Despite announcing that they would carry the LG G3 on the same day that the phone itself was revealed, AT&T still hasn't let slip any details about when the phone would land on the network. Radio silence ends today: The AT&T variant of the G3 will go on sale starting July 11th, this Friday, with pre-orders available tomorrow. The phone will bring the spanking new Android Wear-powered G Watch along with it. AT&T is offering a 50% discount on the watch if you buy the phone on contract or with a Next plan.
AT&T's press release didn't mention an off-contract price, but it will cost just shy of $600 total with the Next installment plans, so it will probably be somewhere around that for an off-contract price. If the ball and chain doesn't bother you, you can pick one up with a two-year contract for $199. The G Watch will be sold at the same price it costs on the Google Play Store, $229, with no installments or subsidies available. Colors weren't mentioned, so I assume that it will only be available in black.
Remember that unlike Samsung's Tizen-powered Gears, the G Watch will work with any phone running Android 4.3 or higher. So, on Friday you should be able to walk into an AT&T store and buy a G Watch without signing up for any services. Other carriers will probably follow suit.
DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting July 8, you can order the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-order the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T 2 for zero down and no annual contract. You can purchase both the LG G3 and LG G Watch in AT&T retail locations starting July 11.
For a limited time, save 50 percent on select LG premium accessories including the G Watch, popular Tone Ultra Bluetooth Stereo Headset or G3 Quick Circle Folio Case with wireless charging capability when you pre-order or purchase the LG G3 or LG G Flex with AT&T Next or a two-year commitment.4 (Visit att.com or an AT&T retail store for more details. One discounted accessory purchase per smartphone activation.)
"We've been working diligently to be the first U.S. carrier to offer the brand new LG G Watch and among the first to offer the LG G3 smartphone on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. "AT&T offers one of the largest and best selections of LG devices and these products take our device portfolio to the next level. The LG G3 is a cutting-edge device and our first in a next-gen Quad HD display."
The LG G3 with 4G LTE features advancements such as:
5.5-inch Quad HD Display.
13MP Optical Image Stabilization Plus Camera with Laser Auto Focus.
Smart Notice predictive technology provides personalized suggestions for added convenience and greater productivity.
Along with the LG G3, customers can purchase the LG G Watch, AT&T's first wearable powered by Android Wear that enables you to connect to your world through the power of Google Now. Android Wear gives you the information you need, when you need it and offers helpful suggestions before you even ask – such as weather forecasts in the morning and flight time and gate information before leaving for the airport. With Google Now™, you can ask questions, send text messages and set reminders without touching your smartphone. Additionally, the LG G Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android OS version 4.3 and higher.
Additional LG G Watch features include:
1.65-inch always-on display that allows you to check the time and see new information at a glance.
400mAh battery will keep your watch going throughout the day.
Can be personalized with any standard 22mm watch strap.
Certified water and dust resistant.5
"Because the LG G Watch works with so many of our Android smartphones, it should be a wearable device that appeals to a wide array of consumers," said Bradley. "Its ability to anticipate your schedule and traveling needs will help you plan your schedule more efficiently while on-the-go."
In addition to ordering the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-ordering the LG G3smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T 2 for zero down and no annual contract, the smartphone will be available at $24.17 per month with AT&T Next 3 18, $29 per month with AT&T Next 12, or $199 with a two-year agreement.
For more information, please visit www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/lg-g3.html orwww.att.com/shop/wireless/accessories/lg-g-watch.html .
1 Reliability claim based on 3rd party data regarding nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.2AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.3AT&T NextSM: If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Limited number of financed devices per wireless account. Terms subject to change. Visit store or att.com/next for requirements. 4 Offer ends 9/11/14. Phone requires 2 year wireless agreement or AT&T Next SM agreement and qualifying wireless service. Activation/upgrade and early termination fee, other charges and restrictions apply. See offer requirements.5 Water-resistant and dustproof based upon IP67 rating. Submersible up to 1 meter (3 ft.) of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse to remove any residue. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.