LG just took the wraps off its new flagship device the G3. Packed with some industry leading features like a QuadHD super high resolution 5.5-inch screen, it’s immediately apparent this phone is on the cutting edge. The 2560×1440 display is densely packed with pixels for an incredible 538ppi (pixels per inch), it will be the first 2k display in the US when the phone launches in a few months. The incredibly thin bezels really make it feel like you’re you’ve got just one big screen in your hand.
Another feature the company is heavily touting is the 13 mega pixel camera which boasts improved optical image stabilization and laser autofocus. The camera can focus in 0.276 milliseconds and instead of tapping to focus and again to snap the shot, the two steps are combined. These improvements are in the name of simplicity to take the frustration out of missing great shots by a split second. Thanks to the laser autofocusing, LG claims that the G3 takes photos faster than any other smartphone out there.
Among the other notable features, LG is joining the fray and making its own quick view case with a cut out for custom sized notifications. The company is also jumping into the notification game with Smart Notice which isn’t trying to replace Google Now, but enhance it. The feature will be able to alert users to things like unused apps and files, as well as prompting for things based on location. The software as a whole has been updated, simplified, and flattened, following suit from companies like HTC and Samsung.
All in all, the G3 looks like a huge refinement over LG’s last flagship device, the G2. Like its predecessor, the G3 still includes the power and volume buttons on the back, but the metal backed shell and thin bezels make it feel like a huge step forward. Between the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), and LG G3, buying a new Android device just got a lot harder.