’s also a new optional security feature that sounds an alarm if someone disconnects your phone from its charger, which could be a handy alert that someone is messing with your phone for those times when you sneak away from your device for a moment.

As is often typical of these types of variants, the LG G3 A is currently exclusive to Korea and, more specifically, to the carrier SK Telecom. There’s no word on pricing just yet, or if LG plans to release the device outside of its home country. What do you think, would you like to see the LG G3 A in your home region, provided the price is right?

  • Fabian Taveras

    I don’t understand the logic behind this but alright

    • OF

      Cause there is none.

    • abqnm

      If they can drop the price by $200 compared to the G3, there are plenty of good reasons for this.

      The hardware is still more than capable and could actually sell quite well. Price will be the biggest factor here.

      • Marc Perrusquia

        The G2 for a lot of its life could be found cheaper than the nexus 5 unlocked if you looked around.

  • Aditya Gupta

    Take an old guy, remove his retro/vintage clothes, put on a tuxedo on him and some make up and voila!! Old Guy Reborn!

  • MasterMuffin

    They’re becoming Samsung more and more every day :D

    • crutchcorn

      True…. Still like em tho

  • Sal

    As I always said. This is LG’s year thanks to the success of the G3. Just don’t turn into Samsung by releasing so many spinoffs :)

    • Jesus

      … yeah but they are losing in the US =(

      The only players that are increasing market share in the US, are Apple and Samsung.

      Others are losing. From ‘bad’ to ‘worst’: LG, Nokia, HTC :(

      • Jason

        Actually, the numbers say the exact opposite. I think you should check them out. Since the release, sales are unbelievable (especially since this is only their second flagship smartphone). They started late but believe me they are poised to take over.

  • ggff

    It’s like Oppo Find7a and Oppo Find7

  • Damon Salvador

    Leme count those number of LG G3 variants .. Someone please help me ..:(

  • Richard Gao

    Okay, so it’s a G2 in a mini G3 body.

  • IDontKnowMyName

    a bigger battery could have made this more attractive :P
    but it all comes down to the price as well. personally i like this more than the vanilla G3, just cause…

    • gggg

      I agree but the battery amount is the same as Korean LG G2 model, I still would like to have my G2 with micro SD slot and laser focus too

    • Darknut

      Yeah I like this size better, that said the conundrum is whether you want a removable battery and SD card, or a non removable back and a larger battery… Sigh. Who knows.

  • Cole Raney

    The grammar error in the title bugs me. It should be “…An LG G2…”. An goes before vowel sounds, not vowels

  • pseudo

    The same small bezels as the g3, so it will be smaller than the G2 slightly.

  • Lenart Kovac

    can’t wait for the custom Rom from this one

  • Anton

    I’d rather get an LG G2 and flash CloudyG3 on it. You get the fancy new UI and a bigger battery for not much money at all. I can make do with 32GB (Hell, I’m currently using a 16GB Nexus 4) and I don’t use the camera enough to make the laser focusing a more important thing than the larger battery.

  • brendanhohoho

    The LG G3 is definitely worthy of the superphone ranks and should be on your list of devices, if you want it all and like living life in high resolution.