LG G3 launched in Korea, Pricing details for India, Australia, Singapore revealed
While LG did not announce the pricing for its new G3 flagship smartphone at its simultaneous events in New York, London, and San Francisco on Tuesday, it revealed pricing details for several regions on Wednesday.
LG revealed pricing details for Australia, Korea, Singapore, and Finland. The smartphone has also been listed by retailers in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Romania. There is no official announcement of the arrival of LG G3 in India as yet, we reached to our source within LG here in India and came to know that LG is planning to launch the beast in India in between last week of June or first week of July. Expected pricing is between INR 45,000-50,000.
The LG G3 went on sale in South Korea on Wednesday, and the company set a release price of the G3 of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 51,900) for the 32GB/3GB version, which is a bit more than the KRW 866,800 (roughly Rs. 50,000) the Galaxy S5.
Meanwhile, the LG G3 (16GB/2GB) has been given a price tag of AUD 799 (roughly Rs. 43,500) on the LG Australia site, but is as yet unavailable to purchase. In Singapore on the other hand, the phone is due out on June 28, and is priced at SGD 868 (roughly Rs. 40,700) for the 16GB/2GB variant, and at SGD 928 (roughly Rs. 43,500) for the 32GB/3GB variant.
In Finland, LG has given the G3 an MSRP of EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 48,000) for the 16GB/2GB model, and EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 52,405) for the 32GB/3GB model. Official European availability is set for a vague June. That’s it for the hitherto released official suggested pricing by LG across regions.
As we said, several retailers have the LG G3 listed for pre-order, with Amazon Germany giving a price tag of EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 44,000) for the 16GB/2GB variant – no 32GB/3GB listing exists yet. Dutch retailer Belsimpel features the same EUR 549 price tag for the 16GB/2GB variant, and EUR 599 price tag for the 32GB/3GB variant. Romania’s Alin-GSM lists the 16GB/2GB variant at EUR 599.
An expected UK release date of July 1 has been provided by retailer Clove UK, along with a GBP 499 (roughly Rs. 49,200) price tag. Stay tuned for more price listings as we hear of them.
The LG G3, running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a single-SIM configuration, bears a 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD QHD (1440×2560 pixel) display with a staggering pixel density of 538ppi. The G3 will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red. The G3 has dimensions of 146.3×74.6×8.9mm, and a weight of 149 grams.
The G3 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.46GHz, featuring 2GB of RAM for its 16GB built-in storage variant, and 3GB of RAM for its 32GB variant. The LG G3 features storage expansion via microSD card (up to 128GB). The G3 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS+, dual-LED flash and a laser autofocusing sensor. The front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera on the LG G3 features a f/2.0 aperture, and a selfie mode.
Connectivity options include Micro-USB 2.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Smart Ready Apt-X); NFC; SlimPort; GPS/ A-GPS; Glonass; GPRS/ EDGE; HSPA+ (3G), and LTE (4G) with MiMO support.
The LG G3 is powered by a 3000mAh removable battery, and features wireless charging support enabled via its optional wireless charger. Other features of the LG G3 include a 1 watt speaker with Boost Amp; KnockON and Knoc Code; new smart notifications; a new slim ‘Smart Keyboard’ layout; new file management features; a minimalistic new user interface on top of Android, and six QuickCircle apps – call log, dialler, music player, messages, clock and short cuts to settings.
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