LG has just announced that the global rollout of their new flagship G3 smartphone will begin June 27. The device has been well accepted in South Korea, and will hit Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines starting June 27. The rest of Asia will follow in July, along with Europe and the Middle East, among others.
In a bit of a surprise move, LG may have taken a page out of Sony’s play book, not including a US launch date.
The LG G3 is a well regarded phone that is one of the best spec’d Android phones on the market. There is no doubt that the 538ppi display at 5.5-inches is one of only a few phones to bring Quad HD, or 2560×1440 resolution, to the market. The remaining 3GB of RAM (on the 32GB model), 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU and wirelessly charged 3000mAh battery are not anything new, but the laser auto focusing 13MP camera is a nifty addition.“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.” Says Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO.
As you may imagine, we took the LG G3 for a spin, it turns out that we’ve crowned it with an Editor’s Choice 2014 badge. You can head on over to the full review here, or just check out the video below.
With such a highly anticipated phone on their hands, we are left wondering why a U.S. launch date was not provided. On the bright side, the LG press release promises that additional information, including pricing, will be announced soon; perhaps U.S. launch info will be included.
If I had to guess, I would say that LG is saving their U.S. announcement for either their developers event on the eve of Google I/O, or at some point during I/O itself. Of course, despite claims to the contrary and completely against all expectation, Google may just beat Q1 2015 expectations by announcing the G3 into the U.S. as the next Nexus, sorry, I mean the first Android Silver phone.
The LG G3 is coming guys, are you excited?