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LG G3 Is Finally Official!

by Todd Haselton | May 27, 2014May 27, 2014 10:10 am PST

LG just announced its brand new G3 flagship. As expected, the G3 is equipped a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538 pixels per inch (ppi), a 13-megapixel camera with OIS+, which is also being branded Optical Image Stabilizer Plus and a new “Laser Auto Focus” that LGys will help users focus much quicker than with any other smartphone.

For those wondering, yes, it’s partially made out of metal. LG says the device has a “polished metallic skin” on the lightweight rear cover. Unlike previous plastic devices, it should be relatively fingerprint proof, too, but we’ll wait until we actually play with one so we can confirm. The design language used, LG says, is called a “Floating Arc,” that creates a focus on usability with a single hand. The rear volume keys are still on the back, too.  LG says that it completely redesigned the user interface so that the device is much easier and more fluid to use than any of its predecessors.

Under the hood, you’ll find a Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage with support for up to 128GB microSD cards, a hefty 3,000mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. The device will launch in black, white, gold, violet and red, though colors will vary by carrier. It makes its debut tomorrow, May 28, on more than 170 carriers.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...