Today, LG finally and officially announced the G3, complete with two versions – one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Of course, what people will be most interested in is perhaps not the difference between 2 or 3GB of RAM, but rather that Quad HD 5.5-inch display and casing that is coated with a metallic skin, which LG is saying is anti-scratch protected. This metallic skin of theirs is to launch in black, white and gold at launch, but unfortunately for our US readers it seems that the only place to get a gold G3 is through Sprint.
We were all hoping that the G3 and the colorful options that have leaked out over the course of the year would be available to all, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Just moments after the G3 was announced on stage all over the world, Sprint has announced that the Shine Gold version of the G3 will be available exclusively through Sprint, and only to users that sign-up to their new, faster Spark plans at that.
Sprint is of course pushing their Framily plans with this new color of the G3 as well as detailing the HD Voice capabilities of the smartphone, hinting that the device will launch with HD voice later this year. Speaking of which, there’s no information on just exactly when Sprint is going to have the G3 available for order, but they are giving a handful of lucky folk the chance to win one, details of which can be found at the source link. What do you think about this sort of exclusivity? Should LG have made all colors available to all carriers? We certainly think so, but what about you guys?