LG Malaysia has been quiet for years when it comes to mobile devices. The G2 never been here officially without any reason. Back to May, LG has unveiled the brand new flagship G3, which is the first smartphone to have laser auto focus. And just right a couple day after it was announced, LG has confirmed that the G3 is heading to Malaysia but at last it was just LG too excited about the launch of G3, and the availability of the G3 in Malaysia is still under investigation.
Just when everyone is thinking that LG will not bringing the G3 to Malaysian market, miracle happens. LG Malaysia has teased something will be launched in Malaysia on 18th December, which is likely to be the G3.
If the G3 really launching in Malaysia soon, it is really very late as some flagships which are even latest than the G3 had already launched in Malaysia. But, late better than never. The G3 is still a high anticipated device of year 2014.
Why is it high anticipated? The G3 is claimed as the first smartphone to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update even before the Nexus devices. The device sports a 5.5" Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) IPS display with 538 ppi of pixel density. The G3 boasts a screen ratio of 76.4% with thin bezels all around so the phone feels as comfortable in the hand as a smaller traditional smartphone.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. Interestingly, the 16 GB version G3 packs 2 GB of RAM while the 32 GB version packs 3 GB of RAM. Both versions are expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB.
The G3 has the same rear-mounted volume controls and Power/Lock button which was first introduced in the G2. LG has redefined the rear keys for better experience. On top of them is the 13 MP camera with OIS+. Next to it is a dual-LED flash and laser auto focus, which is first smartphone to have it. The laser auto focus is able to focus an object in just 276 ms, which is the fastest in mobile phone camera.
I guess it's a good news after waking up early in the morning. Let's hope LG Malaysia would bring more devices to Malaysian market.