Here’s our first solid release date for the LG G3

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We know many of you are anxiously awaiting the release of the LG G3. The most decked out, spec’d out phone this year, we watched as all 4 major US carriers were quick to announce the phone was indeed coming, but wouldn’t commit to a solid launch date. Well, according to The Verge, we now have a better idea of when we can expect to see the phone outside of its homeland of Korea.

The UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the phone is gearing up for a July 1st release, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow. And the bad news? Apparently, it looks as if wireless charging will not come standard in the Korean or US models, although it will come standard in every model outside those regions. Probably not the best news, as we saw last years, the LG G2 for Verizon Wireless was the only model to feature wireless induction charging standard.

The good news is that with a removable back, it’s entirely possible we’ll see LG release wireless charging backs for an additional sum of money, or the wireless charging Quick Circle flip case is always another viable option. For those that missed it, don’t forget to check out our hands-on video with the LG G3 below, and a quick gallery of photos in the original post here.

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  • Sean


  • Defenestratus

    No wireless charging, no buying.

    • Richard Takiar

      I does have wireless charging.

  • barondebxl

    Im happy with My S5, ill pass.

    • a)

      You’re missing out

    • j7981

      I’m unhappy with these comments. I’ll pass.

  • Guillaume

    OK, but which version is coming? 2/16GB or 3/32GB? In the UK, so far I’m hearing that only the 2/16GB will be available…

  • Pam Oakea

    So the Koreans get two batteries, a holder/stand, ear buds and wireless charging and the US gets the phone without wireless charging. Wow, I feel the love LG.

    • a)

      Sounds like you need to import one from Korea

      • j7981

        Or anywhere else in the world.

    • rezwan noor

      It’s not LG. It’s the greedy wireless carriers. They determine what’s comes packaged in their boxes!

  • Foramex

    Great news!

  • jackdubl

    This is a curiously written article. It baits me in paragraph one by saying no US carrier gave a release date when they announced the phone, and then…the article still gives no US release dates? Why mention the US in paragraph one if the US has nothing to do with the article?

  • j7981

    I can’t wait for the availability details for the US to come out already.

  • blackdogdisc

    Bypass the carriers and buy unlocked/developer right from the manufacturer.