Finally, LG has announced the release of its flagship smartphone LG G3 in India today at an event in Mumbai. As claimed before, the handset is endorsed by the Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan. It is priced at Rs 47,990 for the 16 GB variant and Rs 50,.990 for the 32 GB variant. Along with the these two variants, LG is also releasing a 15,000 units of the limited edition G3 smartphone featuring the signature of Amitabh Bachchan.
The specifications of the handsets are pretty charming as it comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display that boasts an impressive QHD screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels translating to a pixel density of 538 ppi. Fueled by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the device includes a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with Adreno 330 graphics engine.
As mentioned above, there are two variants of the G3 – one with 16 GB of native storage with 2 GB of RAM and the other with 32 GB of internal storage capacity with 3 GB of RAM. Both these variants come with an expandable micro SD card slot supporting up to 128 GB of additional storage.
For imaging, the LG G3 features a 13 MP primary snapper that is teamed up with OIS, dual LED flash, auto focus and 4K video shooting capabilities. This is paired with a 2.1 MP front-facer that can click gorgeous self portrait shots and quality video calls. Other goodies onboard are 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Blueooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, SlimPort and a 3,000 mAh battery supporting Qiwireless charging.
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On the software front, the LG G3 comes packed with features such as Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock Code, Guest Mode and more. Similar to its predecessor, the handset has high power 1W Hi-Fi sound delivering deep bass and clear treble.
The device comes in a slew of vibrant color options including Metallic Black, Silk White and Gold Shine. Furthermore, the firm offers a discount of Rs 5,000 on the G Watch, QuickCircle case costing Rs 3,500 and a one time screen replacement worth Rs 6,500 for those consumers purchasing the G3.
Regarding the launch, Soon Kwon, MD, LG India, said, “In the cluttered, complex world of today, the G3 is the perfect blend of the latest innovative technology and simplified user experience underscoring LGs commitment to users and bringing to them the best in class products and devices. Globally, the G3 has witnessed exceptional traction and we expect the same in India. With G3, LG has truly broken technological grounds and we aim to spearhead our vision of 10% smartphone market share by the end of 2014 for LG’s mobile division in India.”
|Display||5.5 inch, QHD, 2K|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801|
|RAM||2 GB/ 3 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB/32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||13 MP/2.1 MP|
|Price||Rs 47,990/Rs 50,990|