27
May
g3-devices

As is common with smartphone announcements, LG's G3 event was pretty cringe-worthy, but the phone looks intriguing, right? Those of you in the US will probably be able to get it on all carriers eventually, but so far AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have signaled their intention to carry the G3 this summer.

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Sprint is touting HD voice and Spark (tri-band LTE) support. The Now network is also getting the gold version of the device as a US exclusive, which I know will make you all very excited. Pre-registering also enters you to win one of 20 free devices. No word yet on Verizon, but Big Red always takes its time.

At for the GSM carriers, AT&T says it'll have the G3, but offers no more details. The pics show a device with minimal external branding, so at least there's that. T-Mobile is running a G3 Open Beta Sweepstakes, which is a bit unusual. Sign up for more information about the G3 and you can win a pre-release device. T-Mobile says it's giving away a G3 every day through June 29th. No guarantee that's the release date, though. No one is talking about price yet, but it's a safe bet the G3 will follow the usual $199 entry-level pricing for a premium device.

Update: There we go – Verizon has confirmed it too will have the G3 this summer with support for its new XLTE bands. It will also have an obnoxious Verizon logo crammed on the front of the phone. At least the design isn't tweaked this time like it was with the G2.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    This must mean Verizon is in talks with LG to get a version of the G3 that looks a lot different than everyone else's...just like with the G2. I hope I'm wrong. I hope I'm wrong. I hope I'm wrong.

  • simp1istic

    Oh goody, 2 verizon logos and a 4G logo

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      Nothing like being reminded who your daddy is every time you look at your phone.

    • dude

      Someone mentioned this before, but I thought it's funny to repeat it:

      Hold up the phone, Verizon logo right in front of your face.
      Turn it around, Verizon logo right in front of your face.
      Turn on the phone, Verizon boot logo right in front of your face.
      Swipe down the notification, Verizon Wireless name right in front of your face.
      Turn off the phone, Verizon logo right in front of your face.

    • Heimrik

      LOL Im so glad I dumped Verizon the wallet rapists....

  • Joe

    US Cellular?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      C Spire too!

    • BetterWithRoot

      US Cellular seems to have skipped all flagships except Samsung and Apple.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    Well, so far it looks like we'll have one single look for the G3 worldwide. That's a huge step forward from the G2. Well done, LG.

  • Matthew Fry

    nvm.

  • dude

    I am going to take an educated (or just wild) guess and say that the T-Mobile version is the one that can unlock bootloader.

  • ProductFRED

    The T-Mobile model is confirmed to have Qi charging. Not sure about the other models.

  • Chris

    The front of this kind of reminds of the Nexus 5. This phone looks very nice... Aside from the Verizon variant.

    Also, towards the end of the video, it kind of looked like they where trying to tout some sort of active display feature.

  • Ghost

    If Sprint offers a deal I will upgrade. I really like the G2. Does pretty much everything. About the only thing it has struggled with is Running Gundam VS Gundam NEXT Plus at good speeds. But hey it's not a PSP anyway.

  • Badouken

    Gonna get this on Verizon...too bad about the annoying @$$ logo on the front... but on the positive side its not as annoying as some of their previous phones... just a dissapointment because the galaxy S5 and the HTC m8 dont have logos on the front so i was hoping VZW was changing for the better...

  • Kevin Ditamore

    The Verizon logo on the top right of this otherwise sleek and minimalist front completely ruins the sense of balance and is a huge distraction to the display. If that's really what this phone looks like when it is released on Verizon I say "enough is enough." Time to shop elsewhere.

    • Heimrik

      I dumped Verizon just recently and I dont regret it one bit. Greedy corporate tightwads were just too expensive for the tyranny and red tape bullcrap you get with Verizon. I gave up my grandfathered unlimited data plan to be rid of them and Im so happy to be Verizon free. :D

      • US Citizen

        Where did you go? Considering same here.

        • John M. Kuchta

          T-Mobile, and I'm never looking back.

        • Heimrik

          I also jumped on the T-Mobile bandwagon. :)

  • Qwerty

    Short poem on the new LG G3 http://goo.gl/XFv9rx

  • Libereightme

    Surprised that LG has included a removable battery for this phone. That is putting it at the top of my short list.

  • ash

    The golden one has nice signal bars, like nexus

  • MaryJane

    So the sprint model is WiFi only?

    • Eli Medina

      Best question ever. No, it will have 4g, but only will work in back yard! AAAnd for only a couple of months. WAJAJAJJAAAA

  • Jeffrey Fazal

    I will choose sprint as a carrier for LG G3 that are soon be available in the stores. Well, I already pre ordered it as I like its most of the specs and features at reasonable price such as 2.5GHz processor, high resolution, better camera quality, 2GB of RAM for smooth operation of multiple apps simultaneously, and 3000mAh battery that could be charged by placing it on qi wireless charger. I am eagerly waiting for the device to be delivered at doorstep.

  • Dan S.

    anyone else realize that the verizon black model is the only one with a completely black front without the titanium colored band across the bottom?

  • Gigi

    Only 2 g of ram???!!! :(

  • Eddy

    Its size won’t be for everyone, and we do wish LG would take a closer look at the audio side of things, but there’s no denying that its high-res capabilities, mixed in with a stunning video performance, great design and superb user experience make it a very tempting choice.

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