Firstly, Samsung in 2013 released the additional revamped version of the Galaxy S4, then did the same thing recently with the Galaxy S5, calling it the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. And now LG seems to follow the Samsung’s pattern with releasing new slightly more advanced version of its LG G3 with Snapdragon 805 processor and high speed 6 LTE connectivity. Is revamping of currently available flagship smartphones becoming a new trend in mobile electronics industry launching policy?
The debut of the LG G3 Cat.6 smartphone
Not so long ago we were generously showered with numerous rumors saying that LG is working on releasing new upgraded version of its recent flagship. Just earlier this month we tracked something on the LG’s website that looked as official information confirming the revamped LG G3 launching, and now we can witness the formal debut of the handset.
Although the LG G3 was introduced to the US market few weeks ago and it is still considered quite a fresh product, the manufacturer has announced its more advanced version for the South Korean market. Just to remind you, Samsung’s redefined versions of the Galaxy S4 and S5 were also accessible exclusively in South Korea.
Whereas the LG G3 sports only A-LTE connectivity, the new updated G3 Cat.6 will be equipped with high speed 6 LTE connectivity, which in the case of networks cooperating with this high speed connectivity protocol can support speeds up to 225Mpbs. But in fact, the South Korean market belongs to only several markets whose users can fully use the LTE-A category 6 modem being able to achieve the mentioned above download speed. This may explain why the leading manufacturers target at launching products with such LTE features to the South Korean market.
The new LTE Cat.6 connectivity isn’t the only change in the updated LG G3, the other change includes: new faster and more powerful Snapdragon 805 processor, instead of the previous 801 version. Well, maybe it isn’t a huge progress in specs, but definitely a move in the right direction. As to the other specification, they will be the same as in the LG G3 regular version. The new device will house 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3,000 mAh battery. Furthermore, the handset will still offer 5.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front-facing one. Since the differences between these two models aren’t very significant, the introduced changes definitely won’t make the G3 basic version be forgotten.
The LG G3 Cat.6 goes on sale 25 July, initially it will be available only on the South Korean market, and it is quite probable that it will never hit the international market, such as the exclusively Korean Galaxy S5 A-LTE.