Earlier this month we learned that a version of the LG G3 with Cat 6 support was up for pre-order in South Korea. Now LG has confirmed the device will ship starting July 25th under the name LG G3 Cat 6.
The biggest difference between this version and the existing LG G3 can found in the name, and that’s Cat 6 LTE support (up to 225Mbps download speeds). Additionally this model makes the jump to a Snapdragon 805 CPU, while also trading in the Adreno 330 from the 801 in favor of the Adreno 420. Aside from Cat 6 LTE and a Snapdragon 805 CPU, you’ll get the same exact specs and design as the standard LG G3.
So when can we expect to see the handset outside of South Korea? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will see it at all. While an earlier report from LG Greece suggested that a revamped model would arrive internationally sometime down the road, LG has since confirmed that the LG G3 Cat 6 is intended for the South Korean market. Of course, it’s still possible that LG could release something similar down the road under a different name, but we wouldn’t get our hopes up.
Bottom-line, the LG G3 Cat 6 is a somewhat intriguing update, but if you are at all interested in the LG G3, you’re better off grabbing the standard model as opposed to waiting around for a minor upgrade that may never come.