The rumor mill keeps turning for LG, with tonight’s news revolving around the company’s G Watch and G3. Things are looking a little more official at the land down under, though, where the Huawei Honor 3C has just been announced.
The world of wearables has been turned around with the announcement of Android Wear, and LG is leading the army with one of the first devices sporting the new wearable OS.
The LG G Watch is meant to be a more affordable option for those looking for a good Android Wear device. It’s not getting all the love the Moto 360 is, but it should be a much more wallet-friendly alternative. Just how affordable will it be, though?
French website Les Numeriques has gotten word from LG France, and we now know the price and release date for the LG G Watch. The Android Wear device will cost just €199 (about $276), and will be released coming June. Of course, this should be the price it gets in Europe, but at least we can get an idea.
Opinion: We have to wait and see how much this device will cost in other markets, and we need the price of the Moto 360 to compare it to, but €199 does seem reasonable (or at least expected) for this smartwatch. Others cost more and are much less polished and functional.
Huawei has just announced the Honor 3C for Australia, with specs and a price point that will compete with devices like the Xiaomi Redmi, ASUS Zenfone 5 and the Moto G. This newer breed of smartphones offer good functionality for very accessible prices.
The Huawei Honor 3C will cost only RM499, which equals to about $153 USD! This will get you a rather capable smartphone, too. Some specs include a Mediatek quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p display, 8MP/5MP cameras and a 2300 mAh battery.
The device is currently sold out, but those interested in purchasing it can keep an eye on Vmall’s website.
Opinion: Now that is what I call Asian manufacturing in action. This device has very good specs for its price! If only it could be released in other markets.
The LG G3 has been confirmed and we have even seen the first leaked image, but we all want more details, right? The G3’s back buttons have undergone a re-design, so we are sure many of you want to see them up close. We have yet another image of the LG G3 back, this time zoomed in and in more detail.
Opinion: I mentioned before that I wasn’t a big fan of the flatter design of these new buttons. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe they look better, but I feel like it will be hard to distinguish which button is which without looking.