LG G3 Prime arrives for pre-order in South Korea, Snapdragon 805 in tow

July 11, 2014

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The “Prime” moniker has sure been thrown around a lot as of late. First there were rumors of Galaxy S5 Prime, then the HTC M8 Prime and now it looks like LG has a Prime version as well. The only difference here is that the LG G3 Prime is already an official product, instead of just a mixture of rumor and speculation.

The LG G3 Prime is now available for pre-order in South Korea, armed with the same QHD display and overall looks of the standard G3, with its stand-out feature being a Snapdragon 805 CPU with support for 300 Mbps Cat. 6 LTE. While the upgrade to a Snapdragon 805 CPU and faster LTE support is impressive, it’s not nearly as big of a jump on-paper as Samsung’s Galaxy S5 LTE-A which went from a 1080p display in the GS5 to a QHD resolution.

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So will the LG G3 Prime ever make its way outside of South Korea? It’s certainly possible, but don’t expect it to happen soon. According to a statement from LG Greece, the G3 Prime for markets outside of South Korea is reportedly in the works, but it could be another 3-4 months away.

What do you think, is the jump to the a Snapdragon 805 tempting enough for you to wait it out a bit longer or are you planning on jumping on the LG G3 now that it has arrived to the United States?

Comments

  • Xavier_NYC

    Welp looks like I’ll buy a Nexus 5 to hold me down until this comes out.. Contract is up in October anyway

  • Alex Boro

    The g3 literally just came out and then this comes…

  • Adon

    LG,argggg,more waiting again 4 more months, by than will talking about snapdragon 810,or whatever. Anyhow all good,it least its real and not hearsay. Better up the exterior even further to differentiate it. :-)

  • Walid El Baouchi

    Well I ain’t throwing out my G3.

  • MasterMuffin

    I can’t believe this has happened twice today (same with the Galaxy F rumor article). First you talk about G3 Prime but then you talk about GS5 prime and how LG Greece is giving statements about a Samsung phone? Or am I just going crazy??

    • n900mixalot

      No, he’s writing too quickly and confusing himself.

    • Guest

      ..

    • Tyrone_83

      Took the words right out of my mouth. I hope they don’t come out in an interview and say that there no “prime” phone being made only to see more pictures and videos popping up. I was really pissed off when Samsung did that. Only to find out the following week they confirmed it being in the works.

  • Dominic Giordano

    Why couldn’t LG hold out a little longer and just release it with the 805 in the US it would have made so many more people happy. Ugh

    • Marc Perrusquia

      So they can release the prime in the states 3 months from now.

    • Lilith_Black

      Well, consider it a smartphone war this late fall

  • _Yersinia pestis

    WTF the G3 just launched on U.S. carriers now this?!?!?

  • Fabian Taveras

    Well looks like I’m waiting for the lg g3 prime that snapdragon 805 should help the phone with that QHD screen and maximize that battery life.

  • namesib

    Virtual buttons. Nope.

    • Chyan

      OK. Continue loving them bezels.

      • namesib

        Plenty of room for hardware buttons in the bottom bezel.

  • joser116

    “So will the GS5 Prime ever make its way outside of South Korea? It’s certainly possible, but don’t expect it to happen soon. According to a statement from LG Greece, the GS5 Prime for markets outside of South Korea is reportedly in the works, but it could be another 3-4 months away.”

    You mean G3 Prime.

  • DC

    AA is going down in terms of quality

  • Kyle Ong

    its a sad news…everyone is making a prime. the 1st batch supporter had been made a fool.

    A couple of foolishness for me (S5, F7a->F7 & G3)

  • Dave Weinstein

    It seems like the timing isn’t working out for the Snapdragon 805. LG has the most aggressive plan for releasing an 805 phone, and it’s at least 3 or 4 months away. That means that it’s going to run right up against Snapdragon 810 announcements.

    Perhaps they’ll end up replacing 801 device with 805 versions in time for Christmas shopping. But Christmas presents aside, I know I wouldn’t buy an 805 device if I there were release dates for 810 devices already.

  • takpro

    What I don’t understand is why every manufacturer is ceding the under 5″ category to Apple. The tech world’s disregard of women could hardly be more obvious. Maybe it’s time for a sub-prime!

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