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LG announced the new G3 A, a lower version of the LG’s flagship G3

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Aug 07, 2014 )    |    Mobile


It looks like LG will be following the footsteps of its homegrown competitor, instead of releasing just 1 flagship device of one of its high-end series and call it a day, LG now has a number of devices under the flagship’s umbrella and that’s true for LG’s latest G3 series. After the LG G3 Beat, the South Korean device manufacturer once again announced the another handset with the new LG G3-A, a subsided version of its high-end flagship handset.

The G3-A will be exclusively available in the South Korean market though we won’t be surprise if some of those devices will reach our shores courtesy of our own underground market, but let’s not talk about that as it is not our concerns here.

At first glance, you’ll mistakenly identify the handset as the G3 itself until you’ll notice its difference in size, the LG G3-A incorporates a rather smaller screen at 5.2-inch as compared to the Flagship’s 5.5-inch which results to a weight difference at 2.2 grams and a millimeter smaller though users may hardly notice it.

It will be powered by a less powerful Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz, it will be retaining the flagship’s 2 GB RAM and Adreno 330 graphics. It will be available only with 32 GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot that takes to a maximum of 128 GB microSD cards.

The cameras are intact from the G3 which features a 13 Megapixel main shooter with Laser autofocus, an OIS and Dual-LED flash. On the front is a standard 2.1 Megapixel camera which should be enough for high-resolution video calls and it can also take 1080p video recording as well.

As the name designates, the “A” on LG G3-A explicitly indicates the LTE-Advanced available with the new handset. aside from LTE-A, the handset is fully compatible with lower speed wireless connection when LTE-A is not available so basically the device can be taken anywhere in the world as it supports 3G, HSPA+ and even GPRS on a GSM network. Other connection options are also available which includes Wi-Fi but unlike the G3, G3-A does not support Wi-Fi ac and IR blaster is absent as well. NF is available together with Bluetooth as one important components in today’s smartphone devices is also available  which support A2DP and LE.

The handset comes with 2,610 mAh removable battery and is driven by the latest Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). Users can get the device from SK Telecom and is available in two color options; White and Titanium colors for 704,000 Korean Won.