LG G3 outselling Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Korea by three times

LG_G3_Lauch_Event_Main_TAThe LG G3 is still only a few days old, but in Korea, it’s selling fast. Korean media is reporting that Samsung is selling 25,000-30,000 LG G3 units daily, which is approximately two times higher than the company’s previous flagship device, the G2. Even more interestingly, the G3 is outselling the S3 by a factor of three, as the Galaxy S5 sold about 7,000-8,000 pieces per day in its initial launch period.

Of course the G3 is brand new so that definitely has something to do with it, and all of the new features can’t hurt either. Sources say that LG is still using a much smaller marketing budget than the monstrous amounts Samsung uses. Perhaps letting the device speak for itself is paying off.

Source: ETNews
Via: Phone Arena

 

LG G3 Mini (LGD722) appears on Indian shipping site

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With a flagship smartphone comes a miniature sibling. The LG G3 will be no different. Over on the Indian shipping site Zauba, an LG device with the model number LGD722 has popped up. The specifications include a 4.5-inch display, 2100mAh battery, 5MP back camera, 8 GB of internal storage, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Last time we heard about an LG G3 Mini, it was regarding model numbers. And this one is very close to that of the former.

Source: Zauba
Via: G 4 Games

According to design lead, a metal LG G3 would cost $300 more

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The much anticipated LG G3 was officially unveiled last week, but despite rumors suggesting that the device would feature a metal body the device ended up being made of plastic.

LG‘s Vice President of Mobile Design, Chul Bae Lee, recently spoke on the subject, saying there were a number of reasons for using plastic instead of the metal. The first of those reasons being that the device would cost $300 more.

While we still don’t know the official price of the device, it has popped up on a number of pre-order sites with a price of £499.

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New LG G Watch leaks include possible boot animation, cellular option

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As we witnessed during the month of May leading up to LG’s unveiling of the LG G3, the company does not seem to mind an increasing cacophony of leaks and rumors about their devices. We are definitely starting to see that trend take shape with regard to the LG G Watch, slated to be the first Android Wear device to hit the market, possibly by July in some parts of the world. The latest bits of info to surface on the rumor mill involve a possible USIM-equipped version and some graphics, including a boot animation, for the device. Read more

New hands on video with the LG G Watch released

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The LG G Watch is set to be the first wearable device running the new Android Wear operating system, and while we have gotten a few pictures of the device, we haven’t yet seen the device in action. All that just changed with the release of a new video from AppDated. While the video is in German, you can get a good look at the device and what it can do. Hit the break for the video!

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Taking a look at the new LG G3’s infrared auto focus

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With the recent release of the LG G3, many are interested in the new infrared auto focus, how it works, and how well it works. While the camera sensor itself is the same as the G2, the imaging system of the device did see some upgrades.

The infrared auto focus system essentially times how long it takes for the reflection of the laser to come back, telling the device how far the object is. Because of the fact that the laser is extremely thin and more focused, there is a small chance of multiple returns.

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LG G Flex 2 and Vu 4 to be released in H2 2014

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LG has had a big couple of weeks with the release of their new flagship, the LG G3. Despite this, the G3 isn’t the only LG product on the radar. LG has announced that they are working on two more devices, to be released in the second half of this year.

The company held a press conference yesterday in Seoul, where they announced both the G Flex 2 and the Vu 4. While the G Flex wasn’t the most successful device, it sure wasn’t disappointing, and we’ve known that LG has had plans for a sequel for some time. The Flex is currently one of the only two smartphones with a flexible display, the other being the Samsung Galaxy Round.

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Pricing for the LG G3 revealed in the UK

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Yesterday’s big LG G3 announcement did lack a few details on pricing and availability, but we finally have a little more info for you. Clove in the UK has started pre-orders for the G3 at £499 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage version, which is pretty darn good. However, shipments won’t start until July 1. You will have your choice of Metallic Black, Silk White, or Shine Gold. Who is jumping in?

source: Clove UK

See LG’s “Simple is The New Smart” ad for the G3

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If you watched the live stream of LG’s G3 announcement today, you likely heard how often they referred to the device as “simple.” The marketing slogan LG is going for with their new device is “Simple is The New Smart,” and it’s apparent when you look at things like the slimmed down camera interface and features like Smart Notice on the G3.

Of course, creating these buzzwords isn’t going to sell many devices without some marketing behind it, so LG has released their first full-length ad for the G3, showing off just how simple and smart the device is. The video’s pretty slick and really sums up everything that’s great about the G3. You can watch the ad below.

What are your thoughts on the G3? Do you like the simple approach LG is trying to take? Read more