When LG made their official announcement of their new flagship, the LG G3 on May 27, they made it quite clear that the G3 would be on all major carriers in the U.S. – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. What was not detailed was when or where it would get Canada – we figured it would eventually work its way to at least Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, and TELUS – but an official word would be nice.
We finally learned that a Canadian variant of the LG G3 would use the model number LG-D852 and details from our source, MyLGPhones, are claiming that both Rogers and Bell would carry the LG-D852 model. They believe that other Canadian carriers – TELUS, SaskTel, WIND Mobile, and Videotron – will also carry the new LG G3 as well. The leaked shot below, buried inside a database entry on LG’s website showing that D852 model with the “buyer” designated as RGS (Rogers) and BLM (Bell Mobility). There is no exact date or price set yet, however, we suspect that they would try to price it about the same as the Samsung Galaxy S5, around $229-$249 on a two-year term.
The LG G3 is competing directly with the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and the new Moto X+1 and anything else coming out in the next couple of months. It is an awesome device, although some are questioning why LG chose to use a 5.5-inch display – putting it in the Phablet ranger, rather than closer to the 4.7-5.0-inch mark – when LG already has the LG G Pro series to cover the Phablet market.
The LG G3 carries a 5.5-inch QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution with an astonishing 538 pixels-per-inch, along with 2GB of RAM on the 16GB storage model and 3GB on the 32GB storage model. I am still not sure what correlation internal storage has to RAM – but that is what LG decided to do rather than simply offer 2GB or 3GB across the board. The G3 also features an improved 13MP camera with laser auto focus and OIS+ for more precise photos.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you are interested in purchasing the new LG G3 when it comes to Canada, or do you find it a little large for your everyday smartphone…as always, we would love to hear from you.