Sprint announced in a press release this afternoon that it will start selling the LG G3 flagship on July 18th. Pre-orders for the device will go live next Friday, July 11th. T-Mobile earlier this week made the device available for pre-order and announced that it will hit retail on July 16th. Verizon is launching pre-orders on July 10th with retail availability on July 19th.
Sprint’s LG G3 variant will be compatible with Sprint Easy Pay, which means you can get the device for $0 down and pay it off with $25 monthly payments for 24 months. Sprint is also offering a $150 reward card for people who purchase between July 11th and July 24th and register by August 7th.
As a refresher, the G3 features a 2,560 x 1,440 display, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. You can check out our full review of the G3 for all of our impressions. Full press release after the jump.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) and LG Electronics, maker of the acclaimed G smartphone series, including the newly announced LG G3 and innovative, curved LG G Flex, are teaming up to bring customers the highly anticipated LG G3 in exclusive runway-worthy shine gold or metallic black. This next generation of the award-winning LG G family of smartphones will be available on July 18 with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ and the significant value of the Sprint Framily Plan.
“With the LG G3, Sprint customers will have the first Quad HD smartphone with a laser auto focus camera in the U.S. market”
With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase LG G3 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $25. New and existing customers can pre-order LG G3 beginning July 11 at www.sprint.com/LGG3, 1-800-Sprint1 or any Sprint retail store. The shine gold color option is exclusively available in the U.S. from Sprint.
New and existing customers who purchase LG G3 in select Sprint-branded channels, including Web, telesales and Sprint retail stores, using Sprint Easy Pay may be eligible to receive one of the following:
$150 Reward Card – purchase July 11 through July 24 and register by Aug. 7 $100 Reward Card – purchase July 25 through Aug. 14 and register by Aug. 28 After the purchase is completed, there is a registration process to claim the Reward Card. Customers must be an active Sprint customer in good standing for at least 45 days to qualify. (Terms and conditions apply to Reward Cards.)
“Continuing to raise the bar in Android innovation, we are thrilled to team up again with LG to bring another top-of-the-line device to our customers,” said David Owens, senior vice president of Product, Sprint. “LG G3 is sleek, stylish and powerful to its core with features our customers will truly appreciate. Best of all, Sprint is the only carrier that can boast LG G3 with the power of our Sprint Spark network and the value of Sprint’s Framily rate plans.”
With a larger, clearer display, a laser-precise camera and superior smart interactivity, LG G3 is the best smartphone that LG has ever made. The list of ground-breaking features on this smartphone includes:
5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display provides four times the pixels of HD (2560 x 1440) with a superior pixel density of 538 ppi. See sharp, detailed imagery on-screen with an advanced pixel structure that provides a near infinite contrast of deep blacks and bright whites and more accurate color reproduction. Laser Auto Focus measures the distance to the subject using laser technology. Laser Auto Focus allows for improved focusing speed and object detection in low-light situations. The powerful 13MP camera uses OIS technology with laser auto focus to allow users to focus and shoot at the same time with one tap. Knock Code lets the user tap a super-secure, 3- to 8-point code based on a 4-quadrant pattern to unlock the device. There are 86,358 different code possibilities. This intuitive security feature lets customers keep personal information safe for peace of mind. Smart Notice offers a personalized, intuitive, predictive and adaptive experience on LG G3. This feature interprets a range of contextual inputs and device usage patterns to provide relevant recommendations that change with the user’s intent. Based on time of day, day of week, events, status of the phone, or app usage, it offers helpful recommendations and essential reminders. Smart Keyboard is an intuitive, easy-input keyboard that provides comfortable, efficient operation and adapts to the user. Advanced features include keyboard height control, adaptive area recognition based on word prediction, user behavior and easy cursor control. Smart Keyboard adjusts to you for an improved typing experience. “With the LG G3, Sprint customers will have the first Quad HD smartphone with a laser auto focus camera in the U.S. market,” said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Electronics MobileComm. “We’re confident that these high-end, premium specs matched to the Sprint Spark network, along with the G3’s intuitive and simple user interface, will delight existing Sprint customers and help attract new ones.”
LG G3 comes pre-loaded with Sprint’s exclusive Accessible Now startup wizard, allowing individuals who are blind or visually impaired to take advantage of Google TalkBack out of the box to assist with the setup and activation process. It also offers persistent alerts to ensure users receive notifications by way of repeated visual, audible or vibrating alerts. Additionally, LG G3 is a Sprint ID-capable device, providing customers accessibility-themed ID packs to accommodate various accessibility needs.
Savings with Sprint Framily
In January, Sprint launched its revolutionary Sprint Framily Plan. With the Sprint Framily Plan, new and existing customers and small business customers can decide who they want to be a part of their Framily group. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan.
With the Sprint Framily Plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data for as little as $45 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges). After $30 group discount for 7-10 lines; applied within two invoices; other monthly charges apply. All members of the group can customize their plan to meet their unique needs. Each Framily member can choose the amount of data they need, including unlimited, 3GB or 1GB. Unlimited features are while on the Sprint network.
Plan members can share the savings, without the hassle of sharing a bill. Each account can be billed separately and there are no annual service contracts or early termination fees. No credit check options also are available.
Powered by Sprint Spark
Sprint customers can take advantage of LG G3 with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark, a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time. Sprint Spark is currently available in 27 markets and is expected to cover 100 million people by the end of the year.
The Sprint Satisfaction Guarantee provides wireless users a risk-free experience of the improved Sprint network, exclusive Framily plan, and unique services. If customers aren’t completely satisfied with the Sprint experience within the first 30 days, Sprint will refund the cost of their device and waive all service and activation charges.
The 30-day satisfaction guarantee is available to new consumers and select small corporate liable customers, who activate a new line of service at a Sprint company-owned store or preferred retailer, by calling 1-800-SPRINT1 or using www.sprint.com. The guarantee is available to current customers adding new lines of service in a Sprint store, online at sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT1.
Additionally, LG G3 is equipped with HD Voice capabilities. Sprint HD Voice expands the normal voice call from a four-octave range to seven octaves to deliver crystal clear voice calls while helping to reduce unwanted background noise. Sprint offers nationwide HD Voice, and expects approximately 20 million customers to have HD Voice-enabled phones by year-end.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served nearly 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.