After an exclusive launch in South Korea, LG has announced they will be launching the LG G3 worldwide on June 27. The new flagship smartphone has been getting a lot of praise since the launch, with reviewers and user’s claiming this could be the phone of 2014.
The LG G3 will reach Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines first, not the news a lot of fans in the US and Europe wanted to hear. LG is using a tiered launch to keep stock and make sure that their phone is available in all markets, before launching in more.
This is in stark contrast to last year, when the LG G2 went on sale in 100 different countries all at once. The LG G3 appears to be more valued by consumers already, wanting to get a look at the 2K display and the new redesigned LG Android skin, a big step up from the previous version.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint will all sell the LG G3 at launch, making this a four carrier smartphone. This hints at good things for the LG G3, normally only Samsung and Apple can convince all four carriers to launch their smartphone without any exclusive deals.
The LG G3 has a host of high-end features on board, the 2K display beats the HTC One and Galaxy S5 1080p screens, the quad-core Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of RAM beat the internals of any Android smartphone available today and the design trumps the Galaxy S5 and goes equal with the HTC One.
It is surprising how well received the LG G3 has been in South Korea, reports say the opening weekend beat the Galaxy S5 opening weekend by 3/1 and continues to surpass the Galaxy S5 in sales, forcing Samsung to announce a special Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition for South Korea.
The LG G3 should have the same price-tag as the Galaxy S5 and HTC One in the US, $199 on a two year contract or $650 off contract.