This week we’re seeing the real-deal LG G Vista appear on AT&T, ready for the market later this summer. This is the LG G3 in a larger size, effectively, with not quite as awesome a set of specifications. Instead of a 2K display, for example, it has 720p across its 5.7-inch screen. The LG G3 has literally 4x the amount of pixels across its display.
LG "accidentally" leaked the existence of, or at least plans for, a stylus-wielding G3 Stylus. Naturally, everyone immediately started to note, no pun intended, its supposed rivalry with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. If you have been keeping your hopes up that this would be the case, you might unfortunately find the latest leaks discouraging, portraying a smartphone that won't really be able to stand up to Samsung's equivalent.
Just in time to keep up with the next Samsung Galaxy Note, LG has teased the LG G3 Stylus. This device is set to keep many of the same specifications as the LG G3 original, this time coming with a stylus that fits inside its body, much like the Galaxy Note or the couple of previous LG stylus-toting machines. This device will likely be released inside this month.
LG's latest flagship is almost perfect except for one thing. Actually two. And those two are Moon Violet and Burgundy Red, two color options that were promised at launch but are nowhere to be found. Fortunately, that will no longer be the case once August starts rolling in and the two new colors start rolling out.
Whatever hopes there were that the LG G Vista would be a rebranded G3 Beat or G3 S for the US, might be dashed by these two latest leaks. Although one good thing does come out of it is that instead of being a Verizon exclusive that it was rumored to be, this mid-range smartphone might be available from AT&T as well for those who might want to grab it.
Life's Good, as the LG slogan says, and so is business, at least for this Korean manufacturer. Its second quarter financial report shows some very impressive figures, such as a 165 percent net profit increase, to the tune of $399.8 million, compared to last year, driven largely by smartphone sales. Quite a stark contrast to rival Samsung, whose popularity and profits from the smartphone business are believed to have somewhat plateaued last quarter.
LG is out to prove the Quick Circle case for their flagship G3 is “as much about fun as function”. To hit that point home, they’ve announced a new game for their device. More specifically, the game is for the G3’s Quick Circle case. Instead of getting simple notifications via the case port, you’ll now be able to game as well.
There's a lot to love about the LG G3, and the manufacturer has tried to capture those elements in its latest handset, the unashamedly mid-tier LG G3 Beat. This smartphone isn't a mini variant; instead, it is aimed at those with modest needs who want, as LG calls it, "a similar premium experience" as the flagship sibling.
Those in the US eagerly awaiting the LG G3 will soon have their patience rewarded. Joining the train of carrier announcements, Verizon has chimed in to say that LG's flagship will be descending on the masses this summer. And yes, according to the carrier, the smartphone will be compatible with its fancy XLTE service.