The LG G3 Prime has been reported on a little in the past few weeks, following the Galaxy S5 LTE-A launch, it looks like its South Korean rival wants to match Samsung, offering blazing fast LTE-A wireless data speeds, up to 225mbps.
Category 6 LTE-Advanced speeds are currently only available in South Korea, but UK and US carriers are looking to get this upgrade implemented soon, along with other European countries, who already have LTE bands available.
Apart from the upgrade to LTE-A, the LG G3 Prime looks to be a very similar device. The 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 3GB of RAM and 13MP camera will all remain the device, but the processor will become more snappy, with the new Snapdragon 805.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor is the best on the market, but currently Android manufacturers continue to use the Snapdragon 801, due to lack of units available and the cost per unit increase.
The Snapdragon 805 processor offers faster speeds on LTE-A and extra performance, alongside some small changes and integration on Qualcomm’s end. The speed increase is the reason Samsung deployed it on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
No news on whether the enhanced version of the LG G3 will arrive in other countries, it is disappointing to see LG and Samsung both launch superior versions of the smartphone in South Korea, but keep the lower-end version in other countries.
The current LG G3 is the cream of the crop in the UK right now, offering one of the best looking smartphones packed with power. The OS skin LG use can be a little odd in places, but no worse than TouchWiz or Sense.