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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.


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?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.