LG G3 gets priced in Korea while Verizon’s version smiles in leaked press renders
We’re now only three days away from the official unveiling of the LG G3. As such we’re seeing more and more leaks about the upcoming superphone. Now, for example, we even get an idea about what its pricing will be. At least in South Korea.
That’s because LG U+, one of the three carriers in that country, has already put up a listing for the G3 on its website. And the price is attached: 650,000 won. That’s around $634 or €465 at the current exchange rates, and, to be honest, a lot lower than we expected given this device’s premium status. After all, it’s going to be the first smartphone from a big brand to rock a 2,560×1,440 screen, and the other specs are the absolute best they can be in this day and age.
Interestingly, this price is also around $100-150 lower than what the Samsung Galaxy S5 went for in South Korea when it launched. Could that be replicated elsewhere? Is it possible that the LG G3 will be cheaper than the Galaxy S5? Maybe, but we wouldn’t be too sure just yet.
In terms of pricing, things vary widely across the globe. So even if the G3 will be more affordable in one country, that doesn’t mean the situation can’t be different in other places.
Finally for G3-related stuff today, a new press shot of the handset has been leaked. This time, we get to see the model that’s headed to Verizon, complete with carrier logos both on the front and on the back (as you’d expect from Big Red). This confirms that Verizon will sell the G3, and that the carrier still loves its logos very much indeed. Aside from the branding, though, this phone appears to be identical to the international model, so that’s a good thing.