Earlier leaked photos of the LG G3 revealed that the device will sport a removable battery. Sadly, the device leaked was a US version (model number D851), with reports claiming the international version will not sport a removable battery. Now, a leaked photo from Greek-speaking Techblog.gr confirms that the international variant will sport a removable battery as well.
Not only does the blog based in Greece show a device with model number D855 (likely the European version) sporting a removable battery, it also shows that it will sport a microSD card slot. The battery will be a 3000mAh battery.
Other rumoured specs include a 5.5-inch IPS QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+ tech and laser autofocus, 16-32GB of on board storage, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. It will run Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box.
LG will officially unveil the G3 on the 27th of this month.
The LG G3 is scheduled to make its debut on the 27th of May in three separate events in London, New York, and San Francisco. Despite this, the Korean device maker lifted the lid on an accessory specifically designed for the smartphone, the QuickCircle Case.
SEOUL, May 22, 2014— When LG Electronics (LG) officially unveils the long awaited LG G3 next week, it will also introduce another product which was designed to make the G3 infinitely more useful, the QuickCircleTM Case. The folder-style case lets users enjoy various features of their G3 without ever having to open the cover. Users can check the time, place calls, send text messages, take photos, listen to music or get an update of their health directly from the circular window.
More stylish than traditional rectangular-windowed smartphone cases, LG’s QuickCircleTM Case comes in five eye-catching colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, Indian Pink. The case is designed to protect the side edges of the G3 and provide the best “grip-ability” while maintaining the G3’s original sleek lines. To accentuate the beauty of its circular design language, Smart Lighting emits a soft, white, circular glow inside the window whenever the case is opened/closed or a call/text message is received.
Wireless charging compatible with the Qi interface standard is also possible with the QuickCircleTM Case, adding more convenience and portability. A software development kit (SDK) will be available next month to allow developers to customize their LG G3 smartphones to perform customized functions with the QuickCircleTM Case.
“The smartphone ecosystem is constantly evolving — no longer are cases just for protection from the elements and bumps and drops,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “They’re the perfect accessory to build in extra features that add more value to a mobile device. With QuickCircle Case, we’ve exceeded the baseline by making it customizable to better fit users’ needs.”
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LG UK has confirmed that the LG G3 headed to the UK will bear the model number D855.
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Here’s the official teaser:
The LG G3’s rumoured specs include a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen, a brushed metal effect, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (or 805) quad-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. LG is planning to lift the lid on its new flagship on the 27th of May in London, New York, and San Francisco.
Recently released on O2, Orange, T-Mobile and EE networks, the Google Nexus 5 White has also been launched on Vodafone contract deals in the UK, joining the original Black edition Nexus 5 and sharing all of the same great features.
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The cheapest of these Google Nexus 5 White Vodafone Deals which offers a free phone is just £21 per month and includes 100 minutes, unlimited text messaging and 100MB of data to use each month!
Google Nexus 5 Lowdown
If you never know where life is going to take you next, you want a handset that will adapt to anything and everything. Introducing the Google Nexus 5, the smart new phone made to capture moments that matter. As the lightest, thinnest Nexus device to date, it makes for the perfect companion whatever you get up to, with features that are both intuitive and adaptable.
Some moments are just too good to miss, and with the Google Nexus 5 you can be sure you’ll enjoy them forever. Thanks to an 8 megapixel camera complete with optical image stabilisation, you can immortalise that iconic event with the mere press of a button, day or night. It’s a phone with a view, too, and the stunning full HD display means you can relive everything in the very best quality.
Getting things done quickly isn’t always easy, but it will be with the Google Nexus 5 on hand. Whatever your task, the powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor will get you there in excellent time, leaving you free for the important things. And, with the fully customisable and ultra intuitive Android KitKat on hand, you can make these things the centre of your world with no fuss at all.
Earlier this month Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Round – the ‘world’s first ever smart phone with a curved screen’. Today LG Electronics have announced the LG G Flex phone claiming it to be the ‘world’s first ‘real’ curved smartphone’!
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Round, the G Flex screen curves vertically, rather than arcing from side to side, offering a more ergonomical design fitting the natural contours of the face more comfortably. Interestingly though the LG G Flex is said to be self healing, well the rear is anyway. As reported by the Korean manufacturer in its press release, the new curved phone has a ‘self healing’ coating on the back cover that enables it to repair light scratches, eliminating them in mere moments, an ability that has been compared to that of Wolverine out of X Men.
The curved plastic 6 inch 720p OLED HD display is slightly larger than that of the 5.7 ” display offered by the Galaxy Round by comparison but with a lower resolution and it shares some of the features of the company’s flagship device the LG G2, including the fact that the volume buttons are positioned on the rear, but it’s not as slim as Samsung’s Galaxy Round measuring 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.7 mm (0.8 mm thicker) and it weighs considerably more at 177g versus 154g.
The curved screen is said to offer better audio sound quality by increasing the sound level and overall a more impressive user experience however it is fixed at a curve and can not be bent or flexed despite being a ‘flexible’ OLED panel.
Powered by a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor backed up with 2 GM of RAM, a 3,500 mAh battery and running on the Android platform v4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the LG G Flex appears to lack microSD card expansion to boost the available 32 GB of internal memory which is somewhat disappointing.
Sporting a 13 mega pixel auto focus camera with LED flash and 2.1 MP front facing camera, the G Flex phone enables multitasking with a ‘dual window’ mode and boasts a ‘swing lock screen’ feature that means the image on the locked screen adapts according to the orientation of the phone whilst at the same time offering different unlocking touch effects.
The LG G Flex is aimed at the South Korean market, likewise the Samsung Galaxy Round, and will be available from next month via the countries three major carries but whether the rest of us will get to see the new curved screen phone on our shelves any time soon we’ll just have to wait and see.