The earlier rumored LG G3 Prime has been officially announced as LG G3 Cat.6 in South Korea, and will go on sale on July 25th!
The improved version of the “regular” G3 uses Qualcomm’s newer (and faster) Snapdragon 805 System on Chip (SoC), rather than Snapdragon 801, which also happens to power flagship devices of other handset makers. Said chip can also “handle” faster LTE-Advanced speeds, delivering downloads of up to 225Mbps.
Snapdragon 805 aside, rest of the G3 Prime specs will be pretty much the same; these include a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) screen with super-slim bezel, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel main camera with Optical Image Stabilization and Laser Autofocus.
Before you blame LG for taking this step, let me add that Samsung did the same, having launched an improved version of the Galaxy S5 in its home yard. What’s more, that S5 variant is much, much better than the model rest of us — who don’t live in South Korea — can buy.
Being a good neighbor is obviously a good trait, but when it also makes folks in other parts of the world — who already purchased the LG G3 or Samsung Galaxy S5 — morons, that’s something different. We’re not sure why Korean handset makers keep doing this. Are they so confident in their success? They shouldn’t be, cause they have a fast-growing vendors from China breathing at their neck. That said, we’re still hoping that it won’t be that long before the LG G3 Prime hits the Western hemisphere.