“Great! The presentation will not start for another thirty minutes!” I told myself as I looked at the programme as I sat down. I contemplated on texting Ray, who had asked me to attend the LG G3 Launch on her behalf, and tell her the presentation was meant to start at 9:30, but I shelved the idea. I am not so good with small talk, so I said hello to the Radio Africa journalists (with branded lanyard tags, sophisticated gadgets and all) whom I was sharing a table with, took the brochure on the table as I wondered if the breakfast at Fairmont’s Nofolk Hotel was going to be as great as that of Intercon where I have attended several investor briefings.
I was just about to remove my phone probably to start tweeting, when Mr. Elvis Kim, the LG Head of Mobile Communications came to our table with his LG G3. He proceeded to show us the impressive features that the new phone has, including; the knock code, dual LED flash, and the fist gesture selfie feature (all firsts in mobile phones). By this time, I was impressed already, and my mind wondered how much it was going to cost. I had a feel of Mr. Kim’s phone (whose app names were in Chinese), and was impressed by the Quad HD quality videos on the 5.5 inch screen.
The presentation started at 9:30 as scheduled. Among the most impressive features are:
1. Laser auto focus with OIS;
2. Dual LED flash for back camera, virtual flash for the front camera;
3. Gesture shot: A feature that enables you to take a selfie by simply making a fist gesture;
4. Knock code for enhanced security; and
5. Guest mode where you can set up apps that can be accessed by other people while you get to access all the apps on the phone.
The phone comes with a feature that can enable wireless charging. They also cover accidental damage for a period of one year with the G-Service. It is currently available in two colours: Titanium black and white.
The phone will retail at Kshs. 59,999 but those who buy the phone on the LG facebook page get a free quick circle case.
I took the liberty of comparing some of the specs of the LG G2, the recent iphone 6 and the LG G3. Here is the comparison:
SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
Other features: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM, Guest Mode, etc
Unfortunately, I did not take any photos as I felt intimidated by the gadgets that were on show. My kabambe would have passed for a toy that you give to your three year old to play with. Is this the part I ask LG to gift me the LG G3?