LG G3 release date: Verizon coming July 17, preorders start July 10

Judith Aparri

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Thursday, June 19 2014

Credit: TWITTER / @evleaks

After becoming a massive success in Asia, LG's newest smartphone, the LG G3, is set to land in the US on a July 17 release date with Verizon as the first US carrier to offer it.

The release information comes from highly-regarded tipster @Evleaks.

The LG G3 was expected to land in the US in late July, so the earlier US release date comes as a pleasant surprise to many expectant consumers.

Pre-orders will begin at Verizon on July 10, but it is not yet a given when the phone will arrive for those who placed their pre-order. However, it is usually two days before launch.

On May 27, South Korea-based LG Electronics unveiled its new flagship device succeeding its successful and highly-acclaimed LG G2.

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Among the LG G3 specs its strongest point is the Quad HD display which offer a resolution four times higher than 720p. Quad HD is not yet offered by other smartphone makers, making it the first handset ever to come with such a detailed and clear display.

Tech pundits reviewing the new smartphone have been impressed by the notable Quad HD screen.

The smartphone is already available in its home country of South Korea, where it has enjoyed great success, doubling the sales figures of its predecessor LG G2 the first days after launch.

The LG G3 reached 133,000 units in sales a week after launch, and 14,000 on launch day, also surpassing its top rival's Samsung Galaxy S5 in the two companies' home market.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 sold only half, or 7,500, units on the first day of its release.

All major US carriers, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T has confirmed to offer the LG G3.

The LG G3 Verizon will be the first version on offer on its July 17 release date, while the other three carriers may get a hold of it late July.

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