LG announces the G3 smartphone

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LG Electronics has announced the LG G3 in London, New York, and San Francisco today. The phone will be available for purchase tomorrow, starting in South Korea and then hitting 170 more countries several weeks after. In the U.S., the G3 will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The LG G3 has a 2560×1440 Quad HD display, 5.5-inch screen, and is made out of lightweight metallic material that looks similar to the HTC One (M8). The back of the phone has the same signature buttons that the LG G2 has, which provides power and volume. The LG G3 also supports wireless charging.

Inside of the LG G3 is a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB storage with microSD support. It is powered with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The G3 features a removable rear casing, which allows users to easily swap out the included 3000mAh battery.

The camera has been upgraded in the G3. It is 13-megapixel and features advanced optical image stabilization with Laser Auto Focus for quicker focusing. It also has dual LED flash. The front-facing camera is 2.1-megapixels.

Knock Code unlocking is integrated in the G3. This lets users unlock the device with a customizable pattern of on-screen taps. The phone “learns” how you use it with Smart Notice. It will give you hints and reminders based on your activities.

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