LG introduces faster G3

LG G3 Cat. 6

Following in the footsteps of fellow maker Samsung, LG just unveiled a beefed-up version of its current flagship smartphone, G3. Called G3 Cat. 6, the new Android handset comes with a faster processor and support for speedier cellular networks as its main highlights.

G3 Cat. 6, like Galaxy S5 LTE-A, is compatible with LTE-Advanced cellular networks, that enable top download speeds of up to 225 Mbps (theoretically speaking) courtesy of the Qualcomm Gobi 9 x 35 modem. In the power department, LG's device employs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to do the heavy lifting.

It can operate at speeds of up to 2.7 GHz per core and packs 3 GB of RAM. The processor is backed by a 3,000 mAh removable battery. As far as storage goes, it packs 32 GB of internal space, as well as a microSD card slot (which can extend the capacity by up to 128 GB).

Here are the other specs worth mentioning: 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 by 2,560; 13 MP main camera; 2.1 MP secondary camera; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; NFC; USB 2.0; and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It comes in at 146.3 x 74.6 x 9.1 mm and 154 grams. It is slightly thicker and heavier than its "lesser" brother, G3 which comes in at 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm and 149 grams.

Available color options for G3 Cat. 6 include Metallic Black, Shine Gold and Silk White. There is no word yet regarding its date of availability or price. The smartphone is set to reach the South Korean market (it is unknown whether it will launch internationally as well).

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